Can You Identify These Older Harry Potter Stars from Their Much Younger Photos?

By: Jacqueline Samaroo
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Spawned from a young adult and children's book series, the Harry Potter film franchise is equally as beloved as the books that it is based on. We know that, like everyone else, you're a wizarding expert who can tell Draco Malfoy from Neville Longbottom, even when they aren't in costume. That's why we've made this quiz with a twist! Let's see if you can identify all of these Harry Potter stars from photos of them when they were much younger!

The Harry Potter franchise (or the "Wizarding World" as it is now known) ranks as one of the highest-grossing film franchises of all time. In fact it is ranked third after only the Star Wars film franchise and the Marvel Cinematic Universe! Needless to say, there is no debating the fact that the Harry Potter series is loved by millions of people from all corners of the world. In fact, this is so true that for many fans of these magical films, quite a few of the actors are still (to this day) synonymous with the characters that they played years ago. So let this quiz transport you back to the magical world and let's see if you can identify all of these Harry Potter stars from their younger photos!

When it comes to the Harry Potter series of films, Richard Harris is notable for playing the role of Albus Dumbledore. Sadly, he passed away after the first two films; however, he is still remembered today as one of the most prolific British actors.

Tom Felton is one of the actors who is responsible for bringing the magical world of Harry Potter to life on the big screen, through his role as Draco Malfoy. This photo's from 1997, when her starred in "The Borrowers". Tom has since then gone on to appear in films like “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” and TV shows like “The Flash”.

When it comes to the Harry Potter series of films, Warwick Davis is notable for playing the roles of both Professor Filius Flitwick and Griphook. Verne Troyer had previously played the role of Griphook; however, the role was given to Davis in "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows."

Daniel Radcliffe is one of the actors who is responsible for bringing the magical world of Harry Potter to life on the big screen, through his role as the titular character, Harry Potter. As “The Boy Who Lived”, Radcliffe achieved immense popularity and he has since then starred in numerous other films and even branched out to stage acting.

When it comes to the Harry Potter series of films, Jason Isaacs is notable for playing the role of Lucius Malfoy. He has recently starred in the 2017 Star Trek series, "Star Trek: Discovery," and he is an accomplished stage actor as well.

When it comes to the Harry Potter series of films, Michael Gambon is notable for playing the role of Professor Albus Dumbledore. Before "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban," the role of Dumbledore was played by Richard Harris in the first two films. After the death of Harris, Gambon played the role for the final six movies.

Maggie Smith is one of the actors who is responsible for bringing the magical world of Harry Potter to life on the big screen, through her role as Professor Minerva McGonagall. Maggie Smith is one of Britain's most recognizable actresses and she was actually made a Dame by Queen Elizabeth II. In this image, she's seen in her starring role in "No Where to Go", a 1958 film.

When it comes to the Harry Potter series of films, Ian Hart is notable for playing the role of Quirinus Quirrell. As Quirrell, Ian Hart served as the first main antagonist for the young Harry Potter in the film series. In this image, he's seen in the 1991 film "The Hours and Times".

Emma Thompson is one of the actors who is responsible for bringing the magical world of Harry Potter to life on the big screen, through her role as Professor Sybill Trelawney. She is one of Britain's most acclaimed actresses and has appeared in films since the 1980s. Here she's seen in Cheers in 1992.

When it comes to the Harry Potter series of films, David Bradley is notable for playing the role of Argus Filch. Recently he has also appeared in "Game of Thrones" as Walder Frey.

When it comes to the Harry Potter series of films, Robbie Coltrane is notable for playing the role of Rubeus Hagrid. Coltrane is a little over 6 feet tall and so an 8-foot-tall extra had to be used in some scenes since Hagrid is a half-giant.

Helena Bonham Carter is one of the actors who is responsible for bringing the magical world of Harry Potter to life on the big screen, through her role as Bellatrix Lestrange. She was actually made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire for services to drama.

When it comes to the Harry Potter series of films, Jim Broadbent is notable for playing the role of Horace Slughorn. Broadbent has over 40 years of acting experience and has appeared in "Game of Thrones" as Archmaester Ebrose.

Rupert Grint is one of the actors who is responsible for bringing the magical world of Harry Potter to life on the big screen, through his role as Ron Weasley. As Ron, Rupert had the responsibility of portraying one of the three main characters of the series.

Bonnie Wright is one of the actors who is responsible for bringing the magical world of Harry Potter to life on the big screen, through her role as Ginny Weasley. After Harry Potter, Bonnie Wright has not only landed other movie roles but has also debuted as a director and producer; she even has her own production company, Bon Bon Lumiere.

Luke Youngblood is one of the actors who is responsible for bringing the magical world of Harry Potter to life on the big screen, through his role as Lee Jordan. He is also a stage actor who has played young Simba in "The Lion King" musical.

When it comes to the Harry Potter series of films, Miriam Margolyes is notable for playing the role of Professor Sprout. Margolyes has won several awards and has even been recognized as an Officer of the Order of the British Empire for Services to Drama.

When it comes to the Harry Potter series of films, John Cleese is notable for playing the role of Nearly Headless Nick. He is notable for co-founding Monty Python, the comedy troupe that is responsible for the sketch show "Monty Python's Flying Circus," as well as the Monty Python films.

When it comes to the Harry Potter series of films, Kenneth Branagh is notable for playing the role of Gilderoy Lockhart. He is also a director, producer and screenwriter, who had previously trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London.

When it comes to the Harry Potter series of films, Fiona Shaw is notable for playing the role of Petunia Dursley. She has won the Olivier Award for Best Actress twice and has worked extensively with the Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre.

When it comes to the Harry Potter series of films, Julie Walters is notable for playing the role of Molly Weasley. She was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire, Commander of the Order of the British Empire, and Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire, all for services to drama.

When it comes to the Harry Potter series of films, Richard Griffiths is notable for playing the role of Vernon Dursley. He has also appeared in films like "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" and "The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear." He died in 2013.

When it comes to the Harry Potter series of films, Gary Oldman is notable for playing the role of Sirius Black. His character is an escaped convict (who was wrongly imprisoned) who served as Harry’s legal guardian to some extent.

When it comes to the Harry Potter series of films, Ralph Fiennes is notable for playing the primary antagonist, Lord Voldemort. He has also received accolades for his performances in "Schindler’s List" and "The English Patient."

When it comes to the Harry Potter series of films, Mark Williams is notable for playing the role of Arthur Weasley. He is also a comedian and was one of the stars of the popular BBC sketch show "The Fast Show."

Evanna Lynch is one of the actors who is responsible for bringing the magical world of Harry Potter to life on the big screen, through her role as Luna Lovegood. Lynch earned the role after auditioning against 15,000 other girls and she even earned praise for her portrayal of Luna Lovegood from J. K. Rowling.

When it comes to the Harry Potter series of films, Helen McCrory is notable for playing the role of Narcissa Malfoy. She has also appeared in "Hugo" and the James Bond film "Skyfall."

When it comes to the Harry Potter series of films, David Thewlis is notable for playing the role of Remus Lupin. He has also notably appeared in the films; "Naked," "Dragonheart," "The Big Lebowski," "Kingdom of Heaven" and "Macbeth."

Alan Rickman is one of the actors who is responsible for bringing the magical world of Harry Potter to life on the big screen, through his role as Severus Snape. He has won numerous awards and has been hailed as one of the greatest British stage and film actors. Sadly, he passed away after fighting valiantly against pancreatic cancer.

When it comes to the Harry Potter series of films, John Hurt is notable for playing the role of the wand-maker Mr. Ollivander. He has been widely regarded as one of the greatest British actors of all time. Sadly, he passed away in 2017 after a lengthy battle with cancer.

Emma Watson is one of the actors who is responsible for bringing the magical world of Harry Potter to life on the big screen, through her role as Hermione Granger. She has since then starred in numerous films, including the musical romantic fantasy film "Beauty and the Beast."

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