ByKristin Lai, writer at
MP Staff Writer, cinephile and resident Slytherclaw // UCLA Alumna // Follow me on Twitter: kristin_lai
Kristin Lai

Harry Potter fans far and wide can agree that one of the best casting calls in the magical world was the decision to have Alan Rickman play Professor Snape.

From the moment we first saw him on screen, any mental images you had from the books vanished and were promptly replaced by his excellence, Mr. Alan Rickman. I'm sure, like me, you've wondered why in the world he couldn't just play all of the characters. The man has a serious acting range after all!

The other day, Thephotoshopkid posted an album to Imgur that answered just that question. Thanks to a bit of photoshopping, now we no longer have to wonder what all of the Harry Potter characters would look like had they been played by Alan Rickman.

Harry Potter

The best part of this scene would be when Harry stands between the ghosts of Lily, James, Sirius, and Lupin, all also being played by Alan Rickman.

Hermione Granger

You look a bit concerned, Hermione. Brighten up! You're being played by Alan Rickman. All is right with the world.

Luna Lovegood

If Snape wearing his grandmother's clothes was Neville's nightmare, then him wearing Luna's is probably the exact opposite. The man can certainly rock some luscious blonde locks.

Ginny Weasley

Ahh, so now we see that famed Ginny Weasley beauty that we've heard so much about. No wonder Harry fell head over heels for her.


This looks...right. It's oddly comforting to see two of my favorite Hogwarts professors mashed into character.

Dolores Umbridge

If you ever doubted that Alan Rickman could pull off this haircut, doubt no more.

Bellatrix Lestrange

More like Bellatrix Looks-strange, amiright?

Lord Voldemort

LV is much less intimidating when played by Alan Rickman. It's amazing what a good nose can do for a person!

Was that a nightmare or a dream? Either way I don't want to Snape out of it. If we could recast them, the only suggestion I would have would be to have Alan Rickman play all of the characters. Talk about Oscar bait!

After scrolling through these hilariously weird photos you might be wondering, Why? But I think an even better question would be, Why not?

(Source: Imgur)


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