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  • What other roles have made the actor behind Voldemort famous?

      What other roles have made the actor behind Voldemort famous?

 
Lisa Friedman Miner

For the past decade, the Harry Potter films have provided steady employment for a who's who of British actors and actresses. Think you remember them all? Take out your quills, read our clues and see if you can name these 10 Brits who've graced the hallowed halls of Hogwarts.

1. Long before he was hassling Harry, this London-born star/Slytherin was facing off against Bruce Willis in "Die Hard."

2. This Oscar-nominated actress' red carpet style is almost as wild as the clothes and hairstyles worn by her Dark Lord-loving character in the past few Potter films.

3. He starred in all eight Potter films and two Bond flicks, but this Scottish-born actor rose to fame in the TV show "Cracker."

4. This actress may play a ditsy professor, but in real life she has earned Oscars for both acting and screenwriting.

5. His role as a Nazi in "Schindler's List" landed him a spot on the American Film Institute's list of top movie villains of all time. Perhaps his Harry Potter character will merit a mention in future updates.

6. She has an Oscar, an Emmy and a Tony, among other honors. But young audiences know her as the head of Gryffindor.

7. Past roles for this Potter actor, killed off in the fifth movie, include Dracula, Lee Harvey Oswald and punk rocker Sid Vicious.

8. Born in Ireland, he originated the role of Albus Dumbledore at the insistence of his granddaughter.

9. Once touted as the next Laurence Olivier, this Shakespearean actor and star of the second Potter film will actually get to play Olivier in the upcoming film "My Life With Marilyn."

10. He competed against Harry in the Triwizard tournament but is far better known -- to "Twilight" fans, anyway -- as the vampire Edward.

Answers: 1. Alan Rickman (Severus Snape); 2. Helena Bonham-Carter (Bellatrix Lestrange); 3. Robbie Coltrane (Hagrid); 4. Emma Thompson (Professor Trelawney); 5. Ralph Fiennes (Voldemort); 6. Maggie Smith (Professor McGonagall); 7. Gary Oldman (Sirius Black); 8. Richard Harris (first Dumbledore); 9. Kenneth Branagh (Gilderoy Lockhart); 10. Robert Pattinson (Cedric Diggory)

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