18 Former ‘Harry Potter’ Stars Who Took Their Talents to TV (PHOTOS)

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Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter)

Radcliffe may be best known for playing “the boy who lived,” but he’s appeared in a number of films since his Potter days and starred alongside Jon Hamm in the UK series A Young Doctor’s Notebook & Other Stories from 2012-2013. Now, Radcliffe is poised to make his comedic debut as Craig in Miracle Workers (above).

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Rupert Grint (Ronald Weasley)

Radcliffe’s former onscreen bestie has dabbled in TV for some time now. Grint is currently appearing in Amazon Prime Video’s The ABC Murders (above), and has also starred in the Sony Crackle series Snatch and the British comedy series Sick Note.

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Katie Leung (Cho Chang)

This former Hogwarts inhabitant has made small TV appearances over the years but her latest project, White Dragon (above), is her most involved to date. The Amazon Prime Video series, which premieres February 8, follows the mystery surrounding around a woman’s death in Hong Kong.

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Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy)

The former Potter baddie traded one franchise for another when he played Julian Albert in CW’s The Flash (above). Before that, he was part of TNT’s Murder in the First, and most recently headlined YouTube’s Origin.

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Maggie Smith (Professor Minerva McGonagall)

Over her lengthy career, Smith has made more than a few TV appearances, but none so memorable as Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham, in the smash-hit PBS series Downton Abbey. Luckily for fans of her Downton role, they’ll be able to see her return in the film, expected in late 2019.

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David Thewlis (Remus Lupin)

One of the sadder casualties of the Potter franchise, fans saw Thewlis return to screens in Fargo‘s third season as the no-good V.M. Varga (above). Most recently, Thewlis joined Netflix’s Big Mouth as the Shame Wizard, offering his ghoulish vocals.

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Michael Gambon (Professor Albus Dumbledore)

Hogwarts’ former headmaster has been busy, appearing in 2015’s mini-series adaptation of J.K. Rowling’s The Casual Vacancy, 2017’s Fearless, Amazon Prime Video’s Fortitude, and the PBS miniseries of Little Women (above).


Helena Bonham Carter (Bellatrix Lestrange)

The movie star may have played a deranged former Azkaban prisoner, but she’s going prim and proper for her latest role as Princess Margaret in The Crown‘s third season which has yet to premiere on Netflix. In 2016, the actress appeared in BBC’s Love, Nina and she’s set to lend her voice for Netflix’s The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance.

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Mark Williams (Arthur Weasley)

Ron Weasley’s father became Father Brown in 2013, solving mysteries as the titular character (above). The BBC series, available to stream on Amazon Prime Video, is inspired by the stories of GK Chesterton. Williams has appeared in a slew of other projects over the years, as well, including, Doctor Who, Blandings, and The Link.

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Evanna Lynch (Luna Lovegood)

She may not have taken home the Mirror Ball Trophy, but Lynch — who placed third in Dancing with the Stars in Season 27 — showed off her best moves for ABC’s competition.

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Jason Isaacs (Lucius Malfoy)

In 2018, Isaacs joined another famous franchise when he was cast in Star Trek: Discovery as Captain Gabriel Lorca (above). His next project is Netflix’s The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance to which he’ll lend his vocals.

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David Bradley (Argus Filch)

Bradley’s been busy since Potter, showing up on series such as Game of Thrones (above), Les Misérables, The Strain and much more. The actor’s latest role is in Ricky Gervais’s upcoming Netflix show, After Life.

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Clémence Poésy (Fleur Delacour)

The French actress has appeared on shows like NatGeo’s Genius: Picasso (above), playing painter Françoise Gilot. She also starred in the British-French crime drama The Tunnel and guest starred in a few episodes of Gossip Girl.

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Alfred Enoch (Dean Thomas)

Years after leaving Hogwarts, Enoch signed up for a new class as Annalise Keating’s (Viola Davis) student in How to Get Away with Murder (above). After nearly 50 episodes on the ABC show, he joined the BBC One-Netflix series, Troy: Fall of a City.

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Fiona Shaw (Aunt Petunia)

Harry Potter’s aunt may not have been a fan favorite but actress Shaw is thanks to her other TV roles. Currently, she can be seen as Carolyn Martens in BBC America’s Killing Eve and she’s appeared on True Blood, Channel Zero and more.

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Jim Broadbent (Professor Horace Slughorn)

The former absentminded professor took on the role of Archmaester Ebrose in Game of Thrones‘ seventh season. Among the actor’s other TV gigs are 2016’s War & Peace (on Lifetime), 2015’s London Spy (on Netflix and BBC One), and more.

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Helen McCrory (Narcissa Malfoy)

After playing Draco’s mother in the Potter films, McCrory went on to appear in titles like Netflix’s Peaky Blinders (above), ITV’s Fearless, and Showtime’s Penny Dreadful, as well as the upcoming MotherFatherSon on BBC.

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Natalia Tena (Nymphadora Tonks)

Like some of her fellow Potter stars, Tena did a stint on Game of Thrones, playing the character of Osha. She later starred in the short-lived Wisdom of the Crowd on CBS. Tena’s most current role is in YouTube’s Origin (above) alongside her old Potter costar Tom Felton.

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Nearly 20 years ago, audiences were introduced to the Harry Potter film franchise when the 2001 book-to-movie adaptation of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone was released.

Since the films wrapped with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 in 2011, many of the stars have gone on to grace our TV screens. And on Tuesday, February 12, the franchise’s lead Daniel Radcliffe makes his American TV debut in TBS’s new comedy, Miracle Workers.

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The half-hour limited series follows Radcliffe’s character Craig — a low-ranking angel who is tasked with handling humanity’s prayers. Craig, along with fellow angel Eliza (Geraldine Viswanathan), will attempt to save Earth from certain destruction at the hands of God (Steve Buscemi).

But as we said, Radcliffe is hardly the first Potter star to take on the small screen. Click through the gallery above for 18 cast members from the beloved franchise who have appeared on TV.

Miracle Workers, Series Premiere, Tuesday, February 12, 10:30/9:30c, TBS