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Simon Pegg to star in upcoming Harry Potter game Hogwarts Legacy

WARNER Bros. has revealed the cast of upcoming game Hogwarts Legacy, based on the world of Harry Potter.

The star of the cast is Simon Pegg, who is best known for Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz.


You’ll be able to become a Hogwarts’ student.Credit: WB Games

He will play the Headmaster Phineas Nigellus Black, who fans will remember from the books and films as one of the portraits in Dumbledore’s office.

The game takes place 200 years before the books, and Phineas has long passed by the time Harry Potter’s story starts.

He is also the great-great-grandfather of Sirius Black, though he is the polar opposite to his descendent.

Phineas is a proud Slytherin who comes off as pompous, and only took the position of Headmaster for the prestige.

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Luke Youngblood, who played Fred and George Weasley’s best friend Lee Jordan in the films, will voice a Ravenclaw student with a cheeky attitude.

Nearly Headless Nick will be included as a character, known as the house ghost for Gryffindor. 

One of the surprise announcements is that the Deputy Head of the school will be named Matilda Weasley, and is assumed to be an ancestor of Ron.

Matilda doesn’t appear in the books, but the Weasley name is a very distinct one that doesn’t appear outside of Ron’s family.

The whole roster of professors has not yet been revealed, but we know that there will be Divination and Astronomy teachers at the school.

The cast list is currently very limited, as Warner Bros. are keeping things secret even a month before the game’s release.

Here is the full list of characters and voice actors we know so far.

  • Simon Pegg – Phineas Nigellus Black (Headmaster)
  • Sebastian Croft or Amelia Gethin – Protagonist
  • Lesley Nicol – Professor Matilda Weasley (Deputy Head)
  • Kandace Caine – Professor Onai (Divination)
  • Sohm Kapila – Professor Satyavati Shah (Astronomy) 
  • Luke Youngblood – Everett Clopton (Student) 
  • Asif Ali – Mahendra Pehlwaan (Student)
  • Jason Anthony – Nearly Headless Nick and The Sorting Hat

Written by Georgina Young on behalf of GLHF.

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