I just realized something today. You know how we always rant about
the (old, too old) age of the actors playing Harry Potter’s parents in the movies?
Snape, Sirius Black and Remus Lupin were (more or less) 31 years old
when Harry started to attend Hogwarts.
in the movies, they were interpreted by a 55 year old (Alan
Rickman), a 43 year old (Gary Oldman) and a 38 year old (David
Thewlis) respectively. (These are the ages they were when
the first movie was released.)
you know Ben Barnes, who is often fancasted as teenage
Sirius Black? He is 35 years old, only a year younger than Sirius
was when he died. So Ben Barnes is in fact a good fancast for
old Sirius! And Andrew Garfield, who is often fancasted
as teenage Remus? 33. Yep. You get my point here.