Harry Potter vs Doctor Who

by MelandStv | created - 22 Dec 2013 | updated - 31 Dec 2015 | Public

Harry Potter actors who have also appeared in Doctor Who or Doctor Who actors who have also appeared in Harry Potter (Classic Doctor Who vs reboot, chicken before the egg). I'm missing two female actresses, unfortunately I don't know their names. Small update: 2015-12-31

1. Mark Williams

Actor | Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Mark Williams was born on August 22, 1959 in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, England. He is an actor and writer, known for Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005), Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002) and Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009). He is married to Dianne Williams. They...

Arthur Weasley, Harry Potter (All) Brian Williams, Doctor Who (2012-3013)

2. David Bradley

Actor | The World's End

David Bradley was born on April 17, 1942 in York, Yorkshire, England as David John Bradley. He is an actor, known for The World's End (2013), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011) and Hot Fuzz (2007). He has been married to Rosanna Bradley since 1978. They have one child.

Argus Filch, Harry Potter (All) Shansheeth, The Sarah Jane Adventures: Death of the Doctor (2010) Solomon, Doctor Who: Dinosaurs on a Spaceship (2012) William Hartnell / the First Doctor , An Adventure in Space and Time (2013)

3. John Cleese

Actor | A Fish Called Wanda

John Cleese was born on October 27, 1939, in Weston-Super-Mare, England, to Muriel Evelyn (Cross) and Reginald Francis Cleese. He was born into a family of modest means, his father being an insurance salesman; but he was nonetheless sent off to private schools to obtain a good education. Here he ...

Nearly Headless Nick, Harry Potter (All) Art Gallery Visitor, Doctor Who: City of Death (1979)

4. John Hurt

Actor | Nineteen Eighty-Four

This transatlantic talent was born John Vincent Hurt on January 22, 1940 in Shirebrook, a coal mining village near the busy market town of Chesterfield, in Derbyshire, England. He is the son of Phyllis (Massey), an engineer and one-time actress, and Arnold Herbert Hurt, an Anglican clergyman and ...

Ollivander, Harry Potter (All) The Doctor, Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor (2013)

5. Warwick Davis

Actor | Willow

English actor Warwick Davis was born in Epsom, Surrey, England, the son of Susan J. (Pain) and Ashley Davis, an insurance broker. Davis was born with the condition spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia congenital (SED), which caused his dwarfism. He was educated at City of London Freemen's School. When he ...

Goblin Bank Teller, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Professor Filius Flitwick, Harry Potter (All) Griphook, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 & 2 Porridge, Doctor Who: Nightmare in Silver (2013)

6. John Atterbury

Actor | Gosford Park

John Atterbury is an actor and composer, known for Gosford Park (2001), The Parent Trap (1998) and Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007).

Phineas Nigellus Black, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Robot, Doctor Who: The Mind Robber (1968) Alien Guard, The War Games (1969)

7. Toby Jones

Actor | Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Widely regarded as the one of greatest stage and screen actors both in his native Great Britain and internationally, Toby Edward Heslewood Jones was born on September 7, 1966 in Hammersmith, London. His parents, Freddie Jones and Jennie Heslewood, are actors as well. Toby has two brothers: Rupert, ...

Dobby, Harry Potter (All) Dream Lord, Doctor Who: Amy’s Choice (2010)

8. Zoë Wanamaker

Actress | My Family

Zoë Wanamaker was born on May 13, 1949 in New York City, New York, USA. She is an actress, known for My Family (2000), Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001) and Prime Suspect (1991). She has been married to Gawn Grainger since November 1994.

Professor Rolanda Hooch, Harry Potter (All) Lady Cassandra, Doctor Who (2005-2006)

9. Miriam Margolyes

Actress | The Age of Innocence

A veteran of stage and screen, award-winning actress Miriam Margolyes has achieved success on both sides of the Atlantic. Winner of the BAFTA Best Supporting Actress award in 1993 for The Age of Innocence (1993) she also received Best Supporting Actress at the 1989 LA Critics Circle Awards for her ...

Professor Pomona Sprout, Harry Potter (All) Leef Blathereen, The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Gift (2009)

10. Elizabeth Spriggs

Actress | Sense and Sensibility

Elizabeth Spriggs was born on September 18, 1929 in Buxton, Derbyshire, England as Elizabeth Jean Williams. She was an actress and writer, known for Sense and Sensibility (1995), Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001) and Playing the Field (1998). She was married to Murray Manson, Marshall ...

The Fat Lady, Harry Potter (All) Tabby, Doctor Who: The Paradise Towers (1987)

11. Adrian Rawlins

Actor | Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

Adrian Rawlins was born on March 27, 1958 in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England. He is an actor, known for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011), Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005) and Wilbur Wants to Kill Himself (2002).

James Potter, Harry Potter (All) Dr Ryder, Doctor Who: Planet of the Ood (2008)

12. David Tennant

Actor | Doctor Who

David Tennant was born David John McDonald in West Lothian, Scotland, to Essdale Helen (McLeod) and Sandy McDonald, who was a Presbyterian minister. He is of Scottish and Ulster-Scots descent. When he was about 3 or 4 years old, he decided to become an actor, inspired by his love of Doctor Who (...

Barty Crouch Jr., Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire the Tenth Doctor, Doctor Who (2005-2013)

13. Terence Bayler

Actor | Life of Brian

Terence Bayler was born on January 24, 1930 in Wanganui, New Zealand. He was an actor, known for Monty Python's Life of Brian (1979), Time Bandits (1981) and Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001). He was married to Valerie Cutko and Bridget Armstrong. He died on August 2, 2016 in England.

The Bloody Baron, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Yendom, Doctor Who: The Return (1966) Major Barrington, Doctor Who: The War Games (1969)

14. Sean Biggerstaff

Actor | Cashback

Sean Biggerstaff was born to a firefighter and a community education worker. He joined a local drama group and he acted as "Augustus Gloop" in "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory". After that, for six years, he joined the Scottish Youth Theatre. It was there he got his big break when Alan Rickman ...

Oliver Wood, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 Chris Parsons, Doctor Who: Shada (2003)

15. Jim Broadbent

Actor | Moulin Rouge!

One of England's most versatile character actors, Jim Broadbent was born on May 24, 1949, in Lincolnshire, the youngest son of furniture maker Roy Laverick Broadbent and sculptress Doreen "Dee" (Findlay) Broadbent. Jim attended a Quaker boarding school in Reading before successfully applying for a ...

Professor Horace Slughorn, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince The Doctor, Comic Relief: Doctor Who - The Curse of Fatal Death (1999)

16. Paul Marc Davis

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Paul Marc Davis is an actor and producer, known for Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001), Son of God (2014) and Cassandra's Dream (2007).

Ghost of the Cavalier, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Chieftain, Doctor Who: Utopia (2007) Cowled Leader, Torchwood: Exit Wounds (2008) The Trickster, The Sarah Jane Adventures (2007-2009)

17. Derek Deadman

Actor | Time Bandits

The chances are, you have seen Derek Deadman in a movie - but just don't realize it! He is one of those actors to whom you instantly recognize the face, but not the name.

He has starred in a whole array of films and television series since the 1970s, playing normally minor roles, generally as the ...

Innkeeper, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone Commander Stor, Doctor Who: The Invasion of Time (1978)

18. Simon Fisher-Becker

Actor | Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Born 25th November 1961. London UK. Character Actor, forte comedy but equally at home with drama. Extensive experience across the whole spectrum of the Industry from Shakespeare to Panto, film, TV Radio and Web series.

Best known for, Puppy Love (BBC), Doctor Who (BBC), 3Some (Web), Harry Potter and...

Fat Friar, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Dorium Maldovar, Doctor Who (2010-2011)

19. Michael Gambon

Actor | Gosford Park

Sir Michael Gambon was born in Cabra, Dublin, Ireland, to Mary (Hoare), a seamstress, and Edward Gambon, an engineer. After joining the National Theatre, under the Artistic Directorship of Sir Laurence Olivier, Gambon went on to appear in a number of leading roles in plays written by Alan Ayckbourn...

Professor Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban to Harry Potter and Deathly Hallows Part II Kazran & Elliot Sardick, Doctor Who: A Christmas Carol (2010)

20. Jimmy Gardner

Actor | Frenzy

Jimmy Gardner was born on August 24, 1924 in Newmarket, Suffolk, England as Edward Charles James Gardner. He was an actor, known for Frenzy (1972), Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004) and Finding Neverland (2004). He died on May 3, 2010 in London, England.

Ernie the Knight Bus Driver, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Chenchu, Doctor Who: Marco Polo (1964) Idmon, Doctor Who: Underworld (1978)

21. Julian Glover

Actor | Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

Julian Wyatt Glover was born on March 27, 1935 in Hampstead, London, England, to Honor Ellen Morgan (Wyatt), a BBC journalist, and Claude Gordon Glover, a BBC radio producer. He is of English, Scottish and Welsh ancestry. Primarily a classical stage actor, Glover trained at the National Youth ...

Aragog, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Richard the Lionheart, Doctor Who: The Warlords (1965) Count Scarlioni, Doctor Who: City of Death (1979)

22. Jessica Hynes

Actress | Shaun of the Dead

As both a writer and performer, Jessica Hynes has worked prolifically in television, film and theatre. Born in Lewisham, South London in 1972, she was brought up in Brighton, Sussex. At school, she would write bizarre sci-fi stories. At age 15, she joined the National Youth Theatre and left home at...

Mafilda Hopkirk (voice), Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Joan Redfern, Doctor Who (2007) Verity Newman, Doctor Who: The End of Time Part Two (2010)

23. Shirley Henderson

Actress | 24 Hour Party People

The eldest of three sisters, Shirley Henderson was born into a working-class family in the village of Kincardine in Fife, Scotland. As a teenager she sang locally and performed in school drama clubs. Her first break came when she watched a singer on the Opportunity Knocks (1956) TV talent program ...

Moaning Myrtle, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Ursula Blake, Doctor Who: Love & Monsters (2006)

24. Roger Lloyd Pack

Actor | Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

A superbly versatile character actor of lugubrious countenance and strong physical presence, Roger was the son of Charles Lloyd Pack, a small-part supporting player in Hammer horror films of the '50s and '60s. Roger was educated at Bedales, a prestigious co-educational school in Hampshire, noted ...

Barty Crouch Sr., Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire John Lumic, Doctor Who: The Rise of the Cybermen & The Age of Steel (2006)

25. Helen McCrory

Actress | Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

Award-winning actress Helen Elizabeth McCrory was born in London, England, to Welsh-born Anne (Morgans) and Scottish-born Iain McCrory, a diplomat (from Glasgow). She trained at the Chang-Ren Nian. She began her career on stage in the UK. She won the Manchester Evening News' Best Actress Award for ...

Narcissa Malfoy, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince to Harry Potter and Deathly Hallows Part II Rosanna Calvierri, Doctor Who: The Vampires of Venice (2010)

26. Jim McManus

Actor | Pride

Jim McManus was born on May 19, 1940 in Bristol, England as James Michael McManus. He is known for his work on Pride (2014), Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007) and Easy Virtue (2008).

Aberforth Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Opthalmologist, Doctor Who: The Invisible Enemy (1977)

27. Bill Nighy

Actor | Love Actually

Bill Nighy is an award-winning British character actor. He was born William Francis Nighy on December 12, 1949 in Caterham, Surrey, England, to Catherine Josephine (Whittaker), a psychiatric nurse from Glasgow, and Alfred Martin Nighy, who was English-born and managed a garage in Croydon.

At school,...

Minister Rufus Scrimgeour, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part I Dr. Black, Doctor Who: Vincent and the Doctor (2010)

28. Jeff Rawle

Actor | Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Jeff Rawle was born on July 20, 1951 in Birmingham, England. He is an actor and writer, known for Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005), Doc Martin (2004) and Hollyoaks (1995).

Amos Diggory, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Plantegenet, Doctor Who: Frontios (1981) Mr Harding, The Sarah Jane Adventures: Mona Lisa's Revenge (2009) Mervyn Pinfield, An Adventure in Space and Time (2013)

29. Imelda Staunton

Actress | Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Imelda Staunton was born on January 9, 1956 in Archway, London, England as Imelda Mary Philomena Bernadette Staunton. She is an actress, known for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007), Shakespeare in Love (1998) and Pride (2014). She has been married to Jim Carter since October 1983. ...

Dolores Umbridge, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix to Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part I Interface, Doctor Who: The Girl Who Waited (2011)

30. Christopher Whittingham

Actor | Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Christopher Whittingham was born on April 14, 1949 in England. He was an actor, known for Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005), Little Dorrit (1987) and London's Burning (1988). He died on August 8, 2012 in England.

Ministry Wizard, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Second Crew Member, Doctor Who: Earthshock Part Two (1982)

Death Eater, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 & 2 Waiter, Doctor Who: Deep Breath (2014)

32. Rusty Goffe

Actor | Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

Rusty Goffe was born on October 30, 1948 in Herne Bay, Kent, England. He is an actor, known for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011), Flash Gordon (1980) and Fred Claus (2007). He is married to Sarah. They have two children.

Gringott's Goblin, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 Little John, Doctor Who: Robot of Sherwood (2014)

33. Kiran Shah

Actor | Legend

In 2004, Kiran was back in New Zealand filming The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005) playing a character called Ginarrbrik.

He also writes poetry; his work has been published in Britain and America.

Kiran is a "Guinness World Record" holder as the "shortest professional...

Goblin, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Figure, Doctor Who: Listen (2014)



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