Top 12 Things You Should Know About Harry Potter

Eliza | 02 - 22 - 2022

12 Things You Should Know About Harry Potter

No matter how old we are and how many new series we watch, Harry Potter will hold  a special place in our hearts. It has been more than two decades since the first Harry Potter series and even now more than millions around the world love it. As a way to celebrate the anniversary of the fantastic series, (though a bit late) we’ve clubbed 25 interesting facts about the Harry Potter series.

  1. The author J.K. Rowling and the hero Daniel Radcliffe share the same birthday.  
  2. Quidditch, a fictional sport played using broomstick, hoop goals, and flying balls, was created by J.K Rowling, after arguing with her now-ex-boyfriend in 1991. 
  3. Every name in the Harry Potter series has a deeper meaning. The name of every main character reflects leadership qualities. 
  4. Peeves, a troublemaker and one of the main characters in Harry Potter books, wasn’t in the series. 
  5. J.K. Rowling first wrote the idea of Hogwarts houses on an airplane sick bag.
  6. During an interview, Radcliffe revealed that the kids in the cast got their teeth cast and molded so if they lost a tooth while shooting they could get a fake tooth. 
  7. J.K. Rowling’s mother was a passionate reader. Her mother died of multiple sclerosis (MS), and she didn’t know that her daughter was writing a masterpiece. 
  8. J.K. Rowling said that she was not happy with Emma’s role as Hermoine because Emma Watson was too attractive to play Hermoine. 
  9. Just like in the books, the producers tried to fix green lenses to Daniel Radcliffe and buck teeth to Emma. But they failed because Daniel was allergic to lenses, and Emma couldn’t speak with buck teeth. 
  10.  Robbie Coltrane, who played Hagrid in all eight Harry Potter movies was the first person to be cast. 
  11. The foods in the Great Hall Feast in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone are real. Director Chris Columbus wanted an elaborate welcome just as pictured in the book. However, the food was spoiled due to hot lighting. 
  12. Rupper Grint wanted to do something different to gain the attention of the casting team, so he sent a video of himself rapping explaining why he wanted this role.

Did Rowling Invent Quidditch?
  • A. Yes
  • B. No
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