Saturday, May 24, 2008

1999 Harry Potter Cast Preview

We watched PBS's 1999 version of "David Copperfield" last weekend. The producers in the Harry Potter movies seemed to borrow heavily from the cast in this production.

Daniel Radcliffe played the young Copperfield. Maggie Smith, Prof. McGonagall in the movies, played Copperfield's aunt, Betsey Trotwood. Imelda Staunton, Dolores Umbridge in the movies, played Mrs. Micawber. And Zoƫ Wanamaker, Madame Hooch in the Harry Potter movies, palyed Miss Murdstone in Copperfield.

I initially thought that the actor who played Argus Filch in the Potter films was also in this production. But I mistook Karl Johnson, from Copperfield, for David Bradley, who portrays Filch in the movies. Still, the two look pretty similar to me.


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