We watched Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint grow up right before our eyes, but what about the adult stars of the Harry Potter series? What did they look like before they became professors and headmasters?
Keep reading to see what your favorite Hogwarts teachers looked like before Hogwarts was even a thing. The Harry Potter series is full of fantastic British actors who built entire careers before they ever waved a wand or rode a broomstick.
This is a picture of Professor Snape himself— it’s Alan Rickman in a 1978 production of Romeo and Juliet. Rickman plays Tybalt, Juliet’s hot tempered cousin. With a voice like his, it’s hard not to get cast as a villain.
Snape was sort of a villain, but the character gave Rickman room to show off his softer side. Snape’s story will always be one of my favorites in the Harry Potter series.