It’s hard to imagine the cast of Harry Potter anywhere but the big screen. For 10 years, the stars brought our favorite book characters to life, forever making their mark on the world of film.
The monumental success of the Harry Potter franchise opened a lot of doors for the regular cast. For some of the actors, those doors opened up to the gates of Hollywood, leading them on to star in some pretty awesome television shows.
The news of Tom Felton joining the cast of The Flash is only the first in a long slough of Harry Potter alumni that have delved into television roles. In 2012, Daniel Radcliffe starred in A Young Doctor’s Notebook. The dark comedy follows a young doctor through the Russian Civil War in 1917. Radcliffe has also loaned his voice to television shows such as The Simpsons and Robot Chicken.
Take a look at who else from the Harry Potter family has found their way into your home screens:
6. and 7. Robbie Coltrane and Julie Walters
Hulu's newest original series, National Treasure, features two of our favorite Harry Potters stars. In this new television series, Robbie Coltrane (Hagrid) and Julie Walters (Mrs. Weasley) play an intensely steamy husband and wife. Coltrane takes on the role of Paul, a celebrated comedic actor, who is suddenly threatened with a of slough of sexual abuse cases.
Right by his side is Mrs. Weasley... or in this case, Paul's wife, Marie. It's shocking to see both of these actors play anything besides the loving Potter characters, but National Treasure shows their more sinister sides. The sweet, caring mother that Walters plays in the Harry Potter films is a completely divergent from Marie, who doesn't shy from profanity and the occasional F-bomb.
5. Jason Isaacs
Isaacs demeanor is absolutely perfect for playing the more menacing and corrupt characters in film. He nailed it as Draco Malfoy's father, Lucius, in the Harry Potter films, and now he's taken on a television role with another complicated character.
The OA is a Netflix original, which tells the story of a young woman, Prairie, who goes missing, only to reappear seven years later (oh, and she was blind before, and now she isn't). It's as mysterious as it is thrilling, with actors like Isaacs to up the ante. His character, Hunter Aloysius 'Hap' Percy, is the doctor. The one who is responsible for Prairie's disappearance.
It's really a strange sci-fi type of show, but enticing. If you like Stranger Things, then the OA might be up your alley.
4. Rupert Grint
Coming in 2017, Britain's Sky Atlantic channel will launch its new comedy, Sick Note, starring Rupert Grint, Nick Frost (Shaun of the Dead), and Don Johnson (Django Unchained).
The show is about a compulsive liar, Daniel Glass (Grint), who is miserable in every aspect of his life, from relationships to his dead-end job. When he's diagnosed with cancer, Glass suddenly finds a new appreciation for his jejune life. When it turns out his doctor, Ian Glennis (Frost) has misdiagnosed him, Glass and Dr. Glennis must do whatever it takes to carry on the charade so others don't learn their secret.
Grint has a history of comedic performances (Thunderpants, Moonwalkers) so we can only hope this hilarious masterpiece finds its way to US networks.
3. Matthew Lewis
From Gryffindor klutz to rugged British soldier, Matthew Lewis recently starred in the BBC television series, Bluestone 42. The show is a comedic drama that follows a bomb disposal team serving in Afghanistan.
Lewis's character, Corporal Gordon House (a.k.a Towerblock), is described as "into machinery and stuff that goes bang, Nick's new No. 2 knows his stuff and isn't afraid to say so."
Lewis's acting career actually started on the small screen. From the early age of six Lewis played minor roles in TV shows such as Some Kind of Life and Heartbeat until he landed the role of Neville Longbottom in 2001.
2. Tom Felton
Much to the delight of Draco Malfoy fans, Tom Felton embraced his "bad boy" title when he starred in the first season of Murder in the First. Felton's character, Erich Blunt, is a wealthy and respected prodigy who is accused of murder. In a sickening twist of events, Blunt becomes the main antagonist in the full first season, showing off Felton's effortless knack for playing the bad guy.
As many now know, Felton will also become a season regular of DC's series The Flash. His character, CSI agent Julian Dorn, is an original to the television series. Dorn is described as:
"Barry's slightly older, slightly geekier contemporary, a guy who is as smart as he is intuitive. As such, this newcomer doesn't buy Barry’s nice guy routine and sets out to learn what he's hiding — all while concealing some secrets of his own."
Is Tom Felton finally playing the good guy?
1. Alfred Enoch
After hanging up his Hogwarts cloak, Alfred Enoch jumped right into television work. He guest starred in various shows (Broadchurch, Sherlock) before landing the lead role in How to Get Away with Murder.
Enoch plays Wes Gibbons, an ambitious law student who lands an internship with a group of students under the wing of proclaimed defense lawyer Annalise Keating (Viola Davis). The group, along with Professor Keating, "become involved in a twisted murder plot that promises to change the course of their lives."
On a side note: Out of the millions of shows I watch, this is truly one of my favorites. Intense, jarring, and exhilarating -- all in one show. Not to mention, the cast is phenomenal. Check out a clip below!
[Warning: May contain spoilers!]
[Sources: Movie Pilot, Variety, IMDb, BBC]