The Hogwarts Legacy cast includes some big names in acting, and so there’ll no doubt be a few professors, students, or even dark wizards whose voices you recognise as you explore the wizarding world.
Perhaps the most well-known name is Simon Pegg, who appears in Hogwarts Legacy as Headmaster Phineas Nigellus Black. Pegg is joined by an already exciting list of names, as even more Hogwarts Legacy characters have been announced with them, such as a Weasley Professor, and more students with which you can befriend as you go exploring the massive open-world Hogwarts Legacy map for Floo Flames locations and other magical mechanics.
Hogwarts Legacy cast list
- Amit Thakkar – Asif Ali
- Deputy Headmistress Professor Matilda Weasley – Lesley Nicol
- Everett Clopton – Luke Youngblood
- Headmaster Phineas Nigellus Black – Simon Pegg
- Nearly Headless Nick and the Sorting Hat – Jason Anthony
- Ollivander – Enn Reitel
- Professor Onai – Kandace Caine
- Professor San Bakar – Marwan Salama
- Professor Satyavati Shah – Sohm Kapila
- Player characters – Sebastian Croft and Amelia Gething
- Sirona Ryan – Rebecca Root
Amit Thakkar is an astronomy-loving Ravenclaw student played by Asif Ali, and will potentially be revealed as one of your Hogwarts Legacy companions. You might recognise Ali from a number of high-profile TV shows or films, including WandaVision, Don’t Worry Darling, or the animated series BoJack Horseman.
Deputy Headmistress Professor Matilda Weasley
Deputy Headmistress Matilda Weasley has to be voiced by a kindly British redhead, so who better than Lesley Nicol of Downton Abbey fame. Of course, that’s not the only place from which you may recognise Nicol’s voice, as her storied career includes the British (and original) Shameless, Once Upon a Time, Father Brown, and Doc Martin. Like most Hogwarts Legacy actors, you’ll almost definitely recognise her voice if you’re a fan of British TV.
A young Ravenclaw student who is more interested in playing pranks than studying, you might be forgiven for confusing Everett Clopton with the Weasley brothers. Well, you wouldn’t be far off, as his voice actor, Luke Youngblood, actually played the twins’ best friend and prankmate Lee Jordan in the film series, and returns for the franchise for Hogwarts Legacy.
Headmaster Phineas Nigellus Black
Headmaster Phineas Nigellus Black is one of the only characters that we already know of from the Harry Potter series. We still don’t know much, but, yes, he is an ancestor of everyone’s favourite bad-boy godfather figure, Sirius. The hilarious British actor Simon Pegg takes on the role of Professor Black, and is known for his roles in (among countless others) Spaced and Shaun of the Dead. If you forget this list and the headmaster’s voice becomes an earworm you just can’t place following the Hogwarts Legacy release date, then you clearly haven’t watched enough British comedy.
Nearly Headless Nick and the Sorting Hat
Another two familiar not-faces in Hogwarts lore are Nearly Headless Nick and the Sorting Hat, both voiced by the same person in Hogwarts Legacy. We aren’t sure what role Nick will play in Hogwarts Legacy, or whether he’ll just be an NPC roaming the grounds, but we do of course know that the Hogwarts Legacy Sorting Hat is of great importance on your first day at school. If you are too scared to be sorted in the open-world game, you can always import your house and wand into Hogwarts Legacy to be sure you’ll be placed where you want.
Both the Sorting Hat and the ghost with the nearly-severed neck are voiced by Jason Anthony, an experienced voice actor with credits in multiple games and films, including Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, and Marmaduke. Most interestingly for this role though, Anthony was the voice of Ron Weasley himself in the now-defunct mobile game Harry Potter: Wizards Unite.
One of your first adventures in Hogwarts Legacy is of course being paired with your own unique wand. Ollivander is well known as the brilliant wandmaker behind the shops bearing his name, and if you recognise his voice in game, he’s played by Enn Reitel. Reitel has a storied acting and video game voice-over career that spans decades, most notably appearing as Alfred in multiple Batman video games, and Scrooge McDuck in a few Disney games, including Kingdom Hearts and Dreamlight Valley – though we’re not sure you’d immediately recognise him as the latter.
While Ollivander might be the most significant, Reitel actually reappears as a few other characters in Hogwarts Legacy: Percival Rackham, Charms master Professor Ronen, house-elf Deek, and quest-giver Eddie Thistlewood.
Professor Onai is the mother to Gryffindor student Natsai Onai, and the pair moved from Africa when Onai was offered the job as professor of Divination, a role she previously held at the largest wizarding school in the world, Uagadou. Her voice actor has experience with slightly less wholesome work – but don’t worry, we won’t judge you if you recognise Kandace Caine’s voice from body horror The Human Centipede 2. Instead, we’ll assume you know her vocals from Modern Warfare II, in which she voiced Nova.
Professor San Bakar
Professor Bakar is the professor of Hogwarts Legacy beasts, meaning he is excellent at handling magical animals and can be considered the Hagrid of the time. The voice of Bakar, Marwan Salama, has few video games under his belt prior to Hogwarts Legacy, but has a credible TV career, starring in Criminal Minds, The Blacklist, and more.
Professor Satyavati Shah
Professor of Astronomy Shah is voiced by Sohm Kapila, whose incredible career spans from the stage to classic British and American series, and the world, having moved from India to the UK, to the US. You may recognise her voice from the likes of Casualty or Grey’s Anatomy (depending on your preference or locality), the revamped Charmed series, or 2017’s The Mummy, but this is her first foray into the gaming industry.
Warner Bros has made no secret of the fact that Hogwarts Legacy character creation is wide and varied, allowing you to really go to town on the finer details of who you want to be. There are only two voices to choose from when customising your character though, and they belong to Sebastian Croft and Amelia Gething.
Heartstopper was a Netflix smash in 2022, so you might recognise Croft’s voice from his role as Ben Hope in the series. He also appeared in the Horrible Histories movie, and voiced Fletcher in Season 2 of Love, Death and Robots. Gething meanwhile made her name in none other than The Amelia Gething Complex. Yep. The multi-talented star wrote and starred in the BBC comedy. If you didn’t catch that and still know her voice from somewhere, it might be Anne Bronte in Emily.
Sirona Ryan is a bartender at the Three Broomsticks in Hogsmeade, so she’s who you’ll be speaking to when you’re desperate for a sip of that sweet Butterbeer. She’s also part of an early quest in the game. Sirona is voiced by Rebecca Root, who has appeared in some of the most popular TV series of recent years, including Sex Education and The Queen’s Gambit. Root is also no stranger to video games, as she also voiced Wekatta in Horizon Forbidden West.
Now you know the full Hogwarts Legacy cast, it’s time to decide which of the gorgeous Hogwarts Legacy common rooms you’re going to call home, and get ahead of the game and find out where to find Hogwarts Legacy field guide pages. If you don’t own Hogwarts Legacy yet, kill your time with some other glorious open-world games or RPG games. Alternatively, our list of the best PC games is full of outstanding titles to pick up and play today.
The creator of the Harry Potter series, JK Rowling, has made a number of transphobic remarks on social media in recent years. Warner Bros. has the licence to make games based on Harry Potter. While the details of that deal aren’t publicly known, and WB Games says “J.K. Rowling is not directly involved in the creation of the game”, it is likely that, as the creator and owner of the Harry Potter IP, she will earn royalties from its sales. If you’d like to learn more about transgender equality or lend your support, here are two important charities we encourage you to check out: the National Center for Transgender Equality in the US, and Mermaids in the UK.