Hello book lovers! Today I am bringing you part two of the best actor portrayals in the Harry Potter films!
The actors to already make this list are:
- Severus Snape portrayed by Alan Rickman
- Professor McGonagall portrayed by Maggie Smith
- Hermione Granger portrayed by Emma Watson
4. Molly Weasley portrayed by Julie Walters
I am such a fan of Molly Weasley. She is such a wonderful, kind-hearted, and very protective mother. Julie Walters completely nailed this part, mastering the ability to go from yelling at her sons to welcoming Harry with open arms. We can’t forget her legendary howler she sent to Ron in his second year after he and Harry stole the car to get to Hogwarts. It is such a funny, quotable scene! Walters portrays the strong idea of motherhood that we see in this series. She brings real power and motherly intimidation to the character, making her the perfect Molly Weasley!
5. Albus Dumbledore portrayed by Michael Gambon
Ahh our beloved Dumbledore. Now Dumbledore was played Richard Harris is the first two Harry Potter films but upon his declining health, the role was recasted. I have chosen Michael Gambon because he played Dumbledore for longer, and had the role during the times when I think he had the most impact on Harry’s life. Gambon really was the Dumbledore I pictured in my head as I read the books. I love how Gambon has a certain tenderness about him when dealing with the students of Hogwarts, especially Harry. He really masters the mysteriousness of Dumbledore, but also the kind face that is very easy to trust. Michael Gambon gave life and real depth to this character and I cannot imagine the films without him in them.
6. Dolores Umbridge portrayed by Imelda Staunton
PLEASE DO NOT HATE ME! Kathy at Books & Munches brought this to my attention and it seemed to good of a point to not include. Staunton is included in this best actor portrayal list because of how much she made us hate her. She portrayed Umbridge perfectly, down to her pink outfits, obsession with cats, and undeniable evilness. If one actress can make an entire fandom hate her more than the most evil wizard in history himself, Lord Voldemort, she is doing her job right. Most people, myself included wouldn’t even think to include her in this list because we are always thinking of positive portrayals. You just cannot deny the burning hate you feel inside for Umbridge and we can partly thank Imelda Staunton for this.
What do you guys think? It is so hard to make these lists because of so many great actors! Do you agree or disagree with my lists?
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Keep reading my bookish friends,