Fall TV: Veteran actors, new shows
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Jason Isaacs, 'Awake'( Stephen Lovekin / Getty Images )
Where you've seen him: He plays Lucius Malfoy, the evil wizard and shamed henchman of Lord Voldemort, in the "Harry Potter" franchise.
Character on the show: Isaacs (third from left) plays a detective who finds himself living in two different realities after a car accident with his wife and son -- his wife survives in one reality, while his son survives in the other.
Character similarities: While Isaacs is still sticking to that mystical genre, the drama that plays out in both worlds is also very human, pushing his acting chops to make a character who is perceived as crazy completely normal. He also manages to conceal his British accent. Watch a preview here.