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Spinner's End is a fictitious place in the Harry Potter book and is first mentioned in the sixth book, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.
Spinner's End is a street, on which sits a house that is the summer home of Severus Snape. It is stated to be one of several streets of identical brick, presumably terraced, houses. It is near a dirty river, the bank of which is strewn with litter. A mill (presumably a woollen or cotton mill) with a tall chimney is close by. This rather bleak background suggests it is located within a run-down industrial area, possibly in northern England. In this context, the Spinner referred to in the name of the street would derive from the trade of cotton-spinner or wool-spinner. It might also allude to the spider-like facets of Severus Snape's character. The dilapidated setting foreshadows what is later revealed about Snape's parentage.
Snape's home opens directly into a sitting room which has the feeling of a dark, padded cell, with walls covered in books, threadbare furniture, and a dim candle-filled lamp that hangs from the ceiling. A hidden door is set in the wall of books, which leads to a narrow staircase. The place has an air of neglect, as
Albus Severus Potter is introduced in the epilogue of the seventh and last Harry Potter book, The Deathly Hallows, as the second child of Harry and Ginny Potter. He is named after Albus Dumbledore and Severus Snape.
Albus Severus "Al" Potter is the second child of Harry and Ginny. He is said to look much like Harry, and it is noted that, of all of Harry's children, he is the only one to have inherited Harry's mother's green eyes. In the epilogue of Deathly Hallows, he is being sent to Hogwarts for the first time. Because of jokes from his elder brother James, Albus fears that he will be placed in Slytherin instead of Gryffindor. Harry reassures Albus that he will be loved no matter what and informs him that Severus Snape, one of the two Hogwarts Headmasters for whom he was named, was in Slytherin and "probably the bravest man I ever knew". In addition, he reveals to Albus that he himself was placed in Gryffindor because he asked the Sorting Hat not to put him in Slytherin, something he had never told any of his children. Harry also had similar fears of being placed in Slytherin when he first went to Hogwarts. Albus's first name comes from Albus Dumbledore, Harry's favourite headmaster, but Harry honours Severus Snape, the man who loved Lily Evans so much that he dedicated his life to protecting her son and ultimately lost his life in the attempt.
Remus John Lupin, nicknamed Moony, is a fictional character in the Harry Potter book series written by J. K. Rowling. He first appears in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban as the new Defence Against the Dark Arts professor. In the films, he is portrayed by David Thewlis as an adult, and James Utechin as a teenager.
There is evidence to suggest that Lupin is a more powerful wizard than he lets on. In Prisoner of Azkaban, he produced a handful of flames in his bare hands, a possible show of wandless magic. In Order of the Phoenix, he is the only fighter besides Dumbledore who came through unscathed from the battle at the Department of Mysteries. Similarly, he emerges physically unharmed from the Battle of Hogwarts in Half-Blood Prince, even remarking that a Killing Curse had barely missed him at one point.
Lupin often acts as the voice of reason within the Order of the Phoenix. He is more willing than Molly Weasley to let Harry and the other students know what is happening, but he also will not allow them to be inducted into the Order and stops Sirius from telling them too much.
Lupin is a half-blood born, according to the series, to a wizard and a muggle woman on
Alastor "Mad-Eye" Moody is a fictional character in the Harry Potter series of books, an ex-Auror working for the Order of the Phoenix. In the films, he is portrayed by Brendan Gleeson.
Alastor ("avenger") is a household god in Greek myth called on by families to visit fury upon those who have wronged them.
2- The double-changers had another changer, and the originals died.
3- The servant of all died, while another of his type led them.
4- Gryffindor blood is not only strong in Harry, but in one other.
5- A death for the Dark Lord was in vain, yet it has changed everything.
6- The Dark Lord conquers what once hounded him, but his allies turn against him.
Figure it out, if you so wish.
Oh, who the f**k am I kidding:
Burbage dies on pg. 12 Hedwig dies on pg. 56 Mad-Eye dies on pg. 78 Scrimgeour dies on pg. 159 Wormtail dies on pg. 471 Dobby dies on pg. 476 Snape dies on pg. 658 Fred Weasley dies on pg. 637 Harry gets fucked up by Voldemort on pg. 704 but comes back to life on pg. 724 Tonks, Lupin, and Colin Creevy have their deaths confirmed on pg. 743
19 years after the events in the book: Ron has married Hermione, their two children are named Rose and Hugo
Kingsley Shacklebolt is a member of the Order of the Phoenix in the Harry Potter series of books. He is a tall, bald man, of African descent who wears a golden hoop as an earring and has a deep voice which J.K. Rowling mentions several times as 'calming'.
Kingsley Shacklebolt is a senior Auror, who was acting as double agent for the Order within the Ministry of Magic when he was first introduced in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. He was present in the scene of the fifth book when Harry was confronted about his defence organisation, "Dumbledore's Army", after Marietta Edgecombe had betrayed it to Dolores Umbridge. Shacklebolt swiftly modified Marietta's memory, but to escape the Ministry, Dumbledore was forced to hex him too. Shacklebolt was in charge of the search for Sirius Black in the Ministry - considered a prestigious job, as Sirius Black was the most wanted man in wizarding Britain. Knowing Sirius was innocent, he was supplying the Ministry false information that Sirius was in Tibet. Kingsley Shacklebolt knew James Potter, but it appears that he was not part of the original Order of the Phoenix.
In the Second War against Lord Voldemort, Shacklebolt joined the
Pamela E. "Pam" Ferris (born 11 May 1948) is a German-born Welsh actress. She is best known for her starring roles on television as Ma Larkin in The Darling Buds of May, and as Laura Thyme in Rosemary & Thyme, and for her parts in the family films based on works by British authors as Miss Trunchbull in Matilda and as Aunt Marge in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.
Ferris was born in Hanover, Lower Saxony, Germany, to Welsh parents, while her father was serving in the Royal Air Force. Ferris spent her childhood in the Aberkenfig area, near Bridgend in Wales. Her father, Fred Ferris, was a policeman, and her mother, Ann Perkins, worked in her family's bakery business. Her family emigrated to New Zealand when she was thirteen. Ferris returned to the UK in her early twenties. In 1986, she married actor Roger Frost. She was close friends with actress Catherine Zeta-Jones (her onscreen daughter in Darling Buds of May), but revealed in 2010 that since Catherine's move to Hollywood their friendship has 'sizzled' out.
Ferris performed in her younger years at the Mercury Theatre in Auckland, and later with various regional companies in the UK.
Ferris is best known for her role as
Richard Griffiths, OBE (born 31 July 1947) is an English actor of stage, film and television. He has received the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor, the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Play, the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Featured Actor and a Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play, all for his role in the play The History Boys. He is also known for his portrayal of Vernon Dursley in the Harry Potter films, Uncle Monty in Withnail and I, Henry Crabbe in Pie in the Sky, and King George II in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. He also appeared in Richard Attenborough's Oscar-winning 1982 film Gandhi portraying the role of a British journalist.
Griffiths was born in Thornaby-on-Tees, North Riding of Yorkshire, England. His father was a steelworker, while his mother's occupation was described as "bagger". He had a Catholic upbringing. His parents were both deaf, and he learned sign language at an early age in order to communicate with them.
In his childhood he attempted to run away from home many times. He dropped out of Our Lady & St Bede School at age 15 and worked as a porter for a while, but his boss eventually convinced him
Rita Skeeter is a fictional character in the Harry Potter book series written by J. K. Rowling. The character is introduced in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire as a reporter for the Daily Prophet and a correspondent for the Witch Weekly, who specialises in yellow journalism.
Armed with such magical devices as the Quick-Quotes Quill which automatically misquotes an interviewee even while he or she speaks, the character is clearly intended as satire on such journalists in the real world.
As a reporter who fabricated information in order to write an appealing story, she was an antagonist to Harry and his friends throughout Goblet of Fire.
Rita Skeeter is played by Miranda Richardson in the film version of the fourth novel, released in 2005.
Rita Skeeter's attempts to create controversy are first seen in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and include instances that occurred before Harry returned to Hogwarts for his fourth year. When Rita wrote about the Dark Mark appearing at the Quidditch World Cup, she said that there were rumours that several bodies had been removed from the forest an hour after the attack; Arthur Weasley commented that this report would likely create
Matthew David Lewis (born 27 June 1989) is an English film, television and stage actor, he is best known for playing Neville Longbottom in the Harry Potter films.
Lewis was born in Horsforth, Leeds, West Yorkshire, England, the son of Lynda (née Needham) and Adrian Lewis. He has two brothers, Chris Lewis and actor Anthony Lewis. He attended St. Mary's Catholic High School, Menston. Lewis is an avid fan of rugby league team Leeds Rhinos in the Super League. In an interview with WBEZ, Lewis stated his association with the number 11 and how it has appeared multiple times throughout his life, such as being 11 years old when obtaining the role for Harry Potter, which has inspired him to obtain a tattoo of the number 11 on his right arm and to have myriad clothing with the number 11 on it.
He has been acting since he was five years old. He started off with minor parts in television programmes, debuting in Some Kind of Life.
He then went on to try out for the part of Neville Longbottom. He has portrayed Neville Longbottom in the eight Harry Potter films. During the filming of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Helena Bonham Carter, who portrays Bellatrix Lestrange, accidentally
The Ministry of Magic is the fictional government of the Magical community of Britain in J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter series. First mentioned in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, the Ministry makes its first proper appearance in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. Throughout the books, it is generally depicted as either corrupt, incompetent or both, its high officials blind to actual events and dangers in the wizarding world, reaching a nadir of corruption during the uprising of the antagonist Lord Voldemort.
Each new Muggle Prime Minister receives a visit from the Minister for Magic, who informs him or her that the wizarding world exists. He explains that he will contact the Prime Minister only in circumstances in which the events of the wizard world may affect Muggles. For example, the Minister has to inform the Prime Minister if dangerous magical artefacts or animals are to be brought into Britain.
The Ministry keeps in touch with the British Prime Minister via a wizard's portrait in the Prime Minister's office at 10 Downing Street. The portrait, which cannot be removed from the wall (because of a Permanent Sticking Charm in place), notifies the Prime Minister of
Warwick Ashley Davis (born 3 February 1970) is an English actor. He is most notable for playing the title characters in Willow and the Leprechaun film series, as well as for his roles in Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi and the Harry Potter films. More recently, Davis starred as himself in sitcom Life's Too Short, written and directed by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant. Because of his dwarfism, Davis stands 3 ft 6 in (1.07 m) tall.
Warwick Davis was born in Epsom, Surrey, to an insurance broker and his wife. Davis also has a younger sister. He was educated at Chinthurst School and later the City of London Freemen's School. When Davis was 11, his grandmother heard a radio advert calling for people who were 4 ft. tall or shorter to be in Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi. To Davis, who was a fan of the Star Wars films, it was a dream come true.
On the set of Return of the Jedi, Mark Hamill bought Davis every single Star Wars figure he did not have.
He was originally cast as an extra Ewok, but when Kenny Baker, who was originally going to be Wicket, fell ill, George Lucas picked Warwick to be the new Wicket after seeing how he carried himself as an Ewok. Davis based
Rubeus Hagrid is a fictional character in the Harry Potter book series written by J. K. Rowling. Hagrid is introduced in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone as a half-giant and half man who is the gamekeeper and Keeper of Keys and Grounds of Hogwarts, the primary setting for the first six novels. In the third novel Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Hagrid is promoted to Care of Magical Creatures teacher, and later becomes a member of the Order of the Phoenix.
Hagrid was among the characters that Rowling says she created "the very first day". She has explained the source of his name as "another old English word, meaning — if you were hagrid — it’s a dialect word — you’d had a bad night. Hagrid is a big drinker — he has a lot of bad nights." In her article "Harry’s Fame", Rosemary Goring notes the Forest of Dean is an influence on Rowling’s work, and Hagrid is the only character that is "directly drawn from the Forest of Dean". According to Goring, Hagrid’s "dropped word-endings are a Chepstow speciality." She also notes that Hagrid is physically "modeled on the Welsh chapter of Hells Angels who’d swoop down on the town and hog the bar, 'huge mountains of leather and
Dudley Dursley (23 June, 1980) was the Muggle son of Vernon and Petunia Dursley, and cousin of Harry Potter. He was obese and insolent as a result of his parents spoiling him throughout his childhood. He and his gang often tormented Harry, taking after the example set by his parents, as well as other weaker and younger children in their neighbourhood and at school. In 1995, he faced Dementors for the first time, and was saved by Harry, after which he mellowed and became generally kinder to his cousin. He left his house in 1997, along with his family, to hide from Lord Voldemort and his Death Eaters, under the protection of the Order of the Phoenix. After the Second Wizarding War, he married a woman and had several children. He also remained in contact with Harry and his children.
Fawkes is a surname of Norman-French origin, first appearing in the British Isles after the Norman Conquest of England in 1066. The name ultimately derives from the pre-6th century Germanic given name of Falco (later Faulques) meaning "falcon". The first recorded spelling of the surname in England is that of one Geoffrey Faukes in 1221.
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is the fourth novel in the Harry Potter series written by British author J. K. Rowling. Set during the protagonist Harry Potter's fourth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, it follows the mystery surrounding the entry of Harry's name into the Triwizard Tournament, in which he is forced to compete.
The book was published in the United Kingdom by Bloomsbury and in the United States by Scholastic on 8 July 2000, the first time a book in the series was published in both countries at the same time. The novel won a Hugo Award in 2001, the only Harry Potter novel to do so. The book was made into a film, which was released worldwide on 18 November 2005.
Throughout the three previous novels in the Harry Potter series, the main character, Harry Potter, has struggled with the difficulties that come with growing up and the added challenge of being a famous wizard. When Harry was a baby, Voldemort, the most powerful Dark wizard in history, killed Harry's parents but mysteriously vanished after unsuccessfully trying to kill Harry, which left a lightning-shaped scar on his forehead. This results in Harry's immediate fame and his being placed in
Romilda Vane (born c. 1982) is a fictional character in J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter books. Romilda has long black hair, dark eyes, and a prominent chin. At the time of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, she was a Gryffindor fourth-year, meaning she must have entered Hogwarts at the time of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.
Romilda has a celebrity crush on Harry throughout the sixth book, but unlike previous characters such as Colin and Dennis Creevey and Ginny Weasley, whose hero-worshipping of Harry was not only harmless but often amusing, Romilda sometimes crosses the line. She introduces herself to Harry on the Hogwarts Express and invites him to join the group in her compartment, but not without making snide remarks about Neville Longbottom and Luna Lovegood, whom she considers "uncool". Harry stands up for his friends and refuses her invitation. Later in the year she attempts to trick Harry into taking a love potion, but while he takes the box of chocolates she gives him, he is wise enough not to eat them. Several months later, Ron Weasley accidentally eats several of Romilda's doctored chocolates and is affected by the love potion, forcing Harry to take him
Eileen Prince is a fictional character from the Harry Potter series.
Eileen Prince is a witch who married Tobias Snape, a muggle. They had a son, Severus Snape, who became potions master at Hogwarts. Eileen is first briefly glimpsed, although not named, in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix in one of Severus's memories during the Occlumency lessons. In this memory, her husband is screaming at her while the young Severus cries in a corner.
The title of the sixth book, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince refers to a nickname for Snape which was a literal description of him, from his mother's name and his mixed-blood parentage. Harry Potter and company discover the nickname written inside an old potions book. Remus Lupin, who was a classmate of Snape, has no knowledge of the nickname, but Snape eventually confirms to Harry that it refers to him. (Main article: Half-Blood Prince.)
Hermione Granger investigates the nickname to discover whom it might be, and first believes that it may refer to Eileen. She finds a picture of 15-year-old Eileen in an old newspaper. Her appearance is described as "simultaneously cross and sullen, with heavy brows and a long, pallid face."
Ginevra Molly "Ginny" Weasley is a fictional character in J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter series. Ginny's presence early in the series is minor: she is identified solely as the younger sister of Ron Weasley, Harry Potter's best friend, and harbours a crush on Harry, while bashful in his presence. Ginny's role is greatly expanded as the storyline progresses, with Rowling developing her character and eventually including her as an active participant in Harry's adventures and the quest to defeat Lord Voldemort, and as Harry's principal love interest.
Ginny is the youngest of the seven Weasley children and the only daughter; she is "the first girl to be born into the Weasley clan for several generations." Rowling's official site states her birthday as 11 August, 1981.
In a joint interview with The Leaky Cauldron and MuggleNet, Rowling revealed that she "always knew" that Ginny and Harry "were going to come together and then part." The author explained that, as the series progresses, Harry, and by extension the reader, discovers that Ginny is in fact the ideal girl for him. Rowling stated that Harry "needs to be with someone who can stand the demands of being with Harry Potter, because
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is the sixth and penultimate novel in the Harry Potter series by British author J. K. Rowling. Set during protagonist Harry Potter's sixth year at Hogwarts, the novel explores the past of Harry's nemesis, Lord Voldemort, and Harry's preparations for the final battle alongside his headmaster and mentor Albus Dumbledore.
The book was published in the United Kingdom by Bloomsbury and in the United States by Scholastic on 16 July 2005, as well as in several other countries. It sold nine million copies in the first 24 hours after its release, a record at the time which was eventually broken by its sequel, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. There were many controversies before and after it was published, including the right to read the copies delivered prior to the release date in Canada. Reception to the novel was generally positive and it won several awards and honours, including the 2006 British Book of the Year award.
Reviewers noted that the book took on a darker tone than its predecessors, though it did contain humour. Some considered the main themes to be love and death, and trust and redemption. The character development of Harry and
Sirius Black is a fictional character in J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter series. Sirius was first mentioned briefly in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone as a wizard who lent Rubeus Hagrid a flying motorbike shortly after Lord Voldemort killed James and Lily Potter. His character becomes prominent in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, in which he is the titular prisoner, and is also revealed to be the godfather of the central character Harry Potter
Sirius Black is the last heir of the House of Black, a once notable Pure-blood Wizarding family. His parents, Orion and Walburga Black, were both Blacks by birth and second cousins. Sirius had a younger brother, Regulus Black(R.A.B) and three older cousins: Bellatrix Lestrange, Andromeda Tonks (his favourite cousin and mother of Nymphadora Tonks), and Narcissa Malfoy (mother of Draco Malfoy). "Sirius" is a traditional Black family name, recurring in at least three generations and following a family tradition of naming children after stars and constellations. Sirius's early life proved unhappy; he had come to hate most of his relatives, in particular his mother. He rejected his family's pure-blood elitism and reverence for the Dark
Alan Sidney Patrick Rickman (born 21 February 1946) is an English actor of stage and screen. He is a renowned stage actor in modern and classical productions and a former member of the Royal Shakespeare Company. His breakout performance was as the Vicomte de Valmont in Les Liaisons Dangereuses, for which he was nominated for a Tony Award. Rickman is known for his film performances as Hans Gruber in Die Hard, Severus Snape in the Harry Potter film series, Éamon de Valera in Michael Collins, and Metatron in Dogma.
Rickman has also had a number other notable film roles such as Sheriff of Nottingham in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, Jamie in Truly, Madly, Deeply, P.L. O'Hara in An Awfully Big Adventure and Colonel Brandon in Ang Lee's 1995 film Sense and Sensibility. More recently, he played Judge Turpin in the film adaptation of Stephen Sondheim's musical of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.
Rickman was born in South Hammersmith, London, to a working-class family, the son of Margaret Doreen Rose (née Bartlett), a housewife, and Bernard Rickman, a factory worker. Rickman's mother was from Wales and a Methodist, and his father was of Irish Catholic background. He has one
Lily Potter was a Muggle-born witch, the younger daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Evans and the sister of Petunia. She learned that she was a witch as a child, after Severus Snape, a wizard boy who lived nearby, recognised her as a witch and told her of the existence of magic. The two became close friends, but their friendship became strained over the years due to Snape's irrepressible interest in the Dark Arts and his passion in joining the Death Eaters. Lily ended the friendship in their fifth year, after Snape called her a Mudblood. She attended Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry from 1971 to 1978 and was sorted into Gryffindor house. A talented student, Lily was a member of the Slug Club and was made Head Girl in her seventh year.
After Hogwarts, Lily married James Potter and they had a son, Harry. The couple and their best friends (Sirius Black, Remus Lupin and Peter Pettigrew) all joined the Order of the Phoenix during the First Wizarding War; she and her husband defied Lord Voldemort himself three times. However, Lily and James were forced to go into hiding after a prophecy was made concerning Lord Voldemort and their infant son. James and Lily were betrayed by Peter Pettigrew to Lord Voldemort. Lily was murdered by Voldemort in 1981, along with her husband, while they were trying to protect their son. Lily briefly appeared again through the Resurrection Stone, along with James, Sirius and Remus in 1998. After the Second Wizarding War, Lily had three grandchildren through her son, Harry Potter; James Sirius Potter, Albus Severus Potter and Lily Luna Potter, who was named after her grandmother.
Neville Longbottom is a fictional character in J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter book series. He is described as a round-faced Gryffindor student in the central character Harry Potter's year. Throughout the series, Neville is often portrayed as a bumbling and disorganised character, and a rather mediocre student, though he is highly gifted at Herbology. However, the character's personality appears to undergo a transition after he joins Dumbledore's Army in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. The encouragement he receives gives him confidence in his magical abilities, turning him into a more competent wizard.
Although a secondary character in the first four books, Neville appears often in the role of comic relief. He is one of Harry's strongest supporters over the course of the series, and becomes close friends with Ron, Hermione, Ginny, and Luna as well. As stated by Rowling, the fifth Harry Potter book "was a real turning point for Neville", due to the bigger role he played in that book. She further hinted that Neville was about to play a significant part in the two final books and the fight against Lord Voldemort.
Rowling revealed in an interview that "there's a lot of Neville
Andromeda "Meda" Tonks (nￃﾩe Black) (born c. 1953) is a fictional character from the Harry Potter series of novels. She is the mother of Nymphadora Tonks and married to Ted Tonks who is muggleborn. Born Andromeda Black, she is a pure-blood witch, daughter of Cygnus and Druella Black nￃﾩe Rosier and sister of Bellatrix Lestrange and Narcissa Malfoy. The middle sister, she was burned off the family tapestry in 12 Grimmauld Place by her aunt Walburga and banned from the family because she married Ted Tonks, a Muggle-born wizard. Walburga and Alphard Black are her aunt and uncle on her father's side, and Sirius and Regulus Black her cousins. Evan Rosier may be a relative on her mother's side. Orion Black is her uncle by marriage, as well as her second cousin once removed. She was Sirius Black's favourite cousin, but he never met her (post-marriage) family before his imprisonment in Azkaban.
Little has been revealed so far about her character, except that she has a talent for cleanliness that her husband and child do not share, and that she is responsible for giving her daughter the name "Nymphadora" (which Nymphadora hates, preferring to be known simply as "Tonks"), a name
Dobby is a house-elf, who, unlike most other house-elves, wanted to be freed. He has three fingers and one opposable thumb. Dobby was the abused and tormented slave of the Malfoys before the events of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. In his first appearance in the series in Chamber of Secrets, Dobby knew of Lucius Malfoy's plans to re-open the Chamber of Secrets using Tom Riddle's school diary for months before it happened. As an attempt to discourage Harry from returning to Hogwarts, Dobby begins to intercept the letters that Harry's friends sent him. Dobby then appears at Privet Drive to warn Harry and tell him of the danger of returning to Hogwarts, and attempts to persuade him to stay away so he would be safe from harm. When Dobby's attempts fail to persuade Harry, he smashes a pudding in the Dursley family's kitchen. Being caught in the kitchen with the wreckage, and receiving a warning letter for illegal use of magic, Harry is locked up by the Dursleys, who insist that he would not return to Hogwarts, but Ron, Fred and George Weasley are able to rescue Harry in their father's flying Ford Anglia. Dobby later tries to keep Harry away from Hogwarts by magically sealing off the hidden entrance to Platform 9¾, but Harry and Ron foil that plot by piloting the flying car back to school. During a Quidditch match of Gryffindor vs Slytherin, Dobby enchants a Bludger to chase after only Harry; it manages to break his arm. When Harry – having just returned from the Chamber of Secrets – discovers that Dobby's master was Lucius, Harry tricks Malfoy into setting Dobby free – a feat that secures him the house-elf's undying loyalty. Dobby reappears in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. He has been demanding payment for his services, which makes it difficult for him to find any employment at all. He later obtains a post at Hogwarts, and is the only paid house-elf on the staff (Dumbledore being probably the only employer who would even think of paying a house-elf). In this book, Dobby gives Harry the gillyweed he needs to survive the Second Triwizard Task. Dobby is also the only house-elf who cleans Gryffindor Tower since Hermione begins trying to set the house-elves free, because the house-elves find the clothes insulting. In Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Dobby shows Harry the hidden Room of Requirement, which Harry uses for his Dumbledore's Army meetings. When Professor Umbridge finds out about the meetings later, Dobby enters the room to warn the group to leave. In Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Harry entrusts Dobby to help watch Kreacher when he orders him to work in the Hogwarts kitchens with the other house-elves. When Harry needs somebody to follow Draco Malfoy, he is helped by Dobby and Kreacher. When they report back, Kreacher tells Harry only mundane things, such as Malfoy's class schedule, while Dobby cuts to the chase and tells Harry about Malfoy's visits to the Room of Requirement. Dobby makes his last appearance in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows when Aberforth Dumbledore sends Dobby to rescue Harry, Ron, and Hermione from the cellar of Malfoy Manor. Dobby helps Harry and Ron escape their prison and gets Luna Lovegood, Dean Thomas, and Mr Ollivander out of the manor, then helps Harry and Ron free Hermione and Griphook from torture at the hands of Bellatrix Lestrange. While he succeeds in his task, Bellatrix throws a knife at Harry, but the knife hits Dobby instead, who dies before he can be healed. Harry physically digs the grave without using magic, and writes upon the stone: "Here Lies Dobby, A Free Elf". Dobby was voiced by Toby Jones in the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets and is confirmed to return for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Some suggest the makers of the Harry Potter films modelled Dobby's appearance after Russian President Vladimir Putin. In the Comic Relief spoof, Harry Potter and the Secret Chamberpot of Azerbaijan, he is played by Basil Brush.
Gemma Jones (born Jennifer Jones; 4 December 1942) is an English character actress on both stage and screen.
Jones was born in London, the daughter of Irene (née Isaac) and Griffith Jones, an actor. Her brother, Nicholas Jones, is also an actor. She attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.
Jones became known to television viewers after starring in the BBC serial Kenilworth (1967) as Queen Elizabeth I and in BBC2's 1970 dramatisation of The Spoils of Poynton.
She was first recognised outside the UK in 1974, after playing the Empress Frederick in the BBC television drama series Fall of Eagles and Louisa Trotter in another BBC drama, The Duchess of Duke Street. In 1980, she played the role of Portia in the BBC Television Shakespeare production of The Merchant of Venice, opposite Warren Mitchell's Shylock.
On stage, in 1986, she played the great soprano Giuseppina Strepponi in After Aida at the Old Vic Theatre.
Jones played Mrs. Dashwood alongside Kate Winslet, Alan Rickman and Emma Thompson in the Academy Award-winning period drama Sense and Sensibility (1995). Other notable roles include Lady Queensbury in Wilde (1997), Grace Winslow in The Winslow Boy (1999), Bridget's mother Pam
Imelda Mary Philomena Bernadette Staunton, OBE (born 9 January 1956) is an English actress. She is perhaps best known for her performances in the British comedy television series Up the Garden Path, the Harry Potter film series (in which she plays Professor Dolores Jane Umbridge) and Vera Drake. She drew critical acclaim as Vera Drake, earning her a Best Actress Oscar nomination and a number of wins including the BAFTA and Venice Film Festival Awards for best actress in a leading role.
Staunton was born in Archway, North London, the only child of Bridie (née McNicholas), a hairdresser, and Joseph Staunton, a road-worker and labourer. The family lived over Staunton's mother's hair dressing salon while Staunton’s father worked on the roads. Both of her parents were first-generation Catholic immigrants from County Mayo, Ireland, with her father coming from Ballyvary and her mother from Bohola. Staunton's mother was a musician who could not read music, but could master almost any tune by ear on the accordion or fiddle and had played in Irish showbands.
Staunton attended La Sainte Union Convent School, an all-girls Catholic school on the edge of Hampstead Heath, from years 11 to 17. Her
Edward Charles James Gardner, DFM (24 August 1924 – 3 May 2010) was a British actor.
During World War II, Gardner served in the Royal Air Force as an air gunner with No. 10 Squadron. He completed 30 sorties as a Halifax rear gunner and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Medal.
His first film appearance was in The Curse of the Mummy's Tomb released during 1964. Thereafter he appeared in over 30 films and also made extensive TV and theatre appearances. Some of his best known Shakespearean roles such as Adam in As You Like It, and Gravedigger in Hamlet were performed under the direction of Terry Hands.
He played Knight Bus driver Ernie Prang in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, the third film in the Harry Potter film series.
Dolores Jane Umbridge is a fictional character from the Harry Potter series of novels by J. K. Rowling. She is portrayed by British actress Imelda Staunton in the ''Order of the Phoenix'' film.
Umbridge is a short, squat woman described as resembling a large pale toad. She has a broad, flabby face, little neck, and a wide, slack mouth. Her eyes are big, round and slightly bulging. In Order of the Phoenix she has "short, curly, mouse-brown hair" and often wears a black velvet bow (or pink Alice band) in her hair that reminds Harry of a fly about to be caught. In Half-Blood Prince, her hair had turned "iron-coloured". Her voice is high, fluttery, and girlish and Harry describes it as sounding like poisoned honey. When she wants to get someone's attention she emits a small little "hem, hem" noise from her throat.
The name Dolores is derived from the Latin word dolour, or pain, and the name itself means "Lady of Sorrows", possibly reflecting her sadistic nature and the misery caused by her actions. Dolores is a widely used name in Spain, related to the Virgen de los Dolores or Nuestra Seￃﾱora de los Dolores (a Catholic religious remembrance of the suffering of the Blessed Virgin
Draco Lucius Malfoy is a fictional character and a major antagonist in J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter series. He is a Slytherin student in Harry Potter's year. He is frequently accompanied by his two accomplices, Vincent Crabbe and Gregory Goyle, who act as henchmen. He is portrayed as a spoiled, cowardly bully who uses magic to get what he wants, often by force.
Draco serves as a literary foil to the hero, Harry Potter, and is loosely based on bullies Rowling encountered during her school days. Harry first encounters Draco's snobbish bigotry after their initial encounter at Madam Malkin's. Rowling uses the Malfoys to introduce themes of intolerance and bigotry into a setting where people are often judged solely by their blood lineage rather than their good character or accomplishments. Draco, adhering to his family's beliefs, thinks that Muggle-born witches and wizards, which he and other characters derogatorily describe by the epithet Mudbloods, should be denied a magical education. Harry's first impression that the Wizarding community is a "magical wonderland" is instantly shattered. Says Rowling, "[Harry] found out that many people in power in the wizarding world are just as
Gabrielle Delacour is a fictional character from the Harry Potter series of book.
She is apparently a student at the French wizarding school Beauxbatons and is the younger sister of their Triwizard Tournament champion Fleur Delacour. Her age in The Goblet of Fire is estimated by Harry to be no older than eight years old, and she will go to Beauxbatons in 1997 (assuming that French witches and wizards also start school at age eleven), which would mean that she was probably born around 1986. However, this is not absolutely certain, as French school children officially start their schooling at age four or five.
Like her sister Fleur, Gabrielle is actually partly non-human; their grandmother was a Veela.
During the Triwizard Tournament, in which Fleur was the champion for Beauxbatons, Gabrielle was chosen along with Cho Chang, Hermione Granger, and Ron Weasley, to be the underwater "bait" for the champions to rescue. Fleur did not manage to rescue Gabrielle in time because she got held back by the Grindylow and was forced to return, but luckily Harry Potter went on to save her in addition to his own hostage. This incident obviously had a large effect on Gabrielle, because in
Madam Malkin's Robes for All Occasions, also known as Madam Malkin's Robes or simply Madam Malkin's, was a shop in North Side, Diagon Alley. Students get their Hogwarts school uniforms there, and wizards and witches can also purchase dress robes, travelling cloaks, and also, on very rare occasions, invisibility cloaks.
The Shrieking Shack is a building which appears in the Harry Potter series of books and films, by J.K. Rowling.
The shack is on the outskirts of Hogsmeade, the only entirely wizarding settlement in Great Britain, a village close to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The Shrieking Shack is believed to be the most haunted building in Great Britain.
This, as we find out in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is not true. The Shrieking Shack was built (probably around 1969) so that Remus Lupin, who is a werewolf, could go there at the full moon to transform without harming his fellow students or any others. It can be reached by a tunnel underneath the Whomping Willow, which can only be seen when the Willow is frozen by a touch of the knot on one of its roots. Remus was smuggled there every full moon by the school nurse, Madam Pomfrey, and as there were no humans available to bite, the werewolf had to scratch and bite himself. The villagers heard the noise and mistook it for violent spirits. This rumour, encouraged by Hogwarts' Headmaster Albus Dumbledore, led to the Shrieking Shack being officially regarded as the most haunted building in Britain.
In Remus's fifth
The following fictional characters are staff members and denizens of Hogwarts in the Harry Potter books written by J. K. Rowling.
The following are notable teachers and staff members who do not have their own articles or who are not listed in other articles.
Argus Filch is the caretaker of Hogwarts. While he is not an evil character, he is ill-tempered, which makes him very unpopular with the student body, and occasionally with other staff. His knowledge of the secrets and short-cuts of the castle is almost unparalleled, except perhaps by the Weasley twins, and other users of the Marauder's Map. He tends to favour almost sadistically harsh punishments, leading to his alliance with Dolores Umbridge. He has an obsessive dislike of mud, animate toys, and all other things that might interfere with his creation of an immaculately clean and orderly Hogwarts. He is also portrayed as having a constant antagonism towards Peeves the poltergeist and often tells Dumbledore that Peeves should be thrown out of Hogwarts.
Filch is revealed to be a Squib in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets when Harry Potter accidentally discovers that he is trying to teach himself basic magic from a
Severus Snape is a fictional character in the Harry Potter book series written by J.K. Rowling. In the first novel of the series, he is hostile toward Harry and is built up to be the primary antagonist until the final chapters. As the series progresses, Snape's character becomes more layered and complex. Rowling does not fully reveal the details of his true loyalties until the end of the final book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Over the course of the series, Snape's portrayal evolves from that of a malicious and partisan teacher to that of a pivotal character of considerable complexity and moral ambiguity. Snape primarily teaches Potions at Hogwarts, though in the sixth novel he teaches Defence Against the Dark Arts, a position which he was known to have desired throughout the series. He ultimately becomes Headmaster of Hogwarts in the final novel. Rowling has described him as "a gift of a character".
In an interview, Rowling described Snape's character as an "antihero". She has said that she drew inspiration for Snape's character from a disliked teacher from her own childhood, and described Snape as a horrible teacher, saying the "worst, shabbiest thing you can do as a
Slytherin house values ambition, cunning and resourcefulness and was founded by Salazar Slytherin. Its emblematic animal is the serpent, and its colours are emerald green and silver. Professor Horace Slughorn was the Head of Slytherin during the 1997–1998 school year, replacing Severus Snape, who as well, replaced Slughorn when he retired for the first time several years ago. The Bloody Baron is the house ghost. Slytherin corresponds roughly to the element of water. The Slytherin Dormitories and common room are reached through a bare stone wall in the Dungeons. The Slytherin common room lies beneath the Black Lake. It is a long, low underground room with rough stone walls and silver lamps hanging from the ceiling.
Lucius Malfoy is a fictional character in the Harry Potter book series written by J. K. Rowling.
A Death Eater and head of a pure-blood wizarding family, he lived with his wife Narcissa (born Narcissa Black) and their son Draco at the Malfoy mansion in Wiltshire prior to his incarceration at Azkaban prison for his role in the attack on the Department of Mysteries in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.
Malfoy was a governor of the famous Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, until he was fired for threatening the families of the other governors, forcing them to suspend the school's headmaster, Albus Dumbledore.
According to Forbes magazine, Lucius Malfoy is currently number 12 on their fictional wealthiest characters list.
In the Harry Potter film series, Malfoy is played by Jason Isaacs.
Lucius Malfoy (birthdate according to the chronology of the Harry Potter stories 1954) is the son of Abraxas Malfoy. He was educated at Hogwarts from either 1964-1971 or 1965-1972 (depending on birth month), where he was in Slytherin House.
Through giving gifts of money to St Mungo's and the Ministry of Magic, Malfoy has become very well connected and frequently uses
Mark Williams (born 22 August 1959) is an English actor, comedian, screenwriter and presenter. He is best known as one of the stars of the popular BBC sketch show The Fast Show, as well as for his role as Arthur Weasley in the Harry Potter films.
Williams was born in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire. In 2007, Williams appeared in the film adaptation of Neil Gaiman's Stardust alongside Michelle Pfeiffer, Robert De Niro and Claire Danes.
Williams has also presented several documentary programmes: Mark Williams' Big Bangs on the history of explosives, a follow-up to previous series Mark Williams on the Rails, Industrial Revelations and More Industrial Revelations.
He is a supporter of both Aston Villa and Brighton & Hove Albion football clubs.
In 2012 he appeared in Doctor Who as Brian Williams, father of the Doctor's companion, Rory.
Rufus Scrimgeour is a fictional character in J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter book series. Scrimgeour is described as looking 'rather like an old lion' with 'streaks of grey in his mane of tawny hair and his bushy eyebrows'. He wears wire-rimmed spectacles and walks with a 'rangy, loping grace' despite his slight limp.
Prior to the summer of 1996, Rufus Scrimgeour, a very experienced and accomplished Auror himself, headed the Auror Office of the Ministry of Magic. During June of that year Lord Voldemort was revealed to wizarding Britain as unquestionably alive and active again. The Ministry of Magic led by Cornelius Fudge had insisted for the entire previous year that Harry Potter was lying when he reported his reappearance and had undertaken an overt campaign of legal oppression to silence Potter and what the Ministry termed "Dumbledore's rumour mongering".
With his rebirth public knowledge, Voldemort moved out into the open, declaring open war on the magical population of Britain. For his inaction and ineptitude, Cornelius Fudge was forced out of office and replaced as Minister by Rufus Scrimgeour. Gawain Robards succeeded Scrimgeour as Head of the Auror Office, and Fudge was
The Tales of Beedle the Bard is a book of children's stories by British author J. K. Rowling. It purports to be the storybook of the same name mentioned in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the last book of the Harry Potter series.
The book was originally produced in a limited edition of only seven copies, each handwritten and illustrated by J. K. Rowling. One of them was offered for auction in late 2007 and was expected to sell for £50,000 (US$103,000, €80,000); ultimately it was bought for £1.95 million ($3.98 million, €2.28 million) by Amazon.com, making the selling price the highest achieved at auction for a modern literary manuscript. The money earned at the auction of the book was donated to The Children's Voice charity campaign.
The book was published for the general public on 4 December 2008, with the proceeds going to the Children's High Level Group.
The Tales of Beedle the Bard first appeared as a fictional book in J. K. Rowling's 2007 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the seventh and final novel of the Harry Potter series. The book is bequeathed to Hermione Granger by Albus Dumbledore, former headmaster of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. It is
Tiana Opium Benjamin (born 5 October 1984) is an English actress best known for playing Chelsea Fox in the long-running BBC soap opera EastEnders.
Benjamin trained at the Anna Scher Theatre in London.
Benjamin briefly appeared in the film Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire as Angelina Johnson. She did not reprise the role in Order of the Phoenix due to conflicting schedules with the filming of EastEnders, but voiced the character for the video game adaptation. Her decision to leave EastEnders was announced on 2 April 2010.
Number twelve, Grimmauld Place, London is the address of a fictitious house in the Harry Potter books by J. K. Rowling. This house was formerly the home of the the Black family, an ancient, pure-blood line of wizards. It first appears in the fifth book Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. Only magical persons can see it and only if told the location by the Secret Keeper himself (as mentioned in Order of the Phoenix, see below).
Grimmauld Place seems to be within easy walking distance of the King's Cross railway station; it is definitely not in the centre of London (Mr Weasley and Harry take an underground commuter train into the centre to get to the Ministry of Magic). This suggests that it is in London Borough of Camden, however in the ''Order of the Phoenix'' film, the street sign has London Borough of Islington. So it could be in either boroughs of London because they are both in walking distance of King's Cross (The actual station is just inside of Islington).
"Grimmauld Place" is a pun on "grim old place". Another influence on the name may be the word "mould", referring to the dilapidated condition of the house.
Number 12, Grimmauld Place is a tall terraced
David Tennant (born David John McDonald; 18 April 1971) is a Scottish actor. In addition to his work in theatre, including a widely praised Hamlet, Tennant is best known for his role as the tenth incarnation of the Doctor in Doctor Who, along with the title role in the TV serial Casanova (2005) and as Barty Crouch, Jr., in the film Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005).
Tennant was born in Bathgate, West Lothian, Scotland, the son of Essdale Helen (née McLeod) and The Rev. Alexander McDonald (known to family and friends as Sandy McDonald). He grew up with his brother Blair and sister Karen in Ralston, Renfrewshire, where his father was the local Church of Scotland minister. Tennant's maternal great-grandparents, William and Agnes Blair, were staunch Protestants from Derry in Ulster, the northern province of Ireland, and were among the signatories of the Ulster Covenant in 1912; William was a member of the Grand Orange Lodge of Ireland. Tennant's maternal grandfather, footballer Archie McLeod, met William and Agnes's daughter Nellie while playing for Derry City.
At the age of three, Tennant told his parents that he wanted to become an actor because he was a fan of Doctor Who,
Jeff Rawle (born 20 July 1951) is a British actor, perhaps best known for playing the long-suffering George in the news-gathering sitcom Drop the Dead Donkey. He played the character of Silas Blissett in the Channel 4 soap opera Hollyoaks from December 2010 until 2012.
Rawle was born in Birmingham, England; his family moved to Sheffield and it was at High Storrs Grammar school that he first became interested in drama when he appeared in school plays. He worked at the Sheffield Playhouse before training at LAMDA.
Rawle landed his first major role in 1973 as Billy in the TV version of Keith Waterhouse and Willis Hall's Billy Liar. In 1984 he appeared in the Doctor Who story Frontios as the character Plantaganet. He appeared in Faith in the Future on ITV from 1995-1998. In 2004, Rawle began appearing in the ITV series Doc Martin as Roger Fenn. The actor went on to make a guest appearance in the fourth episode of the fourth series of New Tricks as lawyer Jonathan Blunt. The following year, he starred in the fourth series of Spooks as the Home Secretary. He also appeared in Ultimate Force - "Never Go Back" alongside Ross Kemp.
Rawle played Amos Diggory father to Cedric Diggory (Robert
Sir Michael John Gambon, CBE (born 19 October 1940) is an English actor who has worked in theatre, television and film. A highly respected theatre actor, Gambon is recognised for his roles as Philip Marlow in the BBC television serial The Singing Detective, as Jules Maigret in the 1990s ITV serial Maigret, and as Professor Albus Dumbledore in the last six Harry Potter films (following the death of actor Richard Harris).
Gambon was born in Cabra, Dublin, during World War II. His father, Edward Gambon, was an engineer, and his mother, Mary (née Hoare), was a seamstress. His father decided to seek work in the rebuilding of London, and so the family moved to Mornington Crescent in North London, when Gambon was five. His father had him made a British citizen, a decision that would later allow Gambon to receive an actual, rather than honorary, knighthood and CBE.
Brought up as a strict Roman Catholic, he attended St Aloysius Boys' School in Somers Town and served at the altar. He then moved to St Aloysius' College in Hornsey Lane, Highgate, London, whose former pupils include Peter Sellers and Joe Cole. He later attended a school in Kent, before leaving with no qualifications at
Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes was founded by Fred and George Weasley around 1994 or previous and they started selling, or at least advertising, in the summer of 1995. The following summer they opened premises at 93 Diagon Alley. Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes sells joke and trick items, useful novelties and Defence Against the Dark Arts items. Customers include the Weasley family, Harry Potter, Draco Malfoy, Romilda Vane and the Ministry of Magic themselves.
Fred and George started using the name "Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes" in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire for mail orders. To run their own joke shop had always been their life ambition, and this ambition was finally realised when Harry Potter, a good friend of theirs, gave them his Triwizard Tournament winnings of a thousand Galleons. (In point of fact, he threatened to hex the two of them if they didn't take the galleons. He had no desire for the money, being independantly wealthy already, and claimed that he would do better with more laughs than he would with more money.)
After departing from Hogwarts in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, the two Weasleys set up their shop in Diagon Alley, which quickly became very
Bill Weasley is a fictional character in the Harry Potter book series written by J. K. Rowling. The character is the oldest son of Molly and Arthur Weasley and the brother of Charlie, Percy, Fred, George, Ron, and Ginny.
Information from Rowling has put the character's birth date as 29 November, 1970. Bill attended Hogwarts as a Gryffindor from 1982 to 1989, becoming both a prefect and Head Boy. Later, he worked for Gringotts Bank in Egypt as a Curse- Breaker (meaning that he took Arithmancy at Hogwarts, and must have passed the subject, as it is revealed in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix in the chapter Career Advice that Gringotts Curse-Breakers must have an O.W.L. at this subject)
In Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Bill returns to Britain to work for the Order of the Phoenix. After a year of knowing Fleur Delacour and a lot of "private lessons" in English, Bill proposes to Fleur and she accepts. In The Half-Blood Prince, Bill and Fleur are engaged to be married, and the summer before Harry and Ron's sixth year of school Bill brings his fiancￃﾩe to get to know his family.
Prior to the events in the sixth book, he is described as being a good looking
House-elves are fictional magical creatures in the Harry Potter series of books written by J. K. Rowling. House-elves are small humanoids (though their appearance differs markedly from that of humans) that are used by wizards as unpaid servants.
Most house-elves spend their whole lives serving one family or institution; unless they are freed (which most house-elves view as shameful), their descendants will carry on their tasks. Though their condition shares similarities to that of human slaves, house-elves take great pride in their hard work and fear being set free; some appear to be happy in their bondage, though their subservience guarantees their status as second-class citizens in the wizarding world.
House-elves are 2-3 feet tall, with spindly arms and legs and oversized heads and eyes. They have pointed, bat-like ears and high, squeaky voices. Their names are usually pet-like diminutives (Dobby, Winky, Hokey); they do not appear to have surnames. They habitually refer to themselves in the third person and use a strange manner of speaking. House-elves are generally obedient, pliant, and obsequious.
Rather than conventional clothing, house-elves wear discarded items like
Lily Potter is introduced in the epilogue of The Deathly Hallows as a child of Harry and Ginny Potter.
Lily Luna Potter is the only daughter of Harry and Ginny, and is the youngest of their three children. She is named after Harry's mother and her parents' "dear friend", Luna Lovegood, and has red hair inherited from her mother and both of her grandmothers. She is two years younger than her brother, Albus. In the epilogue of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, she was accompanying her parents who were escorting James and Albus to the Hogwarts Express. As Lily watched her brothers depart on the Hogwarts Express, she desperately wanted to join them, echoing Ginny's reaction when her brothers left in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.
Clémence Poésy (French pronunciation: [kleˈmɑ̃s pɔeˈzi]; born October 1982) is a French actress and fashion model. After starting on the stage as a child, Poésy had dramatic education, and has been active in both film and television since 1999, including some English-language productions. She is known for the roles of Fleur Delacour in the Harry Potter film series, Chloë in In Bruges, and Rana in 127 Hours. She is also known for her small role as Eva Coupeau on Gossip Girl.
Born as Clémence Guichard in L'Haÿ-les-Roses, a southern suburb of Paris, she is the daughter of actor/writer Étienne Guichard and a French teacher. Poésy took her mother's maiden name as her stage name. She was sent to an alternative school in Meudon. She was not popular at school, and described herself as maladjusted. In an interview she said she can seem "a bit strange". Her father gave Poésy her first acting job when she was a child; then she had two lines at age 14. She has a younger sister, Maëlle Poésy-Guichard, who is also an actress.
Since leaving La Source — the bilingual alternative school she attended at the age of 16 — Poésy has studied drama at Conservatoire National Supérieur d'Art Dramatique
Ah, Seamus Finnigan￢ﾀﾔthe hardly-ever-mentioned Gryffindor who shares a dormitory with the oh-so-famous Harry Potter. Who is this Irishman? Let's delve into the mysterious world of Irish folklore to find out.
We don't know much about Seamus Finnigan (pronounced SHAY-muss)￢ﾀﾔhis middle name, his birthday￢ﾀﾔonly that he's half-and-half (his 'mam' is a witch, but his father is a Muggle), he's Irish, and he's a Gryffindor. He's first mentioned on page 116 of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, as "a boy with sandy hair." Harry stands behind him as they enter the Great Hall for the first time. Squashed in between Justin Finch-Fletchley and Hermione Granger, J.K. Rowling nevertheless feels the need to mention that the Sorting Hat takes a whole minute to decide to place him in Gryffindor.
Seamus' personality is a particularly difficult one to dissect, seeing as he's a supporting, one-dimensional character. However, on page 124 of the Sorcerer's Stone, we see Seamus intensely curious about Hogwarts and its ghosts. We can also make the assumption that his Irish bloodlines are prevalent in that he's prone to arguments and bursts of temper. In the Order of the Phoenix, he doesn't talk
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 is a 2010 fantasy film directed by David Yates and the first of two cinematic parts that form the screen adaptation of the novel by J. K. Rowling. It is the seventh instalment in the Harry Potter film series, written by Steve Kloves and produced by David Heyman, David Barron and Rowling. The story follows Harry Potter on a quest to find and destroy Lord Voldemort's secret to immortality – the Horcruxes. The film stars Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter, alongside Rupert Grint and Emma Watson as Harry's best friends Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger. It is the sequel to Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and is followed by the concluding entry, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2.
Principal photography began on 19 February 2009 (2009-02-19) and was completed on 12 June 2010 (2010-06-12). Part 1 was released in 2D cinemas and IMAX formats worldwide on 19 November 2010.
In the film's worldwide opening weekend, Part 1 grossed $330 million, the third highest in the series, and the highest opening of 2010, as well as the eighth-highest of all-time. With a worldwide gross of $957 million, Part 1 is the third-highest grossing film of
Professor Igor Karkaroff was a fictional character in the Harry Potter series. He first appeared in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.In the movie version he was portrayed by Predrag Bjelac.
Karkaroff is a former Death Eater. He was captured by Auror Alastor Moody after the fall of Lord Voldemort. Moody is responsible for Karkaroff's imprisonment in Azkaban.
Later, the Ministry of Magic released him from Azkaban in exchange for the names of other Death Eaters. While some of the names he provided were useless (Death Eaters who were dead or arrested), he traded information for his freedom.
Karkaroff went on to become Headmaster at Durmstrang. During his time there, actual Dark Arts are said to have been studied by the students of Durmstrang (instead of just defence against them). Moreover, Durmstrang was only open to pure-blooded wizards and witches. It is not known how much of this was Karkaroff's direct influence to Durmstrang and how much existed before his tenure.
Karkaroff was seen to show exceptional favouritism towards his most famous student, Bulgarian Quidditch player Viktor Krum.
In book four, Durmstrang entered the newly-revived Triwizard Tournament with
Parvati Patil was a witch, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Patil, and the identical twin sister of Padma. She was also a Gryffindor student at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, while Padma was a Ravenclaw. Parvati became best friends with Lavender Brown, with whom she shared many interests, such as a love for Divination. Parvati attended the Yule Ball with Harry Potter in 1994, and a year later she joined Dumbledore's Army, an organisation founded and led by Harry. During her seventh year, she continued her studies at Hogwarts, when it was under the control of Lord Voldemort. Parvati fought at the Battle of Hogwarts in 1998 against Voldemort.
The philosopher's stone (Latin: lapis philosophorum) is a legendary alchemical substance said to be capable of turning base metals (lead, for example) into gold (chrysopoeia) or silver. It was also sometimes believed to be an elixir of life, useful for rejuvenation and possibly for achieving immortality. For many centuries, it was the most sought-after goal in Western alchemy. The philosopher's stone was the central symbol of the mystical terminology of alchemy, symbolizing perfection at its finest, enlightenment, and heavenly bliss. Efforts to discover the philosopher's stone were known as the Magnum Opus.
Mention of the philosopher's stone in writing can be found as far back as Cheirokmeta by Zosimos of Panopolis (c. 300 A.D.) Alchemical writers assign a longer history. Elias Ashmole and the anonymous author of Gloria Mundi (1620) claim that its history goes back to Adam who acquired the knowledge of the stone directly from God. This knowledge was said to be passed down through biblical patriarchs, giving them their longevity. The legend of the stone was also compared to the biblical history of the Temple of Solomon and the rejected cornerstone described in Psalm 118.
In the fictional universe of J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter novels, ghosts play an important secondary role, mainly as supporting characters. Unlike the ghosts in a traditional ghost story, these ghosts are neither frightening nor necessarily ghoulish (the traditional ghostly deformities, such as bloodstains and missing heads, are played mostly for laughs, rather than fright), and many ghosts act as advisors to the main characters in their times of need.
Ghosts in the novels appear silvery and translucent (this is in contrast to the films, which depict them with more human colourings). They can fly and pass through walls, tables and other solid objects, but nonetheless have some ability to physically affect, and be affected by, the "real" world. Moaning Myrtle can, for instance, splash the water in her toilet. Ghosts' banquet tables are laden with rotten food, as the decomposition increases their ability to almost smell and taste it. Touching or walking through a ghost induces a sensation "like walking through an icy shower." Ghosts can be affected by magic and curses, though not to the same degree that living beings can.
In the Harry Potter universe, only wizards can become
Evanna Patricia Lynch (born 16 August 1991) is an Irish actress who rose to prominence playing Luna Lovegood, a supporting role in the Harry Potter film series. Lynch was cast as Luna at the age of 14. From 2007 to 2011, she appeared in four Harry Potter films and their tie-in video games.
Lynch has made and helped design fashion accessories and recorded an audiobook. She is a member of the Board of Advisors for the non-profit organization The Harry Potter Alliance.
Lynch was born in the Termonfeckin townland of County Louth, Ireland to Marguerite and Donal Lynch. One of a family of six, she has two sisters, Emily and Mairead, and one brother, Patrick. As a child, Lynch read the Harry Potter series and became a fan, sending letters to the author, J. K. Rowling. For two years from the age of 11, Lynch suffered from anorexia. During this time, Rowling sent her letters of encouragement; Lynch has described her as being "like a counsellor".
Lynch attended Cartown National School, a public primary school in Termonfeckin, until June 2004 and then moved to Our Lady's College, a Catholic school for girls, in Drogheda, County Louth, where her father was the deputy principal. In 2008, Lynch
Hermione Jean Granger ( /hərˈmaɪ.əni ˈdʒiːn ˈɡreɪndʒər/) is a fictional character and one of the three protagonists (the other two being Harry Potter and Ron Weasley) of J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series. She initially appears in the first novel, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, as a new student on her way to Hogwarts. After Harry and Ron save her from a mountain troll in the girls' toilets, she becomes close friends with them and often uses her quick wit, deft recall, and encyclopaedic knowledge to help them. Rowling has stated that Hermione resembles her at a younger age, with her insecurity and fear of failure.
Hermione Jean Granger is a Muggle-born Gryffindor student, and the best friend of Harry Potter and Ron Weasley. J.K. Rowling states that she was born on 19 September 1979 and she was nearly twelve when she first attended Hogwarts. She is an overachiever who excels academically, and is described by Rowling as a "very logical, upright and good" character. Rowling adds that Hermione's parents, two Muggle dentists, are a bit bemused by their odd daughter but very proud of her all the same." They are well aware of the wizarding world and have visited Diagon Alley
J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter universe contains numerous settings for the events in her fantasy novels. These locations are categorised as a dwelling, school, shopping district, or government-affiliated locale.
The Weasleys' home, known as the Burrow, is located outside the village of Ottery St Catchpole, also near the home of the Lovegoods, the Diggorys and the Fawcetts. The Burrow was used as the Order of the Phoenix's headquarters, due to the compromised Fidelius Charm placed on 12 Grimmauld Place, in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows until it lost its given protection. The Weasley house has seven floors. It is also quite dilapidated, managing to remain standing only by magic. Despite the house's rundown appearance, Harry remarks on his first visit that it was the best house he had ever been in and it becomes his second favourite place in the world (after Hogwarts). The well-hidden orchard nearby doubles as a Quidditch pitch for the Weasley boys and (secretly) Ginny Weasley due to high surrounding trees, preventing any on looking Muggles from seeing. Real Quidditch balls cannot be used in case they escape and fly over the Muggle village. A multitude of garden gnomes infests
Richard St John Harris (1 October 1930 - 25 October 2002) was an Irish actor, singer, theatrical producer, film director and writer. He appeared on stage and in many films, and is perhaps best known for his role as King Arthur in the 1967 film Camelot and the subsequent 1982 Broadway revival of the show. He is also known for playing Albus Dumbledore in the first two films in the Harry Potter series, his final works. He played an aristocrat and prisoner in A Man Called Horse (1970), Emperor Marcus Aurelius in Gladiator (2000), Saint John in Apocalypse Revelation (2002), gunfighter and Dom Frollo in the 1997 TV movie version of The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Harris had a top ten hit in the UK and the US with his 1968 recording of Jimmy Webb's song "MacArthur Park".
Harris, the fifth of nine children, was born in Limerick city, Ireland (then known as the Irish Free State) into a middle-class, staunchly Roman Catholic family. His parents were Ivan John Harris (b. 1896, son of Richard Harris, b. 1854, son of James Harris of St. Michael's, Limerick) and Mildred Josephine (Harty) Harris (b. 1898, daughter of James Harty, St. John's, Limerick, who owned a flour mill.) Harris' siblings
Thomas Andrew "Tom" Felton (born 22 September 1987) is an English actor and musician. He is best known for playing the role of Draco Malfoy in the Harry Potter film series, the film adaptations of the best-selling Harry Potter fantasy novels by author J.K. Rowling, for which he auditioned at age twelve.
Felton started filming in commercials when he was eight years old and in films at the age of ten, appearing in The Borrowers and Anna and the King. After being cast as Draco Malfoy he has subsequently appeared in all eight Harry Potter films, from 2001 to 2011. Felton's portrayal of Draco Malfoy in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 won him the MTV Movie Award for Best Villain in 2010 and 2011.
In his first post-Harry Potter film, Felton appeared in the 2011 film Rise of the Planet of the Apes, a reboot of the Planet of the Apes series.
Felton was born in Epsom, as the son of Sharon and Peter Felton. He is the youngest of four brothers, and lives in Surrey with his dog Timber. He was a member of four different choirs throughout his childhood, starting with his church choir at age seven. Felton was educated at West Horsley's
Bellatrix "Bella" Lestrange (nￃﾩe Black) is a fictional character in the Harry Potter book series written by J. K. Rowling. She evolved from an unnamed periphery character in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire into a major antagonist in subsequent novels. Bellatrix was the first female Death Eater introduced in the series, and remained the only woman explicitly identified as such until Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Bellatrix's name has been translated into other languages in a variety of ways. Many of the changes accentuate the evil nature of her character, such as the Norwegian "Bellatrix DeMons" or Dutch "Bellatrix van Detta".
In the novels, Bellatrix is described as a tall woman with sleek black hair, a thin mouth, dark, heavily lidded eyes, pale skin, and the Black family's patrician good looks and bearing. However, her looks were somewhat hollowed out after her stay in Azkaban prison. In the film adaptations of the novels, actress Helena Bonham Carter portrays the character.
Bellatrix Black was born in 1951 to Cygnus and Druella (Rosier) Black. Her given name translates exactly from Latin as the feminine form of the noun "warrior", though the diminutive "Bella"
Charlie Weasley is a fictional character in the Harry Potter book series written by J. K. Rowling. The character is the second son of Molly and Arthur Weasley, and the brother of Bill, Percy, Fred, George, Ron, and Ginny. In Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Charlie is described as having broad, good-natured, weather-beaten face with so many freckles that it looks almost tanned. Charlie's build, like his twin brothers Fred and George, is shorter and stockier than Percy and Ron's, who are long and lanky.
Information from Rowling has put Charlie's birth date as December 12, 1972. The books establish that Charlie attended Hogwarts from 1984 to 1991, finishing school the year before Harry Potter started attending. At Hogwarts he was a Quidditch Captain in which he was a legendary Seeker for Gryffindor Quidditch team. Charlie was the Seeker Harry was always compared against in his first year. Though Oliver Wood claimed that Charlie Weasley was good enough that he could have played for England, Charlie chose instead to go to Romania to work with dragons as a Dragon Keeper. According to Hagrid, Charlie was good with animals and according to his younger brother Percy, Charlie was
Harry Potter and Leopard-Walk-Up-to-Dragon is the loosely translated title (see below) of an unauthorized Chinese 198-page book written and published in People's Republic of China, 2002. It was seen as an attempt to profit from the worldwide popularity of the Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling, at a time when the anticipation for the fifth book in that series, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, had reached a fever pitch.
The odd construction "Leopard-Walk-Up-to-Dragon" is really Bao Zoulong (￨ﾱﾹ￨ﾵﾰ￩ﾾﾙ Bￃﾠo Zￇﾒulￃﾳng), a character in the book. When non-Chinese media started writing about the book, this was not understood, and the name was translated character for character.
According to translated excerpts, almost the entire book consists of the verbatim text of The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien, with most names changed to those of Harry Potter characters (but not all ￢ﾀﾓ for instance, the master wizard is still referred to as "Gandalf"), even the chapter names are almost identical to those of the hobbit with the odd exception (i.e. the chapter in The Hobbit known as 'Out of the Frying Pan, Into the Fire' has had it's name changed to 'Flying Broom 2000' but no references to
Jessica "Jessie" Cave is an English actress, who is best known for her role as Lavender Brown in the Harry Potter film series.
Cave was born in west London, and is the second eldest of five siblings. Her father works as a general practitioner. Her grandfather was Chief Secretary of Hong Kong, Tasmanian-born Sir Charles Philip Haddon-Cave.
A former county-level swimmer and ex-national tennis player, she studied Illustration and Animation at Kingston University. She had originally intended to study stage management at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, and worked in London as a stagehand, before deciding to pursue acting.
Cave made her debut in the drama Summerhill, that was shown on CBBC in early 2008.
An open casting call was held for the part of Lavender Brown in the film Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince on 1 July 2007. Cave, who came from an agency, beat over 7,000 girls who turned up for the audition and obtained the role as Lavender.
Cave also had a minor role in the 2009 film Inkheart as a water nymph.
In June 2009, she made her West End début, playing "Thomasina" in a revival of Tom Stoppard's Arcadia at the Duke of York's Theatre.
Cave appeared in the play Breed at
John Vincent Hurt, CBE (born 22 January 1940) is an English actor and voice actor. Among other honours, he has received two Academy Award nominations, a Golden Globe Award, and four BAFTA Awards, with the fourth being a Lifetime Achievement recognition.
Hurt is known for his leading roles as Joseph Merrick (billed as John Merrick) in The Elephant Man, Winston Smith in Nineteen Eighty-Four, Mr. Braddock in The Hit, Stephen Ward in Scandal, Quentin Crisp in The Naked Civil Servant and An Englishman in New York, and Caligula in I, Claudius. Recognisable for his distinctive rich voice, he has also enjoyed a successful voice acting career, starring in films such as Watership Down, The Lord of the Rings and Dogville, as well as BBC television series Merlin.
Hurt initially came to prominence for his role as Richard Rich in the 1966 film A Man for All Seasons, and has since appeared in such popular films as: Alien, Midnight Express, Rob Roy, V for Vendetta, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, the first, penultimate, and last Harry Potter films, the Hellboy film series, and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. Hurt is one of Britain's best-known, most prolific and sought-after actors,
Kreacher is a fictional magical creature in the Harry Potter book series by J. K. Rowling and the Warner Bros. film series. He is an ancient house-elf sworn to serve the Black family.
Kreacher's name is likely a pun on "creature". It could also be derived from the German kriechen, meaning "to creep" or "kriecher" that means "groveler".
Kreacher the house-elf served the Noble and Most Ancient House of Black for decades prior to his first appearance in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. When Sirius Black became the final member of the family after the death of his mother Walburga, Kreacher was forced to serve Sirius against the elf's will.
When The Order of the Phoenix was re-formed following the return of Lord Voldemort, Sirius allowed the group to use his family's home at 12 Grimmauld Place as headquarters. Kreacher stayed as caretaker to the house. Eager to betray Sirius and his associates, Kreacher finally got his chance at Christmas. When Sirius ordered him 'out' of the room, Kreacher interpreted this as an invitation to leave the house. Kreacher went to the home of the Malfoy family. Lucius Malfoy, under orders from Lord Voldemort told Kreacher that if Harry
Professor Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore is a major character of J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter series. For most of the series, he is the headmaster of the wizarding school Hogwarts. As part of his backstory, it is revealed that he is the founder and leader of the Order of the Phoenix, an organisation dedicated to fighting the main antagonist of the series, Lord Voldemort. Rowling stated she chose the name Dumbledore, which is an Early Modern English word for "bumblebee", because of Dumbledore's love of music: she imagined him walking around "humming to himself a lot".
The author has stated that she enjoys writing Dumbledore because he "is the epitome of goodness". Rowling said that Dumbledore speaks for her, as he "knows pretty much everything" about the Harry Potter universe. Rowling mentioned that Dumbledore regrets "that he has always had to be the one who knew, and who had the burden of knowing. And he would rather not know." As a mentor to the central character Harry Potter, "Dumbledore is a very wise man who knows that Harry is going to have to learn a few hard lessons to prepare him for what may be coming in his life. He allows Harry to get into what he wouldn’t
Quality Quidditch Supplies is a store in North Side, Diagon Alley. It stocks many Quidditch related items such as, Quaffles, Bludgers, and broomsticks. This is where Harry Potter saw his first broomstick, the Nimbus 2000, and later the Nimbus 2001 and the Firebolt. It is possible that Harry bought Ron his Quidditch keeping gloves and Broom Compass from this store.
When Harry was staying in the Leaky Cauldron before his third year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, he would visit this store every day to see the Firebolt. However, he did not like the idea of the "price on demand" and realized that he already had a perfectly acceptable Nimbus 2000. At Christmas that year, he received a Firebolt anonymously from whom he later discovered to be his godfather, Sirius Black. (Sirius considered this thirteen years of birthday and Christmas presents to Harry). Quality Quidditch Supplies also once displayed a full set of Chudley Cannons robes in the front window.
Gryffindor values bravery, daring, nerve, and chivalry. Its emblematic animal is the lion and its colours are scarlet and gold. Minerva McGonagall is the most recent Head of Gryffindor. Sir Nicholas de Mimsy-Porpington aka Nearly Headless Nick is the house ghost. The founder of the house is Godric Gryffindor. Gryffindor corresponds to the element of Fire. The common room is located in one of the highest towers at Hogwarts, the entrance is situated on the seventh floor in the east wing of the castle and is guarded by a portrait of The Fat Lady. She permits entrance if given the correct password which is changed numerous times throughout the school year.
Luna Lovegood is a fictional character in the Harry Potter book series written by J. K. Rowling. The character first appears in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, in which she is described as having straggly, waist-length dirty-blond hair and a dazed look on her face. Her eyes are "silvery", "misty", and "protuberant" (the last quality serving to give her a "permanently surprised look").
The character is portrayed by Irish actress Evanna Lynch in the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. On her website, Rowling described the actress as "perfect" for the role. Lynch had to bleach her hair a light blonde colour in order to play the role, and it has been confirmed that she will reprise the role in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.
Rowling has often said that Luna is the "anti-Hermione", as Luna believes things on faith alone, while Hermione grounds her views on facts and logic. Hermione repeatedly tries to convince Luna that her beliefs are nonsense, but to no avail. This is not to suggest that Luna is unintelligent; indeed, as a Ravenclaw, it is her belief that "wit beyond measure is man's greatest treasure". Hermione sees Luna as gullible,
A character in the Harry Potter series.
Marjorie "Marge" Dursley is Vernon's sister and is described as being just like him, a large woman with hardly any neck and even a bit of a moustache. Though she is not a blood relative of Harry, he has been forced to call her "Aunt Marge" throughout his whole life with the Dursleys. Marge lives in the country, where she breeds bulldogs. Because of this, she rarely visits Privet Drive, to Harry's great delight. However, each of her visits stands out in Harry's mind for her cruelty to him. Owing to Vernon's and Petunia's beliefs, Aunt Marge believes that Harry is a horrible boy, and delights in insulting both him and his dead parents. In Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban after she insults Harry's parents, Harry accidentally inflated her, thus causing her to resemble a floating balloon. She was later rescued, changed back to normal, and the Ministry of Magic modified her memory. She also appeared in a memory in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix: Harry being chased up a tree by one of Marge's bulldogs at age nine while the Dursleys laugh at him from the ground and Marge refuses to call the dog off.
Pam Ferris appeared as Marge in the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.
Sophie Thompson (born 20 January 1962) is an English actress, best known for playing evil Stella Crawford in EastEnders.
The second daughter born in 1962, to actress Phyllida Law and actor Eric Thompson, Sophie is the younger sister of twice Academy Award-winning actress and screenwriter Emma Thompson.
Sophie Thompson has worked in film, television, theatre and radio, and has narrated a number of audiobooks. She made her debut in 1978, at the age of 16, starring in A Traveller in Time, before going on to study at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.
Big-screen roles include Four Weddings and a Funeral, Eat Pray Love, Emma, Dancing at Lughnasa, Gosford Park, Fat Slags, Relative Values and Morris: A Life with Bells On. Thompson appeared in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows in 2010, as Mafalda Hopkirk and Hermione Granger disguised as Hopkirk.
Thompson starred alongside popular British comedians Alan Davies, in Jonathan Creek, and Lee Evans in So What Now? She has also appeared in Persuasion, Midsomer Murders, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, A Harlot's Progress and Magnolia. She played Miss Bartlett in Andrew Davies' 2007 adaptation of E.M. Forster's A Room with a View and also
Ciarán Hinds (/ˈkɪərɔːn ˈhaɪndz/KEER-awn HYNDZ; born 9 February 1953) is an Irish film, television and stage actor. He has built up a reputation as a versatile character actor appearing in such high profile films as Road to Perdition, The Phantom of the Opera, Munich, There Will Be Blood, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2, The Woman in Black and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. His television roles include Gaius Julius Caesar in the series Rome, DCI James Langton in Above Suspicion, Bud Hammond in Political Animals and Mance Rayder in Emmy Award winning Game of Thrones. As a stage actor, Hinds has enjoyed spells with the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Royal National Theatre in London and six seasons with Glasgow Citizens' Theatre. Adding to his New York Broadway theatre performances, Hinds will return in a new production of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, to play Big Daddy. The revival of Tennessee Williams’ Pulitzer classic will open January 17, 2013, with preview performances beginning December 18, 2012.
Hinds was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Brought up as a Catholic in North Belfast, he was one of five children and the only son of his doctor father and schoolteacher mother.
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone is the first novel in the Harry Potter series written by J. K. Rowling and featuring Harry Potter, a young wizard. It describes how Harry discovers he is a wizard, makes close friends and a few enemies at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, and with the help of his friends thwarts an attempted comeback by the evil wizard Lord Voldemort, who killed Harry's parents when Harry was one year old.
The book, which is J.K. Rowling's debut novel, was published on 26 June 1997 by Bloomsbury in London. In 1998 Scholastic Corporation published an edition for the United States market under the title Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. The novel won most of the UK book awards that were judged by children, and other awards in the US. The book reached the top of the New York Times list of best-selling fiction in August 1999, and stayed near the top of that list for much of 1999 and 2000. It has been translated into several other languages and has been made into a feature-length film of the same name.
Most reviews were very favourable, commenting on Rowling's imagination, humour, simple, direct style and clever plot construction, although a
Molly Weasley (nￃﾩe Prewett) is a fictional character in the Harry Potter book series written by J. K. Rowling. She is a witch housewife, married to Arthur Weasley and mother of Bill, Charlie, Percy, Fred, George, Ron and Ginny. She is most probably the niece of Ignatius Prewett (who married Lucretia Black). The name "Molly" may come from the word "mollycoddle", meaning to be overprotective toward. Her husband's nickname for her is "Mollywobbles". Molly Weasley is played by Julie Walters in the films.
Her youngest children, Ron and Ginny, are best friends with Harry Potter and Hermione Granger (Ginny dated Harry during her fifth year). Molly seems to have taken Harry and Hermione, both of them without magical families, under her wing and treats them with motherly affection as unofficial members of her family. Harry especially is treated with her over-protective tendencies, because he is an orphan whose adoptive family mistreats him. When Molly hears the false stories about Hermione cheating on Harry with Viktor Krum in The Goblet of Fire, she treats Hermione coldly, until Harry explains that the stories are nothing but lies by Rita Skeeter. (In reality Hermione is never Harry's
Sir Nicholas de Mimsy-Porpington, often referred to as Nearly Headless Nick, Nick, or Sir Nicholas, is the Gryffindor House ghost who in life was sentenced to death by beheading after a teeth-straightening spell went awry on Lady Grieve. Unfortunately, the executioner's axe was blunt and Nick's head was still attached to his neck by a thin strip of skin after 45 chops. Harry becomes friends with Nick when he attends his "deathday" party (the 500th anniversary of the event) in a Hogwarts dungeon. Nick's death date (31 October 1492) has the distinction of having served as the basis for the entire chronology of the Harry Potter stories, until the timeline was confirmed by the headstone of James and Lily Potter in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. His greatest wish is to become a member of the Headless Hunt, as mentioned in the second book. However, he is excluded due to the fact that he is not actually headless and would not be able to fully participate in the activities (such as Head Polo).
In Chamber of Secrets, Nick is a victim of the Basilisk that Ginny Weasley unleashes under the influence of Tom Riddle. The stare of the Basilisk is lethal to anyone who looks it directly in the eye. All of its living victims meet its gaze indirectly, either from a reflection or by seeing it through something else, and are only petrified rather than killed. Nick is the only one to look directly at the Basilisk, but he too is petrified since he is already dead.
The character appears again in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix when Harry has been looking for comfort upon the death of Sirius Black, hoping he can see him later as a ghost. Nick explains that only witches and wizards who fear death and refuse to go on can become ghosts, dashing Harry's hope of communicating with Sirius. He appears briefly in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, when Harry asks him to bring him to the Grey Lady.
The character is portrayed in the film series by John Cleese.
Peter Pettigrew, often referred to by his nickname "Wormtail", is a fictional character in the Harry Potter book series written by J. K. Rowling. In the film adaptations, he is played by Timothy Spall as an adult, and by Charles Hughes as a teenager.
In Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry Potter learns Pettigrew was a friend of his father (James Potter) who confronted Sirius Black after the latter betrayed his parents. Black supposedly murdered Pettigrew, leaving only his ring finger behind as physical evidence and slaughtering a dozen-odd innocent Muggle in the process. For this crime, Black was sent to the wizard prison, Azkaban.
At the end of that book, however, Sirius Black and Remus Lupin reveal that Pettigrew is an Animagus who takes the form of a rat ("Scabbers"). Nicknamed "Wormtail", he became the Secret-Keeper for James Potter and his wife Lily Evans when Harry was a baby, in hopes that Lord Voldemort would pursue Black instead. However, Pettigrew betrayed the Potters to Voldemort in order to gain the Dark Lord's favour. During the confrontation with Sirius on that fateful night, it was actually Pettigrew who blasted the Muggles and then transformed
The Leaky Cauldron, also called Leaky, TLC, or Leaky News, is a Harry Potter fansite and blog. The site features news, image and video galleries, downloadable widgets, a chat room and discussion forum, and an essay project called Scribbulus, among other offerings. Since 2005, The Leaky Cauldron has also hosted an official podcast called PotterCast.
The current webmaster of The Leaky Cauldron is Melissa Anelli, a former journalist for the Staten Island Advance and author of the 2008 bestseller Harry, A History. The site's creative director is John Noe. The Leaky Internet business is currently incorporated as the for-profit Leaky Net Inc. (to be distinguished from the non-profit arm, Leaky, Inc.)
The Leaky Cauldron website was started by Kevin C. Murphy on 5 July 2000, as a Geocities site managed through Blogger. It moved to its own domain on 4 December 2000. with B.K. DeLOng taking control a year later in 2001. Melissa Anelli joined the Leaky staff later that year as an editor and became Managing Editor in 2002. Anelli took full editorial control of the site in 2004. On 28 January 2005, Leaky debuted the Leaky Lounge, a forum for Harry Potter discussion. The forum currently has over
Dumbledore's Army (the D.A. for short) is a student organisation in J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter series that is founded by the main characters, Harry Potter, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger, in order to stand up against the regime of Hogwarts High Inquisitor Dolores Umbridge, as well as to learn practical Defence Against the Dark Arts.
In Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, the new Defence Against the Dark Arts professor, Dolores Umbridge, chooses to only teach the basic theoretical principles of the subject in her classes instead of practical applications, due to Minister for Magic Cornelius Fudge's erroneous fear that Albus Dumbledore is preparing to assemble a student army in order to overthrow him. This theory-only approach is widely unpopular among the students, especially those characters like Harry, who are in their fifth year and have to take their O.W.L. exams on the subject later in the year. Harry also believes that lack of practical experience makes them more vulnerable to Lord Voldemort's forces, though the Ministry staunchly refuses to accept that Lord Voldemort has returned. This prompts Hermione to suggest founding a student group where Harry would teach
Gregory Goyle (born c.1980), typically referred to simply as Goyle, is a fictional character in the Harry Potter books. He is friends with Draco Malfoy, generally following him around and doing his bidding. He seems to lack all intelligence, magical talent, and independent thought, and thus uses only his size and strength to bully other students or scare off anyone who threatens Malfoy.
Goyle is usually mentioned alongside Vincent Crabbe, who is his friend and fellow lackey of Draco. Goyle is generally represented as the less intelligent of the two. He nearly fails his exams in his first year and is not able to give Dolores Umbridge a simple answer after being questioned about Hagrid's lessons. Goyle, along with Crabbe, fails his Defence Against the Dark Arts O.W.L in his fifth year. His father, Goyle Sr, is a Death Eater.
Goyle started his first year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry with Malfoy and Crabbe. In Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, he joined the Inquisitorial Squad.
At the end of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, he and Crabbe are left feeling lonely, after their leader and friend Draco Malfoy leaves the school just before the end of
A cloak of invisibility is a theme that has occurred in fiction, and is a device which is under some scientific inquiry.
Cloaks of invisibility are relatively rare in folklore; although they do occur in some fairy tales, such as The Twelve Dancing Princesses, a more common trope is the cap of invisibility. The cap of invisibility has appeared in Greek myth: Hades was ascribed possession of a cap or helmet that made the wearer invisible. In some versions of the Perseus myth, Perseus borrows this cap from the goddess Athena and uses it to sneak up on the sleeping Medusa when he kills her. A similar helmet, the Tarnhelm, is found in Norse mythology. In the Second Branch of the Mabinogi, one of the important texts of Welsh mythology, Caswallawn (the historical Cassivellaunus) murders Caradog ap Bran and other chieftains left in charge of Britain while wearing a cloak of invisibility.
Edgar Rice Burroughs uses the idea of an invisibility cloak in his 1931 novel A Fighting Man of Mars. The movie, Erik the Viking humorously depicts the title character using a cloak of invisibility, which he does not realize apparently works only on elderly men. In the Lord of the Rings, Frodo's elven
Regulus Black is a fictional character in the Harry Potter book series written by J. K. Rowling.
He has never appeared in the books, but he has been mentioned by his older brother Sirius Black.
According to the Black family tree, Regulus was born to Orion and Walburga Black in 1961 and died in 1979. However, internal evidence in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix indicates that he in fact died in 1980, "some fifteen years previously" as seen from the perspective of August 1995.
Most other information on Regulus's life was provided by his brother Sirius in the novel Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. Sirius described him as his parents' favorite son because he accepted their ideas about blood purity. Regulus joined the Death Eaters but attempted to flee the organization when he became scared and had a change of heart. He was killed by Voldemort, or on Voldemort's orders, after a few days on the run. Sirius suggested the latter was more likely as he would not have been important enough to be killed by Voldemort himself.
The author of the novels, J. K. Rowling, has stated that Regulus is dead, but did not comment on the nature of his demise. She also remarked
Robbie Coltrane, OBE (born Anthony Robert McMillan; March 30, 1950) is a Scottish actor, comedian and author. He is known both for his role as Dr. Eddie "Fitz" Fitzgerald in the British TV series Cracker during the 1990s and as Rubeus Hagrid in the Harry Potter films.
Coltrane was born Anthony Robert McMillan in Rutherglen, South Lanarkshire, the son of Jean McMillan Ross (née Howie), a teacher and pianist, and Ian Baxter McMillan, a general practitioner who also served as a forensic police surgeon. He has an older sister, Annie, and a late younger sister, Jane. Coltrane is the great-grandson of Scottish businessman Thomas W. Howie.
He was educated at Glenalmond College, an independent school in Perthshire, from which he was nearly expelled after hanging the prefects' gowns from the school clocktower. Though he later described his experiences there as deeply unhappy, he played for the rugby First XV, was head of the school's debating society and won prizes for his art. From Glenalmond, Coltrane went on to Glasgow School of Art, where he was ridiculed for "having an accent like Prince Charles" (which he quickly disposed of, though not before gaining the nickname "Lord Fauntleroy"),
Stanislav Ianevski (Bulgarian: Станислав Яневски; born May 16, 1985) is a Bulgarian actor, known for playing Viktor Krum in the 2005 film Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.
Ianevski was born in Sofia, Bulgaria and lived in England for five years and Israel. While attending Mill Hill School in the United Kingdom, Ianevski had no particular acting aspirations and was not a drama student. He had only auditioned for Harry Potter after being spotted by Fiona Weir, a casting director who prompted him to attend an acting workshop, which resulted in his casting as Viktor Krum, a Bulgarian character in the Harry Potter series. He was selected from 650 others, most of whom had auditioned in Sofia, Bulgaria. Harry Melling, who played the part of Dudley Dursley, attended Mill Hill School at the same time.
He also starred in Hostel 2, the sequel to Eli Roth's film Hostel. He reprised his role as Viktor Krum in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1. However, his sequences were cut from the final film.
Walburga Black is a fictional character in the Harry Potter series. She was a matriarch of the House of Black. Her name may be a reference to both the Catholic Saint Walpurga and to that saint's feast day, Walpurgis Night, traditionally considered a festival of witch. Also, in early drafts, the Death Eaters were named the Knights of Walpurgis. Unlike most members of the Black family, her name is not related to a star or constellation.
Walburga was born in 1925, to Pollux Black and Irma Black nￃﾩe Crabbe, as the oldest of three siblings. Her brothers were Alphard and Cygnus Black. She married her second cousin, Orion Black, and was the mother of Sirius Black and Regulus Black. She is the sister-in-law of Druella Black nￃﾩe Rosier and paternal aunt of Bellatrix Lestrange nￃﾩe Black, Andromeda Tonks nￃﾩe Black, and Narcissa Malfoy nￃﾩe Black. Walburga had two paternal aunts and one paternal uncle of her own: Cassiopeia Black, Marius Black (a Squib), and Dorea Potter nￃﾩe Black. She had a cousin Araminta Meliflua (Meliflua may be a surname or, like Nigellus, a middle name). Walburga Black was a Black by birth, suggesting inbreeding within the Black clan.
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Harry James Potter is the title character and the protagonist of J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter series. The majority of the books' plot covers seven years in the life of the orphan Potter, who, on his eleventh birthday, learns he is a wizard. Thus, he attends Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry to practice magic under the guidance of the kindly headmaster Albus Dumbledore and other school professors. Harry also discovers that he is already famous throughout the novel's magical community, and that his fate is tied with that of Lord Voldemort, the internationally feared Dark Wizard and murderer of his mother and father.
According to Rowling, the idea for both the Harry Potter books and its eponymous protagonist came while waiting for a delayed train from Manchester to London in 1990. She stated that her idea for "this scrawny, black-haired, bespectacled boy who didn't know he was a wizard became more and more real to me". While developing the ideas for her book, she also decided to make Harry an orphan who attended a boarding school called Hogwarts. She explained in a 1999 interview with The Guardian: "Harry had to be an orphan — so that he's a free agent, with no fear of
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It is true, however, that those who have mastered Legilimency are able, under certain conditions, to delve into the minds of their victims and to interpret their findings correctly. The Dark Lord, for instance, almost always knows when somebody is lying to him. Only those skilled at Occlumency are able to shut down those feelings and memories that contradict the lie, and to utter falsehoods in his presence without detection.
Richard Bremmer (born 27 January 1953) is a British actor best known for playing the role of Lord Voldemort in the first Harry Potter film Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.
Bremmer was born and raised in Warwickshire, England.
Bremmer first began his career in the short film of Couples and Robbers before being in his first full length film The Girl with Brains in Her Feet. He is most noted for played Lord Voldemort in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (with the footage he appears in being reused in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2) and played Skeld in The 13th Warrior. He also had the role of L'abbé Traquet in the 2004 film Vipere au poing.
Devon Michael Murray is an Irish actor known for playing Seamus Finnigan in the Harry Potter films. Before Harry Potter, Murray had played Christy in This is My Father, Malachy in Angela's Ashes, and Geoffrey in Yesterday's Children.
Murray was born in County Kildare, Ireland, the only child of Michael and Fidelma Murray. After singing his way to success in talent competitions nationwide, Devon joined the Billie Barry stage school. Later he transferred to The National Performing Arts stage school.
Murray's acting career began in the film This Is My Father which opened the door to opportunities on the big screen. Angela’s Ashes closely followed by Yesterday’s Children. He subsequently landed the role of Seamus Finnigan in the Harry Potter film series.
He appeared in the video for the popular Irish song "Everybody's Drinkin'" by Damo and Ivor.
It was revealed by Daniel Radcliffe on a special feature of the Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix DVD that Murray had the record for breaking the most number of prop wands during the course of any single film—ten in total.
He reprised his role as Seamus Finnigan for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 and Part 2.
Eric Sykes CBE (4 May 1923 – 4 July 2012) was an English radio, television and film writer, actor and director whose performing career spanned more than 50 years. He frequently wrote for and/or performed with many other leading comedy performers and writers of the period, including Tony Hancock, Spike Milligan, Peter Sellers, John Antrobus and Johnny Speight. Sykes first came to prominence through his many radio credits as a writer and actor in the 1950s, most notably through his collaboration on The Goon Show scripts. He became a TV star in his own right in the early 1960s when he appeared with Hattie Jacques in several popular BBC comedy television series. A trademark of Sykes's work is the idea of taking a single comic idea to its extremes.
Sykes was born in Oldham, Lancashire; his mother died during his birth. He was the second child of his parents' marriage; his older brother (by two years) was named Vernon. Sykes's father was a labourer in a cotton mill and a former army sergeant. When he was two, his father remarried and he gained a half-brother named John. Sykes was educated at Ward Street Central School in Oldham. He joined the Royal Air Force during World War II,
Gary Leonard Oldman (born 21 March 1958) is an English screen and stage actor, filmmaker and musician, noted for his chameleonic performances in diverse roles. Oldman made his film acting debut in 1982 and rose to prominence with his portrayals of Sid Vicious in Sid and Nancy (1986) and Joe Orton in Prick Up Your Ears (1987), receiving a Best Actor BAFTA Award nomination for that of Orton. Oldman's work in those films prompted pre-eminent US film critic Roger Ebert to hail him as "the best young British actor around." Oldman played a football firm leader in The Firm (1989) and an Irish-American gangster in State of Grace (1990), and gained international fame with two blockbuster roles: Lee Harvey Oswald in JFK (1991) and Count Dracula in Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992), with the latter bringing him the Saturn Award for Best Actor.
Oldman subsequently became a popular casting choice for villains, starring as the antagonist of films such as True Romance (1993), Léon: The Professional (1994), The Fifth Element (1997), Air Force One (1997), and The Contender (2000), for which he received a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor; Norman Stansfield from Léon: The
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is a 2004 fantasy film directed by Alfonso Cuarón and based on the novel of the same name by J. K. Rowling. It is the third instalment in the Harry Potter film series, written by Steve Kloves and produced by Chris Columbus, David Heyman and Mark Radcliffe. The story follows Harry Potter's third year at Hogwarts as he is informed that a prisoner named Sirius Black has escaped from Azkaban and wants to murder him. The film stars Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter, alongside Rupert Grint and Emma Watson as Harry's best friends Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger. It is the sequel to Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets and is followed by Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.
The film was released on 31 May 2004 in the United Kingdom and on 4 June 2004 in North America, as the first Harry Potter film released into IMAX theatres and to be using IMAX Technology. It is also the last Harry Potter film to be released on VHS as well as the last film until Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince to be rated PG in North America. The film was nominated for two Academy Awards—Original Music Score and Visual Effects—at the 77th Academy Awards in 2005.
James Potter is introduced in the epilogue of The Deathly Hallows as a child of Harry and Ginny Potter. He is named after his grandfather (Harry's father).
James Sirius Potter is the first-born child of Harry and Ginny born at least one year before his brother, Albus. He was named after Harry's father and godfather, and he is described as being similar in character to both his namesakes, and his uncles, Fred and George Weasley, with a penchant for practical jokes and general misbehaviour.[HP7] Further on his character, Rowling described that she can imagine James managed to sneak the Marauder's Map from his father's desk one night, despite Harry's best efforts to keep it hidden from his children. Ginny compares him to his Uncle Ron after he intrudes on Teddy kissing James's cousin, Victoire
Petunia Dursley (née Evans) (fl. 1959—1997) was a Muggle, the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Evans, and the older sister of the Muggle-born witch Lily. During her childhood, she broke off contact with her sister and refused to have any contact with the wizarding world.
She married a Muggle, Vernon Dursley, and they had a son, Dudley. However, when Lily was killed by Lord Voldemort, Petunia became guardian of her nephew, Harry Potter, who was only an infant then. She allowed him a room of his own after receiving his acceptance letters to Hogwarts (prior to this time he had been confined to the cupboard under the stairs), but for the most part neglected him. In 1991, when Harry went to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, she became very angry. She and her family left their home in 1997 in order to be protected from Voldemort and his Death Eaters. After the Second Wizarding War, she had several grandchildren and remained on civil terms with Harry.
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Ralph Nathaniel Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes (born 22 December 1962), best known as Ralph Fiennes (( /ˈreɪf ˈfaɪnz/), is an English theatre and film actor. A noted Shakespeare interpreter, he first achieved success onstage in the Royal National Theatre. Since then, he has portrayed characters such as Nazi war criminal Amon Goeth in Schindler's List, Count Almásy in The English Patient, and Charles Van Doren in Quiz Show. He also starred in The Constant Gardener, Strange Days, Red Dragon, The Prince of Egypt, Onegin, and The End of the Affair, among others. He is also well known for playing Lord Voldemort in the Harry Potter film series.
In 2011, Fiennes made his directorial debut with his film adaptation of Shakespeare's tragedy Coriolanus, in which he also played the titular character. Fiennes won a Tony Award for playing Hamlet on Broadway and has been nominated twice for the Academy Award.
Ralph Twisleton Wykeham Fiennes was born in Ipswich on 22 December 1962, the eldest child of Mark Fiennes (1933–2004), a farmer and photographer whose father was industrialist Sir Maurice Fiennes (1907–1994), and Jennifer Lash (1938–1993), a writer of English and Irish descent. His surname is of
Ronald Bilius "Ron" Weasley is a fictional character and one of the three protagonists (the other two being Harry Potter and Hermione Granger) of J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter series. His first appearance was in the first book of the series, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone as the best friend of Harry Potter and Hermione Granger. He is a member of the Weasley family, a pure blood family, who reside in "The Burrow" outside Ottery St. Catchpole. Along with Harry and Hermione, he is a member of the Gryffindor house. Ron is present in most of the action throughout the series due to his friendship with Harry.
According to J. K. Rowling, Ron was among the characters she created "the very first day". Ron is inspired by Rowling's best friend Sean Harris (to whom Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is dedicated), but she has clearly stated that she "never set out to describe Sean in Ron, but Ron has a Sean-ish turn of phrase." Like Harris is to Rowling, Ron is "always there" when Harry needs him. The character of Ron fits many of the stereotypes expected of the sidekick; he is often used as comic relief, is loyal to the hero, and lacks much of the talent Harry possesses, at least
Arthur Weasley is a fictional character in the Harry Potter book series written by J. K. Rowling. The character is the patriarch of the Weasley family and married to Molly Weasley with whom he has seven children: Bill, Charlie, Percy, Fred, George, Ron, and Ginny. He is most probably the son of Septimus and Cedrella (nￃﾩe Black) Weasley. Interestingly enough, this makes him a descendant of the wealthy and aristocratic House of Black, but his mother was disinherited for marrying into a family of wizards who were "blood traitors". The evidence for this is Sirius Black's comment that Arthur is his second cousin once-removed, combined with the Black family tree as drawn by Rowling. It also potentially makes him a first cousin of Bartemius Crouch Sr (who may be the son of Caspar Crouch and Cedrella's sister Charis), though given that Cedrella was stricken from the record it is unsurprising that Crouch would not acknowledge this relationship if he was even aware of it.
Arthur is described as being tall and thin ￢ﾀﾔ a physique inherited by his third and sixth sons Percy and Ron while his first son Bill inherited the tall stature but not the thin build ￢ﾀﾔ and as having a receding
Bartemius "Barty" Crouch, Jr. is a fictional character from the Harry Potter series of books. He is the son of Bartemius Crouch, the once-great wizarding politician. He is portrayed in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by David Tennant and Brendan Gleeson.\t\t\t
Bartemius Crouch, Jr., (c.1963 ￢ﾀﾓ present) (soul removed by dementors, is alive but not conscious), is a Death Eater who was captured with the Lestranges, who were responsible for torturing Frank and Alice Longbottom, parents of Neville Longbottom. His father, Bartemius Crouch (the elder), who headed the Department of Magical Law Enforcement at the time, sentenced him to life imprisonment in Azkaban.
However, Crouch Senior rescued his son as a favour to his dying wife. When they visited him in Azkaban, Mrs Crouch used Polyjuice Potion to switch appearances with her son, enabling him to escape while she remained in his place. When she died, she was buried under his identity. To prevent him from returning to Voldemort's service, Crouch's father controlled him with the Imperius Curse, and he was kept hidden under an invisibility cloak. Crouch was nursed back to health by Winky, the family's house elf. When Bertha
Gilderoy Lockhart is a fictional character in the Harry Potter series of books. He is a wizarding celebrity, having written many books on his fabulous adventures encountering Dark Creatures. He is the author of Magical Me, Break with a Banshee, Gadding with Ghouls, Holidays with Hags, Travels with Trolls, Voyages with Vampires, Wanderings with Werewolves (also called Weekend with a Werewolf) and Year with a Yeti. He has golden, wavy hair and particularly straight shiny teeth. He is narcissistic, self-obsessed, and something of a buffoon.
In the film version of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Lockhart is played by Kenneth Branagh.
Despite his celebrity status in the wizarding community, Lockhart's fan base consists mostly of middle-aged women and teenage girls (who find him especially attractive). His home is unknown, nor whether he even studied at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. His honours and awards include: Order of Merlin, Third Class; Honorary Member of the Dark Force Defence League; and five-time winner of Witch Weekly's Most Charming Smile Award.
In the school year of 1992￢ﾀﾓ1993, Lockhart is appointed as Hogwarts' new Defence Against the Dark
Hogsmeade is a fictional village in Scotland that appears in the Harry Potter series of novels by J. K. Rowling. Hogsmeade is the only settlement in Britain inhabited solely by magical beings, and is located to the north-west of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Students of Hogwarts who are in their third year and above are permitted to visit Hogsmeade during scheduled visits, as long as they have a signed permission slip from a parent or guardian.
Hogsmeade remained unseen in the films until the release of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban in 2004. It reappeared in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.
The Three Broomsticks is one of the local pubs in Hogsmeade. It is known for its delicious butterbeer and its beautiful owner Madam Rosmerta, who lives above the pub. The Three Broomsticks is a favourite pub among Hogwarts students and staff.
Zonko's has jokes and tricks that can "fulfill even Fred and George's wildest dreams." It closes down in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Fred and George had planned to buy the shop, but decide against it when Hogwarts' students are banned from visiting Hogsmeade due to heightened security after Voldemort's
The Marauders are fictional characters in the Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling. The group is formed by the central character Harry Potter's father James Potter, and his friends Sirius Black, Remus Lupin and Peter Pettigrew. Though the name of the gang is first introduced in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, the Marauders are all introduced (or at least mentioned) earlier in the series.
James, Sirius, Lupin and Pettigrew meet when they enter Hogwarts, and are all sorted into Gryffindor. During their time at school, James and Sirius are immensely popular and known for their good looks; students like their biting humour, and teachers respect their talent, though not their behaviour. Their popularity, however, is not universal, as a mutual hatred sprang up between them and Severus Snape. James and Sirius often go out of their way to bully Snape, whom they despise for his great interest in the Dark Arts. Lupin, who is named prefect in his fifth year, does nothing to prevent his friends' misbehavior despite his disapproval of it. When James, Sirius and Pettigrew discover that Lupin is in fact a werewolf, the three of them illegally learn to become Animagi, in order to safely
Professor Quirinus Quirrell is a fictional character in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, the first novel in the Harry Potter series written by JK Rowling. Quirrell was the Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry during Harry's first year at the school.
Professor Quirrell is played by the British actor Ian Hart in the film adaptation of the book.
Life prior to his employment at Hogwarts, he is said by Hagrid to have had a "brilliant mind", and was a fine teacher "while he was studyin' outta books"; however, around a year before Harry Potter's arrival at Hogwarts, "he took a year off ter get some first-hand experience". There were rumours that he encountered vampires in the Black Forest and one in Romania, and he apparently had "a nasty bit o' trouble with a hag". After that, he was 'never the same' - he appeared perpetually nervous, had developed a stutter and nervous tics, and Hagrid was able to say even before the beginning of the autumn term that he was "scared of the students, scared of his own subject".
The length of Quirrell's employment at Hogwarts is uncertain. Some older students are familiar with him: when Harry
St Mungo's Hospital for Magical Maladies and Injuries is a fictional place in the Harry Potter series of books. St Mungo's Hospital for Magical Maladies and Injuries is the wizarding hospital of Britain. Medics at the hospital are not called doctors, but are known as Healers or Mediwizards and wear lime-green robes. To become a Healer, a Hogwarts student must have N.E.W.T. of at least grade E (Exceeds Expectations, second highest possible grade) in the subjects of Transfiguration, Potions, Charms, Herbology and Defence Against the Dark Arts.
Founded by famous wizard Healer Mungo Bonham, St Mungo's is located in London. To enter the premises, one has to step through the window of what appears to be a derelict department store called Purge and Dowse Ltd. This acts as a magical gateway to the main building, very much like the magical barrier at King's Cross railway station on Platform 9ￂﾾ. The exteriors of the hospital are red-bricked and dirty, which is the complete opposite of the interiors. Inside, everything is very neat and looks exactly as a hospital should.
There are six floors:
St Mungo's was founded by Mungo Bonham, a famous Healer, in the 1600s. The exact date is
The Harry Potter Lexicon is a fan-created online encyclopedia of the Harry Potter series.
The site was created by school librarian Steve Vander Ark. It contains detailed information for all seven published Harry Potter books. The Lexicon lists characters, places, creatures, spells, potions and magical devices, as well as analyzing magical theory and other details of the series. The Lexicon is credited as creating one of the first timelines of all events occurring in the Harry Potter universe. A similar timeline of events was adopted by Warner Bros. for inclusion with their Harry Potter film DVDs, and was accepted by author J. K. Rowling as conforming to her works.
The Lexicon is a winner of J. K. Rowling's Fan Site Award. Rowling said:
This is such a great site that I have been known to sneak into an internet café while out writing and check a fact rather than go into a bookshop and buy a copy of Harry Potter (which is embarrassing). A website for the dangerously obsessive; my natural home.
On October 31, 2007, J.K. Rowling and Warner Brothers filed a lawsuit against RDR Books over the publication of Vander Ark's Lexicon in book form. The lawsuit was heard in a New York court on
Natalia Gastiain Tena (born 1 November 1984) is a British actress and musician. She sings and plays the accordion in the band Molotov Jukebox. In her acting career, Tena is best known for playing Nymphadora Tonks in the Harry Potter film series, and the wildling Osha in the HBO series Game of Thrones.
Tena was born in London, the daughter of Spanish parents María, a secretary, and Jesús. She is fluent in Spanish.
Tena made her professional debut as Ellie in About a Boy (2002), and began acting full time in 2003. She has played lead roles in stage adaptations of Gone to Earth in 2004, and Nights at the Circus in 2006.
She appeared in the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix as Nymphadora Tonks, a role she reprised in its sequels Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 and Part 2. She claims that attending the audition was a spur-of the-moment decision, which she thought was for an extra rather than a relatively big part. Having drunk a glass of red wine shortly prior to cycling to the audition, she tripped over a table and chair on arrival giving the impression that she is clumsy (which she admits to being), a
Salazar Slytherin is a fictional character and medieval wizard in J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter series. A thousand years ago, along with Godric Gryffindor, Rowena Ravenclaw, and Helga Hufflepuff, he founded Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is a 2005 fantasy film directed by Mike Newell and based on the novel of the same name by J. K. Rowling. It is the fourth instalment in the Harry Potter film series, written by Steve Kloves and produced by David Heyman. The story follows Harry Potter's fourth year at Hogwarts as he is chosen by the Goblet of Fire to compete in the Triwizard Tournament, a highly dangerous competition. The film stars Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter, alongside Rupert Grint and Emma Watson as Harry's best friends Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger. It is the sequel to Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and is followed by Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.
Filming began in early 2004 and the scenes of Hogwarts took place at the Leavesden Film Studios. Five days after its release, the film had grossed over US$102 million at the North American box office, which is the third highest first-weekend tally for a Harry Potter film behind Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 and Part 2. Goblet of Fire enjoyed an immensely successful run at the box office, earning over $900 million worldwide, which made it the highest grossing film of 2005 and the eighth
Lord Voldemort ( /ˈvoʊldəmɔr/) (born Tom Marvolo Riddle) is a fictional character and the main antagonist of J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter series. Voldemort first appeared in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, which was released in 1997. Voldemort appeared either in person or in flashbacks in each book and film adaptation in the series, except the third, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, where he is mentioned.
In the series, Voldemort is the archenemy of Harry Potter, who according to a prophecy has "the power to vanquish the Dark Lord". Almost no witch or wizard dares to speak his name, instead referring to him by epithets such as "You-Know-Who", "He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named" or "the Dark Lord". Voldemort's obsession with blood purity signifies his aim to rid the wizarding world of Muggle (non-magical) heritage and to conquer both worlds, Muggle and wizarding, to achieve pure-blood dominance. Through his mother's family, he is the last descendant of wizard Salazar Slytherin, one of the four founders of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
According to an interview with Rowling, "Voldemort" is pronounced with a silent 't' at the end, as in the French word "mort",
Miranda Jane Richardson (born 3 March 1958) is an English stage, film and television actor. She has been nominated for two Academy Awards, and has won two Golden Globes (with seven nominations) and a BAFTA (with seven nominations) during her career.
Richardson was born in Southport, Lancashire, to Marian Georgina (née Townsend), a housewife, and William Alan Richardson, a marketing executive. The second daughter of a middle class family, she revealed a talent for acting as a girl.
Richardson enrolled at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, where she studied alongside Daniel Day-Lewis, having started out with juvenile performances in Cinderella and Lord Arthur Savile's Crime at the Southport Dramatic Club. Richardson enjoyed a successful and extensive theatre career, making her stage debut in Moving at the Queen's Theatre in 1981. Soon afterwards, she appeared in repertory theatre, until she found recognition in the West End for a series of stage performances, ultimately receiving an Olivier Award nomination for her performance in A Lie of the Mind, and in 1996, she is cited as "the greatest actress of our time in any medium" by one critic after she appeared in Orlando at the
Professor Minerva McGonagall is a fictional character in the Harry Potter book series written by J. K. Rowling. During the series, she is Deputy Headmistress, head of Gryffindor House, Transfiguration professor, and later Headmistress at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, where she began teaching in December 1956. McGonagall considers Transfiguration to be amongst the most complex and dangerous magic taught at Hogwarts.
McGonagall served as Headmistress of Hogwarts during Albus Dumbledore's absence from Hogwarts in Harry's second year, and briefly in the sixth book of the series. She acted as headmistress when the Heads of House decided the school would reopen, but before the 1997-98 school year commenced, Professor Severus Snape was appointed Headmaster on Voldemort￢ﾀﾙs orders. She remained a member of the Order of the Phoenix. She was later reappointed as Headmistress, but Rowling has stated that by the time of the epilogue in 2017 (19 years after the battle), she no longer held the position.
Critical responses to the character vary. While Farah Mendelson, in her work "Crowning The King," considers her rash and unfair and clearly secondary to a male character in
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, released in the United States, India and Pakistan as Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, is a 2001 fantasy film directed by Chris Columbus and based on the novel of the same name by J. K. Rowling. The film is the first instalment in the Harry Potter film series, written by Steve Kloves and produced by David Heyman. The story follows Harry Potter's first year at Hogwarts as he discovers that he is a famous wizard and begins his magical education. The film stars Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter, with Rupert Grint and Emma Watson as Harry's best friends Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger. It is followed by seven sequels with the first being Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.
Warner Bros. bought the film rights to the book in 1999 for a reported £1 million. Production began in the UK in 2000, with Columbus being chosen to create the film from a short list of directors that included Steven Spielberg and Rob Reiner. J. K. Rowling insisted that the entire cast be British or Irish, in keeping with the cultural integrity of the book and the film. She also approved the screenplay, written by Steve Kloves. The film was shot at Leavesden Film
Joshua Colin M. Herdman (born 9 September 1987) is an English actor known for his roles in the Harry Potter films as Gregory Goyle. He has appeared in all eight movies released to date.
Herdman was born in Hampton, Middlesex. His father is actor Martin Herdman.
He appeared in Deathly Hallows and revealed at Muggle Mayhem that Jamie Waylett would not be returning to Deathly Hallows due to a scandal involving drug charges. In the climactic Room of Requirement scene, Herdman's character (Goyle) uses the Fiendfyre curse, and faces the resulting consequence. In the book however, Waylett's character (Crabbe) is the one who uses the spell. In July 2009 Herdman appeared at London Film and Comic Con and two weeks later, appeared at Muggle Mayhem, a Harry Potter convention in London.
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is the second novel in the Harry Potter series written by J. K. Rowling. The plot follows Harry's second year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, during which a series of messages on the walls on the school's corridors warn that the "Chamber of Secrets" has been opened and that the "heir of Slytherin" will kill all pupils who do not come from all-magical families. These threats are followed by attacks which leave residents of the school "petrified" (that is, frozen). Throughout the year, Harry and his friends Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger investigate the attacks, and Harry is confronted by Tom Riddle, later known as Lord Voldemort, who is attempting to regain full power.
The book was published in the United Kingdom on 2 July 1998 by Bloomsbury and in the United States on 2 June 1999 by Scholastic Inc. Although Rowling found it difficult to finish the book, it won high praise and awards from critics, young readers and the book industry, although some critics thought the story was perhaps too frightening for younger children. Although much like the rest of the series, some religious authorities have condemned its use of magical
The immense popularity and wide recognition of J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter fantasy series has led to its being extensively parodied, in works spanning nearly every medium. The franchise holds the record for the most fan fiction parodies, at over 500,000. Some self-described parodies have been targeted by Rowling and her publishers as plagiarism, while others have sold hundreds of thousands of copies without any threat of legal sanction. Misinterpretations of Harry Potter parodies have sparked at least two urban legends. Many Harry Potter parodies are self-published; others are put out as part of major comic productions, such as Mad, The Simpsons, South Park, Saturday Night Live and Robot Chicken, all of which have parodied Harry Potter several times. Rowling has also been parodied (and parodied herself) in a number of instances.
J. K. Rowling, the Harry Potter writer, has been parodied several times:
Viktor Krum (born c. 1976) is a fictional character in J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. In the movie adaptation of the book, he is played by Bulgaria actor Stanislav Ianevski.
His surname is derived from the forename of Krum, a successful khan that ruled Bulgaria in the 9th century; unlike most Bulgarian surname, it lacks the suffix "-ov". This absence makes the name look odd or unnatural to a Bulgarian.
Krum is a Seeker for the Bulgarian Quidditch team. He is considered a prodigy by many, having entered the International Quidditch League while still a youth attending wizarding school at Durmstrang. Despite his success and fame, or perhaps because of it, Krum appears to be unhappy and lonely, and is further characterised as being very quiet and reserved, though Hermione Granger says he is a genuinely nice person beneath the sullen exterior.
Krum and some of his fellow students travel to Hogwarts to enter themselves as candidates in the Triwizard Tournament. Krum becomes the Durmstrang champion. He is often viewed with both suspicion, due to Durmstrang's reputation for teaching the Dark Arts, as well as admiration for his feats (mostly from giggling
Daniel Jacob Radcliffe (born 23 July 1989) is an English actor who rose to prominence playing the title character in the Harry Potter film series.
Radcliffe made his acting debut at age ten in BBC One's 1999 television movie David Copperfield, followed by his film debut in 2001's The Tailor of Panama. At age eleven he was cast as the title character in the first Harry Potter film, and he starred in the series for ten years until the release of the eighth and final film in July 2011. He also began to branch out to stage acting in 2007, starring in the London and New York productions of the play Equus and in the 2011 Broadway revival of the musical How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. In addition, he starred in 2007's December Boys and the 2012 hit horror film The Woman in Black. He will play beat poet Allen Ginsberg in 2013 indie film Kill Your Darlings.
Radcliffe has contributed to many charities, including Demelza House Children's Hospice and The Trevor Project. He has also made public service announcements for the latter. In 2011, he was awarded the Trevor Project's "Hero Award".
Radcliffe was born on 23 July 1989 in West London, England, the only child of Alan
Frank Dillane, son of actor Stephen Dillane and Naomi Wirthner, was born on 21st April, 1991 in England. He has starred in the 1997 film, Welcome to Sarajevo as Christopher Henderson. His latest, and second role, will see him playing Tom Marvolo Riddle, the 16-year-old version of Lord Voldemort in Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince.
He currently attends the Michael Hall Steiner School in Forest Row, a village in Sussex, England.
Hero Beauregard Fiennes-Tiffin (born 6 November 1997) is an English actor best known for his role as the 11-year-old Tom Riddle, the young version of antagonist Lord Voldemort, in the sixth installment of Harry Potter films, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, released on 15 July 2009 in the United States and the United Kingdom.
Fiennes-Tiffin is the son of film directors George Tiffin and Martha Fiennes. His sister and brother are Mercy (who played Little Georgiana in The Duchess) and Titan Fiennes-Tiffin, while his uncles are actors Ralph Fiennes, who has played the adult Lord Voldemort since the fourth film and Joseph Fiennes.
Fiennes-Tiffin made his first film appearance as Spartak in the 2008 drama, Bigga Than Ben. Fiennes-Tiffin earned the part of young Voldemort even though thousands of young actors auditioned for the role; at least one publication, however, has alleged his family relation alone landed him the part. David Yates, director of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, said Fiennes-Tiffin was cast as Tom Riddle due to his ability to find "the darker space" in his line readings. Yates said he did not get the role due to his relation to Ralph Fiennes, but
Hufflepuff, founded by Helga Hufflepuff, values hard work, patience, loyalty, and fair play rather than a particular aptitude in its members. Its emblematic animal is the badger, and Black and Yellow are its colours. Pomona Sprout was the Head of Hufflepuff during 1991 - 1998, Sprout left the post of Head of Hufflepuff and Herbology Professor sometime before 2017 and her successor for the position of Head of Hufflepuff is currently unknown. The Fat Friar is its ghost. Hufflepuff corresponds roughly to the element of earth. The Hufflepuff Dormitories and common room are located somewhere in the basement, near the castle's kitchens. It can be accessed through a barrel with a secret way to get it open and is described as being a cosy and welcoming place with yellow hangings, fat armchairs, and underground tunnels that lead to the dormitories, which have perfectly round doors, similar to barrel tops.
James "Jim" Broadbent (born 24 May 1949) is an English theatre, film, and television actor. He is known for his roles in Iris, Moulin Rouge!, Topsy-Turvy, Hot Fuzz, and Bridget Jones' Diary. He also appears in the Harry Potter films as Horace Slughorn.
Broadbent was born in Holton cum Beckering, the son of Doreen "Dee" Broadbent (née Findlay), a sculptor, and Roy Laverick Broadbent, an artist, sculptor, interior designer, and furniture maker who turned a former church into a theatre named after him. Broadbent's parents were both amateur actors who co-founded the Holton Players acting troupe at Holton cum Beckering; the two were described by the BBC as conscientious objectors who "worked the land" rather than participate in World War II. He had a twin sister who died at birth. Broadbent was educated at Leighton Park School, a Quaker school in Reading, and briefly attended art college before transferring to the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art from which he graduated in 1972.
Broadbent's early stagework included a number of productions for The National Theatre of Brent, as the downtrodden assistant Wallace to Patrick Barlow's self-important actor/manager character Desmond
In the Harry Potter novels, Phineas Black is the son of Phineas Nigellus Black, the former Hogwarts headmaster and great-grandfather of the Sirius Black who features in the novels. Like his great-nephew Sirius, Phineas was disowned by the Black family.
Ravenclaw values intelligence, knowledge, and wit. Its emblematic animal is the eagle, and its colours are blue and bronze. The Ravenclaw Head of House in the 1990s was Filius Flitwick. The ghost of Ravenclaw is the Grey Lady, who was the daughter of Rowena Ravenclaw, the house's founder. Ravenclaw corresponds roughly to the element of air. The Ravenclaw common room and dormitories are located in a tower on the west side of the castle. Ravenclaw students must answer a riddle as opposed to giving a password to enter their dormitories.
Zoë Wanamaker, CBE (born 13 May 1949) is an American-born English actress. She has performed with the Royal Shakespeare Company; in films, including the Harry Potter series; and in a number of television productions, including a long-time role as Susan Harper in the sitcom My Family. Wanamaker has been nominated for a BAFTA Film Award, two BAFTA TV Awards, Four Tony's and nine Olivier Awards, winning two.
Wanamaker was born in New York City, the daughter of Canadian-born actress and radio performer Charlotte Holland, and American-born actor, film director and radio producer Sam Wanamaker, who decided not to return to the United States after being blacklisted in 1952.
Wanamaker's parents were Jewish, though she had a non-religious and non-observant upbringing. Her family was of Ukrainian extraction. The BBC documentary Who Do You Think You Are? broadcast on 24 February 2009, revealed that Wanamaker's paternal grandfather Maurice Wanamaker (originally Manus Watmacher) was a tailor (born 1895) in Mykolaiv, Ukraine.
Wanamaker was educated at the independent King Alfred School in Hampstead, London, and at Sidcot School, a Quaker boarding school in Somerset. She trained at the Central
Buckbeak (later renamed Witherwings) is a hippogriff, a magical beast in the fictional Harry Potter book series by J. K. Rowling.
Buckbeak, along with eleven other hippogriff, is introduced during one of Hagrid's Care of Magical Creatures classes. Hagrid explains that hippogriffs are very calm, powerful giants, but are touchy creatures and demand respect. One must bow and keep eye contact before approaching. Harry successfully approaches Buckbeak, who allows him to ride him around the paddock. He still must bow on subsequent encounters, though Buckbeak apparently had taken a great liking to Harry from then on.
In the stories, Buckbeak is an enormous animal. Hippogriffs are bred, and are born with the appearance of a hybrid of bird and horse. Buckbeak looks to be a fusion of a giant Harpy Eagle and a gray horse, with a wingspan of nearly 20 feet. Horses generally weigh between 1300 and 2000 pounds, but because of his bird characteristics, he is lighter at just under half of a ton.
Draco Malfoy, in an arrogant attempt to show up his school nemesis, endeavours to approach Buckbeak as well. It becomes obvious that the Slytherin neither listened to nor cared about Hagrid's
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is the fifth in the Harry Potter series written by J. K. Rowling, and was published on 21 June 2003 by Bloomsbury in the United Kingdom, Scholastic in the United States, and Raincoast in Canada. Five million copies were sold in the first 24 hours of publication.
The novel features Harry Potter's struggles through his fifth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, including the surreptitious return of the antagonist Lord Voldemort, O.W.L. exams, and an obstructive Ministry of Magic.
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix has won several awards, including being named an American Library Association Best Book for Young Adults in 2003. The book has also been made into a film, which was released in 2007, and into several video games by Electronic Arts.
Harry Potter is spending another summer with his dreadful Aunt Petunia and Uncle Vernon. when a pair of Dementors stage an unexpected attack on Harry and his cousin Dudley. After he uses magic to defend himself and Dudley, he is temporarily expelled from Hogwarts for using magic outside of the school, despite being legally allowed to do in self-defence, before it is rescinded. A few
Ian Hart (born Ian Davies; 8 October 1964) is an English stage, television and film actor.
Hart, the grandson of Irish immigrants, was born in Liverpool, Lancashire, England. He is one of three siblings and was brought up in a Roman Catholic family. He attended the Cardinal Allen Grammar School and was, in his teens, a member of the Everyman Youth Theatre before studying drama at the now-defunct Mabel Fletcher College of Music and Drama in Liverpool.
From 1988 to 1991, Hart studied video production at South Mersey College (now part of Liverpool Community College). He portrayed an International Brigade volunteer in the Spanish Civil War in Land and Freedom (1995), an unemployed Liverpool shipyard worker in Liam (2000), and the malevolent Professor Quirrell (and providing the voice and facial basis for the CGI generated face of Voldemort) in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (2001). Hart has played John Lennon twice — in The Hours and Times (1991) and in Backbeat (1994) — and has also played Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
On television, he played Doyle's creation Dr. Watson in two Sherlock Holmes television films, shown on BBC One over the Christmas seasons in 2002 and 2004.
Toby Edward Heslewood Jones (born 7 September 1966) is an English actor known for his stirring performances. He has appeared in numerous successful films such as Frost/Nixon (which was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture), Captain America: The First Avenger, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and The Hunger Games. He is also known for providing the voice of Dobby in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 and for his appearance as the Dream Lord in the Doctor Who episode "Amy's Choice".
Jones was born in Hammersmith, London, in 1966 the son of actors Jennifer (née Heslewood) and Freddie Jones. He appeared alongside his father in the film Ladies in Lavender. He attended Abingdon School in Oxfordshire in the early 1980s. He studied Drama at the University of Manchester from 1986 to 1989, and at L'École Internationale de Théâtre Jacques Lecoq in Paris from 1989 to 1991.
Jones has appeared in more than twenty films since his first role in 1992 in Orlando. He voiced Dobby in the Harry Potter films and voiced the title character of the 2005 BBC Radio 4 adaptation of Oblomov. He appears in the music video for Gomez's song "Whippin'
Rose Weasley is Ron and Hermione's daughter and elder child. In the Deathly Hallows epilogue, she is leaving for her first year at Hogwarts. She is in the same year as Harry and Ginny's son, Albus, and according to Ron has inherited her mother's sharp mind. She may also share Albus's fear of being sorted into Slytherin as she is said to look grim when her father jokes that if she is not sorted into Gryffindor, he would disown her. She is also jokingly instructed not to befriend Scorpius, Draco's son, and to beat him in all of their exams. As her mother did, it is noted that she changed into her Hogwarts robes earlier than was necessary.
Cho Chang (￥ﾼﾵﾧﾋ) is a fictional character in J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter book series. She is a Ravenclaw student and a year older than Harry. She is described as being a short, very pretty girl with long, shiny dark hair. She's very popular as she always seems to be followed by a large group of (giggling) girl friends. Cho plays Seeker for the Ravenclaw Quidditch team, and her favorite professional Quidditch team is the Tutshill Tornadoes. Cho's Patronus is also revealed to be a swan. Her name seems to imply Chinese or Korean descent. She first appeared in the third book, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, when the Gryffindor team played the Ravenclaw Quidditch team, but did not become as prominent a character until the fourth book, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, as Harry's first crush and in the fifth book, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, as his first girlfriend. Cho was played by Katie Leung in the fourth Harry Potter film, Goblet of Fire and she reprised the role in the fifth movie, Order of the Phoenix.
Harry first meets Cho in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, during his third year (her fourth year) during a Gryffindor-Ravenclaw Quidditch
David Thewlis (né David Wheeler; born 20 March 1963) is an English actor of stage and screen. His most commercially successful role to date has been that of Remus Lupin, in the Harry Potter film series. Other notable performances include his work in the films Timeline (2003), Kingdom of Heaven (2005), The Omen (2006), The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (2008), London Boulevard (2010) and War Horse (2011). He made his name known in 1993 with his performance of Johnny in Naked – for which he won multiple awards – and became known publicly for his performance of main antagonist King Einon in the 1996 film Dragonheart. He has also done voice work in the films James and the Giant Peach (1996) and The Miracle Maker (2000).
Thewlis, second of three children, was born David Wheeler in Blackpool, Lancashire, the son of Maureen (née Thewlis) and Alec Raymond Wheeler. Both parents worked at his father's shop, which sold toys in the summer and wallpaper and paint in the winter.
As a teenager, he played in a rock band called QED, in which he, Cliff Ashcroft, Mark Fawl and Chris Swift wrote much of their own music and lyrics. QED played at some of the Blackpool hotels to earn money for equipment and
Harry Potter Fan Zone is an Australian Harry Potter fansite created in 2003 by Australian teenager Andy McCray. Harry Potter author J. K. Rowling awarded the website a "Fan Site Award," stating that "[it] is a great Australian site with an impressively young staff who have produced some really insightful editorials."
Harry Potter Fan Zone's main focus is the coverage of Harry Potter news and Harry Potter related discussion and contents. The site has covered events in the United States, United Kingdom and Australia, including book releases, movie releases, premieres and fan gatherings. At the invitation of Warner Bros., it has covered the US and UK premieres of the last six Harry Potter films and has twice visited Leavesden Studios to report on Harry Potter filming. The website has also been selected for preservation in the Pandora Archive by the National Library of Australia.
The site has had the opportunity to interview many of the cast and crew involved in the Harry Potter film franchise, including Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Tom Felton, Evanna Lynch, Andy Linden, James Walters, Jamie Waylett and crew members David Yates, David Heyman and David Barron. Additionally, J. K.
Helen Elizabeth McCrory (born 17 August 1968) is a British actress. She portrayed Cherie Blair in both the 2006 film The Queen and the 2010 film The Special Relationship. She also portrayed Narcissa Malfoy in the final three Harry Potter films. In 2011, she starred in Martin Scorsese's family mystery film Hugo as Mama Jeanne.
McCrory was born in Paddington, London. Her mother, Anne (née Morgans), is Welsh, and her father, Ian McCrory, is a Glasgow-born diplomat. She is the eldest of three children and was educated at Queenswood, a Hertfordshire boarding school, before spending a year living in Italy, and after returning to England, she began studying acting at Drama Centre London.
In 2002, McCrory was nominated for a London Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Actress (for playing Elena in Chekhov's Uncle Vanya at the Donmar Warehouse). She was later nominated for a 2006 Laurence Olivier Theatre Award for her role as Rosalind in As You Like It, in London's West End. In April, 2008, she made a "compelling" Rebecca West in a production of Ibsen's Rosmersholm at the Almeida Theatre, London.
She appeared in Charles II: The Power and The Passion (2003), as Barbara Villiers, Countess
John Marwood Cleese (/ˈkliːz/; born 27 October 1939) is an English actor, comedian, writer and film producer. He achieved success at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and as a scriptwriter and performer on The Frost Report. In the late 1960s he became a member of Monty Python, the comedy troupe responsible for the sketch show Monty Python's Flying Circus and the four Monty Python films: And Now for Something Completely Different, The Holy Grail, Life of Brian and The Meaning of Life.
In the mid 1970s, Cleese and his first wife, Connie Booth, co-wrote and starred in the British sitcom Fawlty Towers. Later, he co-starred with Kevin Kline, Jamie Lee Curtis and former Python colleague Michael Palin in A Fish Called Wanda and Fierce Creatures. He also starred in Clockwise, and has appeared in many other films, including two James Bond films as Q, two Harry Potter films, and three Shrek films.
With Yes Minister writer Antony Jay he co-founded Video Arts, a production company making entertaining training films.
Cleese was born in Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, the only child of Muriel Evelyn (née Cross; 1899–2002), and Reginald Francis Cleese (b. 1893), who worked in insurance sales. His
Merope Gaunt is a fictional character in J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter series. A descendant of Salazar Slytherin, she is the daughter of Marvolo Gaunt and the mother of Tom Riddle, a.k.a. Lord Voldemort.
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is a 2007 fantasy film directed by David Yates and based on the novel of the same name by J. K. Rowling. It is the fifth instalment in the Harry Potter film series, written by Michael Goldenberg and produced by David Heyman and David Barron. The story follows Harry Potter's fifth year at Hogwarts as the Ministry of Magic refuses to believe the return of the evil Lord Voldemort. The film stars Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter, alongside Rupert Grint and Emma Watson as Harry's best friends Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger. It is the sequel to Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and is followed by Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.
Live-action filming took place in England and Scotland for exterior locations and Leavesden Film Studios in Watford for interior locations from February to November 2006, with a one-month break in June. Post-production on the film continued for several months afterwards to add in visual effects. The film's budget was reportedly between £75 and 100 million ($150–200 million). Warner Bros., the distributor of the film, released it in the UK on 12 July 2007, and in North America on 11 July, both in conventional
Jamie Michael Waylett (born 21 July 1989) is an English actor known for his portrayal of Vincent Crabbe in six of the Harry Potter films. In 2012, Waylett was jailed for his role in the 2011 England riots.
Waylett was born in Kilburn, London, the youngest of four children, and lived in Camden, North London.
While he was a student at Emmanuel Primary School, his photograph was taken as part of a general auditioning process for the Harry Potter films. Initially considered for the part of Dudley Dursley, after an audition at Leavesden Studios in front of director Chris Columbus he was cast as Vincent Crabbe. On 9 August 2009, fellow Harry Potter star Joshua Herdman announced that Waylett would not be returning for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, the final instalment in the film series. The role of Waylett's character in the plot was taken over by Herdman's character.
On 7 April 2009, Waylett and a friend were pulled over by police after Waylett took a photograph of the officers' car as they drove past. The officers then searched their vehicle, finding a knife and eight bags of cannabis. Other images on the camera led police to Waylett's mother's house, where additional
Julian Wyatt Glover (born 27 March 1935) is an English actor best known for such roles as General Maximilian Veers in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, the Bond villain Aristotle Kristatos in For Your Eyes Only, Walter Donovan in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Brian Harcourt-Smith in The Fourth Protocol, and more recently as Grand Maester Pycelle in Game of Thrones.
Glover was born in Hampstead, London, the son of Honor Ellen Morgan (née Wyatt), a BBC journalist and a close friend of novelist Barbara Pym, and Claude Gordon Glover, a BBC radio producer. His younger half-brother is the musician Robert Wyatt. Glover has been twice married to actresses: Eileen Atkins and Isla Blair, with whom he has a son, actor Jamie Glover. In 2006, he held the role of Edward Alleyn Club President.
Glover attended Bristol Grammar School in Bristol, England, where he was in the same class as actors Timothy West and Darth Vader actor David Prowse, and also Alleyn's School in Dulwich. Glover trained at the National Youth Theatre and performed with the Royal Shakespeare Company. In the early 1950s, he appeared in several shows at Unity Theatre, London. During the 1960s and 1970s, Glover
Narcissa "Cissy" Malfoy (nￃﾩe Black) is a fictional character in the Harry Potter book series written by J. K. Rowling. The character is the wife of Lucius Malfoy, mother of Draco Malfoy, sister of Bellatrix Lestrange and Andromeda Tonks, was the cousin of Sirius Black and a Dark witch ￢ﾀﾔ all are prominent characters, and as the series continues she takes on a larger role. She has yet to appear in any of the films; her character makes an appearance in Goblet of Fire but was ultimately cut from the film adaptation.
Born Narcissa Black to Cygnus Black and his wife, Druella (nￃﾩe Rosier), Narcissa was the youngest child of three sisters, Bellatrix (who calls Narcissa "Cissy") and Andromeda being her older siblings. She was the cousin of Sirius Black and Regulus Black, and later became an aunt to Nymphadora Tonks, although it is unlikely that she acknowledges the connection due to Nymphadora being the child of Muggle-born Ted Tonks. The Black family was a very old pure-blood wizarding family with firm prejudice against those of "impure" magical blood, and Narcissa was no doubt taught these prejudices from an early age.
She is a tall and slim blue-eyed blonde with, at least when
Phineas Nigellus Black (1847￢ﾀﾓ1926), more commonly known as Phineas Nigellus, is a fictional character in the Harry Potter series, the great-great-grandfather of Sirius Black, and a former headmaster of Hogwarts. Sirius claims that Phineas Nigellus was the least popular headmaster Hogwarts ever had (though it is possible Dolores Umbridge has since usurped this title). Phineas had an older brother, Sirius Black (who died in childhood), and two younger sisters, Elladora Black (who started the family tradition of beheading aged house-elves) and Isla (Black) Hitchens (who was disowned for marrying Bob Hitchens, either a Muggle or a Muggle-born wizard). He was married to Ursula (Flint) Black, and had five children: Sirius Black, Phineas Black (disowned for supporting Muggle rights), Cygnus Black, Belvina (Black) Burke, and Arcturus Black. Harry Potter's godfather Sirius Black is descended from Phineas Nigellus through two of his sons, Sirius and Cygnus.
Phineas's portrait hangs in the headmaster's office along with the portraits of the other ex-headmasters and headmistresses. Like the other portraits in the headmaster's office, the painting of Phineas helps the current headmaster.
Rowena Ravenclaw is a fictional character and medieval witch in J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter series. Along with Godric Gryffindor, Salazar Slytherin, and Helga Hufflepuff, she founded Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry a thousand years ago.
Christian Coulson (born 3 October 1978) is an English actor best known for playing Tom Marvolo Riddle in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.
Coulson was born in Manchester, and attended Westminster School in London on an academic scholarship. He was a member of the UK's National Youth Music Theatre from 1990–1997, and went on to the University of Cambridge, where he received a degree in English from Clare College in 2000. While at university, he played the Emcee in Cabaret, Arturo Ui in The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui and Claire in The Maids, as well as appearing in film and television.
Coulson gained worldwide attention and popularity for his role in 2002's Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, in which he portrayed a sixteen-year-old Tom Riddle, even though Coulson was 23 years old at the time. However, in 2007, director David Yates indicated on MTV that Coulson would not reprise his role in Half-Blood Prince, since, at 29, he was now too old.
He also wrote the lyrics and book for a rock musical called 'The Fallen' which was performed at Bedford Modern School in 1998.
As of 2010, Coulson lives and works in New York City as an actor, director and photographer.
Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson (born 15 April 1990) is an English actress and model. Watson rose to prominence playing Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter film series. She was cast as Hermione at the age of nine, having previously acted only in school plays. From 2001 to 2011, she starred in all eight Harry Potter films alongside Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint. Watson's work on the Harry Potter series has earned her several awards and more than £10 million. She made her modelling debut for Burberry's Autumn/Winter campaign in 2009.
In 2007, Watson announced her involvement in two productions: the television adaptation of the novel Ballet Shoes and an animated film, The Tale of Despereaux. Ballet Shoes was broadcast on 26 December 2007 to an audience of 5.2 million, and The Tale of Despereaux, based on the novel by Kate DiCamillo, was released in 2008 and grossed over US $86 million in worldwide sales. In 2012, she starred in Stephen Chbosky's film adaptation of The Perks of Being a Wallflower and was confirmed for the role of Ila in Darren Aronofsky's biblical epic Noah.
Emma Watson was born in Paris, to Jacqueline Luesby and Chris Watson, both British lawyers. Watson lived in
Gringotts Wizarding Bank is the only bank of the wizarding world, and is owned and operated by goblins. It was created by a goblin called Gringott. Its main offices are located in North Side, Diagon Alley in London, England. In addition to storing money and valuables for wizards and witches, one can go there to exchange Muggle money for wizarding money. The currency exchanged by Muggles is later returned to circulation in the Muggle world by goblins.According to Rubeus Hagrid, other than Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Gringotts is the safest place in the wizarding world.
The motto of Gringotts Wizarding Bank is "Fortius Quo Fidelius", a latin phrase that means "stronger because more faithful".
Quidditch Through the Ages is a 2001 book written by British author J. K. Rowling about Quidditch in the Harry Potter universe. It purports to be the Hogwarts library's copy of the non-fiction book of the same name mentioned in several novels of the Harry Potter series. Rowling's name does not appear on the cover of the book, the work being credited under the pseudonym "Kennilworthy Whisp".
The book benefits the charity Comic Relief. Over 80% of the cover price of each book sold goes directly to poor children in various places around the world. According to Comic Relief, sales from this book and its companion Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them have raised £15.7 million.
In 2001 Rowling penned two companion books to the Harry Potter series, Quidditch Through the Ages and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, for British charity and off-shoot of Live Aid, Comic Relief with all of her royalties going to the charity. As of July 2008, the books combined are estimated to have earned over $30 million for Comic Relief. The two books have since been made available in hardcover.
Chapter 1: The Evolution of the Flying Broomstick
Chapter 2: Ancient Broom Games
Chapter 3: The
Robert Douglas Thomas Pattinson (born 13 May 1986) is an English actor, model, musician and producer. Pattinson started his career by playing Cedric Diggory in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. He later landed the leading role of Edward Cullen in the film adaptations of the Twilight novels by Stephenie Meyer, and came to worldwide fame, thus establishing himself among the highest paid and most bankable actors in Hollywood. In 2010, Pattinson was named one of TIME magazine's 100 Most Influential People in The World, and also in the same year Forbes ranked him as one of the most powerful celebrities in the world in the Forbes Celebrity 100.
Pattinson was born in London, England. His father, Richard, imported vintage cars from America, and his mother, Clare, worked for a modelling agency. Pattinson has two elder sisters, singer Lizzy Pattinson, and Victoria Pattinson. Growing up in the Barnes suburb of London, he attended Tower House School until he was 12, and then The Harrodian School. He became involved in amateur theatre at the Barnes Theatre Company. He auditioned and was cast in a small role in Guys and Dolls. He next auditioned for Thornton Wilder's Our Town and was cast as
A character in the Harry Potter series. Vernon Dursley was a Muggle, the husband of Harry Potter's maternal aunt Petunia Dursley (nee Evans) and father of Harry's cousin Dudley Dursley. He lived at Number Four, Privet Drive along with his wife and son for nearly twenty years until they were forced into hiding during the escalation of the second wizarding war. After Petunia's sister Lily and brother-in-law, Harry's father, James Potter, were killed by Lord Voldemort, Vernon and Petunia had to take care of Harry. However, they disliked him and treated him badly, while spoiling Dudley.
Vincent Crabbe, (b. 1980) a fictional character in the Harry Potter books, is a student at Hogwarts and a member of Slytherin House. Crabbe, along with Gregory Goyle, are rarely seen without their ringleader Draco Malfoy. Crabbe is large, has gorilla-like arms, and wears a pudding bowl-style haircut. He is very mean and very stupid, which makes him little more than a "follower" of Malfoy. In Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, he joined the Inquisitorial Squad. He is portrayed in the films by Jamie Waylett.
Crabbe is a lot like Dudley Dursley, being fat, stupid, and a bully. He is entirely lacking in introspection or inquisitiveness: at one point, Harry, Ron and Hermione trick him and Goyle into eating cakes containing a sleeping draught ￢ﾀﾔ by leaving the cakes on a bannister. Along with Goyle, he does not have any spoken dialogue in any of the Harry Potter books.
Crabbe seems unable to make up his own mind or to see things his own way; he is generally told what to do. Nonetheless he is depicted as more intelligent than Goyle and in the Half-Blood Prince he seems to quarrel with Malfoy for the first time. In the same book, he and Goyle are turned into girls via
In the Harry Potter Universe, Nicholas Flamel is a wizard who has created the Philosopher's Stone, which can turn metal into gold and produces the Elixir of Life to make its drinker immortal. It is featured in the first Harry Potter book, "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone".
Rhys Ifans (Welsh pronunciation: [r̥ɨːs ˈivans], born Rhys Owain Evans; 22 July 1967) is a Welsh actor and musician. He is known for his portrayal of characters such as Spike in Notting Hill and Jed Parry in Enduring Love and as a member of the Welsh rock groups Super Furry Animals and The Peth. Ifans also appeared as Xenophilius Lovegood in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1, and as Dr. Curt Connors/The Lizard in The Amazing Spider-Man. He played Edward de Vere, Earl of Oxford, in Anonymous. Ifans gained fame in the United States as the gambling footballer turned American football player Nigel Gruff in the 2000 film The Replacements.
In September 2012 Rhys accepted the honour of being President of the newly formed Living Paths Society, which was formed to further and develop the Welsh language Wikipedia: Wicipedia Cymraeg.
Ifans was born in Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, Wales, in 1967, the son of Beti Wyn (née Davies), a nursery school teacher, and Eirwyn Evans, a primary school teacher. His first language is Welsh. Ifans grew up in Ruthin, North Wales, and received his primary education at Ysgol Pentrecelyn, where his mother worked, before attending Ysgol Maes Garmon,
William Francis "Bill" Nighy (pronounced NYE /ˈnaɪ/; born 12 December 1949) is an English actor and comedian. He worked in theatre and television before his first cinema role in 1981, and made his name in television with The Men's Room in 1991, in which he played the womanizer Prof. Mark Carleton, whose extra-marital affairs kept him "vital".
He became known around the world in 2003 for his critically acclaimed performance in Love Actually. Other notable roles in cinema include his portrayal of Davy Jones in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest and Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, as well as Viktor in the Underworld film series.
He is also known for his roles in the films Lawless Heart, I Capture the Castle, Shaun of the Dead, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Hot Fuzz, Valkyrie, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1, and Rango. His performances were also acclaimed in the State of Play series and in the TV movies The Girl in the Café, Gideon's Daughter and Page Eight, for which he earned Golden Globe nominations, winning one for Gideon's Daughter.
Nighy was born in Caterham, Surrey. His mother, Catherine Josephine Nighy (née Whittaker), was a psychiatric
Frank Bryce (1917 ￢ﾀﾓ1994) is a fictional character in the Harry Potter universe. He was a reclusive World War II veteran who worked as the caretaker of the Riddle family mansion in Little Hangleton. He oversaw the day to day activities involved in maintaining the grounds, especially the lawn. In 1942 he was arrested and questioned in connection with the murders of the Riddle Family.
In fact the Riddles, and their son Tom, were murdered by Tom Marvolo Riddle, later to become Lord Voldemort. Since Bryce had the keys to the large house where the deaths occurred, he was the easiest suspect.
The Police were forced to release Bryce because of a lack of evidence. They (and the Muggle community) could not make sense of the Riddle family's deaths, as their bodies were unmarked. The Killing Curse, Avada Kedavra, which Tom Marvolo Riddle used to kill his grandparents and father, leaves no sign of violence or damage on the victims, and the Police were unable to prove that the Riddles had in fact been murdered.
The community of Little Hangleton still believed Bryce to be guilty. As a result, he lived out the rest of his life as a pariah, isolated and living on the grounds of the
Michael McManus is a fictional character in the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. Created by screenwriter Steve Kloves, Michael MacManus does not appear in the original Harry Potter book series by J. K. Rowling.
In the film, Michael McManus is a Beater on the Hufflepuff Quidditch team, portrayed by Lewis Barnshaw.
Nymphadora Tonks is a fictional character in the Harry Potter book series written by J. K. Rowling.
The character first appears in the novel Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2003) and the movie Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007) as part of the advanced guard sent to the Dursley' to bring Harry to Grimmauld Place. She is described as having "...a pale heart-shaped face, dark twinkling eyes, and short spiky hair that was a violent shade of violet." She despises her given name and prefers to be called by her surname alone. Tonks explains to Harry that she is an Auror and a member of the Order of the Phoenix. At this point, Rowling introduces a rare magical talent previously unmentioned in the books, being a Metamorphmagus. Tonks explains that: "Metamorphmagi are really rare, they're born, not made." She is a shape-shifter who can change her appearance at will (she seems, however, limited to a human-like form) which she can use not only to disguise herself in the line of duty, but also for experimenting with her appearance, and even for her friends' entertainment. Rowling also adds a comical side to Tonks' character; she is notoriously clumsy and unskilled
Roger Lloyd-Pack (born 8 February 1944) is an English actor known for his roles in the TV shows The Vicar of Dibley, Only Fools and Horses as Trigger and The Old Guys, as well as his role in the film Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.
Lloyd-Pack attended Bedales School in Hampshire, where he achieved three A Level passes and entry to RADA. On British television he is best known for his role as Colin "Trigger" Ball in the BBC sitcom Only Fools and Horses.
To international audiences he became known as Barty Crouch, Sr. in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. He has appeared in the Doctor Who episodes Rise of the Cybermen as John Lumic and The Age of Steel as the voice of the Cuber Controller and is also known for his role in The Vicar of Dibley as Owen Newitt. In 2005 he appeared in Series 2 of the ITV 1 series Doc Martin as farmer Phil Pratt who held a grudge against Doctor Ellingham as he believed he let his wife die through a mistake.
Lloyd-Pack was born in Islington, London, the son of Ulrike Elizabeth (née Pulay), a travel agent, and Charles Lloyd-Pack, who was also an actor. He has been married twice; his first wife was Sheila Ball, and his second is poet and dramatist Jehane
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is the seventh and final of the Harry Potter novels written by British author J. K. Rowling. The book was released on 21 July 2007 by Bloomsbury Publishing in the United Kingdom, in the United States by Scholastic, and in Canada by Raincoast Books, ending the series that began in 1997 with the publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. The novel chronicles the events directly following Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2005), and the final confrontation between the wizards Harry Potter and Lord Voldemort.
Rowling finished writing Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows in January 2007. Before its release, Bloomsbury reportedly spent GB£10 million to keep the book's contents safe before its release date. American publisher Arthur Levine refused any copies of the novel to be released in advance for press review, although two reviews were submitted early. Shortly before release, photos of all 759 pages of the U.S. edition were leaked and transcribed, leading Scholastic to look for the source that had leaked it.
Released globally in 93 countries, Deathly Hallows broke sales records as the fastest-selling book ever, a record it still
Julia Mary "Julie" Walters, CBE (born 22 February 1950) is an English actress and novelist. She came to international prominence for portraying the title role in Educating Rita (1983). It was a role she had created on the West End stage, and it won her BAFTA and Golden Globe awards for Best Actress.
She is best known internationally for her on-screen characterisation of Molly Weasley in seven of the eight Harry Potter films. In 2006, she came fourth in ITV's poll of the public's 50 Greatest Stars in the UK. She is also well known for her collaborations with Victoria Wood, such as appearing in and co-writing with her the award-winning sitcoms Victoria Wood As Seen On TV and Dinnerladies.
Walters was born in Smethwick, West Midlands, very close to Birmingham, to parents Mary Bridget (née O'Brien), a postal clerk of Irish Catholic extraction, and Thomas Walters, a builder and decorator. The youngest of three children and only girl, Walters had an early education at a convent school and later at Holly Lodge Grammar School for Girls on Holly Lane in Smethwick, although she was asked to leave at the end of her lower sixth because of her "high jinks". In an interview with Alison Oddey,
Afshan Azad (born 12 February 1988) is a British actress and model, she is best known for playing the role of Padma Patil in the Harry Potter film series.
Afshan Azad is from Longsight, Manchester, United Kingdom. She is of Bangladeshi descent. She attended Whalley Range High School, and then studied AS-level Chemistry, Biology, English and Business Studies at Xaverian College in Rusholme.
Azad is known for her performances as Padma Patil in five of the Harry Potter films, starting with 2005’s Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Azad earned the part when casting agents visited her school, and after having attended several auditions, chose her for the part.Azad had stated that she had auditioned "just for the fun on it" and surprisingly got the part. She has also told the press that her best friends on set of Harry Potter were Bonnie Wright (Ginny Weasley), Katie Leung (Cho Chang) and Scarlet Byrne (Pansy Parkinson.) She and Shefali Chowdury who plays the character of Afshan's twin sister was also good friends with Azad.
On 29 June 2010, Azad’s father (Abdul Azad) and brother (Ashraf Azad) appeared in Manchester Magistrates' Court, charged with threatening to kill her. Azad’s
Fleur Delacour-Weasley is a fictional character in the Harry Potter book series written by J. K. Rowling. A student of Beauxbatons Academy in France, Fleur is a talented witch. She first appears in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, when she is selected as a champion in the prestigious Triwizard Tournament. She reappears in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Fleur is one-quarter Veela, and while fully magical, is therefore not pure-blood.
In the fourth film Delacour is played by Clￃﾩmence Poￃﾩsy. .
Fleur has a younger sister named Gabrielle. Their grandmother was a Veela. This heritage accounts for Fleur's fair hair, skin and eyes, and her ability to entrance men. Her Veela heritage is never explicitly mentioned in the films.
Fleur's wand is nine and a half inches, inflexible, made of rosewood and contains one of her Veela grandmother's hairs.
According to Rowling, her name comes from the French phrase fleur de la cour, meaning "flower of the court" or "noblewoman".
Selected as one of the champions in the Triwizard Tournement, Fleur is initially aloof and unfriendly. During the second task of the Tournament she attempts to rescue her sister from The Great Lake but
Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, or simply Hogwarts, is the primary setting for the first six books of the Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling, with each book lasting the equivalent of one school year. It is a fictional British boarding school of magic for witches and wizards between the ages of eleven and seventeen or eighteen. In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, however, most of the book is set outside Hogwarts as main characters Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, and Hermione Granger do not attend their final year of school (though Rowling has stated that Hermione eventually returns to school to complete her N.E.W.T. examinations). The climactic battle of the series, however, is set in and around Hogwarts.
Rowling has suggested that she may have inadvertently taken the name from the hogwort plant (Croton capitatus), which she had seen at Kew Gardens some time before writing the Harry Potter series, although the names "The Hogwarts" and "Hoggwart" appear in the 1954 Nigel Molesworth book How To Be Topp by Geoffrey Willans.
Hogwarts school was voted as the 36th best Scottish educational establishment in a 2008 online ranking, outranking Edinburgh's Loretto School.
Madam Poppy Pomfrey is a magical healer in the Harry Potter series of books. She is the matron in charge of the hospital wing at Hogwarts School and is depicted as a stern and competent woman, who takes her profession seriously.
Owing to their talent for getting involved in things over their heads, Harry and his friends end up in Madam Pomfrey's care quite often.
Madam Pomfrey did not appear in the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, but does appear in the film adaptation of the second book, where she is played by Gemma Jones.
Her first appearance is in the first book, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.
In the first book, Ron goes to Madam Pomfrey after being bitten by Norbert, a baby dragon. Ron told her he was bitten by a dog, as telling the truth would incriminate Hagrid. (Keeping dragons being illegal.) After Harry fought Professor Quirrell in the dungeon, he spent three days unconscious in the hospital wing. Madam Pomfrey was reluctant for Harry to have visitors (particularly Ron and Hermione.)
Madam Pomfrey helped Harry in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by regrowing the bones on his arm after Gilderoy Lockhart incompetently
Professor Filius Flitwick (born October 17, year unknown) is a fictional character in the Harry Potter books. His character provides some comic relief in the books. He generally plays small parts in the plot events of the stories. Probably his most significant role is to introduce various spells into the story.
Flitwick is the Charms Master at Hogwarts and the Head of Ravenclaw House. His squeaky voice matches his tiny stature; he stands on a stack of books in order to see over the top of his desk and sits on a pile of cushions at the staff table.
Flitwick's teaching style seems to be rather laid back in comparison to other professors and he is generally well-liked by students. He has allowed his class to play games during the last class before the Christmas holidays and seems resigned to a fair amount of chaos as students practice new Charms. He is often hit by misaimed or bad spells, often flying around the room or growing boils. Some of the spells he teaches include a levitation charm -Wingardium Leviosa-, Cheering Charms, Summoning Charms, the Banishing Charm, and the Silencing Charm. The Charms classroom is on the third floor of the school , but Flitwick's office is on
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is a "theme park within a theme park" at Universal Orlando Resort's theme park Islands of Adventure in Orlando, Florida. The new Harry Potter section of the theme park will be based on the Harry Potter series and is rumored to take over much of the space that is now The Lost Continent area. It is scheduled to open in late 2009 or early 2010. The theme park and will include thrill ride, specialized foods, experience-based 'textural' features and more.
The fact that Universal Orlando Resort signed the contract with Warner Bros. was shocking to many fans. Due to Universal Orlando Resort's attention to rides, as opposed to details, fans expected that the Harry Potter theme park contract would be signed by Walt Disney World.
Visitors to this new theme park will have the opportunity to visit places such as the Forbidden Forest, the Hogsmeade village, Hogwarts castle including Dumbledore's office, and more. Fans of the books will also be able to visit a huge owlry and feed different kinds of owls from all over the world.
The Wizarding World Of Harry Potter (Unofficial Website)
Christopher William "Chris" Rankin (born 8 November 1983) is an actor who is best known for playing Percy Weasley in the Harry Potter films.
Rankin was born in Auckland, New Zealand. He lived in Rothesay Bay until he was six, attending Kristin School in Albany. He and his parents subsequently moved to Norfolk in the United Kingdom, where he attended Northgate High School in Dereham.
Rankin began acting at the age of eleven. He attended Shipdham Primary School, Northgate High School, and Dereham Sixth Form College. At Northgate High School he appeared in school plays of Bugsy Malone and The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. His professional acting career began when he won the role of Percy Weasley in September 2000 and he has since appeared in film, TV and theatre. In the Harry Potter series, he is a brother of Harry Potter's best friend, Ron Weasley.
Rankin is the co-founder of a theatre company, Painted Horse UK. He re-appeared in the final two films of the Harry Potter film franchise, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 and Part 2, after his character's absence from Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, and only a brief
Emma Thompson (born 15 April 1959) is a British actress, comedian and screenwriter. She first came to prominence in 1987 in two BBC TV series, Tutti Frutti and Fortunes of War. Her first major film role was in the 1989 romantic comedy The Tall Guy. In 1992, Thompson won multiple acting awards, including an Academy Award and a BAFTA Award for Best Actress, for her performance in the British drama Howards End. The following year Thompson garnered dual Academy Award nominations, as Best Actress for The Remains of the Day and as Best Supporting Actress for In the Name of the Father.
In 1995, Thompson scripted and starred in Sense and Sensibility, a film adaptation of the Jane Austen novel of the same name, which earned her an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay and a BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role among other awards. Other notable film and television credits have included the Harry Potter film series, Much Ado About Nothing (1993), Wit (2001), Love Actually (2003), Angels in America (2003), Nanny McPhee (2005), Stranger than Fiction (2006), Last Chance Harvey (2008), An Education (2009), Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang (2010), Men in Black 3 (2012) and Brave
The End of Harry Potter? is an unauthorised companion volume to the 'Harry Potter' book series by J. K. Rowling. The work was published after the publication of the sixth volume in the Harry Potter series, but before publication of the seventh and final volume. It contains information, extracted from the books and from Rowling's many public statements, about the wizarding world and popular theories concerning how the plot will develop in the last book. A revised version was published in the US in March 2007 by Tor books, and in paperback form in the UK in May 2007. The book was commissioned from David Langford by Malcolm Edwards of Orion books, who were seeking a book about the Harry Potter series. Langford has won a number of awards for writing about fantasy fiction.
Bonnie Francesca Wright (born 17 February 1991) is an English actress, fashion model, screenwriter, director and producer. She is best known for playing Ginny Weasley in the Harry Potter film series.
Wright was born in London, England, the second child of Sheila Teague and Gary Wright, owners of the jewellery company Wright & Teague. She has an older brother, Lewis. Wright attended Prior Weston Primary School and later the King Alfred School in North London for her secondary education. During the filming of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 and Part 2, Wright began attending London's University of the Arts: London College of Communication, to study Film and Television Production Manager. She plans to continue acting and to work behind-the-scenes after filming Harry Potter.
Wright auditioned for the role of Ginny Weasley because her brother said she reminded him of the character. Wright appears in the first film, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, only in a small scene set at London King's Cross railway station, where her character and her mother Molly meet Harry Potter as four of her older brothers board the Hogwarts express. Her role became much more prominent
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is a 2001 book written by British author J. K. Rowling about the magical creatures in the Harry Potter universe. It purports to be Harry Potter's copy of the textbook of the same name mentioned in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, the first novel of the Harry Potter series.
In a 2001 interview with publisher Scholastic, Rowling stated that she chose the subject of magical creatures because it was a fun topic for which she had already developed a lot of information in earlier books. Rowling's name does not appear on the cover of the book, the work being credited under the pseudonym "Newt Scamander".
The book benefits the charity Comic Relief. Over 80% of the cover price of each book sold goes directly to poor children in various places around the world. According to Comic Relief, sales from this book and its companion Quidditch Through the Ages have raised over £17 million.
Fantastic Beasts purports to be a reproduction of a textbook owned by Harry Potter and written by magizoologist Newt Scamander, a fictional character in the Harry Potter series. In the series, Magizoology is the study of magical creatures.
Flourish and Blotts Bookseller is a bookshop in North Side, Diagon Alley, established in 1454, where most Hogwarts students purchase their schoolbooks. The shop has had a few problems with certain books, such as The Invisible Book of Invisibility which cost them a great deal of money though they never found them, and The Monster Book of Monsters which tore each other up as well as biting the manager when he tried to get one out.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 is a 2011 fantasy film directed by David Yates and the second of two cinematic parts that form the screen adaptation of the novel by J. K. Rowling. It is the eighth and final instalment in the Harry Potter film series, written by Steve Kloves and produced by David Heyman, David Barron, and Rowling. The story continues to follow Harry Potter's quest to find and destroy Lord Voldemort's Horcruxes. The film stars Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter, alongside Rupert Grint and Emma Watson as Harry's best friends, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger. Principal photography began on 19 February 2009, and was completed on 12 June 2010, with reshoots taking place in December 2010, marking the series' closure of ten years of filming. Part 2 was released in 2D, 3-D and IMAX cinemas worldwide from 13–15 July 2011, and is the only Harry Potter film to be released in 3-D.
The film became a financial success and was one of the best-reviewed films of 2011. At the box office, Part 2 claimed the worldwide opening weekend record, earning $483.2 million, as well as setting opening day and opening weekend records in various countries. As of 2012, the film is the
Dame Margaret Natalie "Maggie" Smith, DBE, (born 28 December 1934) is an English film, stage and television actress. She has had an extensive career both on screen and in live theatre, and is known as one of Britain's pre-eminent actresses. She made her stage debut in 1952 and is still performing after 60 years. She has won numerous awards for acting, both for the stage and for film, including seven BAFTA Awards (five competitive awards and two special awards including the BAFTA Fellowship in 1996), two Academy Awards, two Golden Globes, three Emmy Awards, a Laurence Olivier Award, a SAG Award and a Tony Award.
Her critically acclaimed films include Othello (1965), The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1969), Travels with My Aunt (1972), California Suite (1978), Clash of the Titans (1981), A Room with a View (1985) and Gosford Park (2001). She has also appeared in a number of widely popular films, including Hook (1991), Sister Act (1992) and as Professor Minerva McGonagall in the Harry Potter film series. She currently stars in the critically acclaimed drama Downton Abbey as Violet Crawley, the Dowager Countess of Grantham, for which she has won two consecutive Emmy awards.
The Mirror of Erised is a fictional object in the Harry Potter book series. It is a magic mirror that reveals a person's deepest desire. Inscribed across the top of the frame is the following:
Erised stra ehru oyt ube cafru oyt on wohsi
which when read from the right to the left with some of the spaces shuffled around becomes:
I show not your face but your heart's desire
Robert Arthur "Rob" Knox (21 August 1989 – 24 May 2008) was an English actor who portrayed the character of Marcus Belby in the film Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009), and had signed to appear in the planned film Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (2010).
Having studied at Beths Grammar School, Bexley, Knox began acting aged 11, gaining small roles in British television shows like The Bill, After You've Gone and Trust Me I'm a Teenager. His first cinematic appearance was as an extra in King Arthur (2004).
Knox died after being stabbed outside of a bar in Sidcup, Greater London, in May 2008, when he intervened in a fight to protect his brother. His murder attracted widespread attention in the British press, and his assailant, Karl Norman Bishop, was subsequently sentenced to life imprisonment. An annual film festival, the Rob Knox Film Festival, was created in Knox's name to commemorate him.
Knox was born to Colin and Sally Knox in 1989. He was a pupil at Beths Grammar School, Bexley. He had been acting since the age of 11, and his first credited role was a small part in an episode of the ITV police drama The Bill and he also appeared in the Channel 4 reality show
Tom Riddle's diary is a fictional magical object that appears in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. It initially appears to be a magical diary that, if one writes in, Tom Riddle, a student at Hogwarts fifty years ago, writes back. By the end of the novel it is revealed that Tom Riddle is in fact Voldemort, and that the diary is a powerful artifact associated with him. In Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince similar objects to the diary are revealed.
Unknown to Harry and his friends, the young Tom Riddle became Lord Voldemort. Fifty years ago, he opened the Chamber of Secrets and attacks on Hogwarts students began. Hagrid, a student at the time, was accused and expelled. Because it was unsafe to open the Chamber again while a suspicious Albus Dumbledore kept an eye on him, Riddle created the diary, sealing a part of his sixteen-year-old self into it. Voldemort entrusted the dangerous book to Death Eater Lucius Malfoy shortly before his downfall. Years later, Malfoy slipped it to the innocent Ginny Weasley by surreptitiously hiding it within her Transfiguration book, in order to discredit her father, Arthur Weasley, and Dumbledore.
Ginny pours out her soul to the diary
Jason Isaacs (born 6 June 1963) is an English actor born in Liverpool, known for his performance as the villain Lucius Malfoy in the Harry Potter films, the brutal Colonel William Tavington in The Patriot and as lifelong criminal Michael Caffee in the American television series Brotherhood. Though most of his work has been in film and television, it also includes stage performances; most notably as Louis Ironson in Declan Donnellan's 1992 and 1993 Royal National Theatre London premières of Parts One (Millennium Approaches) and Two (Perestroika) of Tony Kushner's Pulitzer Prize-winning play Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes, and as Ben, one of two hitmen, playing opposite Lee Evans as Gus, in Harry Burton's 2007 critically acclaimed 50th-anniversary revival of Nobel Laureate Harold Pinter's 1957 two-hander The Dumb Waiter at Trafalgar Studios. He starred in the National Broadcasting Company (NBC) drama Awake as Detective Michael Britten from March to May 2012.
Jason Isaacs was born on 6 June 1963, in Liverpool, Lancashire, to Jewish parents. He spent his earliest childhood years in an "insular" and "closely knit" Jewish community of Liverpudlians, of which his
Brendan Gleeson (born 29 March 1955) is an Irish actor. His best-known films include Braveheart, Gangs of New York, In Bruges, 28 Days Later, Troy, the Harry Potter films, The Guard and the role of Michael Collins in The Treaty. He won an Emmy Award in 2009 for his portrayal of Winston Churchill in the film Into the Storm.
Gleeson was born in Dublin, the son of Pat and Frank Gleeson. Gleeson has described himself as having been an avid reader as a child. After training as an actor, he returned to Ireland and worked for several years as a secondary school teacher of Irish and English at the now defunct Catholic Belcamp College in North County Dublin, which closed in 2004. He was working simultaneously as an actor while teaching, doing semi-professional and professional productions in Dublin and surrounding areas. He left the teaching profession to commit full-time to acting in 1991.
Gleeson started his film career at the age of 34. He first came to prominence in Ireland for his role as Michael Collins in The Treaty, a television film broadcast on RTÉ One, and for which he won a Jacob's Award in 1992. He has acted in such films as Braveheart, I Went Down, Michael Collins, Gangs of
Grawp is the giant half-brother of Hagrid in the Harry Potter books. In the film adaption of the book Grawp is completely computer-generated using a new "soul capturing" process from Image Metrics. The voice of Grawp is performed by Tony Maudsley.
First introduced in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Hagrid brought Grawp from his mountain home to the Forbidden Forest outside Hogwarts.
Grawp and Hagrid were born of the same mother, the giantess Fridwulfa; Hagrid's father was a human, whereas Grawp's was a giant.
Grawp is about 16ￂﾠfeet (4.9ￂﾠmetres) tall, which Hagrid claims is small for a giant. His knuckles are the size of a cricket ball (~225 ￂﾠmm in circumference). Grawp was being bullied by the other giants, and this was a factor in Hagrid's decision to bring him to the Forbidden Forest. Big and dim, he only knows a few words in English and his manners are wild and unpredictable. At first he seemed indifferent to his brother's attempts to civilise him, preferring to spend his time tearing down trees. In his first appearance, he seems to be attracted to the color pink. Grawp appeared mesmerized by Hermione's pink shirt.
When he first appears in the Order of the
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is a 2009 fantasy film directed by David Yates and based on the novel of the same name by J. K. Rowling. It is the sixth instalment in the Harry Potter film series, written by Steve Kloves and produced by David Heyman and David Barron. The story follows Harry Potter's sixth year at Hogwarts as he becomes obsessed with a mysterious textbook, falls in love, and attempts to retrieve a memory that holds the key to Lord Voldemort's downfall. The film stars Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter, alongside Rupert Grint and Emma Watson as Harry's best friends Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger. It is the sequel to Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and is followed by Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1.
Filming began on 24 September 2007, culminating with the film's worldwide cinematic release on 15 July 2009, one day short of the fourth anniversary of the corresponding novel's release. In everywhere but the United States, the sixth film was simultaneously released in regular cinemas and IMAX 3D in all countries. Due to North American theatres having a several-week commitment to Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, the IMAX 3D release of the
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is the third novel in the Harry Potter series written by J. K. Rowling. The book was published on 8 July 1999. The novel won the 1999 Whitbread Children's Book Award, the Bram Stoker Award, the 2000 Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel, and was short-listed for other awards, including the Hugo. A film based on the novel was released on 31 May 2004, in the United Kingdom and 4 June 2004 in the U.S. and many other countries.
The book opens on the night before Harry's thirteenth birthday, when he receives gifts by owl post from his friends at school. The next morning at breakfast, Harry sees on television that a man named Black is on the loose from prison. At this time, Aunt Marge comes to stay with the Dursleys, and she insults Harry's parents numerous times. Harry accidentally causes her to inflate, and leaves the Dursley's house and is picked up by the Knight Bus, but only after an alarming sighting of a large, black dog. The Knight Bus drops Harry off at Diagon Alley, where he is greeted by Cornelius Fudge, the Minister of Magic. Harry rents a room and awaits the start of school. In Diagon Alley, Harry finishes his schoolwork, admires a
Helga Hufflepuff is a fictional character and medieval witch in J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter series. Along with Godric Gryffindor, Salazar Slytherin, and Rowena Ravenclaw, she founded Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry a thousand years ago.
Sir Kenneth Charles Branagh (/ˈbrænə/ BRAN-ə; born 10 December 1960) is an actor and film director from Northern Ireland. He is best known for directing and/or starring in several film adaptations of William Shakespeare's plays including Henry V (1989) (for which he was nominated for the Academy Awards for Best Actor and Best Director), Much Ado About Nothing (1993), Othello (1995), Hamlet (1996) (for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay), Love's Labour's Lost (2000), and As You Like It (2006).
He has also starred in numerous other films and television series including Fortunes of War (1987), Wild Wild West (1999), The Road to El Dorado (2000), Conspiracy (TV) (2001), Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002), Warm Springs (TV) (2005), Valkyrie (2008), Wallander (TV series) (2008–present), and My Week with Marilyn (2011) as Laurence Olivier (Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor); and directed such notable films as Dead Again (1991) (also starring), Swan Song (1992) (Academy Award nominated for Best Live Action Short Film), Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (1994) (also starring), The Magic Flute (2006), Sleuth (2007), and the
Percy Ignatius Weasley is a fictional character in the Harry Potter book series written by J. K. Rowling.
Percy is the third-eldest son of Arthur and Molly Weasley's brood of seven (younger brother of Bill and Charlie, and elder of Fred, George, and Ron, and sister Ginny). He shares his middle name with a member of the Prewett family, Ignatius, who was married to Lucretia Black of the Black family. He entered Hogwarts in 1987, is described as wearing horn-rimmed glasses (although he has not done so in the film adaptions), and, like Arthur, Bill and Ron, is described as being tall and thin.
When readers first meet Percy in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, he is a Gryffindor prefect; in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, he becomes Head Boy (of which he is very proud). As a fastidious adherent to regulation and procedure, Percy makes for an overbearing--if well-meaning--prefect and, later, Head Boy, complement to his neurotic, authoritarian boss Barty Crouch. Relatively humourless, he is often the butt of Fred and George's many jokes and pranks.
He owns a screech owl, Hermes (named after the Greek mythological messenger of the gods). Hermes was given to Percy
Professor Pomona Sprout is a fictional character in the Harry Potter series. She is the herbology teacher and Head of Hufflepuff House at Hogwarts. Her rooms are located in her greenhouses and her office is just behind Greenhouse Three. She is described as a dumpy little witch with fly-away grey hair who wears a patched, frayed hat and shabby robes. Her clothing is often covered in earth due to the time she spends tending plants in the Hogwarts greenhouses, where she holds her classes. Sprout has a brisk, cheerful disposition and is firm but fair with her students, displaying no prejudice based on blood purity or house affiliation. As she demonstrates throughout the series, she is skilled with and knowledgeable about magical plants.
Professor Sprout was played by British character actress Miriam Margolyes in the film version of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, the only film in which the character has appeared thus far.
Sprout is introduced in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, but she plays no active role until Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, in which she teaches her second year students to work with Mandrake plants. She is responsible for raising the
Professor Sybill Patricia Trelawney is a fictional character who appears in J.K. Rowling's series of Harry Potter novels.
In the British editions of the books, her name is consistently spelled as "Sybill". In the American editions, from her first appearance in Prisoner of Azkaban through Order of the Phoenix, her name is spelled as "Sibyll". But in the American edition of Half-Blood Prince, it is re-spelled as "Sybill", matching the UK edition.
Trelawney wears many gaudy bangles, cloaks and shawls, many covered with shining sequins. She also wears thick glasses, which cause her eyes to appear greatly magnified, giving her an insectoid appearance. She affects ethereal and misty tones when speaking. Her classroom is in the North Tower of Hogwarts. A fire is always going, scented quite heavily with perfumes that often make students fall asleep, but which are designed to make students able to make better predictions.
She is the great-great-granddaughter of the celebrated seer Cassandra Trelawney, named after Cassandra, the Trojan prophetess in classical mythology. Despite frequent comparisons to Cassandra, she does not live up to her ancestor, having made only two verifiably
Timothy Leonard Spall, OBE (born 27 February 1957) is an English character actor and occasional presenter. Some of his more high-profile roles include Peter Pettigrew in the Harry Potter film series, Winston Churchill in the The King's Speech (2010), Peter Taylor in The Damned United (2009), Beadle Bamford in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007) and his own documentary Timothy Spall: Back at Sea (2010-2012). He also had a lead role in the Palme d'Or winning, five-time Academy Award nominated 1996 film, Secrets & Lies, and had a supporting role in The Last Samurai, released in 2003 and played the lead role in Pierrepoint which was released in 2005.
Spall, the third of four sons, was born in Battersea, South London. His mother, Sylvia R. (née Leonard), was a hairdresser, and his father, Joseph L. Spall, was a postal worker. He trained at the National Youth Theatre and RADA, where he was awarded the Bancroft Gold Medal as the most promising actor in his year. His brother, Matthew, is studio director of the computer games company Morpheme. Another brother, Richard, is the landlord tenant of the Astolat public house in Guildford.
Spall initially made his mark in theatre
Aberforth Dumbledore, a fictional character of the Harry Potter fantasy book series written by J.K. Rowling, is the brother of Albus Dumbledore.He was a member of the original Order of the Phoenix, though it is never mentioned whether he remains a member. Jim McManus portrays Aberforth in ''Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix''.
Aberforth is briefly mentioned in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire: Dumbledore tells Harry, Ron, Hermione and Hagrid that Aberforth was not bothered by embarrassing news headlines regarding his having been prosecuted for practicing inappropriate charms on a goat, but instead "held his head high," and lived his life as normal ￢ﾀﾔ "of course," says Albus, "I'm not entirely sure he can read, so that may not have been bravery..." Whether this is to be taken seriously, or regarded as a typical Albus witticism to lighten the mood, is uncertain. Not much else is known about him other than that he is odd and that he may be illiterate .
J.K. Rowling admitted in an interview, in response to a question by a reader, that Aberforth is the bartender Harry saw at the Hog's Head pub in Hogsmeade. .
Hints of the connection between Aberforth and the
Azkaban is the fictional wizard prison in the Harry Potter series of books by J. K. Rowling. Wizards who violate the laws of the British wizarding world are sent there. It is unknown whether there are other prisons for wizards in other countries. By the start of the series, Azkaban is guarded by the foul Dementor working under the British Ministry of Magic. Generally, only very severe crimes are punished with a term in Azkaban. Many of the prisoners were supporters of Lord Voldemort. But also there are some misunderstandings that come with being sent to Azkaban. Rubeus Hagrid, for example, was sent there in Harry Potter's second year at Hogwarts because of a crime he did not commit.
According to Half-Blood Prince, Azkaban is located "in the middle of the North Sea" some fans cite Heligoland, in the North Sea, as the perfect match for the island.
Azkaban is probably not found on Muggle maps, as wizard land is often made hidden or Unplottable, or not able to be put on a map, (therefore keeping it secret from Muggles and even sometimes from other wizards) and as a wizard prison, Azkaban would probably be especially secretive.
Azkaban has a justifiably horrible reputation. The
Brutus Malfoy, a fictional character created by J.K. Rowling, is a Muggle-hating Wizard and author mentioned in the notes to The Tales of Beedle the Bard. He published and edited an anti-Muggle periodical and became the ancestor of Abraxas, Lucius, Draco, and Scorpius.
Cedric Diggory is a fictional character in the Harry Potter book series written by J. K. Rowling. The character was the Hufflepuff Quidditch captain and Seeker through Harry's third year of school. Cedric was two years ahead of Harry in Hogwarts. (It is often believed that Cedric was a seventh year in Goblet of Fire because he was 17 years of age early on in the school year. However, it is stated in Prisoner of Azkaban that he was at that time a fifth year, to Harry's third year. This would make Cedric a sixth year in GoF. He remains approximately three years older than Harry, however, as Harry had only recently turned 14 at the beginning of GoF.) His father is Amos Diggory, who works at the Ministry of Magic; Cedric has been described as "the strong, but silent type" and "extremely handsome"; as a character he showed a notable streak for modesty and fairness. He was a Prefect for the Hufflepuff House.
In the Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire film, he is played by Robert Pattinson. His wand is twelve and a quarter inches, made of ash wood and contains a single hair from a male unicorn. Mr Ollivander describes it as 'pleasantly springy'.
In Harry Potter and the Prisoner of
Colin and Dennis Creevey are fictional character in the Harry Potter series of books. Fellow students of the protagonist, Harry Potter, Colin Creevey was introduced as an excitable first year student in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets and Dennis in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.
Colin and Dennis are Muggle-born: their father is a milkman. Colin is portrayed as an excitable character, delighted at the discovery that he is a wizard and retaining the Muggle habit of taking photographs of memorable people, objects and events. He indulges this habit throughout his first year at Hogwarts, often pursuing Harry for pictures to send home to his family. Harry found Colin's constant attention irksome. Colin is in the same year as Ginny Weasley, and in Harry's second year at Hogwarts he fell victim to the Basilisk released from the Chamber of Secrets by the unwitting Ginny. Fortunately, however, he was saved by his camera: he avoided direct exposure to the Basilisk's fatal stare and suffered only medium-term, curable petrification.
Dennis is Colin's younger brother by two years, and, like Colin, is in Gryffindor house. He has a very similar personality to his brother and
Death Eaters are fictional characters in the Harry Potter series of novels and films. They are a group of wizards and witches, led by the dark wizard Lord Voldemort, who seek to purify the Wizarding community by eliminating the Muggle-borns (wizards or witches born to non-magical parents). They also try to create a new order through the Ministry of Magic and cause fear among the Wizarding community by terrorising and killing important officials and other enemies of the Death Eaters, chiefly the members of the Order of the Phoenix.
According to author J. K. Rowling, the original working name for the Death Eaters was "The Knights of Walpurgis."
Death Eaters recognise one another by the Dark Mark on their left forearm, a sign created by Voldemort to summon him instantly to them or vice-versa. Their typical attire includes black hooded robes and masks. The Death Eaters, as a group, first appeared in the novel Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, although individual members of the group, such as Lucius Malfoy, Peter Pettigrew, and Severus Snape, had appeared in earlier books in the series.
The Death Eaters first existed 11 years before the events of the books, torturing and murdering
The Deathly Hallows are three fictional magical objects that appear in the book Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J. K Rowling. In the novel, they referred to by this title only when referred to collectively. The three objects are the Elder Wand, the Resurrection Stone and the Cloak of invisibility. In the novel, the lore behind them states that a person who unites the Hallows will have the ability to "defeat death".
According to Rowling, the story about how these objects came into existence is "perhaps" based upon Geoffrey Chaucer's "The Pardoner's Tale".
The Deathly Hallows are represented in the novel by a symbol appearing as a circle inscribed within an equilateral triangle, both of which are bisected by a vertical line. The circle represents the Stone of Resurrection, the triangle represents the Cloak of Invisibility, and the line represents the Elder Wand. According to Xenophilius Lovegood, the symbol is worn by wizards to reveal themselves as believers in the legend of (and are willing to aid in the search for) the Deathly Hallows. Because it was a symbol often used by Gellert Grindelwald, a Dark wizard in the back-story of the Harry Potter universe, many mistook it
Diagon Alley is a fictional street in London, and is effectively a magical High Street in J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter series. It is accessible to the wizarding world, to which it is something of an economic hub, but hidden from Muggle. However, Muggles are allowed access to it if they need to accompany their Muggle-born magical children. It is home to Ollivander's, makers of magic wands since 382 BC (likely the country's primary supplier), as well as the goblin-run Gringotts Bank and Madam Malkin's Robes For All Occasions. Other establishments include Flourish & Blotts bookstore, Eeylops' Owl Emporium, Quality Quidditch Supplies and The Leaky Cauldron, a famous wizarding pub and inn. For those shopping for Hogwarts equipment, Diagon Alley serves all needs.
There are other shopping areas besides Diagon Alley the notorious Knockturn Alley is home to mainly stores of ill repute among many wizards (such as Borgin and Burkes, which sells Dark objects and cursed items); and the town of Hogsmeade.
One entrance to Diagon Alley can be reached on foot by passing through The Leaky Cauldron. The inn, invisible to Muggles, lies somewhere along the London thoroughfare Charing Cross Road.
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is a 2002 fantasy film directed by Chris Columbus and based on the novel of the same name by J. K. Rowling. It is the second instalment in the Harry Potter film series, written by Steve Kloves and produced by David Heyman. The story follows Harry Potter's second year at Hogwarts as the Heir of Salazar Slytherin opens the Chamber of Secrets, unleashing a deadly monster that petrifies the school's pupils. The film stars Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter, alongside Rupert Grint and Emma Watson as Harry's best friends Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger. It is the sequel to Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone and is followed by Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.
It was released on 15 November 2002 in the UK and North America. The film was very well received at the box office, making $879 million USD worldwide and is the 27th highest-grossing film of all time. The seventh highest grossing film in the Harry Potter series. It was nominated for three BAFTA Film Awards in 2003.
Preparing for a visit from a potential client of Uncle Vernon Dursley's, the Dursleys send Harry to his room. Harry finds Dobby the house elf, who warns against
Harry Potter Online Domain is a series of Domains, mainly for the US, UK, and other European countries, that provide the Official websites for Harry Potter (ex: harrypotter.com, harrypotter.co.uk). The site(s) were provided by Warner Bros. International in Spring of 2001, with the release of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (UK) / Harry Potter and the Sorceror's Stone (US). The sites contain movie trailers, movie release information, a number of interactive games, and miscellaneous downloads.
The sites benefit from relationships and links to and from JKRowling.com, J.K. Rowling's official site.
Of the many Harry Potter sites provided, perhaps the most well organized and most updated is HarryPotter.co.uk, the official UK site.
Helena Bonham Carter, CBE (born 26 May 1966) is an English actress. She made her acting debut in a television adaptation of K. M. Peyton's A Pattern of Roses before winning her first film role as the titular character in Lady Jane. She is known for her roles in films such as A Room with a View, Fight Club, and playing the villainess Bellatrix Lestrange in the Harry Potter series, as well as for frequently collaborating with director and domestic partner Tim Burton in films such as Planet of the Apes, Big Fish, Corpse Bride, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Alice in Wonderland, and Dark Shadows. She is set to play Madame Thenardier in the 2012 film production of Les Misérables.
A two-time Academy Award nominee for her performances in The Wings of the Dove and The King's Speech, Bonham Carter's acting has been further recognised with six Golden Globe nominations, an International Emmy Award, a BAFTA Award, and a Screen Actors Guild Award. She was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2012 New Year Honours for services to drama, and received the award from the Queen at Buckingham Palace on 22 February
Marcus Flint was a wizard who attended Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry from 1986 to 1994 and was sorted into Slytherin house. He was a Chaser on the Slytherin Quidditch team as well as its Captain from 1991 to 1994. Flint had to repeat his final year of education, as he failed his exams the first time round.
MuggleNet is a Harry Potter fansite founded by Emerson Spartz. The site is composed of news, editorials and synopses of the Harry Potter books and films, an encyclopedia of the books, an IRC network, in which the fans of Harry Potter can discuss predictions and share thoughts, a discussion forum, and media such as screenshots, theatrical trailers and book covers. There is also a fan fiction section, a weekly caption contest, and other occasional contests and polls. On August 9, 2005, it launched a podcast, dubbed MuggleCast, as well as its own line of clothing, toy wands, other merchandise. In 2006, MuggleNet released a best-selling reference book on Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the final book in the series. As of 2008, MuggleNet is owned by Spartz, Inc., an Indiana corporation registered by Emerson Spartz in 2007. On May 29, 2010, MuggleNet 2.0, an updated version of the site, went live.
Emerson Spartz serves as the president, founder, and CEO of MuggleNet. As the MuggleNet CEO, he watches over a paid staff and volunteers.
MuggleNet benefits from friendly relations with J. K. Rowling, the author of the Harry Potter books, and the producers of the films. She has praised
Professor Horace E. F. Slughorn (born between 1898 and 1902) is a fictional character in the Harry Potter series of novels written by J.K. Rowling. He is a teacher at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and makes his first appearance in the sixth book of the series, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. He is also a good and trusted friend of Albus Dumbledore.
Prior to the beginning of the series, Horace Slughorn was the long-serving Potions master at Hogwarts and Head of Slytherin House since at least the 1940. He retired in the 1980s, but returned to both positions, as Potions master at the beginning of Harry's sixth year at Hogwarts and as Slytherin Housemaster at the end of that year.
During his long initial period of employment at Hogwarts, Slughorn taught several of the main characters in the Harry Potter story. Among his pupils were the young Severus Snape and Lily Evans, Harry's mother and one of Slughorn's favourite students, whom he repeatedly praises as "one of the brightest I ever taught...vivacious...charming...cheeky". Significantly, however, an earlier cohort of students included Tom Marvolo Riddle. On one occasion, Riddle questioned Slughorn about
Rupert Alexander Lloyd Grint (born 24 August 1988) is an English actor, who rose to prominence playing Ron Weasley, one of the three main characters in the Harry Potter film series. Grint was cast as Ron at the age of 11, having previously acted only in school plays and at his local theatre group. From 2001 to 2011, he starred in eight Harry Potter films alongside Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson.
Beginning in 2002, Grint began to work outside of the Harry Potter franchise, taking on a co-leading role in Thunderpants. He has had starring roles in Driving Lessons, a dramedy released in 2006, and Cherrybomb, a small budgeted drama released in 2010. Grint co-starred with Bill Nighy and Emily Blunt in Wild Target, a comedy. His first project following the end of the Harry Potter series will be Into the White, a 2012 anti-war release in which he stars as the main role.
Rupert Alexander Lloyd Grint was born and brought up in Stevenage, Hertfordshire. His mother, Joanna Grint (née Parsons), is a housewife, and his father, Nigel Grint, is a memorabilia dealer. Grint is the eldest of five siblings. He attended St Joseph's Primary School in Hertford, a Roman Catholic primary school. While
The Slug Club is a student club which appears in the Harry Potter books by J. K. Rowling.
The Slug Club is the informal name given to a group of students favoured by Professor Slughorn who accept his patronage and attend his extra-curricular meetings. Slughorn hand-picks the students because they are connected to important people or he believes they have traits, such as ambition, brains, charm, and talent, which will make them important and famous when they leave school. Much to Draco Malfoy￢ﾀﾙs displeasure, Slughorn excludes any students that have known Death Eater in their family. Throughout the school year Slughorn organises dinners and parties at which he makes introductions and forges useful contacts between members. Once out of school, many of his favourites go on to become outstanding in their various fields. According to Molly Weasley, the Ministry of Magic is ￢ﾀﾜlittered with Slughorn's old favourites￢ﾀﾝ. After leaving Hogwarts, Slughorn￢ﾀﾙs favourites often stay in touch and send him gifts, give him inside information, or get his opinion on the news or other important decisions.
In the book "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince", Harry is invited to the first
Tobias Snape and Eileen Prince are fictional characters created by J. K. Rowling for the Harry Potter book series. They are the parents of Severus Snape.
Tobias Snape is not named until the sixth book in the series, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. A Muggle, he married Eileen Prince, who was of wizarding descent, and was the father of Severus Snape.
In the fifth book, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry Potter accidentally sees one of Severus Snape's memories. This shows three characters: a man (Tobias Snape), a woman (Eileen Snape), and a young boy (Severus Snape). The man, who is Tobias Snape, is shown as a hot-tempered, hook-nosed man, shouting at the cowering woman, while the boy is crying.
Eileen Prince, a witch, is the mother of Severus Snape. The woman who briefly appeared in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, in Severus's memories during Occlumency lessons.
The title of the sixth book, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince refers to a nickname for Snape which was a literal description of him, from his mother's name and his mixed-blood parentage. Harry Potter discovers the nickname written inside an old potions book. Remus Lupin, who