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Hogwarts Legacy Cast – Simon Pegg & Main Cast List

Pegg & many others have been announced, including a surprise reappearance of one Harry Potter actor.

Updated: Jan 18, 2023 1:55 pm
Hogwarts Legacy Cast – Simon Pegg & Main Cast List

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The main cast for the newest Harry Potter franchised game, Hogwarts Legacy has been confirmed. We will be seeing the likes of Simon Pegg, Luke Youngblood and many others taking on the myriad of colorful characters.

Despite the story pre-dating any known Harry Potter stories, we are being treated to some heavy hitting voice acting, and some actors from the original Harry Potter films!

Before we get into the details, let’s just cast a quick summary of the full main cast is a list.

When is Hogwarts Legacy set?

Hogwarts Legacy all main cast list

These are some of the names you’ll be getting familiar with if your looking to buy the game come release date. We’re seeing some cool developments here, including a Slytherin Headmaster! That should be interesting indeed.

  • Simon Pegg plays Phineas Nigellus Black (Headmaster, Slytherin)
  • Sebastian Croft and Amelia Gething play the main character (Fifth Year student)
  • Lesley Nicol plays Professor Matilda Weasley (Deputy Head, Gryffindor)
  • Kandace Caine plays Professor Onai (Divination)
  • Sohm Kapila plays Professor Satyavati Shah (Astronomy)
  • Luke Youngblood plays Everett Clopton (student, Ravenclaw)
  • Asif Ali plays Mahendra Pehlwaan (student, Ravenclaw)
  • Jason Anthony plays Nearly Headless Nick and the Sorting Hat

So, let’s get into the details, who’s playing who and what do those characters do in the story of the game Hogwarts Legacy.

Is Hogwarts Legacy canon?

Simon Pegg & cast announcement for Hogwarts Legacy

The headline news here is that Simon Pegg has been cast in a major role. This is a role we’re keen to see Pegg play, after his more villainous roles like The Chamberlain in Dark Crystal and Unkar Plutt in The Force Awakens.

Is Hogwarts Legacy on Nintendo Switch?

Warner Bros and Avalanche Games have confirmed that the Hot Fuzz star will play Phineas Nigellus Black, a “cantankerous Headmaster” who comes from “a long lineage of Slytherins”.

More than that, Phineas is said to be “hated by the students” and wildly “ill-suited to his job”. He is also an ancestor of Sirius Black. The easter eggs and name-dropping was something we’ve expected, which we highlighted more in this article here.

The video below sheds more light on Pegg’s character.

The deputy head will be Professor Matilda Weasley, an ancestor to Ron Weasley and his siblings, with Lesley Nicol providing her voice. Let’s help she’s an example of the Weasley’s good nature, and is more of a helping hand than it seems Pegg’s Black will be.

Luke Youngblood, who played Lee Jordan in the Harry Potter films, has also been confirmed for a role. Youngblood will voice a new character named Everett Clopton, who is “a Ravenclaw and a half-blood underachieving rule-breaker and prankster.” This isn’t something we can say we’re surprised about, considering the company Lee Jordan kept in the Harry Potter books (Fred and George Weasley).

Is Hogwarts Legacy an MMO or RPG?

Other notable mentions are the two new leads, we can assume, in Sebastian Croft or Amelia Gething, who will lend their voices to the main characters you will go on to customise.

See a glimpse of Pegg’s Nigellus Black below.

You might also notice the exciting reappearance of old Harry Potter characters in Nearly Headless Nick and the Sorting Hat. You learn more about those character appearances here!

What platforms will Hogwarts Legacy be on?

It will be available for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One consoles, Nintendo Switch and PC.

Is Hogwarts Legacy an original story?

The story has players experiencing life as a student at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry like never before. Takin place before any canonical story, Hogwarts Legacy is a new original piece of Harry Potter fiction.

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