“He would have been a better Witcher after Henry”: Remember Viktor Krum From Harry Potter? This is How He Looks Now

Fans believe 'Harry Potter' actor Stanislav Yanevski could replace Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia in 'The Witcher' after Cavill's departure.

Viktor Krum and Henry Cavill Geralt of Rivia


  • Stanislav Yanevski played Viktor Krum in 'Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.'
  • The actor made his acting debut with this role and reprised it in later films in the franchise.
  • Yanevski's new look has gained widespread attention on social media.
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The Harry Potter franchise introduced several characters over the course of time. Beyond the three primary characters— Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter, Rupert Grint as Ron Weasley, and Emma Watson as Hermione Granger— the hit film series also provided several memorable characters and they have all been crucial to the movies in the franchise.

Stanislav Yanevski in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Stanislav Yanevski as Viktor Krum in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Credit: Warner Brothers.

Among the supporting characters, Viktor Krum appeared in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, the fourth installment in the franchise. The character was played by Stanislav Yanevski, who is now 39, and his new look was unveiled on his Instagram posts. And fans claimed that he could play the Witcher after Henry Cavill’s departure from the Netflix show.

Stanislav Yanevski Played Viktor Krum 

Stanislav Yanevski as Viktor Krum
Stanislav Yanevski as Viktor Krum. Credit: Warner Brothers

Bulgarian actor Stanislav Yanevski is best known for his Harry Potter role Viktor Krum, but the actor has a long list of titles to his credit. Interestingly, the actor made his acting debut with Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and reprised the role in the following movies in the franchise. The actor has received wide fame for the character in the franchise. 


Beyond Harry Potter, the actor has XIa, The Cloaking, and Resistance to his credit. The actor last appeared in Fansu Njie-directed 2021 action thriller Last Man Down. Still, his Harry Potter role as Viktor Krum has been the most memorable in his career.

The character of Viktor Krum was a Bulgarian wizard who attended the Durmstrang Institute and was the Seeker for the Bulgarian National Quidditch team when he was eighteen. He was selected by the Goblet of Fire as the Durmstrang Champion at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. He also asked Hermione for a date and once rescued her.

Fans Are In Awe Seeing Stanislav Yanevski’s New Look

Stanislav Yanevski new look
Stanislav Yanevski. Credit: stan_yanevski/IG

Yanevski is almost unrecognizable in the new look. The actor now has a decent body mass, and fans think he could play Henry Cavill’s Geralt of Rivia in The Witcher. Cavill left the hit Netflix series over creative differences, and Liam Hemsworth is set to wear the skin of the character in the upcoming season.


When a user took to Instagram to reveal the new look of Yanevski, fans immediately jumped onto the social platform to share their thoughts.

He would of been a better Witcher after Henry departure.

Harry Potter and the Order of Hotness.

There’s no way as Hermione I would choose Ron over Victor.

Hermione regrets so much right now.”

Bro looks like mixture of Chris Evan, Henry Cavil and Chris Hemsworth all at once.

This is why I’m a firm believer that the actors chosen for the ACOTAR cast should NOT BE as young in real life as they are in the books. They’re all supposed to be in their early, MAYBE mid-20s. I’m sorry, I work with a bunch of 18-25 year olds. They have about 10-15 more years until they grow into this level of rugged handsomeness lol.

Certainly, the actor has made a fair impression on fans with his handsome look. As of now, it is unknown if the actor has any project slated, but with the new look, he would have been a cool character, perhaps in an action movie.

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