20 things you should know about Harry Potter20 things you should know about Harry Potter

Harry Potter, the word itself has the power to conjure magic. There are countless fans who call them themselves Potterheads. However, this is a list of things you might not have known. Here are 20 Amazing Facts from The Wizarding World of Harry Potter which you must know. So, are you all set to get lost in the magical word of Pottermania?

1Who stole the Car!

Of the many cars used in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, one was stolen from the set by an anonymous person who later on informed the police about it.

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2That Badass Beard

In order to give Rubeus Hagrid’s beard a shaggy look, actor Robbie Coltrane got a fruit bat and a mini fan stuck in his beard.

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3Happy Birthday!

Both Harry Potter and J.K. Rowling’s birthday falls on July 31st, the only difference being that of the year.

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4Oldie Myrtle

Shirley Henderson, who played the role of Moaning Myrtle in the film Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, is the oldest actress filming as a Hogwarts student. She was 37 years old when the film was being shot.

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5What the F**K!

Originally the character of Ron sketched by J.K. Rowling used fowl language but the publisher didn’t allow it to remain so because Harry Potter series catered to children and he thought it would be inappropriate for them.

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6Adding the “K”

The “K” in Rowling’s name is borrowed from her Grandmother Kathleen. She did so to make her name attractive and appeal to male readers.

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7No Secrets, Snape!

Rowling had disclosed Professor Sanpe’s fate to Alan Rickman, the actor who essayed his role in the film.

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8V-O-L-D-E-M-O-R-T

The “t” in Lord Voldemort is silent. Voldemort is a French word which means ‘Flight of death’.

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9Close to my heart

J.K. Rowling associated the character Hermione with herself. Hermione’s patronus, an otter is Rowling’s favourite animal.

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10Itching heads

While filming Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, the child actors were seen scratching their heads due to massive spreading of lice.

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11Because you were meant to play Draco

Tom Felton, the actor who portrayed the role of Draco Malfoy had originally given auditions for Harry and Ron’s roles.

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12Depressed souls

The deadly dementors who guard the Azkaban prison are symbolic of depression. Rowling too was a victim of the same.

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13The awkward KISS

Ron was moved from the set of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows because he was laughing uncontrollably and making it awkward for Harry and Hermione who were filming the kissing scene for the movie.

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14The Lady Love

Lucky girl Emma Watson had admirers on the set as both Radcliffe and Rupert Grint had crush on her while filming the earlier films.

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15Unsung Heroes

The death of two characters broke many hearts. Sirius Black and Fred Weasley, the two pranksters, both died with smiles on their faces.

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16The sewn pockets

The pockets of Tom Felton’s robes were sewn while filming for the Prisoner of Azkaban because he used to carry food on the set.

 

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17Because the character Speaks

The director Alfonso Cuaron asked the three stars of the film to write an essay about their respective characters in the movie. Doing justice to their roles, Emma Watson came up with a 16 page long essay; Radcliffe submitted a one page note whereas Rupert Grint never turned up with his work.

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18Bow down Twilight

All the fans out there need to know that the least successful Potter movie happens to be Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and it still made $ 90 million more than the most successful Twilight movie ever.

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19Mystery of the Knight bus

Ernie and Stanley, the weird Driver and Conductor duo are names of J.K. Rowling’s Grandfathers.

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20Won Billion Hearts

J.K. Rowling is the first author to become a billionaire by penning down books.

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