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Master_Yoda January 29th, 2006 12:41 am

Noticing HP Actors in Other Movies
 
Now that we have reached book six the vast majority of the characters have been introduced, and in some cases killed off. More over with the films teetering on the half-way-point many of the characters have been or are currently being casted. Though the younger characters are for the most part new to the the level that the Harry Potter films. However, those playing the adult characters are for the most part veterans of the screen.

So I am sitting here watching TNT and the broadcast of The Patriot. And I keep saying to myself there is something blatantly obvious about the actor playing the british Calvary officer in the way he looked and acted, but most importantly spoke. So I go to wikipedia.org and low and behold my suspicions are correct, he is played by none other than Jason Isaacs, and then after further digging, I realize that in my utmost stupidity, he was also in Armageddon as Dr. Ronald Quincy. In the Patriot his character's name is Col. William Tavington.

Any way here is my question, have you ever had one of these moments when you are watching a movie (live or animated) and you know you recognize one of the actors/actresses (by look or voice), who was also in one of the Harry Potter films, and you just can not put your finger on who they are, thus driving you crazy until you do figure out who that actor or actress is?

Undrhil January 29th, 2006 12:47 am

Re: One of those "Duh" moments in whatching movies.
 
Yes. In fact, a few nights ago, I was watching Disney's "The Road to El Dorado" and I was listening to Miguel (the blond guy from Spain with the English accent) and I thought he sounded kind of familiar. I brushed it off as just coincidence because I'd seen the movie a bunch of times before, but then I was watching it on Media Player on my computer and Media Player showed "Kenneth Branagh" as one of the actors in this movie. I thought I had misread the name, but I looked on IMDB and, sure enough, Kenneth Branagh played the voice of Miguel, as well as Professor Lockhart in CoS. By the way, Kenneth doesn't seem to have signed up for a part in OotP, so I guess the Hospital scene is out, or at least his part in it... unless they get someone else to play Lockhart for that movie. :(

Undrhil

RoonibWazley January 29th, 2006 1:16 am

Re: One of those "Duh" moments in whatching movies.
 
Hardly anybody has been listed for OOTP on IMDB yet. Just the trio and Jason Isaacs have "officially" signed up for the movie according to that site.

AvadaKediggles January 29th, 2006 1:42 am

Re: One of those "Duh" moments in whatching movies.
 
I was watching the film "Galaxy Troopers", a sci-fi comedy once. This was after SS/PS was released. When Alan Rickman's character appeared, I realized who he was and I started squealing and pointing at the screen! I was like "That's Snape!"

Destinoe January 29th, 2006 2:01 am

Re: One of those "Duh" moments in whatching movies.
 
ROFL. Rupert Grint in the Thunderpants trailer. I watched it for a minute and then when his name came up i was like, WHAT THE-!

He looked so nerdy :D

Also Arthur Weasley was in an advertisement. I only realized it was him at the end.

Master_Yoda January 29th, 2006 2:03 am

Re: One of those "Duh" moments in whatching movies.
 
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Originally Posted by AvadaKediggles
I was watching the film "Galaxy Troopers", a sci-fi comedy once. This was after SS/PS was released. When Alan Rickman's character appeared, I realized who he was and I started squealing and pointing at the screen! I was like "That's Snape!"

Huh? Do you mean Galaxy Quest? Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy?

AvadaKediggles January 29th, 2006 3:23 am

Re: One of those "Duh" moments in whatching movies.
 
Oh I meant "Galaxy Quest." sorry.

Master_Yoda January 29th, 2006 3:50 am

Re: One of those "Duh" moments in whatching movies.
 
Ok, tis is. Worry, you must not.

cady_seekool January 29th, 2006 4:38 am

Re: Noticing HP Actors in Other Movies
 
when I watch "Dragonheart" I know John Isaacs played on that movie right after his character came up. But when I saw King Einon he looked familiar. I wait 'till the credit and name "David Thewlis" came up. He played Lupin in PoA

arachibutyro3 January 29th, 2006 4:50 am

Re: Noticing HP Actors in Other Movies
 
A long time ago I saw "Sister Act" on T.V. and I noticed that the head nun was no other than the lady that played as Professor McGongle. I also noticed that she has played in a lot of other movies but I cant remember the names of them right now.

bravesfan150 January 29th, 2006 4:57 am

Re: Noticing HP Actors in Other Movies
 
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Originally Posted by arachibutyro3
A long time ago I saw "Sister Act" on T.V. and I noticed that the head nun was no other than the lady that played as Professor McGongle. I also noticed that she has played in a lot of other movies but I cant remember the names of them right now.

thats the only one ive noticed too

littlemae January 29th, 2006 5:13 am

Re: Noticing HP Actors in Other Movies
 
Oh, definitely, it's happened to me a lot when I didn't realise the same actors who are in the Harry Potter movies were also in a different movie. Mostly with Alan Rickman and Maggie Smith.

piky January 29th, 2006 5:15 am

Re: Noticing HP Actors in Other Movies
 
In "Chicken Run" Timothy Spall (Peter Pettigrew) does the voice of one of the rats. He was also in "A Series of Unfortunate Events" as the attorney who is in charge of the kids.

Alan Rickman (Snape) has done lots of movies including Die Hard, Galaxy Quest, Hitchikers Guide to the Galaxy, Robin Hood - Prince of Thieves, and many many more....

Michael Gambon (Dumbledore) played the General in "Toys" with Robin Williams. He also plays the editor in "Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow".

Gary Oldman was in "Bram Stoker's Dracula", "Batman Begins", "Rosencrantz and Gildenstern are Dead", "The Fifth Element", "Lost in Space", and many more.

Robert Hardy (Cornelius Fudge) was in BBC's "All Creatures Great and Small" series.

And Maggie Smith's (McGonnagal's) resume is so long that you would be better off just to go to www.imdb.com/search and look her up! :)

Audreetee January 29th, 2006 5:22 am

Re: Noticing HP Actors in Other Movies
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by piky
Alan Rickman (Snape) has done lots of movies including Die Hard, Galaxy Quest, Hitchikers Guide to the Galaxy, Robin Hood - Prince of Thieves, and many many more....

Gary Oldman was in "Bram Stoker's Dracula", "Batman Begins", "Rosencrantz and Gildenstern are Dead", "The Fifth Element", "Lost in Space", and many more.

And Maggie Smith's (McGonnagal's) resume is so long that you would be better off just to go to www.imdb.com/search and look her up! :)

These three I knew from before HP ever came out, Alan Rickman I'd seen in all of those (cept HG to the Galaxy as it wasn't out yet), and I'm a big Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves fan so I've always seen Rickman as a baddy. And don't forget he played in Love Actually, along with Emma Thompson.

As for Oldman, I knew him from the Fifth Element and I honestly can't see him as a good character ever since, and even as Sirius, even though I know how good he is, he creeps me out!

And I actually knew Daniel Radcliffe before he started playing in HP. I remember when they were starting the casting, there was an article that said it was between Daniel Radcliffe and Haley Joel Osment (back when Spielberg was considered as director and American actors were being considered) and I can't remember who I though would be best for the role, but I knew Daniel from "David Copperfield", in which Maggie Smith played too.

Oh and I saw Julie Walters in "Calendar Girls! Not quite the same type of movie as Harry Potter! :lol:

ladam24 January 29th, 2006 5:26 am

Re: Noticing HP Actors in Other Movies
 
yeah, happened to me watchin "Love Actually" lol, i was like....hold on..is that...snape??

lol...he;s funny as in that movie

Delgado January 29th, 2006 5:50 am

Re: Noticing HP Actors in Other Movies
 
Gary Oldman is in "Batman Begins"??!? What scene?! I don't remember seeing him.

Master_Yoda January 29th, 2006 6:42 am

Re: Noticing HP Actors in Other Movies
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Delgado
Gary Oldman is in "Batman Begins"??!? What scene?! I don't remember seeing him.

He is Comissioner Gordon.

Quote:

Originally Posted by piky
In "Chicken Run" Timothy Spall (Peter Pettigrew) does the voice of one of the rats. He was also in "A Series of Unfortunate Events" as the attorney who is in charge of the kids.

Alan Rickman (Snape) has done lots of movies including Die Hard, Galaxy Quest, Hitchikers Guide to the Galaxy, Robin Hood - Prince of Thieves, and many many more....

Michael Gambon (Dumbledore) played the General in "Toys" with Robin Williams. He also plays the editor in "Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow".

Gary Oldman was in "Bram Stoker's Dracula", "Batman Begins", "Rosencrantz and Gildenstern are Dead", "The Fifth Element", "Lost in Space", and many more.

Robert Hardy (Cornelius Fudge) was in BBC's "All Creatures Great and Small" series.

And Maggie Smith's (McGonnagal's) resume is so long that you would be better off just to go to www.imdb.com/search and look her up! :)

Spall as a rat in Chicken Run, did not know that. Regardless, talk about irony.

piky January 29th, 2006 6:44 am

Re: Noticing HP Actors in Other Movies
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Delgado
Gary Oldman is in "Batman Begins"??!? What scene?! I don't remember seeing him.

He plays Lt. Jim Gordon, who later becomes Comissioner Gordon....

......Oops - I was about 2 minutes too late.

PaRTyGiRL089 January 29th, 2006 8:47 am

Re: Noticing HP Actors in Other Movies
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ladam24
yeah, happened to me watchin "Love Actually" lol, i was like....hold on..is that...snape??

lol...he;s funny as in that movie

Saw him there as well, my mom likes him.. Professor trelawney was there to.. Snape's wife, to be exact.. At first I didn't notice, I just saw it in the credits..

SharksRNm1 January 29th, 2006 8:55 am

Re: Noticing HP Actors in Other Movies
 
well she is about to be a hp actor so i'm going to say Imelda Staunton. I love her as the nurse in Shakespeare in Love. Today I saw Nanny McPhee and she is the cook in that! I really like her. And Emma Thompson is in that too!! She was very good. I remember her in Much Ado About Nothing with Professor Lockhart, er Hamlet, er Kenneth Branagh. I wish Derek Jacobi would get a role in the movies, i just love him (not sure who he could possible be though :()


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