Professor Quirrell is a meek and nervous professor of Defense Against the Dark Arts at Hogwarts. He is often seen wearing a turban to conceal his secret, which is that he has been possessed by Lord Voldemort. Quirrell’s character is notable for his physical weakness and timid demeanor, which makes his eventual reveal as a servant of Voldemort all the more surprising. So who will be the next Professor Quirrell in the reboot Harry Potter Series? Our fancasts has a few suggestions for actors who could portray the role.
Matthew Goode will be an interesting choice to portray Professor Quirrell as he is known for his confident and commanding roles however we all know that Professor Quirrell is nervous and timid. Matthew Goode has shown in previous roles that he is capable of playing characters with a wide range of personalities and quirks, and he could potentially bring a new and intriguing interpretation to the character of Professor Quirrell. Additionally, Goode has a striking physical resemblance to the character’s description in the books, which could add to the authenticity of his portrayal.
Andrew Scott has shown in previous roles, such as his portrayal of Moriarty in the Sherlock TV series, that he is capable of playing characters with a wide range of personalities and traits. Additionally, his intense gaze and ability to convey deep emotions could add depth and complexity to Quirrell’s character.
Cillian Murphy could bring a unique presence to the role of Professor Quirrell. Cillian Murphy has shown in previous roles, such as his portrayal of the Scarecrow in Batman Begins and the rest of The Dark Knight trilogy that he can play characters with a certain level of vulnerability and instability. Additionally, his sharp features and piercing gaze could add a sense of mystery and intrigue to the character of Professor Quirrell.
Henry Cavill is certainly an eye-opener for this fancast of Professor Quirrell, just his sheer size alone could add a sense of intensity and intrigue to the character. However, Professor Quirrell is known for being timid, nervous, and not so physically imposing which would rule out Henry Cavill portraying this character.
Bill Skarsgårdhas already portrayed a character where he terrorised children as Pennywise in IT, so his being cast as Professor Quirrell will certainly be an interesting take. Bill Skarsgård’s ability to convey a sense of otherworldliness and mystery could add depth and complexity to Quirrell’s character. Skarsgård also has a unique physical presence, which could add to the authenticity of his portrayal.
Stephen Graham typically has an intense and powerful screen presence in the roles he has taken in the past which is why him being cast as Professor Quirrell would be such an interesting choice. Stephen Graham would bring an interesting take to Professor Quirrell as his ability to convey a sense of mystery could add depth and complexity to Professor Quirrell’s character.
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