The Harry Potter film franchise marked an entire generation, with incredible stories, magic that fed our imagination and unforgettable characters. But like most things in life, everything passes, and many actors have left us.
The wonderful Alan Rickman, who will never be forgotten as Professor Snape, Richard Harris, our eternal and charming Albus Dumbledore, and the untimely death of Helen McCrory, who played Narcissa Malfoy, and who left us on April 16th of this year.
In this list we separate as a way to honor these great stars, actors of the Harry Potter franchise who died and you didn’t know, it’s very surprising and sad.
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Richard Griffiths marked a lot of fans of the Harry Potter franchise, playing Valter Dursley, Harry’s uncle, a very unsympathetic man who hated wizards a lot.
Despite this, his character had a lot of charisma and became very famous in the film series. The actor has also built a great career in theater and television. Sadly, he passed away in 2013 at the age of 65.
John Hurt was a great actor having participated in great movie successes and was even nominated for an Oscar. In the Harry Potter franchise, his participation was small but unforgettable.
He played the mysterious Ollivander, an eccentric gentleman who was responsible for introducing Harry to the wizarding world. Unfortunately, this great actor left us at the age of 77 in 2017.
Actor Rik Maill’s history in the franchise is a little sad, he played the ghost Peeves in the movie Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, and many of the production said that his performance was a lot of fun.
However, the actor’s participation in the film was completely cut from the final edit that went to theaters. Despite the unpleasant fact it is important to remember that Rik had a great career. He left us in 2014 at the age of 54.
Derek Deadman was a not very well known English actor, he made a very cool cameo in the movie Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, playing Tom of the Leaky Cauldron.
Although his participation was small, he is well remembered by fans of the franchise to this day. It’s a shame that the talented actor didn’t have time to have more opportunities, he passed away at the age of 64.
Dave Legeno played the terrifying villain Fenrir Greyback in three films in the franchise: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and the two-part Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
The actor also had participation in great films, such as Batman: Begins for example. Sadly, he also left very early, he died while hiking a trail in 2014, aged 50.
Roger Lloyd Pack was a very successful British actor participating in very popular series like Doctor Who for example. He played the character Bartemius ‘Barty’ Crouch in the movie Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.
He also had roles in major films like The Spy Who Knew Too Much. After gifting us with his talent, the actor also left us in 2014, when he was 69 years old.
Perhaps the name is difficult to remember but Timothy Bateson is unforgettable for Harry Potter fans. He participated in the movie Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, in the role of the Beast.
He was a former House Elf with a sad history that won the hearts of the public. Despite not being so well known, Timothy had a very extensive filmography, he died in 2009, aged 73.
Verne Troyer played the leprechaun Griphook in the movie Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. With his great acting and great characterization, his performance drew a lot of attention.
He has also excelled in comedy acting in several films in the Austin Powers franchise. Unfortunately he passed away very young, he had been hospitalized with alcohol intoxication and passed away at age 49 in 2018.
Elizabeth Spriggs has been cast to play the Fat Lady, in a magical frame from the movie Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. But the actress was eventually replaced by Dawn French and her scenes did not make it to theaters.
Even with this unfortunate setback, it’s important to remember that she’s had a long career in both film and television. She sadly passed away in 2008 at the age of 78.
Actor Paul Ritter played the wizard Eldred Worple in the movie Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Among other great works he starred in the award-winning HBO series Chernobyl.
He had more than 25 years of career but he had to fight a brain tumor and he couldn’t resist. Paul passed away in 2021, prematurely at just 54 years old.