The Stable of English Actors, part two

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I wasn’t interested in writing to today’s prompt from The Daily Post,and I’m busy with paper grading, so I’m posting an entry I wrote a little while ago, a follow –up post:


The Stable of British Actors, Part Two

Ever since I became enamoured of the Harry Potter series and then of the films, I have noticed the actors showing up in other venues. For example, Robert Hardy, who played Cornelius Fudge, also has played in episodes of “Inspector Lewis”, “The Inspector Lynley Mysteries:Death in Holy Orders, episodes of “Midsomer Murders,” “Inspector Morse,” and, of course, he played Siegfried Farnum in many episodes of “All Creatures Great and Small.”



From the cast of Harry Potter:

Sirius Black: Gary Oldman ( also in  “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy”)

Lord Voldemort: Ralph Fiennes ( also in “The English Patient” and “Schindler’s List”)

Remus Lupin: David Thewlis ( see list below)

Horace Slughorn: Jim Broadbent ( I loved him in “Secrets and Lies”)


Dumbledore: Michael Gambon

Rufus Scrimgeor: Bill Nighy

Lucius Malfoy: Jason Isaacs ( see list below)

Gilderoy Lockhart: Kenneth Branagh

Severus Snape: Alan Rickman

Aunt Marge: Pam Ferris



Others, not specifically in the Harry Potter films:


Samantha Bond

Downton Abbey, and many episodes of Midsomer Murders

Pamela Betsy Cooper

Pamela Betsy Cooper

6 Midsomer Murders


David Warner  

           Midsomer Murders, Inspector Lewis


Tim Piggott-Smith           The Jewel in the Crown

Downton Abbey

Inspector Lewis

Midsomer Murders

Inspector Lynley


Helen Callahan                 Midsomer Murders


Anna Wilson Jones         Midsomer Murders, Inspector Lewis, Inspector Morse

Michael Maloney

Michael Maloney     Inspector Lewis , Midsomer Murders


Anna Massey – Inspector Lewis, Inspector Morse, Midsomer Murders


Neil Dudgeon –   Midsomer Murders, Inspector Morse


Jason Isaacs as Lucius Malfoy Harry Potter
Jason Isaacs as Lucius Malfoy Harry Potter

Jason Isaacs

Lucius Malfoy in Harry Potter,

West Wing,

Resident Evil,

Black Hawk Down,

Inspector Morse

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Owen Teale

Inspector Lewis

Midsomer Murders


Art Malik



Inspector Lewis

The Jewel in the Crown


James Fox 

James Fox  

Patriot Games

The Remains of the Day

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Downton Abbey

Midsomer Murders

Inspector Lewis

Agatha Christie’s Marple

The loneliness of the Long Distance Runner


Nicola Redmond

Inspector Lewis

Midsomer Murders

Pam Ferris Aunt Marge

Pam Ferris

Rosemary and Thyme

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkhaban

Midsomer Murders


Lisa Eichhorn

Midsomer Murders

Inspector Morse


Harriet Walter

Midsomer Murders

Harriet Vane in the Lord Peter Wimsey series


Victoria Wicks

Midsomer Murders



Mary Jo Randall

Midsomer Murders- numerous episodes, and also in  Inspector Morse


Lisa Eichhorn

Midsomer Murders




As you see, I could go on and on about these wonderful and versatile actors.