Fifteen actors have appeared as the same character in all eight films of the franchise.
Some well-known British actors who have not appeared in the series are asked in jest why they haven't yet been cast.
This leads directly to his next lesson in darkness and confusion about adults' bad judgments, when he's set before a tribunal and nearly expelled from Hogwarts.
In 2007, when Yates was directing Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Bill Nighy said, "I joked with [Yates] that maybe now I wouldn't be the only actor in England who hadn't been in 'Harry Potter'". Ironically, in 2009, Nighy was cast as Minister for Magic Rufus Scrimgeour in Deathly Hallows, which Yates is directing.
Nighy said, "I am no longer the only English actor not to be in Harry Potter and I am very pleased." When a reporter compared Potions professor Horace Slughorn's obsession with famous names to the series' connection to "every notable British actor," Jim Broadbent, who plays Slughorn said, "Well, not every actor gets invited.
As newspaper headlines and photos declare between episodes, Ministry of Magic head Cornelius Fudge (Robert Hardy) insists that the battle is won, that Voldemort is nowhere -- despite the fact that Harry has seen him and you have seen him seeing.
This makes the Ministry, soon embodied at Hogwarts by its pink-adorned representative Dolores Umbridge (Imelda Staunton), look awfully out of touch, to the point of willful ignorance.