What the Harry Potter cast might look like
All these actors initially approached, disappeared with a blow of magic wand …
Fuck 20 years. While I feel it was still yesterday. On June 26, 1997, JK Rowling waved “Harry Potter at the Wizarding School” , the first volume of a saga that will become cult, both in bookstores and cinema . Even if one or two stuffs have a chouia grieved in the first film , we grew up at the same time as Daniel Radcliffe and his potos. Although the casting could have been quite different as the site reminds the Digital Spy that has been gone to some pretty photomontages …
One would have almost said that the role had been written for him, Professor Lockhart having that British charm with which Hugh Grant is the best ambassador in the world. But the actor had to decline the offer, due to other projects already on fire (including “Love without notice” and “Love Actually”) . It was finally Kenneth Branagh who took the role.
By 2 times, the Titanic heroine has put a cramp at Warner Bros. First in “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire” where the studio would have seen it in Fleur Delacour, the French witch, finally camped by Clémence Poésy. No scalded by this refusal, Warner will return to the attack a few years later and propose to Kate Winslet role of Helena Serdaigle aka the Gray Lady in “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” . But despite the support of her husband director, Sam Mendes, and her children, the actress will again let pass her turn. His agent did not understand that he could be offered such a minor role … It seemed to disturb his replacement Kelly Macdonald.
“They make a fortune with this saga, but during all the time they make a single film, they refuse to pay you, I’m sorry, but I make films to live. Harry Potter, I have time to shoot two more movies . ” Ray Winstone is a follower of payday advances, which does not seem to be Warner’s policy. So the guy has missed the role of Alastor Moody aka Fol Oeil , which does not necessarily displease us so much Brendan Gleeson is a much better choice.
At the time, the producers would have made a big effort internally for the bankable Robin Williams to become the giant Hagrid. But they came up against the refusal of JK Rowling in person , who, without questioning the talent of the American actor, only wanted to see the British on the Hogwarts team. She was successful with the recruitment of Robbie Coltrane.
“I was not ready to lock myself in a box . ” It is almost without regret that Tim Roth today refers to his refusal to interpret the so atypical Severus Snape . Especially at that time, he preferred to join Tim Burton and the remake of “The Planet of the Apes” (not necessarily a good choice eh). But for him, “the good guy had the role” , in reference to the masterful interpretation of the late Alan Rickman.
As for Kate Winslet, we are here in agent leases. Those of Naomi Watts would have refused the proposal of Warner, without knowing why. While offering him a role of composition with the evil Narcissa Malfoy, darone of the no less evil Draco. For the record, the role finally returned to Helen McCrory, who had previously refused that of Bellatrix Lestrange because pregnant at that time (the character is camped by Helena Bonham Carter).
The reporter could have (had to) be played by Rosamund Pike who had signed for “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire” . But the actress, seen recently in “Gone Girl”, disengaged at the last moment after realizing she should return to the next track with much less time on the screen. A decision that earned him some remorse towards director Mike Newell, to whom she “owes one” by his own admission.
On paper, it had to be the perfect marriage between Tilda Swinton and Sybill Trelawney, two colorful women. But the actress refuses to be associated with Harry Potter license, for a very specific reason : her visceral hatred for residential schools, which she attended during her youth. “It is an extremely cruel environment and it seems to me that children do not benefit from it,” she told Scots Magazine, adding, “Children need their parents. That I do not like movies like Harry Potter, who tend to romance this kind of place . ” Result from the races, she played the witches out in the open in “The World of Narnia”