Tim Roth as Prof. Snape, really

  December 10, 2007 at 2:59 PM ET
  Geri     HPANA (via MTV Movies Blog)
  harry potter movies, tim roth

Have you ever wondered who else might have been cast to play Prof. Snape in the Harry Potter movies? Well, in a recent interview actor Tim Roth opens in new windowmentioned that he had been offered the role but decided to do Tim Burton's version of Planet of the Apes.

Mr. Roth statesopens in new window:

I was going to do both films [Potter and Planet of the Apes]. We rigged it so that I could fly back and forth. They figured out the schedule but it just got to be overwhelming in my mind. My kids really liked the books. They were really into me doing it, but the idea of being an ape with Tim was too good.

I would have made [Snape] a very different guy. But in the end I think it was the right decision since Alan’s had some success with the character.


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