The Harry Potter franchise had a lot of characters coming and going, but today we will talk about the characters who had the most screentime. The world hasn’t been the same since Harry Potter movies started rolling out. The legacy it has left behind is unreal and all the elements would make you want to restart the entire sequence of the movies once again. As you know, the movies are directly inspired by J.K. Rowling‘s novels. When e speak of characters, some of them had their roles cut short as compared to the books. So, let’s have a look at some of the Harry Potter characters who had the most screentime.
Harry Potter – 539:15
With little to no surprise, Daniel Radcliffe‘s Harry Potter tops the list as he is the entire story in himself. He is the Chosen One who is destined to end the Dark Lord. So of course, he has to be at the top of the list. He gets a screen time of 539 minutes and 15 seconds onscreen with over one million words exchanged.
Ron Weasley – 211:45
Potter’s best friend, Ron Weasley (Rupert Grint) has a good amount of screen time. The duo immediately clicks it off and it is established in the first movie itself that they will be best of friends. However, some fans believe that some of his best moments from the novel were cut out and the character was a little ill-defined.
Hermione Granger – 205:00
Even though she’s third on the list, actor Emma Watson went on to have a solid career after the Harry Potter franchise. Granger is the vessel that provides normalcy in the movie. She shows a vast range of human emotions but some fans believe that her character was a little overdone. She has appeared in every movie and is a great friend of Harry.
Albus Dumbledore – 77:15
He is Harr’s GPS through his initial years at Hogwarts. Even though most of his work is outside the radius of Hogwarts and behind the scenes, he still manages to get a good enough screen time. He appears in seven out of eight movies. But just like Voldemort, his screen time increases as the stake gets higher.
Rubeus Hagrid – 45:45
Hagrid is a great character who provides warmth and the element of loyalty to the film. He is easily one of the most liked characters from the franchise and is one of Harry’s best allies. He rightfully earns his 45 minutes and 45 seconds of screentime across all eight movies.
Severus Snape – 43:15
Harry has three main enemies – Malfoy, Voldemort, and Snape. However, it is later revealed that Snape was protecting him all the time. It was a heartbreaking twist when the audience learned that Snape was in love with Lilly (Harry’s mom) till the very end. It’s the last three movies that give him some serious screen time.
Lord Voldemort – 37:15
Now comes the main antagonist of the entire franchise, Tom Riddle, aka Lord Voldemort. The you-know-who didn’t have much screen time, but his presence never left any movie. Even though the screen time is merely 37 minutes and 15 seconds, he easily ends up becoming one of the greatest villains of all times.