Harry Potter Crazy Facts

Harry Potter Crazy Facts

A bunch of amazing facts on Harry Potter... I bet there's some things in here that you had no idea about!

Chapter 1


by: aimerai
JKR recently revealed that Dumbledore is gay and he had a crush on the wizard Grindelwald, whom he later defeated in a wizard duel.

The actress who played Moaning Myrtle is actually 37 years old and is the oldest actress to portray a Hogwarts student.

The first and last words we ever hear Dobby the House Elf say are "Harry Potter".

During the scene where the horcrux version of Harry and Hermione were kissing, Rupert Grint got sent off the set because he was laughing too much.

In Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, dragon blood is revealed to be an effective oven cleaner.

Dumbledore is an Old English word meaning "bumblebee".

The Hogwarts school motto is Draco dormiens nunquam titillandus which is Latin for "Never Tickle a Sleeping Dragon".

The only time Fred and George ever saw each other as old men was when they put their names in the Goblet of Fire.

An outbreak of lice among the children cast members occurred while filming Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.

Dementors are based on hooded, gliding figures from Rowling's childhood nightmares

It is said by Rowling in her website that Voldemort cannot love because he was concieved under the effects of a love potion, instead of real love.

"Expecto Patronum" literally translates to "I await a guardian" in Latin.

During the filming of the fifth film, where Harry has to give the big serious speech in Hog's Head to all of the (then) potential DA members, he got to the end of the take, and someone pointed out to Dan that he had his shoes on the wrong feet.

Rowling has stated that "Lord Voldemort" is actually pronounced without the "t".

Tom Felton's robe pockets were sewn shut to stop his sneaking food on set.

The first time in GoF that Emma had to walk down the stairs during the Yule Ball scene, she fell down the stairs.

Nymphadora literally means Gift of the Nyphs, while Tonks means a fool or idiot

The set for the Great Hall was the only set for the films that was kept throughout all 8 films.

When Alfsonso Cuaron became director for Prisoner of Azkaban, in order to acquaint himself with the three leads, he asked each of them to write an essay about their characters from a first-persn perspective. True to character, Emma Watson wrote a 16-page essay, Daniel Radcliffe wrote a simple one-page summary, and Rupert Grint never turned his in.

Gimmauld Place is one of JKR's puns: it can be taken as "grim, old place", or "grim mould place".

Draco's last name was originally "Spinks"

Snape teaches Potions because Jo didn't do well in Chemistry and wanted revenge.

Hermione's name was almost Hermione Puckle

Rupert Grint, the actor who plays Ron Weasly, owns his own ice cream truck, but cannot legally sell ice cream because he "does not feel like doing the paper work". Instead, he gives children free ice cream.

Rowling gave Harry a fortune because she was poor at the time and wanted him to have a lot.

All the books in Dumbledore's office are just the Yellow Pages rebound to look old.

Robbie Coltrane, who plays Hagrid, has gotten numerous things caught in his character's beard over the years; among the, a portable fan and a live fruit bat.

The last words we hear Lily Evans and Severus Snape say are "Always".

Matthew Lewis (Neville Longbottom) and Evanna Lynch (Luna Lovegood) would roll bagels back and forth across sets while others were filming. Because the others were too focused, the bagels rolling across set weren't noticed until the scenes were taken in for editing.

Robert Pattison openly stated that he would rather play Cedric Diggory than Edward Cullen.

J.K. Rowling would often get asked how to pronounce Hermione's name, so to clear up any confusion, she had Hermione teach Viktor Krum how to pronounce it in Goblet of Fire.

When Harry Potter was first discussed about being filmed, Steven Spielberg was a potential director. He wanted to make it animated, and have Haley Joel Osment voice Harry.

Oliver Phelps could only do about 5 takes for Fred's death scene. Seeing his twin brother pretending to be dead was emotionally exhausting for him.

JKR had to make Hogwarts a boarding school because half the important stuff happens at night.

J.K. Rowling, who was once a struggling mother, now has more money than the Queen.

Ron's Patronus is a jack russel terrier, which are known for chasing otters. Coincidentally, Hermione's Patronus is an otter.

During one of the many breakfast scenes, Daniel Radcliffe admits to growing sick of the endless amounts of bacon and givin his to a 10 year-old extra when the camera wasn't on him.

"I wore a fat suit in [films] 3, 4, 5, and 6. And I had false teeth in 3 and 4. I didn't mind it - until I was 14 or 15 and there were girls on set. I was a bit like, "Why me?" --- Matther Lewis (Neville Longbottom)

Fred and George celebrate their birthday on April Fool's Day.

To get into the Ministry of Magic via the visitor's entrance, you must dial in the code "62442". On a telephone, this would spell out the word "magic".

The first Harry Potter novel was published in 1998, the same year the the final Battle of Hogwarts took place. "I open at the close"

Alan Rickman was the only actor to know his character's fate before the release of the Deathly Hallows book. Rowling told him.

Richard Harris ony agreed to taking the part of Dumbledore after his granddaughter threatened to never speak to him again.

Most of the scene where Bellatrix is torturing Hermione at the Malfoy's Manor was cut to avios an R rating in the USA. So intense and brutal as it was the Helena Bonham Carter approacted Emma Watson right afterward to make sure they were still on good terms.

When Fred and George bewitched snowballs to bounce of the back of Quirrell's turban, they were unknowingly HITTING VOLDEMORT IN THE FACE.


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