4 Harry Potter Stars Who Have Transitioned To Television Roles

It’s hard to imagine the 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.

Harry Potter cast at 'Deathly Hallows' premiere

Harry Potter cast at ‘Deathly Hallows’ premiere

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

The 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, 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.

'A Young Doctor's Notebook' with Daniel Radcliffe

‘A Young Doctor’s Notebook’ with Daniel Radcliffe

Take a look at who else from the Harry Potter family has found their way into your home screens:

4. Rupert Grint

'Sick Note' starring Rupert Grint and Nick Frost

‘Sick Note’ starring Rupert Grint and Nick Frost

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

Matthew Lewis as Towerblock

Matthew Lewis as Towerblock

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 “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

Tom Felton as Erich Blunt in 'Murder in the First'

Tom Felton as Erich Blunt in ‘Murder in the First’

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.

, 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

From Dean Thomas to Sam Gibbs

From Dean Thomas to Sam Gibbs

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 of Sam Gibbs 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, ” ”

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!]

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What shows would you want to see Harry Potter alumni appear in?


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