Another Wizarding World actor has come forward in defense of Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling. Jim Broadbent, a very well-known and established British actor who played Professor Slughorn in two Harry Potter films, has said the following:
“It’s really sad. I think J.K. Rowling is amazing. I haven’t had to confront [the backlash] myself, but I would support her in that, I think, if it came to it.”
Fun fact for you Potter nerds out there: Jim Broadbent played Tom Felton’s (aka Draco Malfoy) dad in the 1997 film The Borrowers.