8 Harry Potter/Game of Thrones Crossovers That Might Blow Your Mind a Little
Our ever-loving fan minds were blown once again when we learned that Jim Broadbent would be joining Game of Thrones last season — because he's yet another Harry Potter alum to join HBO's hit show. There have been a lot of crossovers between the show and the series, so many that you may not know about all of them. If you want to know about everyone who has gone from the land of wizards and Muggles to the land of dragons and kings, just keep reading.
Jim Broadbent as Professor Horace Slughorn
Broadbent played the potions professor who unlocked key secrets for Harry.
Michelle Fairley as Catelyn Stark
Game of Thrones' Lady Stark is one of the series' fiercest mothers . . .
Michelle Fairley as Mrs. Granger
And in the Harry Potter series, Fairley played the mother of one of the franchise's fiercest witches: Hermione Granger.
David Bradley as Walder Frey
Hey, remember the giant jerk face who betrays the Starks and hosts the horrible Red Wedding? David Bradley plays him on Game of Thrones, and he is also a notorious character in Harry Potter.
David Bradley as Argus Filch
Bradley is also Filch, the Hogwarts caretaker, who creeps out the kids with his cat, Mrs. Norris.
Natalia Tena as Osha
Natalia Tena played the wildling woman who helped Bran and Rickon escape from Winterfell.
Natalia Tena as Nymphadora Tonks
Tena is also a memorably kickass woman in the Harry Potter series: Tonks, the wizard of many hair colors.
Ciarán Hinds as Mance Rayder
Ciarán Hinds was the fierce leader of the free folk before being sentenced to death by Stannis Baratheon.
Ciarán Hinds as Aberforth Dumbledore
Hinds also shows up toward the end of the Harry Potter franchise as Dumbledore's brother Aberforth.
Freddie Stroma as Dickon Tarly
In season six, Stroma played Dickon Tarly, the brother of Jon Snow's BFF Sam. (He was later recast with Tom Hopper.)
Freddie Stroma as Cormac McLaggen
Back in the day, Stroma was flirty quidditch player Cormac. He's one of the many Hogwarts students to go on to other things.
Julian Glover as Grand Maester Pycelle
The Lannister advisor is played by a man who's also heard in Harry Potter . . .
Julian Glover as Aragog
Yes, Harry Potter's scary giant spider Aragog is voiced by the Game of Thrones veteran.
The Dillane Family Connection
Now, this crossover isn't as simple as the same actors appearing in both franchises, but it's too weird not to mention. Stay with us: Stephen Dillane and Frank Dillane are father and son, seen here promoting their 2012 film Papadopoulos & Sons (in which they also play father and son).
Stephen Dillane as Stannis Baratheon
Now, the elder Dillane is best known as Game of Thrones' would-be king Stannis.