Saturday, 24 December 2016

Doctor Who Vs. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

"Your'e a wizard Harry!"

Another festive Harry Potter season began on ITV today -  the first entry in the saga featured
John Hurt (as Garrick Ollivander) and nineteen other Doctor Who cast connections:

  • David Bradley (Argus Filch) was Solomon in Dinosaurs on a Spaceship, and portrayed William Hartnell in An Adventure in Space and Time
  • Warwick Davis (Professor Flitwick and Goblin) was Emperor Ludens Nimrod Kendrick Cord Longstaff XLI, known as Porridge in Nightmare in Silver
  • Derek Deadman (Tom) was Stor in The Invasion of Time
  • Big Finish actor Sean Biggerstaff (Oliver Wood) voiced Chris Parsons for Shada (2003), Snabb for The Skull of Sobek, the Ruhk for Time Reef (both 2008), and Ross Nicholson for Masters of Earth (2014)
  • Leslie Phillips (voice of the Sorting Hat) voiced Robert Knox for both Medicinal Purposes (BF, 2004) and Assassin in the Limelight (BF, 2008)
  • Richard Bremmer (Lord Voldemort) voiced General Hemmings, Valcon and Taxi Driver for The Valley of Death (BF, 2011), and Old Beowulf for Black and White (BF, 2012)
  • John Cleese (Nearly  Headless Nick) was an Art Lover in City of Death
  • Simon Fisher-Becker (Fat Friar) was Doriam Maldovar in The Pandorica Opens, A Good Man Goes to War and its Prequel and The Wedding of River Song
  • Terence Bayler (Bloody Baron) was Yendom in The Ark: The Return, and Major Barrington in (episode 1 of) The War Games
  • Zoe Wanamaker (Madame Hooch) was Lady Cassandra in The End of the World and New Earth
  • Elizabeth Spriggs (Fat Lady) was Tabby in Paradise Towers
  • Adrian Rawlins (James Potter) was Dr. Ryder in Planet of the Ood
  • Jimmy Vee (Goblin) was the Moxx of Balhoon in The End of the World, an Alien in Aliens of London, Bannakaffalatta in Voyage of the Damned, the Skovox Blitzer in The Caretaker, and the Graske in Attack of the Graske, Music of the Spheres and The Sarah Jane Adventures
  • Rusty Goffe (Gringott's Goblin here, The Half-Blood Prince and The Deathly Hallows, Ministry Goblin in The Order of the Phoenix) was Little John in Robot of Sherwood
  • Ray Fearon (voice of Firenze) voiced Barlow Teveler for The Seeds of War (BF, 2013)
  • Lisa Osmond (Goblin here and The Deathly Hallows, and Supporter in The Goblet of Fire) was an Auton in Rose, and an Alien in The Long Game
  • Paul Marc Davies (Cavalier Ghost) was the Chieftain in Utopia, the Trickster in The Sarah Jane Adventures, and Corakinus in Class
  • Kiran Shah (Goblin) was the Figure in Listen
  • Big Finish actor Miles Richardson (Portrait) was Captain Douglas Cavendish in Downtime, Daemos Rising (the 2004 video spin-ff and loose sequel to The Daemons), voiced Charles Darwin for Bloodtide (2011) Irving Braxiatel for Zagreus (2003), Theatre of War (2015) and Gallifrey: Enemy Lines, and Black Rod for The Gunpowder Plot

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