Thursday, 2 July 2015

Potter Spotter

It's been far too hot lately to try and do anything sensible, so I'm doing this instead: I last made a list of all the Harry Potter actors I'd seen on stage two years ago, and now seems a good time to update it, what with the news of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child coming to London next year. That'll properly bring the worlds of Potter and theatre together, but in the meantime this is my version. Weez, revstan and trpw all have their own lists.

We're using the Wikipedia cast list, which also includes actors whose entire performance ended up on the cutting room floor, which means Jamie Campbell Bower's young Grindewald has now joined Toby Regbo's young Dumbledore; sadly the similarly-deleted Peeves will not be joining them as Rik Mayall has died.

I've added 12 more names to the list since 2013, and I've highlighted them in blue. There's bound to be performances I've missed but from the ones I've found or remembered, Harry Melling seems to be the Potter actor I've seen in the most different shows. Given that some of the actors on this list I first saw more than twenty years ago, it shows you just how much stage work Melling, whom I only first "collected" in 2009, has done. Kathryn Hunter is close behind him, and although her stage career has been a lot longer I've only been following it for a similar period of time, and have Potter to thank for introducing me to one of my all-time favourite actors.

I've linked to my reviews of the shows where possible; any title that isn't a link means it's from before I started reviewing online.

1 - Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter) - Equus, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, The Cripple of Inishmaan.

2 - Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley) - Mojo.

3 - Carolyn Pickles (Charity Burbage) - Fram.

4 -Alfred Burke (Armando Dippet) - Oedipus.

5 - Michael Gambon (Albus Dumbledore) - Volpone, Henry IV Parts 1 & 2, No Man's Land, Krapp's Last Tape, All That Fall.

6 - Toby Regbo (Young Albus Dumbledore) - Tusk Tusk.

7 - David Bradley (Argus Filch) - Henry IV Parts 1 & 2, No Man's Land, Moonlight.

8 - Warwick Davis (Filius Flitwick) - See How They Run

9 - Zoë Wanamaker (Rolanda Hooch) - The Glass MenagerieMuch Ado About Nothing, All My Sons, The Cherry Orchard, Passion Play, Stevie, Harlequinade and All on Her Own.

10 - Kenneth Branagh (Gilderoy Lockhart) - Ivanov, The Winter's Tale, Harlequinade.

11 - Maggie Smith (Minerva McGonagall) - The Lady In The Van.

12 - Gemma Jones (Poppy Pomfrey) - Richard III, The Turn of the Screw, The Rivals.

13 - Ian Hart - (Quirinus Quirrell) - Three More Sleepless Nights, Speaking In Tongues.

14 - Jim Broadbent (Horace Slughorn) - Theatre of Blood.

15 - Miriam Margolyes (Pomona Sprout) - Wicked, Endgame.

16 - Emma Thompson (Sybill Trelawney) - Sweeney Todd.

17 - Georgina Leonidas (Katie Bell) - That Face.

18 - Jessie Cave (Lavender Brown) - Arcadia, Mary Rose.

19 - Katie Leung (Cho Chang) - Wild Swans, The World of Extreme Happiness.

20 - Hugh Mitchell (Colin Creevey) - Arcadia.

21 - Henry Lloyd-Hughes (Roger Davies) - Punk Rock, Rope, Posh, Tiger Country, The Changeling, NSFW.

22 - Isabella Laughland (Leanne) - Greenland, Wanderlust, The Last of the Haussmans, Hard Feelings, The Same Deep Water As Me, A Further Education.

23 - Matthew Lewis (Neville Longbottom) - Our Boys.

24 - Alfred Enoch (Dean Thomas) - Happy New, Antigone, Timon of Athens, Coriolanus.

25 - Bonnie Wright (Ginnie Weasley) - The Moment of Truth.

26 - David Brett (Dedalus Diggle) - The Four Stages of Cruelty, Outward Bound, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, Moby-Dick, Stony Broke in No-Man's Land.

27 - Ciarán Hinds (Aberforth Dumbledore) - Burnt by the Sun, Juno and the Paycock, The Night Alive, Hamlet.

28 - Kathryn Hunter (Arabella Figg) - Fragments, Kafka's Monkey, Antony and Cleopatra, Tell Them That I Am Young and Beautiful, The Bee, A Tender Thing, Mare Rider, The Valley of Astonishment.

29 - James Utechin (Young Remus Lupin) - THE HORROR! THE HORROR!.

30 - Adrian Rawlins (James Potter) - The Herd, 3 Winters.

31 - Robbie Jarvis (Young James Potter) - Shivered.

32 - Geraldine Somerville (Lily Potter) - Serenading Louie.

33 - George Harris (Kingsley Shacklebolt) - Frankenstein.

34 - Mark Williams (Arthur Weasley) - As You Like It.

35 - Domhnall Gleeson (Bill Weasley) - The Lieutenant of InishmoreNow or Later.

36 - Julie Walters (Molly Weasley) - The Last of the Haussmans.

37 - Richard Bremmer (Lord Voldemort) - The Starry MessengerThe Last Days of Troy.

38 - Ralph Fiennes (Lord Voldemort) - God of Carnage, Oedipus, The Tempest, Man and Superman.

39 - Suzie Toase (Alecto Carrow) - Talent, One Man Two Guvnors.

40 - Ralph Ineson (Amycus Carrow) - Hangmen.

41 - David Tennant (Barty Crouch Jr) - What the Butler SawMuch Ado About Nothing, Richard II.

42 - Jason Isaacs (Lucius Malfoy) - The Dumb Waiter.

43 - Helen McCrory (Narcissa Malfoy) - The Seagull, Rosmersholm, The Late Middle Classes, The Last of the Haussmans, Medea.

44 - Nick Moran (Scabior) - Twelve Angry Men, Roaring Trade.

45 - Sian Thomas (Amelia Bones) - FramSpring Awakening, Britannicus, Blue Heart Afternoon, Passion Play, Eldorado.

46 - Kate Fleetwood (Mary Cattermole) - Champagne and Kippers, Medea, Macbeth, Life Is A Dream, London Road, Our New Girl, King Lear, High Society, Medea.

47 - Steffan Rhodri - (Reg Cattermole) - Clybourne Park, The Kitchen Sink, Posh, A Mad World My Masters, CandideI'd Rather Goya Robbed Me Of My Sleep Than Some Other Arsehole, Light Shining in Buckinghamshire, The Mentalists, The Hairy Ape.

48 - Roger Lloyd-Pack (Barty Crouch Sr) - When We Are Married, Dealer's Choice, Twelfth Night, Richard III.

49 - Jeff Rawle (Amos Diggory) - Fram, The Power of Yes, Hymn and Cocktail Sticks, Handbagged, High Society.

50 - Jessica Hynes (Mafalda Hopkirk - voice) - The Norman Conquests.

51 - Sophie Thompson (Mafalda Hopkirk) - As You Like It, Clybourne Park, She Stoops to Conquer, The Physicists.

52 - Bill Nighy (Rufus Scrimgeour) - The Seagull, Skylight.

53 - Guy Henry (Pius Thicknesse) - King John, Twelfth Night, Wendy and Peter Pan.

54 - Imelda Staunton (Dolores Umbridge) - Entertaining Mr Sloane, Sweeney Todd, Circle Mirror Transformation, Good People, Gypsy.

55 - Amelda Brown (Mrs. Cole) - Adler & Gibb.

56 - Harry Melling (Dudley Dursley) - Mother Courage and her Children, Women Beware Women, The School for Scandal, When Did You Last See My Mother?, The Starry Messenger, I Am a Camera, The Hothouse, peddling, The Angry Brigade.

57 - Fiona Shaw (Petunia Dursley) - Medea, Mother Courage and her Children, London Assurance, Scenes From An Execution, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, The Testament of Mary.

58 - Richard Griffiths (Vernon Dursley) - The History Boys, Equus, The Habit of Art, The Sunshine Boys.

59 - Ian Kelly (Mr Granger) - The Pitmen Painters.

60 - Michelle Fairley (Mrs Granger) - Greta Garbo Came to Donegal, Huis Clos, Splendour.

61 - Jim Norton (Mr Mason) - The Veil, The Night Alive, Hamlet.

62 - Jamie Campbell Bower (Young Gellert Grindewald) - Bend It Like Beckham.

63 - Frances de la Tour (Olympe Maxime) - The History Boys, The Habit of Art, People.

64 - Dawn French (The Fat Lady) - When We Are Married, Thirty Million Minutes.

65 - Kelly Macdonald (The Grey Lady) - Hurlyburly.

66 - John Atterbury (Phineas Nigellus Black) - Ivanov.

67 - Rhys Ifans (Xenophilius Lovegood) - Under Milk Wood, Volpone, Protest Song.

68 - Lee Ingleby (Stan Shunpike) - Our Class.

69 - Miranda Richardson (Rita Skeeter) - Grasses of a Thousand Colours.

70 - Paul Ritter (Eldred Worple) - The Norman ConquestsThe Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, The Audience.

71 - Julian Glover (Aragog - voice) - The Scottsboro Boys.

72 - Toby Jones (Dobby - voice) - The Play What I Wrote, Parlour Song, The Painter, Circle Mirror Transformation.

73 - Ray Fearon (Firenze - voice) - Julius Caesar, Hecuba.

74 - Simon McBurney (Kreacher - voice) - Measure for MeasureEndgame.

75 - Michael Wildman (Magorian) - Hamlet, Welcome to Thebes.

76 - Lenny Henry (Shrunken Head - voice) - The Comedy of Errors, Fences.

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