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14 November 2005 @ 03:56 pm
Six people who starred in 1995's "Sense and Sensibility" have either been in or were supposed to be in a Harry Potter movie!

Emma Thompson...Elinor Dashwood and Prof. Trelawney

Gemma Jones...Mrs. Dashwood and Madam Pomfrey

Hugh Grant...Edward Ferrars and he was supposed to play Prof. Gilderoy Lockhart but had to give up the role because of conflicting contracts for other movies, notably the Bridget Jones' Diary films.

Elizabeth Spriggs...Mrs. Jennings and The Fat Lady (entrance portrait to Gryffindor dorms)

Robert Hardy...Sir John Middleton and Cornelius Fudge

Alan Rickman...Colonel Brandon and Severus Snape

Isn't that an odd coincidence? Or is it because they really are all Britons?


Either way, I thought it was interesting.
My State of Mind: hungryhungry
joemacsanne on November 14th, 2005 10:04 pm (UTC)
Can't wait to download this movie! ;)
ralstralst on November 14th, 2005 10:59 pm (UTC)
I think there's a clique of actors that seem to work together rather a lot, and the makers of the Potter films have obviously tapped into that clique.

Emma Thompson is the best example;
She now lives with Greg Wise, who starred with her in Sense and Sensibility and Judas Kiss.
Alan Rickman also starred in both Judas Kiss and Sense & Sensibility, plus Love Actually with Thompson and Hugh Grant.
Thompson was also once married to Kenneth Branagh, Professor Lockhart in Potter, who she worked with in four or five films.
She's also worked with Hugh Grant in Love Actually, Sense & Sensibility, Impromptu, Remains of the Day and others.

(Gemma Jones has worked with Greg Wise three times and Hugh Grant three times)

I'm sure Colin Firth, Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie and Imelda Staunton will end up in a Potter at some time or another too.
Jillie: Eternal Sunshine - Katedancing_crazy on November 15th, 2005 07:47 am (UTC)
you know what's funny? When I was reading Harry Potter, I totally had the image of Mrs. Jennings in my mind as the portrait. It just fits so well.

Now all they need is Kate. :-D