Walden Macnair is a recurring antagonist of the Harry Potter series. He debuted in Prisoner of Azkaban as Buckbeak's Executioner, but near the end of the Goblet of Fire, he is revealed to be one of Lord Voldemort's Death Eaters. He later returns as a supporting antagonist of the Order of the Phoenix, and as a minor antagonist of Deathly Hallows.

He is portrayed by Peter Best. Briefly by Ashley Artus in the Goblet of Fire, and by Granville Saxton in Deathly Hallows Part 1 and 2


Walden Macnair served Lord Voldemort during the First Wizarding War. In the aftermath, he didn't search for her master, but indstead joined the Ministry of Magic. After Voldemort's return, he returned to the Death Eaters. During the Second Wizarding War, he participated in the murder of Boderick Bode, battle of the the Department of Mysteries (which maked Him a Prisoner of Azkaban), and finally the Battle of Hogwarts.


  • Macnair (The Executioner) has been released as a LEGO minifigure, in the 2019 set Hagrid's Hut: Buckbeak's Rescue


           HarryPotter Villains

Death Eaters
Lord Voldemort | Severus Snape | Draco Malfoy | Lucius Malfoy | Peter Pettigrew | Barty Crouch Jr. | Bellatrix Lestrange | Corban Yaxley | Alecto Carrow | Antonin Dolohov | Augustus Rookwood | Walden Macnair | Thorfinn Rowle | Evan Rosier | Cedric Diggory | Fenrir Greyback | Stan Shunpike

Death Eater Supporters
Quirinus Quirrell | Dolores Umbridge | Snatchers (Scabior) | Gregory Goyle | Vincent Crabbe | John Dawlish | Kreacher

Muggle-Born Registration Commission
Dolores Umbridge | Corban Yaxley | Albert Runcorn | Mafalda Hopkirk

Gellert Grindelwald's Alliance
Gellert Grindelwald | Credence Barebone | Vinda Rosier | Queenie Goldstein | Gunnar Grimmson | Abernathy | Krall | Carrow | Nagel | Krafft | MacDuff

Other Dark Wizards & Witches
Salazar Slytherin | Morfin Gaunt | Marvolo Gaunt | Merope Gaunt | Gilderoy Lockhart | Cornelius Fudge | Herpo the Foul | Merwyn the Malicious | Ekrizdis | Delphini | Patricia Rakepick

New Salem Philanthropic Society
Mary Lou Barebone | Credence Barebone

Basilisk | Acromantula (Aragog & Acromantula Colony) | Dementors | Centaurs | Giants | Inferi | Nagini | Mountain Troll |

Tales of Beedle the Bard
Charlatan | Death | Warlock

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