You may know that British actor Robert Pattinson is currently starring in the new Harry Potter film. But did you know that he is actually a dead ringer for the real-life Harry Potter actor Robert James, and was even personally recommended for the part by the late James himself? Let’s take a look at the evidence.

A Few More Facts About Robert Pattinson

Pattinson was born on December 3, 1982 in London. He spent his early years living in Paris, where his father worked for The Daily Telegraph. The family then moved to Los Angeles, where Pattinson grew up and began his acting career. He made his film debut at age 14, appearing in the children’s film Huckleberry Finn, before landing the role of Cedric Diggory in the Harry Potter series. Since then, he has appeared in several major films, including The Twilight Saga, The Lost City, and the sequel to Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, where he plays the lead role of Ron Weasley. He currently lives in London with his wife, Kristen Stewart, and their children.

Pattinson is represented by the agency WME. He enjoys reading, painting, and playing video games. He has stated that he would like to be remembered as the actor who changed the way people see dragons and as the guy who brought Gandalf the Grey back to life. In 2019, he released a book, titled Pedestrian, which was reportedly inspired by his mother’s death during the writing process.

Pattinson’s Accomplishments

Pattinson has several accolades for his acting, including a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He has been nominated for three Golden Globe Awards, including Best Actor – Motion Picture Comedy or Musical in 2016. He has also been nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture. In 2019, the British Academy of Film and Television Awards named Pattinson as the best British Actor in a Leading Role for his role as Robert James in the TV series The Lost City.

Pattinson had a leading role in the Harry Potter series for four years. During that time, he became a prominent fixture in the media, appearing in various newspapers and magazines as well as on television talk shows. In 2019, he was ranked number 22 on Forbes’ list of World’s Highest-Earning Film Actors, with an estimated net worth of $30 million.

Dressing Like Harry Potter

While most actors go to great lengths to accurately portray their characters, sometimes the resemblance is more than skin deep. In the case of Harry Potter and his iconic look, the similarity between the characters is so apparent that audiences may be fooled into thinking that the actor is actually playing the part. But it’s more than just the hair and the eyewear; it’s the entire get-up. Here are a few of the best Harry Potter costumes that Robert Pattinson wore while portraying the part of Harry in the films:

Solid Silver

In the first film, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, before he goes on his mission to kill the Horrible Man, Harry is seen in the Burrow wearing a brown jumper with solid silver buttons. It is then shown in the film’s opening sequence that he has changed into this outfit prior to leaving for Hogwarts.

It’s a bold choice for an opening gown choice, and one that has become a bit of an iconic look for Harry. While it’s not the only outfit that Robert Pattinson wore for the part, it’s certainly one of the most recognizable. We can see why it has become so popular – it’s simple yet elegant, and perfectly embodies everything that is Harry Potter.


In the second film, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry is seen in the company of the Slytherin Guard. Near the end of the film, he is seen in the Great Hall in a black suit with brown stripes. This is another outfit that Robert Pattinson wore while portraying the part of Harry in that film. It is actually a very similar look to the one he wore in the first film, which might explain why he kept wearing it. This outfit has also become extremely popular with fans, particularly since it matches the logo of the Slytherin House, which was designed by Michael Whelan and produced by Hewitt Packaging.


Red is the school color of Hufflepuff, and Robert Pattinson wore a number of different red outfits while portraying the part of Harry in the third and fourth films, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. For the most part, these are plain red dresses with brown or white touches. Some are very simple, and some are a little more extravagant.

It seems like Robert Pattinson wears red a lot while playing Harry Potter. The only other film in which he wore red was the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them film, in which he plays a character named Jacob, who is half-giant. In that film, he was shirtless and the red was a tie-in to his giant physique.


In the fifth and sixth films, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2, Robert Pattinson wears various outfits in the colors of the House of Gryffindor. In particular, he wore a yellow outfit in the latter film, which was a very bold choice. He opted for a skirt instead of a dress, and paired this outfit with a brown belt and brown shoes for a very classic look. While many fans may not have approved of him donning the yellow outfit, the actor was not afraid to experiment with bold choices. This was one of the few times that he wore trousers instead of dresses, and it was something different for the Potter series. He still likes to keep the skirt look, as seen in the promotional pictures from the set of the Deathly Hallows – Part 2. This outfit has become somewhat of a legend, and is often imitated by fans and other actors who have played Harry Potter.

Blue Jeans

While we are on the subject of the fifth and sixth films, let’s discuss Robert Pattinson’s most recent outfit for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2. As noted, he wore trousers for this outfit, and he opted for a blue denim skirt and a white blouse to go along with it. Some sources say that this is now his regular outfit for the part, which makes sense since the actor is currently dating actress Alicia Vikander. They were seen together at the 2019 Academy Awards, where he wore this outfit. While the outfit is not a bad choice and is certainly different from the usual Potter get-ups, it’s not the most practical choice, and more of an experiment. We’ll have to wait and see if it catches on.


While most people may think that Harry Potter wears brown, he actually wears a variety of white outfits while playing the part. The white is used for both summer and winter, so he is always prepared for the cold winds of winter as well as the warm Southern California sun.

It seems like Michael Whelan, the designer of the logo for the Slytherin House, would like to play up the contrast between the white and the darker tones. It’s no coincidence that he produced some of the most memorable outfits for the part; he always goes for light colors to go well with dark colors, and it makes sense that he did this for the Slytherin House.

In some of the promotional material from the set of the movie, we can see that Michael Whelan produced some very memorable outfits for Harry Potter. While many of the outfits are in line with the Potter aesthetic, there is also an edginess to them, which makes them almost contemporary, like the rest of the world, not just Harry Potter.