The Top Harry Potter Characters

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List Criteria: Only characters from the Harry Potter books and films.

The top Harry Potter characters come from a rich universe crafted on the page and adapted to the screen, giving us some of the best movie adaptations from books of all time. Since the Harry Potter universe is one where there are 75 (75!) main characters in the Harry Potter movies and books, there's little surprise that they are some of the most beloved (and hated) characters of all time.

That said, the question in front of us is "who are the best Harry Potter characters?" and it is a tough one to answer. Do you go for the obvious and choose Harry the hero, or pay respect to Voldemort, one of the best movie villains of all time? Do you go for brains with Hermione or charm with George & Fred? These are the questions we're confronted with when attempting to name the greatest Harry Potter characters ever.

Since both the Harry Potter books and movies can be taken into account, it's up to you to decide if you want to vote for the popular Harry Potter characters as you imagined them or as they were portrayed on screen. Since the books are among the best selling series of all time, there's a good chance you've read them and can compare notes with the movies. Your choice is yours, though; nobody's breaking out the Imperius curse so cast your vote for your favorite characters and make vote down the ones you don't like. And if there's a supporting Harry Potter character you feel belongs on the list, make sure to add them to this list of the top Harry Potter characters.
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    Hermione Granger is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Top Harry Potter Characters


    Hermione Granger Emma Watson

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    Sirius Black is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top Harry Potter Characters


    Sirius Black Gary Oldman

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    Albus Dumbledore is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top Harry Potter Characters


    Albus Dumbledore Michael Gambon, Richard Harris

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    Daniel Radcliffe

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    Rubeus Hagrid is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top Harry Potter Characters


    Rubeus Hagrid Robbie Coltrane

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    Minerva McGonagall is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Harry Potter Characters


    Minerva McGonagall Maggie Smith

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    David Thewlis

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    Evanna Lynch

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    Matthew David Lewis

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    Rupert Grint

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    Fred Weasley is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top Harry Potter Characters


    Fred Weasley James Phelps

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    George Weasley is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top Harry Potter Characters


    George Weasley Oliver Phelps

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    Toby Jones

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    Bellatrix Lestrange is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top Harry Potter Characters


    Bellatrix Lestrange Helena Bonham Carter

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    Draco Malfoy is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Harry Potter Characters


    Draco Malfoy Tom Felton

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    Lord Voldemort is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Harry Potter Characters

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    Lord Voldemort Ralph Fiennes

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    Brendan Gleeson

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    Julie Walters

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    Natalia Tena

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    Arthur Weasley is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top Harry Potter Characters


    Arthur Weasley Mark Williams

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    Bonnie Wright

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    Jason Isaacs

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    Geraldine Somerville, Ellie Darcey-Alden

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    John Cleese

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    Professor Horace Slughorn is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Top Harry Potter Characters


    Professor Horace Slughorn Jim Broadbent

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    Kingsley Shacklebolt is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Top Harry Potter Characters


    Kingsley Shacklebolt George Harris

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    Professor Filius Flitwick is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Top Harry Potter Characters


    Professor Filius Flitwick Warwick Davis

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    Emma Thompson

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    Sean Biggerstaff

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    Cedric Diggory is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Top Harry Potter Characters


    Cedric Diggory Robert Pattinson

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    Clémence Poésy

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    Helen McCrory

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    Luke Youngblood

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    James Potter is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Top Harry Potter Characters


    James Potter Adrian Rawlins, Robbie Jarvis

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    Devon Murray

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    Ciarán Hinds

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    Richard Fish, Domhnall Gleeson

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    Alfred Enoch

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    Kenneth Branagh

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    Stanislav Ianevski

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    Peeves is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Top Harry Potter Characters


    Peeves

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    Alex Crockford

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    Danielle Tabor, Tiana Benjamin

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    Rhys Ifans

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    Tom Riddle is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Top Harry Potter Characters

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    Tom Riddle

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    Argus Filch is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Top Harry Potter Characters


    Argus Filch David Bradley

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    Barty Crouch Jr. is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Top Harry Potter Characters


    Barty Crouch Jr. David Tennant

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    Kathryn Hunter

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    Katie Leung

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