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Harry Potter is a series of fantasy novels written by British author J. K. Rowling. The novels chronicle the life of a young wizard, Harry Potter, and his friends Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley, all of whom are students at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The main story arc concerns Harry’s struggle against Lord Voldemort, a dark wizard who intends to become immortal, overthrow the wizard governing body known as the Ministry of Magic, and subjugate all wizards and Muggles, a reference term that means non-magical people.Since the release of the first novel, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, on 26 June 1997, the books have found immense popularity, critical acclaim and commercial success worldwide. The series has now been translated into multiple languages including French, Irish, Spanish, German and Swedish to name a few. They have attracted a wide adult audience as well as younger readers, and are often considered cornerstones of modern young adult literature. The series has also had its share of criticism, including concern about the increasingly dark tone as the series progressed, as well as the often gruesome and graphic violence it depicts. As of May 2013, the books have sold more than 500 million copies worldwide, making them the best-selling book series in history, and have been translated into seventy-three languages. The last four books consecutively set records as the fastest-selling books in history, with the final instalment selling roughly eleven million copies in the United States within twenty-four hours of its release.
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Joanne Rowling, born 31 July 1965), pen names J. K. Rowling and Robert Galbraith, is a British novelist, screenwriter and film producer best known as the author of the Harry Potter fantasy series. The books have gained worldwide attention, won multiple awards, and sold more than 400 million copies.They have become the best-selling book series in history and been the basis for a series of films over which Rowling had overall approval on the scripts and maintained creative control by serving as a producer on the final instalment.
Born in Yate, Gloucestershire, England, Rowling was working as a researcher and bilingual secretary for Amnesty International when she conceived the idea for the Harry Potter series while on a delayed train from Manchester to London in 1990. The seven-year period that followed saw the death of her mother, birth of her first child, divorce from her first husband and relative poverty until she finished the first novel in the series, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, in 1997. There were six sequels, the last, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, in 2007. Since then, Rowling has written four books for adult readers: The Casual Vacancy (2012) and—under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith—the crime fiction novels The Cuckoo’s Calling (2013), The Silkworm (2014) and Career of Evil (2015).
Rowling has lived a “rags to riches” life story, in which she progressed from living on state benefits to multi-millionaire status within five years. She is the United Kingdom’s best-selling living author, with sales in excess of £238M.The 2016 Sunday Times Rich List estimated Rowling’s fortune at £600 million, ranking her as the joint 197th richest person in the UK.Time magazine named her as a runner-up for its 2007 Person of the Year, noting the social, moral, and political inspiration she has given her fans. In October 2010, Rowling was named the “Most Influential Woman in Britain” by leading magazine editors.She has supported charities including Comic Relief, One Parent Families, Multiple Sclerosis Society of Great Britain and Lumos (formerly the Children’s High Level Group).
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone is the first novel in the Harry Potter series and J. K. Rowling’s debut novel, first published in 1997 by Bloomsbury. It was published in the United States as Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by Scholastic Corporation in 1998. The plot follows Harry Potter, a young wizard who discovers his magical heritage as he makes close friends and a few enemies in his first year at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. With the help of his friends, Harry faces an attempted comeback by the dark wizard Lord Voldemort, who killed Harry’s parents, but failed to kill Harry when he was just a year old.
- Harry Potter is an orphan whom Rowling imagined as a “scrawny, black-haired, bespectacled boy who didn’t know he was a wizard.” She developed the series’ story and characters to explain how Harry came to be in this situation and how his life unfolded from there.Apart from the first chapter, the events of this book take place just before and in the year following Harry’s eleventh birthday. Voldemort’s attack left a lightning bolt-shaped scar on Harry’s forehead, which produces stabbing pains whenever Voldemort is present. Harry has a natural talent for Quidditch and became the first person to get on a team in their first year.
- Ron Weasley is Harry’s age and Rowling describes him as the ultimate best friend, “always there when you need him.” He is freckled, red-haired and quite tall. He grew up in a fairly large pure-blood family as the sixth born of seven children. Although his family is quite poor, they still live comfortably and happily. His loyalty and bravery in the face of a game of Wizards Chess plays a vital part in finding the Philosopher’s Stone.
- Hermione Granger, the daughter of an all-Muggle family, is a bossy girl who has apparently memorised most of the textbooks before the start of term. Rowling described Hermione as a “very logical, upright and good” character with “a lot of insecurity and a great fear of failure beneath her swottiness”. Despite her nagging efforts to keep Harry and Ron out of trouble, she becomes a close friend of the two boys after they save her from a troll, and her magical and analytical skills play an important role in finding the Philosopher’s Stone. She has bushy brown hair and rather large front teeth.
- Neville Longbottom is a plump, diffident boy, so forgetful that his grandmother gives him a Remembrall, although he cannot remember why. Neville’s magical abilities are weak and appeared just in time to save his life when he was eight. Despite his timidity, Neville will fight anyone after some encouragement or if he thinks it is right and important.
- Rubeus Hagrid, a half-giant nearly 12 feet (3.7 m) tall, with tangled black hair and beard, was expelled from Hogwarts and his wand was snapped in half (resulting in him never to use a wand again), however Professor Dumbledore let him stay on as the school’s gamekeeper, a job which enables him to lavish affection and pet names on even the most dangerous of magical creatures. Hagrid is fiercely loyal to Dumbledore and quickly becomes a close friend of Harry, Ron and, later, Hermione, but his carelessness makes him unreliable.
- Professor Dumbledore, a tall, thin man who wears half-moon spectacles and has silver hair and a beard that tucks into his belt, is the headmaster of Hogwarts, and thought to be the only wizard Voldemort fears. Dumbledore, while renowned for his achievements in magic, he shrugs off praise, he is aware of his own brilliance. Rowling described him as the “epitome of goodness”
- Professor McGonagall, a tall, severe-looking woman with black hair tied in a tight bun, teaches Transfiguration, and sometimes transforms herself into a cat. She is Deputy Headmistress, and Head of Gryffindor House and, according to the author, “under that gruff exterior” is “a bit of an old softy”.
- Petunia Dursley, the sister of Harry’s mother Lily, is a thin woman with a long neck that she uses for spying on the neighbours. She regards her magical sister as a freak and tries to pretend that she never existed.
- Vernon Dursley is the husband of Petunia Dursley, is a heavily built man whose irascible bluster covers a narrow mind and a fear of anything unusual.
- Dudley is an overweight, spoiled bully, and cousin of Harry Potter (who uses Harry as his punching bag).
- Draco Malfoy is a slim, pale boy who speaks in a bored drawl. He is arrogant about his skill in Quidditch, and despises anyone who is not a pure-blood wizard – and wizards who do not share his views. His parents had supported Voldemort, but changed sides after the dark wizard’s disappearance, claiming they had been bewitched. Draco avoids direct confrontations, and tries to get Harry and his friends into trouble.
- Oliver Wood is Harry’s Quidditch captain for the Gryffindor Quidditch team. He plays as keeper.
- Professor Quirrell is a twitching, stammering man who teaches Defence Against the Dark Arts. Reputedly he was a brilliant scholar, but his nerve was shattered by an encounter with vampires. Quirrell wears a turban to conceal the fact that he is voluntarily possessed by Voldemort, whose face appears on the back of Quirrell’s head.
- Professor Snape, who has a hooked nose, sallow complexion and greasy black hair, teaches Potions, but would prefer to teach Defence Against the Dark Arts. Snape praises pupils in Slytherin, his own House but seizes every opportunity to humiliate others, especially Harry. Several incidents, beginning with the shooting pain in Harry’s scar during the start-of-term feast, lead Harry and his friends to think Snape is a follower of Voldemort.
- Filch, the school caretaker who knows the school’s secret passages better than anyone else except, possibly, the Weasley twins. His cat, Mrs. Norris, aids his constant hunt for misbehaving pupils.
On 11 July 2000, Figgis left the production, complaining that Columbus did not consider any of the thousands of children they had auditioned “worthy”.On 8 August 2000, the virtually unknown Daniel Radcliffe and newcomers Rupert Grint and Emma Watson were selected to play Harry Potter, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger, respectively.
- Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter, an 11-year-old British orphan raised by his unwelcoming aunt and uncle, who learns of his own fame as a wizard known to have survived his parents’ murder at the hands of the psychopathic dark wizard Lord Voldemort as an infant when he is accepted to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Columbus had wanted Radcliffe for the role since he saw him in the BBC’s production of David Copperfield, before the open casting sessions had taken place, but had been told by Figgis that Radcliffe’s protective parents would not allow their son to take the part. Columbus explained that his persistence in giving Radcliffe the role was responsible for Figgis’ resignation.Radcliffe was asked to audition in 2000, when Heyman and Kloves met him and his parents at a production of Stones in His Pockets in London.Heyman and Columbus successfully managed to convince Radcliffe’s parents that their son would be protected from media intrusion, and they agreed to let him play Harry. Rowling approved of Radcliffe’s casting, stating that “having seen [his] screen test I don’t think Chris Columbus could have found a better Harry.”Radcliffe was reportedly paid £1 million for the film, although he felt the fee was “not that important”. William Moseley, who was later cast as Peter Pevensie in The Chronicles of Narnia series, also auditioned for the role.
- Rupert Grint as Ron Weasley, Harry’s best friend at Hogwarts. He decided he would be perfect for the part “because [he has got] ginger hair,” and was a fan of the series.Having seen a Newsround report about the open casting he sent in a video of himself rapping about how he wished to receive the part. His attempt was successful as the casting team asked for a meeting with him.
- Emma Watson as Hermione Granger, Harry’s other best friend and the trio’s brains. Watson’s Oxford theatre teacher passed her name on to the casting agents and she had to do over five interviews before she got the part.Watson took her audition seriously, but “never really thought [she] had any chance of getting the role.”The producers were impressed by Watson’s self-confidence and she outperformed the thousands of other girls who had applied.
- John Cleese as Nearly Headless Nick, the ghost of Hogwarts’ Gryffindor House.
- Robbie Coltrane as Rubeus Hagrid, a half-giant and Hogwarts’ Groundskeeper. Coltrane was Rowling’s first choice for the part. Coltrane, who was already a fan of the books, prepared for the role by discussing Hagrid’s past and future with Rowling.According to Figgis, Robin Williams was interested in participating in the film, but was turned down for the Hagrid role because of the “strictly British and Irish only” rule which Columbus was determined to maintain.
- Warwick Davis as Filius Flitwick, the Charms Master and head of Hogwarts’ Ravenclaw House.
- Richard Griffiths as Vernon Dursley, Harry’s Muggle (non-magical) uncle.
- Richard Harris as Albus Dumbledore, Hogwarts’ Headmaster and one of the most famous and powerful wizards of all time. Harris initially rejected the role, only to reverse his decision after his granddaughter stated she would never speak to him again if he did not take it.
- Ian Hart as Quirinus Quirrell, the slightly nervous Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher at Hogwarts, and also Lord Voldemort’s voice. David Thewlis auditioned for the part; he would later be cast as Remus Lupin in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.
- John Hurt as Mr. Ollivander, the owner of Ollivanders, a highly regarded wandmaker.
- Alan Rickman as Severus Snape, the Potions Master and head of Hogwarts’ Slytherin House. Tim Roth was the original choice for the role, but he turned it down for Planet of the Apes.
- Fiona Shaw as Petunia Dursley, Harry’s Muggle aunt.
- Maggie Smith as Minerva McGonagall, the Deputy Headmistress, head of Gryffindor and transfiguration teacher at Hogwarts. Smith was Rowling’s personal choice for the part.
- Julie Walters as Molly Weasley, Ron’s caring mother. She shows Harry how to get to Platform 9 3⁄4. Before Walters was cast, American actress Rosie O’Donnell held talks with Columbus about playing Mrs. Weasley.
Rik Mayall was cast in the role of Peeves, a poltergeist who likes to prank students in the novel. Mayall had to shout his lines off camera during takes, but the scene ended up being cut from the film.
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 of the school’s corridors warn that the “Chamber of Secrets” has been opened and that the “heir of Slytherin” would kill all pupils who do not come from all-magical families. These threats are found after attacks which leave residents of the school “petrified” (frozen like stone). Throughout the year, Harry and his friends Ron and Hermione investigate the attacks.
- Daniel Radcliffe as Harry James Potter, a 12-year-old British wizard famous for surviving his parents’ murder at the hands of the evil wizard Lord Voldemort as an infant, who now enters his second year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
- Rupert Grint as Ron Weasley, Harry’s best male friend at Hogwarts and a younger member of the Weasley wizarding family.
- Emma Watson as Hermione Granger, Harry’s best female friend, a precocious witch of Muggle descent.
- Robbie Coltrane as Rubeus Hagrid, the half-giant gamekeeper at Hogwarts. Martin Bayfield portrays a young Hagrid.
- Kenneth Branagh as Gilderoy Lockhart, a celebrity author and the new Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher at Hogwarts. Hugh Grant is said to have been the first choice for the role but due to reported scheduling conflicts he was unable to play the character.On 25 October 2001, Branagh was selected as Grant’s replacement.
- Richard Griffiths as Vernon Dursley, Harry’s abusive Muggle (non-magical) uncle, who despises wizards and now works as a drill company director.
- Maggie Smith as Minerva McGonagall, the Transfiguration teacher at Hogwarts and head of Gryffindor.
- Richard Harris as Albus Dumbledore, Headmaster of Hogwarts and one of the greatest wizards of the age. Harris died shortly before the film was released.
- Jason Isaacs as Lucius Malfoy, a former Hogwarts pupil of Slytherin House now working as a school governor at Hogwarts.
- Alan Rickman as Severus Snape, the Potions teacher at Hogwarts and head of Slytherin.
- Julie Walters as Molly Weasley, the Weasley matriarch and a mother figure to Harry.
- John Cleese as Nearly Headless Nick, the ghost patron of Gryffindor House.
- Warwick Davis as Filius Flitwick, the Charms teacher at Hogwarts and head of Ravenclaw.
- Fiona Shaw as Petunia Dursley, Harry’s Muggle aunt.
- Julian Glover as Aragog, Hagrid’s giant pet spider
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is the third novel in the Harry Potter series, written by J. K. Rowling. The book follows Harry Potter, a young wizard, in his third year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Along with friends Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger, Harry investigates Sirius Black, an escaped prisoner from Azkaban who they believe is one of Lord Voldemort’s old allies.
- Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter, a 13-year-old British wizard famous for surviving his parents’ murder at the hands of the evil dark wizard Lord Voldemort as an infant, who now enters his third year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
- Rupert Grint as Ron Weasley, Harry’s best friend at Hogwarts.
- Emma Watson as Hermione Granger, Harry’s Muggle-born best friend and the trio’s brains.
- Robbie Coltrane as Rubeus Hagrid, the gamekeeper and new Care of Magical Creatures teacher at Hogwarts.
- Michael Gambon as Albus Dumbledore, the headmaster of Hogwarts and one of the greatest wizards of the age. Gambon assumed the role after Richard Harris, who played Dumbledore in the previous two films, died on 25 October 2002.Despite his illness, Harris was determined to film his part, telling a visiting David Heyman not to recast the role.Four months after Harris’s death, Cuarón chose Gambon as his replacement. Gambon was unconcerned with bettering or copying Harris, instead giving his own interpretation, putting on a slight Irish accent for the role, as well as completing his scenes in three weeks.Rumours of Ian McKellen being offered the role started to spread, but when asked he rejected the rumours and stated he had played a similar character in Gandalf of The Lord of the Rings trilogy. He also stated it would have been inappropriate to take Harris’ role, as the late actor had called McKellen a “dreadful” actor. Harris’s family had expressed an interest in seeing Harris’s close friend Peter O’Toole being chosen as his replacement.
- Richard Griffiths as Vernon Dursley, Harry’s Muggle uncle.
- Gary Oldman as Sirius Black, Harry’s infamous godfather, who escapes from the Wizarding prison Azkaban after serving twelve years there for being falsely accused of being the Death Eater who betrayed Harry’s parents to Voldemort. Oldman accepted the part because he needed the money, as he had not taken on any major work in several years after deciding to spend more time with his children. He drew inspiration from Cuarón, whom he described as having “such enthusiasm and a joy for life,”and compared Sirius to John Lennon. He was “surprised by how difficult it was to pull off”, comparing the role to Shakespearean dialogue. Oldman suggested Sirius’s hairstyle, while Cuarón designed his tattoos.He had read the first book, and his children were fans of the series. The part made Oldman a hero with his children and their schoolmates.
- Alan Rickman as Severus Snape, the Potions teacher at Hogwarts and head of Slytherin.
- Fiona Shaw as Petunia Dursley, Harry’s Muggle aunt.
- Maggie Smith as Minerva McGonagall, Deputy Headmistress of Hogwarts, the Transfiguration teacher at Hogwarts and head of Gryffindor.
- Timothy Spall as Peter Pettigrew, a friend of Harry’s parents said to have been killed by Sirius Black, but was later revealed to have been the real Death Eater who betrayed Harry’s parents to Voldemort.
- David Thewlis as Remus Lupin, the new Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher at Hogwarts and a werewolf. Thewlis, who had previously auditioned for the role of Quirinus Quirrell in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, was Cuarón’s first choice for the role of Professor Lupin. He accepted the role on advice from Ian Hart, who was cast as Quirrell, and had told him that Professor Lupin was “the best part in the book.” Cuarón told Thewlis that he thought Lupin was gay, describing him as a “gay junkie”, although his idea turned out to be incorrect.Thewlis had seen the first two films and had only read part of the first book, although after taking the role he read the third. He was excited about the prospect of making a children’s film, and enjoyed its filming.
- Emma Thompson as Sybill Trelawney, the Divination teacher at Hogwarts.
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is the fourth novel in the Harry Potter series, written by British author J. K. Rowling. It follows Harry Potter, a wizard in his fourth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and the mystery surrounding the entry of Harry’s name into the Triwizard Tournament, in which he is forced to compete.
- Daniel Radcliffe as Harry PotterHarry James Potter is the title character and 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 practise 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 parents, Lily and James.
- Rupert Grint as Ron WeasleyRonald Bilius “Ron” Weasley is a fictional character in 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.
- Emma Watson as Hermione GrangerHermione Jean Granger is a fictional character in J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series. She first appears in 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 best friends with them and often uses her quick wit, deft recall, and encyclopaedic knowledge to help them. Rowling has stated that Hermione resembles herself at a younger age, with her insecurity and fear of failure
- Tom Felton as Draco MalfoyDraco Lucius Malfoy is a character in J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series. He is a student in Harry Potter’s year belonging in the Slytherin house. He is frequently accompanied by his two cronies, Vincent Crabbe and Gregory Goyle, who act as henchmen. Draco is characterised as a cowardly bully who manipulates and hurts people to get what he wants; nevertheless, he is a cunning user of magic.
- Robbie Coltrane as Rubeus HagridRubeus Hagrid is introduced in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone as a half-giant and half-human 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 is later revealed to be a member of the Order of the Phoenix.
- Ralph Fiennes as Lord VoldemortLord Voldemort the films; born Tom Marvolo Riddleis a fictional character and the central main antagonist in J. K. Rowling’s series of Harry Potter novels. Voldemort first appeared in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, which was released in 1997. Voldemort appears either in person or in flashbacks in each book and its film adaptation in the series, except the third, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, where he is only mentioned.Voldemort is the archenemy of Harry Potter, who according to a prophecy has “the power to vanquish the Dark Lord”. Nearly every witch or wizard dares not utter his unmentionable name, and refers to him instead with such expressions 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. He is the leader of the Death Eaters, a group of evil wizards and witches dedicated to ridding the Wizarding World of Muggles and establishing Voldemort as its supreme ruler.
- Michael Gambon as Albus DumbledoreProfessor Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore is a fictional character in 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 Lord Voldemort.
- Brendan Gleeson as Alastor MoodyA member of the original Order during the first Wizarding War. Was brought out of retirement by Albus Dumbledore but was attacked, imprisoned, and impersonated by Bartemius Crouch Jr. Was scheduled to teach the post of Defence Against the Dark Arts in the fourth book. Also rejoined to serve in the revived Order. Killed by Voldemort as he accompanied Mundungus Fletcher (disguised as Harry Potter) to a safehouse. His eye was later taken by the Death Eaters and recovered by Harry Potter.
- Jason Isaacs as Lucius MalfoyLucius Malfoy is a senior Death Eater and patriarch of a pure-blood Wizarding family; he lives with his wife Narcissa Malfoy (née Black) and their son Draco at the Malfoy Manor in Wiltshire. Lucius is a school governor of Hogwarts before he is sacked, and has very close connections at the Ministry of Magic. To maintain his reputation and influence, he makes donations to the Ministry, to charity, and to St Mungo’s Hospital. He was educated at Hogwarts, where he was a prefect in Slytherin House.
- Gary Oldman as Sirius BlackSirius Black, nicknamed Padfoot because his Animagus form takes the shape of a dog, is the last heir to the House of Black, a once notable pure-blood Wizarding family. He is the older brother of Regulus Arcturus Black and a cousin of Narcissa Malfoy, Andromeda Tonks, and Bellatrix Lestrange. He rejected his family’s pure-blood elitism and reverence for the Dark Arts. In contrast to his home life, Sirius greatly enjoyed life at Hogwarts. He was proud of the fact that he was the only Black to be sorted into Gryffindor.
- Alan Rickman as Severus Snape
- Maggie Smith as Minerva McGonagallMinerva McGonagall is deputy Headmistress, head of Gryffindor House, Transfiguration professor, and later Headmistress at Hogwarts, where she began teaching in December 1956.[note 1] She is first introduced in the opening chapter of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, when she meets Dumbledore at Number 4 Privet Drive, Little Whinging, Surrey (the home of Harry’s aunt and uncle, Vernon and Petunia Dursley). McGonagall is described as a tall, rather severe-looking woman, with black hair typically drawn into a tight bun. She wears emerald green robes, a pointed hat, and always has a very prim expression. She speaks with a slight Scottish accent. She is, according to Rowling, a sprightly 70-year-old. McGonagall wears square spectacles that match the markings around the eyes of her Animagus form of a British Shorthair silver tabby cat; she has the distinction of being the first Animagus introduced in the series and being one of the few registered Animagi of the century, though she was rarely seen using the ability. Harry’s immediate impression of her is of someone who is not to be crossed. She has a fondness for tartan, and her handkerchief, at least one hat, dressing gown, and dress robes are patterned with it. In the films, McGonagall often wears a Scottish brooch of a specific Scots style set with Cairngorm citrines and Scottish agate.
- Timothy Spall as Peter Pettigrew
- Robert Pattinson as Cedric DiggoryCedric Diggory was a Hufflepuff student two years above Harry. A Hufflepuff prefect, he shows a notable streak of modesty and fairness. When he catches the Snitch and wins the match after Harry falls off his broomstick following an encounter with the Dementors, he believes the circumstances of the match to be unfair and protests that the result should be nullified and the match replayed. He is described as being exceptionally handsome, tall, with chiselled features, a straight nose, dark hair, and bright grey eyes.
- Frances de la Tour as Olympe MaximeMadame Olympe Maxime is the headmistress of Beauxbatons, the French wizarding school. The character is introduced in Goblet of Fire when her school is invited to the Triwizard Tournament, with Fleur Delacour being elected as Beauxbatons’ champion. When Harry is chosen as the fourth champion and second Hogwarts champion, she is angered and is about to leave the tournament, but she eventually agrees to stay. In Goblet of Fire, she is described as being elegant and wearing black satin robes, and having olive skin and handsome features, but being extremely tall. It is revealed that Madame Maxime’s huge size is due to her half-giant background. She fiercely denies this, although she is around the same height as fellow half-giant Rubeus Hagrid. Upon first sight, Hagrid immediately takes a crush on Madame Maxime, which he shows by attempting to groom himself properly and wearing his hairy brown suit when she is around.
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is the fifth and antepenultimate novel in the Harry Potter series, written by J. K. Rowling. It follows 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
- Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter, a 15-year-old British wizard famous for surviving his parents’ murder at the hands of Voldemort as an infant, who now enters his fifth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
- Rupert Grint as Ron Weasley, Harry’s best friend at Hogwarts.
- Emma Watson as Hermione Granger, Harry’s Muggle-born best friend and the brains of the trio.
- Helena Bonham Carter as Bellatrix Lestrange, one of Voldemort’s most loyal Death Eaters and the cousin of Sirius Black.
- Robbie Coltrane as Rubeus Hagrid, the half-giant Gamekeeper and Care of Magical Creatures teacher at Hogwarts and a member of the Order of the Phoenix.
- Ralph Fiennes as Lord Voldemort, leader of the Death Eaters, a dark wizard intent on conquering the Wizarding World.
- Michael Gambon as Albus Dumbledore, the legendary Hogwarts headmaster and leader of the Order of the Phoenix.
- Brendan Gleeson as Mad-Eye Moody, Harry’s ex-Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher and a member of the Order of the Phoenix.
- Richard Griffiths as Vernon Dursley, Harry’s Muggle uncle.
- Jason Isaacs as Lucius Malfoy, a falsely pardoned senior Death Eater.
- Gary Oldman as Sirius Black, Harry’s godfather and a member of the Order of the Phoenix.
- Alan Rickman as Severus Snape, the Potions teacher at Hogwarts and the Head of Slytherin, serving as a spy among the Death Eaters for the Order of the Phoenix.
- Fiona Shaw as Petunia Dursley, Harry’s Muggle aunt.
- Maggie Smith as Minerva McGonagall, the Transfiguration teacher at Hogwarts and a member of the Order of the Phoenix.
- Imelda Staunton as Dolores Umbridge, the new Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher and a plant from the corrupt Ministry of Magic.
- David Thewlis as Remus Lupin, Harry’s ex-Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher and a member of the Order of the Phoenix.
- Emma Thompson as Sybill Trelawney, the Divination teacher at Hogwarts.
- Julie Walters as Molly Weasley, the Weasley matriarch and a mother figure to Harry, also a member of the Order of the Phoenix.
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is the sixth and penultimate novel in the Harry Potter series, written 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 against Voldemort alongside his headmaster and mentor Albus Dumbledore.
- Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter
- Rupert Grint as Ron Weasley, one of Harry’s two best friends.
- Emma Watson as Hermione Granger, one of Harry’s two best friends.
- Michael Gambon as Albus Dumbledore, the headmaster of Hogwarts.
- Helena Bonham Carter as Bellatrix Lestrange, one of Voldemort’s principal Death Eaters and Draco Malfoy’s aunt.
- Jim Broadbent as Horace Slughorn, the newly appointed Potions master who held the position before.
- Robbie Coltrane as Rubeus Hagrid, the Hogwarts gamekeeper and Care of Magical Creatures teacher at Hogwarts.
- Warwick Davis as Filius Flitwick, the Charms master and head of Ravenclaw.
- Tom Felton as Draco Malfoy, Harry’s rival and recipient of Voldemort’s secret mission.
- Alan Rickman as Severus Snape, the former Potions master, current Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher and head of Slytherin.
- Maggie Smith as Minerva McGonagall, the Hogwarts Transfiguration teacher, deputy headmistress and head of Gryffindor.
- Timothy Spall as Peter Pettigrew, the Death Eater who betrayed Harry’s parents to Voldemort. Pettigrew has no lines in this film, but appears as a servant at Snape’s house.
- David Thewlis as Remus Lupin, a member of the Order of the Phoenix and Harry’s ex-Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher.
- Julie Walters as Molly Weasley, the Weasley matriarch and a mother figure to Harry.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
PART IPART II
Following Dumbledore’s death, Voldemort consolidates his support and power, including covert control of the Ministry of Magic, while Harry is about to turn seventeen, losing the protection of his home. The Order of the Phoenix move Harry to a new location before his birthday, but are attacked upon departure. In the ensuing battle, Mad-Eye is killed and George Weasley wounded; Voldemort himself arrives to kill Harry, but Harry’s wand fends him off of its own accord.
At the Burrow, Harry, Ron and Hermione make preparations to abandon Hogwarts and hunt down Voldemort’s four remaining Horcruxes, but have few clues to work with on their identities and locations. One is a locket once owned by Hogwarts’ co-founder Salazar Slytherin which was stolen by the mysterious “R.A.B.”, one is possibly a cup originally belonging to co-founder Helga Hufflepuff, a third might be connected to co-founder Rowena Ravenclaw, and the fourth might be Nagini, Voldemort’s snake familiar. They also receive apparently meaningless bequests from among Dumbledore’s possessions—a Golden Snitch for Harry, a Deluminator for Ron, and a book of fairy tales for Hermione.
Before leaving, they attend Ron’s brother Bill’s wedding, but during the reception the Ministry of Magic finally falls to Voldemort and the wedding is attacked. They flee to 12 Grimmauld Place in London, the family home of Sirius Black that Harry had inherited a year before. They identify R.A.B. as Sirius’ brother Regulus Black, and learn from the house-elf Kreacher that Slytherin’s locket was stolen from the house and then seized by Dolores Umbridge of the Ministry of Magic. They infiltrate the Ministry of Magic using Polyjuice Potion and take back the locket, but have no way to destroy it. With the Ministry now after them, the trio goes on the run across the countryside. Under the object’s evil influence and the strain of constant vigilance, they argue and Ron leaves.
Harry and Hermione continue the quest, discovering more about Dumbledore’s past, including the death of Dumbledore’s younger sister and his connection to the dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald. They travel to Godric’s Hollow, Harry’s birthplace and the place where his parents died, and meet the elderly magical historian Bathilda Bagshot, but she turns out to be Nagini in disguise, awaiting their arrival. The snake attacks Harry and again they barely escape, but Harry’s wand is destroyed. Their luck finally appears to turn in the Forest of Dean. A mysterious silver doe Patronus appears and guides Harry to an icy pond containing the Sword of Hogwarts co-founder Godric Gryffindor, one of the few objects able to destroy Horcruxes. During Harry’s attempt to recover the sword, the Horcrux attempts to kill him. He is saved by Ron, who was guided back by the Deluminator, and they realise Dumbledore’s gifts may be meaningful. Ron obtains the sword, and uses it to destroy the locket.
Hermione identifies in Dumbledore’s book a strange symbol also worn at the wedding by Xenophilius Lovegood. They visit him and are told the symbol represents the mythical Deathly Hallows, three objects from an old fairy tale titled The Tale of the Three Brothers: the Elder Wand, an unbeatable wand; the Resurrection Stone, able to summon the dead; and an infallible Invisibility Cloak. Harry realises that Voldemort is seeking (and later successfully obtains) the Elder Wand, won by Dumbledore after Grindelwald’s defeat, believing it will allow him to overpower the connection between his own wand and Harry’s. Harry also recognises the Resurrection Stone as that found by Dumbledore which later become the second Horcrux, and believes it to be hidden inside the Snitch Dumbledore left for him, but can’t open it. The description of the third Hallow also matches that of his own inherited Invisibility Cloak.
The trio are captured by Snatchers and taken to Malfoy Manor, where Bellatrix Lestrange tortures Hermione to learn how the three acquired the sword, which she had believed was in her vault at Gringotts. With the help of Dobby the house-elf they escape along with fellow prisoners Luna Lovegood, Ollivander, Dean Thomas, and the goblin Griphook. During the escape Harry steals Draco Malfoy’s wand and Dobby dies. Bellatrix’ terror in interrogating Hermione suggests to Harry that some exceptional object is in her vault, and when questioned, Griphook confirms that a gold cup is indeed in her vault. With Griphook’s help, they break into the vault at Gringotts, retrieve the cup, and escape on a dragon, but in the chaos they lose the Sword of Gryffindor. Harry has a vision of Voldemort and sees that he now understands their plan, and intends to make his remaining horcruxes even safer. The vision also confirms that the unidentified horcrux is at Hogwarts.
They enter the school through an undiscovered secret entrance. Harry alerts the teachers that Voldemort is planning an assault on the school, and they drive out Snape and summon the Order of the Phoenix to help defend the school to win time for Harry to locate the horcrux. Voldemort had set a guard in the Ravenclaw tower, corroborating Harry’s belief that the horcrux is Rowena Ravenclaw’s diadem, lost centuries ago. The Ravenclaw ghost’s story further confirms this belief, and Harry remembers an old diadem in the Room of Requirement. Ron and Hermione destroy the cup with basilisk fangs from the Chamber of Secrets as Voldemort and his army besiege the castle. They find the diadem but are ambushed by Draco Malfoy and his friends Crabbe and Goyle. Crabbe tries to kill them using Fiendfyre, a cursed fire, but is unable to control it; the fire destroys the diadem and himself while Harry and his friends save Malfoy and Goyle. Meanwhile, several major characters are killed in the Battle of Hogwarts, including Remus Lupin, Nymphadora Tonks, and Fred Weasley.
In his encampment, Voldemort feels that the Elder Wand is not performing as he expected. According to legend, its allegiance must be won by killing the previous owner, and Voldemort concludes—incorrectly—that as Snape killed Dumbledore, he will not be able to fully wield the wand’s power until he kills Snape, which he does. Harry arrives as Snape is dying, and Snape passes him memories to view in a pensieve. They reveal that Snape had a lifelong love for Harry’s mother and felt haunted by causing her death, and despite hating Harry’s father he agreed at Dumbledore’s request to watch over Harry and act as a double agent against Voldemort. The doe Patronus that led Harry to the Sword was summoned by Snape, who was watching over them the whole time. It is revealed that Dumbledore’s death was planned in advance to prove Snape’s allegiance to Voldemort. The memories also explain that Harry must die at Voldemort’s hand if Voldemort is to be killed. Harry accepts his death and goes to the Forbidden Forest to allow Voldemort to kill him. On the way he mentions to Neville Longbottom that Voldemort’s snake Nagini must be killed to make Voldemort vulnerable. He finally manages to open the Snitch and uses the Resurrection Stone within to seek comfort and courage from his dead loved ones—his parents, Sirius and Lupin—dropping the Stone in the forest before reaching Voldemort’s camp. Voldemort uses the Killing Curse and Harry does not defend himself.
Harry awakens in a dreamlike location resembling Kings Cross Station and is greeted by Dumbledore, who explains that Voldemort’s original Killing Curse left a fragment of Voldemort’s soul in Harry which caused the connection they had felt, making Harry an unintended Horcrux; this fragment has just been destroyed by Voldemort himself. When Voldemort used Harry’s blood to regain his full strength, this further protected Harry from Voldemort, allowing Harry to return to life if he chooses, or to “go on.” Harry chooses to return and feigns death. Voldemort calls a truce and displays Harry’s body, offering to spare most of the defenders if they surrender. Neville, however, kills Nagini with the Sword of Gryffindor, leaving Voldemort unprotected, and Harry escapes under his cloak as the battle resumes.
In a final onslaught, Bellatrix is killed and Harry reveals to Voldemort that he is alive. He explains to Voldemort that the Elder Wand’s loyalty transfers upon the defeat, not necessarily the killing, of its previous master. Although Voldemort believes that by killing Snape he has gained the Wand’s loyalty, Snape was in fact never its master. Instead, Draco Malfoy earned the Wand’s loyalty when he disarmed Dumbledore just before Snape arrived and killed the headmaster. Harry believes that the Elder Wand recognized Draco as its master, up to the point where Harry disarmed Draco at Malfoy Manor, and that the duel will depend on whether or not the wand recognizes Harry to be its master. Voldemort attempts one final Killing Curse on Harry, but the Elder Wand refuses to act against Harry and the spell rebounds, killing Voldemort at last.
After Voldemort’s death, Harry uses the Elder Wand to repair his original broken wand, saying that he will return the Elder Wand to Dumbledore’s tomb where its power may vanish if Harry dies undefeated and it may drop out of history. Harry does not intend to search for the Resurrection Stone he dropped in the forest, but will keep the Invisibility Cloak he inherited. The wizarding world returns to peace once more.
In an epilogue set in King’s Cross station 19 years later, Harry and Ginny Weasley are a couple with three children: James Sirius, Albus Severus, and Lily Luna. Ron and Hermione also have two children, Rose and Hugo; Harry’s godson Teddy Lupin, is found kissing Bill Weasley and Fleur Delacour’s daughter Victoire; Neville Longbottom is now a Hogwarts professor; and Draco Malfoy and his wife are also at the station to send off their son, Scorpius. Albus is departing for his first year at Hogwarts, and is worried he will be placed into Slytherin House. Harry reassures him, telling his son that he is named for two Hogwarts headmasters, and one of them (Snape) was a Slytherin and “the bravest man he had ever met”, but that the Sorting Hat could take account of personal preferences, as it did for Harry. The book ends with the words: “The scar had not pained Harry for nineteen years. All was well.”
Cast Part 1
- Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter
- Rupert Grint as Ron Weasley, one of Harry’s best friends.
- Emma Watson as Hermione Granger, one of Harry’s best friends.
- Helena Bonham Carter as Bellatrix Lestrange, a Death Eater and Sirius Black’s cousin and murderer.
- Robbie Coltrane as Rubeus Hagrid, Harry’s half-giant friend, and gamekeeper at Hogwarts.
- Warwick Davis as Griphook, a goblin and former employee at Gringotts Bank. Davis replaced Verne Troyer, who portrayed the character physically in the first film, though Davis had dubbed Griphook’s lines.
- Tom Felton as Draco Malfoy, a Death Eater and son of Lucius and Narcissa Malfoy.
- Ralph Fiennes as Lord Voldemort, an evil, power-hungry wizard, and the leader of the Death Eaters.
- Helen McCrory as Narcissa Malfoy, Draco Malfoy’s mother, Lucius Malfoy’s wife and Bellatrix Lestrange’s sister.
- Michael Gambon as Albus Dumbledore, former headmaster of Hogwarts killed by Severus Snape in the previous film.
- Brendan Gleeson as Alastor ‘Mad-Eye’ Moody, a member of the Order of the Phoenix.
- Richard Griffiths as Vernon Dursley, Harry’s Muggle uncle.
- John Hurt as Garrick Ollivander, a wandmaker abducted by the Death Eaters.
- Rhys Ifans as Xenophilius Lovegood, the eccentric father of the trio’s friend Luna.
- Jason Isaacs as Lucius Malfoy, Draco Malfoy’s father and a disgraced Death Eater.
- Bill Nighy as Rufus Scrimgeour, the new Minister of Magic.
- Alan Rickman as Severus Snape, a double agent to the Death Eaters and the new headmaster of Hogwarts.
- Fiona Shaw as Petunia Dursley, Harry’s Muggle aunt.
- Timothy Spall as Peter Pettigrew, the Death Eater who betrayed Harry’s parents to Voldemort.
- Imelda Staunton as Dolores Umbridge, Senior Undersecretary to the Minister and Head of the Muggle-born Registration Commission.
- David Thewlis as Remus Lupin, a member of the Order of the Phoenix and a former teacher at Hogwarts.
- Julie Walters as Molly Weasley, the Weasley matriarch and a mother figure to Harry.
Cast part 2
- Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter
- Rupert Grint as Ron Weasley, Harry’s best friend.
- Emma Watson as Hermione Granger, Harry’s other best friend, and the brain of the trio.
- Helena Bonham Carter as Bellatrix Lestrange, a Death Eater and Sirius Black’s cousin and murderer.
- Robbie Coltrane as Rubeus Hagrid, Harry’s half-giant friend and a former member of the staff of Hogwarts.
- Warwick Davis as Filius Flitwick, the Charms master and Head of the Ravenclaw house at Hogwarts; and Griphook, a goblin and former employee at Gringotts Bank.
- Tom Felton as Draco Malfoy, Harry’s former school rival, a Death Eater, and son of Lucius and Narcissa Malfoy (Helen McCrory).
- Ralph Fiennes as Lord Voldemort, a twisted, evil, power-hungry, powerful wizard, and the founder and supreme leader of the Death Eaters.
- Michael Gambon as Albus Dumbledore, the late headmaster of Hogwarts
- John Hurt as Mr. Ollivander, a wandmaker abducted by the Death Eaters.
- Jason Isaacs as Lucius Malfoy, Draco Malfoy’s father and a disgraced Death Eater.
- Kelly Macdonald as Helena Ravenclaw, the ghost of Ravenclaw at Hogwarts.
- Gary Oldman as Sirius Black, Harry’s late godfather.
- Alan Rickman as Severus Snape, former Head of the Slytherin House and Potions and Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher and the new headmaster of Hogwarts.
- Maggie Smith as Minerva McGonagall, the Transfiguration teacher and the Head of the Gryffindor house at Hogwarts.
- David Thewlis as Remus Lupin, a member of the Order of the Phoenix and a former Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher at Hogwarts.
- Julie Walters as Molly Weasley, the Weasley matriarch
The Order of the Phoenix is a secret organisation in the Harry Potter series of fiction books written by J. K. Rowling. Founded by Albus Dumbledore to fight Lord Voldemort and his followers, the Death Eaters, the Order lends its name to the fifth book of the series, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.
Members of the Order
This is a list of notable members of the Order of the Phoenix. Albus Dumbledore, Severus Snape and Rubeus Hagrid.
Minerva McGonagall is listed under Hogwarts staff, Fred and George are listed under Dumbledore’s Army, and Peter Pettigrew is listed under Death Eater.
Sirius Black, nicknamed Padfoot because his Animagus form takes the shape of a dog, is the last heir to the House of Black, a once notable pure-blood Wizarding family. He is the older brother of Regulus Arcturus Black and a cousin of Narcissa Malfoy, Andromeda Tonks, and Bellatrix Lestrange. He rejected his family’s pure-blood elitism and reverence for the Dark Arts. In contrast to his home life, Sirius greatly enjoyed life at Hogwarts. He was proud of the fact that he was the only Black to be sorted into Gryffindor. He was inseparable from his best friend James ‘Prongs’ Potter and befriended Remus ‘Moony’ Lupin and Peter ‘Wormtail’ Pettigrew. He was mentioned by Rubeus Hagrid in the first novel, but did not appear until the third in the series, The Prisoner of Azkaban.
Sirius, along with James, bullied Severus Snape while they were at school, nicknaming him “Snivellus”. Sirius left home at the age of sixteen and took refuge with James and his parents. His outraged mother burned his name off the family tree, but he was left financially independent by his Uncle Alphard’s generous bequest (hence Alphard’s name was burnt off as well). After leaving school, he remained close friends with James and Lily, and was best man at their wedding. When Harry was born, the Potters named Sirius as his godfather.
When the Potters went into hiding from Voldemort, Sirius was going to be their Secret-Keeper. Sirius convinced James and Lily to switch Secret-Keepers at the last moment to Peter Pettigrew, believing that Voldemort would never think to hunt him and would attack Sirius instead. However, Pettigrew betrayed James and Lily, and they were murdered by Voldemort.
Harry survived and was rescued by Hagrid. Sirius asked Hagrid to give Harry to him, since he was Harry’s godfather, but Hagrid, under Dumbledore’s orders, refused and instead took Harry to live with the Dursleys. Sirius gave Hagrid his flying motorbike, saying he wouldn’t need it. In his rage, Sirius tracked Pettigrew down and challenged him. During the confrontation Pettigrew faked his own death and killed twelve Muggles, framing Sirius for betraying the Potters and the murder of Pettigrew and the Muggles. Sirius was arrested and sent to Azkaban without trial by Barty Crouch Sr. Unlike most of the other Azkaban prisoners, Sirius was able to keep his sanity because he knew he was innocent; and because as an Animagus he was less vulnerable to the effects of the Dementors when in his dog form.
Twelve years later in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Sirius sees a picture of the Weasley family on the front cover of the Daily Prophet taken from the then Minister of Magic, Cornelius Fudge, in which a rat stands perched on Ron’s shoulder. The rat is Ron’s pet, Scabbers, and Sirius recognises Pettigrew in his Animagus form, seeing a toe was missing. This knowledge clears his mind and enables him to escape Azkaban. He accomplishes this feat by transforming into his Animagus dog form. His severe weight loss from malnutrition and the Dementors’ lack of ability to differentiate between unsophisticated canine emotions and insanity allows him to slip through his cell bars. After his escape, Sirius takes refuge in and around Hogsmeade. Knowing that the Dementors are stationed around Hogsmeade and at Hogwarts, Sirius remains in his Animagus form during this time, and is able to enter the Hogwarts grounds without being detected by the Dementors. He makes several unsuccessful attempts to kill Pettigrew, until his presence is detected by the students and teachers of Hogwarts when he tries to enter Gryffindor Tower, and the school’s security is increased. Towards the end of Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry, Ron, and Hermione confront Sirius, and Harry attempts to kill him. Lupin, however, who has learned that Sirius is innocent after seeing Pettigrew’s name on the Marauder’s Map, prevents Harry from doing so. Scabbers is unmasked as Pettigrew, and Harry begins to view Sirius as a surrogate father, with Sirius even offering to let Harry live with him. Events swiftly turn against him again – Pettigrew escapes and Sirius is captured by the Dementors at Hogwarts and sentenced to the “Dementor’s Kiss”. Harry and Hermione help him escape with Buckbeak, a hippogriff who had also been unjustly condemned.
In Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Sirius advises Harry on how to complete the Triwizard Tournament tasks, and provides background on Death Eaters.
In Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, he takes refuge in his ancient family home at 12, Grimmauld Place, which he allows to be used as the Order of the Phoenix headquarters. His confinement (on Dumbledore’s orders) causes depression, and he is frequently withdrawn and antagonistic. He hates the House-Elf Kreacher, who for him represents the house he hated. Kreacher meanwhile resents Sirius for his rejection of the Black Family. When Sirius briefly leaves the house to see Harry off to Hogwarts, his Animagus form is recognised by Draco and Lucius Malfoy, resulting in more threats and warnings. Sirius acts as an older brother figure to Harry throughout the book but, according to Rowling, “what Harry craves is a father”. Sirius encourages Harry to oppose Dolores Umbridge and her reforms, and strongly approves of Harry starting the secret defensive tutorial group for students, Dumbledore’s Army. He demonstrates a high level of trust in and respect for Harry, willingly answering his questions about the Order and Voldemort. With his growing power, Voldemort implants a false vision into Harry’s mind that Sirius is captive and under torture at the Department of Mysteries. Determined to rescue Sirius, Harry and his friends gain access to the Department of Mysteries, but are ambushed by Death Eaters. Snape, however, alerts the Order that the students have gone to the Ministry after confirming that Sirius is safe at Grimmauld Place. Several Order members arrive at the Ministry, Sirius among them, and battle the Death Eaters. During a frenzied duel with his hated cousin Bellatrix Lestrange, Sirius taunts her for failing to harm him. Bellatrix strikes Sirius with a curse, sending him backwards into an enchanted archway in the Death Chamber, killing him. Harry finds it hard to recover from this event. Sirius’s will stated that his possessions, home and house-elf Kreacher are to be inherited by Harry.
Sirius makes a final appearance toward the end of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows when he is summoned in semi-living substantial form by the Resurrection Stone to help Harry walk through the Forbidden Forest and sacrifice his life to Voldemort. Later, it is revealed that Harry named his first child James Sirius Potter, after his father James and his godfather Sirius.
Sirius was portrayed by Gary Oldman in the film adaptations of Prisoner of Azkaban, Goblet of Fire, Order of the Phoenix, and Deathly Hallows – Part 2. Sirius as a teenager made a brief appearance in Order of the Phoenix (played by James Walters). Young Sirius also appeared in Deathly Hallows, portrayed by Rohan Gotobed. In the film versions, Sirius has curly, brown hair with blue eyes. In the book, he is described as having straight (long and matted after 12 years in Azkaban, but soon cut short) black hair and grey eyes.
Fleur Isabelle Delacour is a student of Beauxbatons Academy in France, and is selected as a champion in the prestigious Triwizard Tournament. Her maternal grandmother is a Veela, from whom Fleur inherited her silvery-blonde hair, pale eyes, good looks, and ability to enchant men. It is revealed in the Tournament wand inspection that the core of Fleur’s wand is a Veela hair from the head of her grandmother.
During the Triwizard Tournament, Fleur is initially aloof and unfriendly despite receiving much admiration from the boys, especially Ron. During the second task of the Tournament, she attempts to rescue her sister Gabrielle Delacour from the lake, but fails, hindered by the Grindylows. When Harry rescues Gabrielle instead, Fleur is extremely grateful, despite her sister being in no real danger, and becomes much warmer towards both Harry and Hogwarts. Fleur takes last place in the Triwizard Tournament due to being Stunned during the last task.
In the following year, Fleur works at Gringotts with Bill Weasley, whom she already met during the Tournament, and the pair get engaged. Bill is attacked by werewolf Fenrir Greyback and severely mauled near the end of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince in the Battle of the Astronomy Tower. However, since Greyback is in his human form at the time of the attack, Bill suffers only partial lycanthropic contamination. Molly Weasley, who largely disapproves of Fleur, assumes that she will no longer wish to marry Bill, but Fleur is adamant that their wedding plans go unchanged and proudly declares Bill’s wounds to be a sign of bravery, adding, “I am good looking enough for the both of us anyway”. Her fierce, loving loyalty to her fiancé earns her much respect from most of Bill’s erstwhile disapproving family, especially Molly, who is finally forced to admit that their love is genuine.
In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Fleur and Bill take part in the operation to escort Harry safely to the Burrow, and they witness Mad-Eye Moody being killed by Voldemort. The couple have their wedding and reception at the Burrow, but the event is interrupted when Death Eaters attack after the fall of the Ministry of Magic. Fleur and Bill allow Ron to stay with them after he walks out on Harry and Hermione during their hunt for horcruxes. The newlyweds later provide safe haven for the trio and others rescued from Malfoy Manor at Shell Cottage, their home. Both Bill and Fleur are combatants for the Order during the Battle of Hogwarts, and survive the battle. The couple go on to have three children: Victoire, Dominique and Louis.
French actress and model Clémence Poésy portrays Fleur in the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and both parts of the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows film adaptation.
Aberforth Dumbledore is Albus Dumbledore’s brother. He is the younger brother by some three years, and the less skilled of the two; as such, he is usually left in the background while his brother basks in the glory of his comparative success. After his parents’ deaths and Albus’s return home to look after their unstable sister Ariana, Aberforth quarrels with his brother and his brother’s friend, Gellert Grindelwald, over their plans to start a new order, neglecting Ariana. Grindelwald began torturing him, leading to the three dueling. This argument results in Ariana’s accidental death at the hands of one of them. At Ariana’s funeral, Aberforth publicly confronts Albus and strikes him, breaking his nose. Eventually, Aberforth becomes the owner and barman of the Hog’s Head inn. He is known for his strong affinity with goats. His Patronus takes the form of a goat, and he recounts to the trio that as a boy he fed the goats in company with his sister, Ariana. His tavern also, according to Harry’s description in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, has a faint smell of goats. In the film adaptation, a bleating goat can be seen shuffling about in the back of the pub.
It is not until Deathly Hallows that Aberforth plays an important role in the series by taking Harry, Ron and Hermione into his bar before the Death Eaters can capture them. Aberforth later reveals to the trio some facts they did not know about the history of the Dumbledore family. While being held prisoner in Malfoy Manor, Harry briefly glimpses Aberforth’s eye in the remaining shard of the two-way mirror he was given by Sirius and calls for Aberforth’s help. Aberforth bought its counterpart from Mundungus Fletcher. Using the mirror to watch over the trio, Aberforth sends Dobby to rescue them and the other prisoners from the Manor. He liked Dobby and was upset to hear Bellatrix Lestrange killed him.
Aberforth allows the resistance fighters to use a secure passageway from the Hog’s Head to the Room of Requirement through Ariana’s portrait, it being the only unguarded entrance into Hogwarts. This passage is used to evacuate underage students from Hogwarts and, according to Neville, it was also used by members of Dumbledore’s Army to get food when they were living in the Room of Requirement, because that is one thing the Room of Requirement would not do. Aberforth leaves the Order, believing the war against Voldemort is lost. However, he quickly joins the Battle of Hogwarts, and is last seen Stunning Augustus Rookwood. According to Rowling, Aberforth survives the battle, and is still “at the Hog’s Head, playing with his goats”.
Jim McManus appeared briefly as Aberforth in the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. Ciarán Hinds plays Aberforth in a larger role in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2.
Arabella Doreen Figg, better known simply as Mrs. Figg, is a Squib living undercover as a Muggle and on Dumbledore’s orders surreptitiously watches over Harry while he is at home with the Dursleys. She is a Chekhov’s gun, first mentioned as a seemingly insignificant neighbour in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone and not revealed as a member of the magical community until Order of the Phoenix. She has a lifelong love of cats and does “a roaring trade” in crossbred cats and Kneazles, their magical variant.Within the Order of the Phoenix, she functions as one of Dumbledore’s liaisons between the magical and Muggle worlds. In Order of the Phoenix, she aids Harry after he and his cousin Dudley Dursley are attacked by two Dementors, and chooses to reveal herself to him. She explains to Harry that she deliberately made Harry’s stays with her unpleasant so that the Dursleys would continue to send him to her, though she would have preferred to do otherwise. When the Ministry of Magic tries to have Harry expelled from Hogwarts for under-age use of magic (after he cast a Patronus charm to protect himself and his cousin), her testimony before the Wizengamot is crucial in allowing Harry to stay at Hogwarts. However, according to Rowling, Squibs are incapable of seeing Dementors, and it is suggested by her manner during the trial that she has been prompted what to say with regard to the Dementors.In Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, she attends Dumbledore’s funeral at Hogwarts.
Mrs. Figg was portrayed by Kathryn Hunter in the film adaptation of Order of the Phoenix.
Mundungus “Dung” Fletcher is mentioned in passing in some of the earlier books in the series, but it is not until the second chapter of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix that he makes his first appearance. Mundungus is described as a “squat, unshaven man” with “short, bandy legs”, “long, straggly ginger hair”, and “bloodshot, baggy eyes that gave him the doleful look of a basset hound”. He is involved in many illegal activities, yet he seems confined to relatively minor crimes, such as theft and trading stolen goods on the black market. Many members of the Order have mixed feelings about him, but he is very loyal to Dumbledore, who once got him out of serious trouble. His connections enable him to hear rumours and information rolling around the shadier segments of the wizarding population, which could potentially prove instrumental in the fight against Voldemort.
He is briefly mentioned in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire where following the Death Eaters attack at the Quidditch World Cup, Mundungus put in an insurance claim to the Ministry of Magic for a twelve-bedroomed tent with an en-suite jacuzzi, while in reality he had been sleeping under a cloak propped on sticks. As a member of both the original and the newly reformed Order of the Phoenix, he is assigned guard duty to protect Harry, but abandons his position to conduct a shady cauldron-trading deal, leaving a critical opening through which Dementors manage to attack Harry. In Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Harry catches Mundungus outside the Three Broomsticks trying to sell what had been Sirius’s property (which now belongs to Harry after Sirius’s death) to Aberforth, and the boy confronts him. Mundungus goes into hiding but is later jailed in Azkaban for impersonating an Inferius during a botched robbery.
In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Mundungus has managed to get out of prison, but the circumstances are unclear. He is Confunded by Snape, and gives the idea of using the Polyjuice Potion and six Potter decoys to the Order and helps with the escort of Harry from Privet Drive. He travels with Mad-Eye Moody on a broomstick as one of the Potter decoys. During the flight from Privet Drive, he flees when Voldemort himself shows up. It is later revealed by Kreacher that, included in the property he stole from 12 Grimmauld Place in the previous book was a heavy locket from the drawing room. That locket was the Slytherin’s locket Horcrux. Then Kreacher is sent by Harry to capture Mundungus, who reveals that Umbridge took the locket from him under threat of arrest.
Andy Linden plays Mundungus Fletcher in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1.
Remus John Lupin, nicknamed Moony, first appears in Prisoner of Azkaban as the new Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher. Most of the students hold him in extremely high regard and love his hands-on teaching style. During his tenure, he gives Harry private lessons in casting the Patronus Charm, to aid him in fighting off the Dementors patrolling the Hogwarts grounds. It is revealed in the climax of Prisoner of Azkaban that Professor Lupin is a werewolf. He turns into a werewolf at every full moon and only retains his human mind while transformed by drinking the Wolfsbane Potion prepared for him by Snape. Hermione discovers before Harry and Ron that Professor Lupin is a werewolf, after Professor Snape gives Lupin’s class an assignment on werewolves. She also notices that Professor Lupin’s boggart is a moon.
Dumbledore, one of the few wizards who are sympathetic towards his condition, made arrangements for Lupin to attend Hogwarts as a child, where he became close friends with James (Prongs) Potter, Sirius (Padfoot) Black, and Peter (Wormtail) Pettigrew. Until the climax of Prisoner of Azkaban, Professor Lupin believes Sirius to be guilty of betraying James and Lily and killing Pettigrew.
Upon discovering that Sirius is innocent, and that the very much alive Pettigrew is the traitor, Professor Lupin helps Sirius explain the truth to Harry, Ron, and Hermione in the Shrieking Shack. However, Professor Lupin had forgotten to take the Wolfsbane Potion that night and so, when touched by moonlight, transforms into a werewolf with no control over his actions. Sirius, in dog form, drives Lupin safely away from the others into the Forbidden Forest, where he wakes the next morning restored to his human body and mind. Snape, however, furious over Sirius’s eventual escape and his resultant loss of the Order of Merlin promised to him by Cornelius Fudge, publicly reveals the nature of Professor Lupin’s lycanthropy. Anticipating a public outcry in response to the threat he himself agrees he poses to the students, Professor Lupin resigns from his post.
Long after resigning as a teacher, Lupin remains a friend to Harry. In Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Lupin joins the newly reformed Order of the Phoenix and is part of the advance guard which escorts Harry from the Dursley family home in the book’s opening chapters. Lupin is rarely seen in Grimmauld Place as he is often away performing secret tasks for the Order.
Later in the book, Harry sees his father and Sirius bully a school aged Snape through Snape’s memory. Lupin doesn’t participate in the bullying and gives several small indications that he disapproves of his friends’ behaviour, but does nothing to stop them despite being a prefect. When Harry confronts Lupin about the scene he witnessed in the Pensieve, Lupin expresses regret at never having had the courage to tell his friends when they were “out of order”. Later, Lupin participates in the battle at the Department of Mysteries where he duels and overpowers Lucius Malfoy.
In Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Lupin reveals that it was Fenrir Greyback who bit him when he was a child. Towards the climax of the book, Lupin is one of the defenders of Hogwarts when Death Eaters penetrate the school, and after Dumbledore’s death, it is revealed that Nymphadora Tonks has fallen in love with him despite a thirteen-year age gap. He resists becoming involved with her because of the many risks posed by his lycanthropy, and insists that she deserves someone “young and whole”.
By the opening of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, it is revealed that Lupin and Tonks have married. Later in the book, Lupin informs Harry, Ron and Hermione that Tonks is pregnant. However, feeling ashamed that he has turned Tonks into an outcast and guilty that his unborn child has a high chance of inheriting lycanthropy, Lupin plans to leave Tonks and their baby. This results in an intense argument between him and Harry, who insists that Lupin’s actions are cowardly. Eventually, Lupin recognises the truth in Harry’s words and returns to his wife in time for the birth of their son, Teddy Lupin, and subsequently asks Harry to be the boy’s godfather, which duty and honour he accepts.
Lupin remains active in the Order throughout the year. He provides the casualty reports section on the pirate radio station Potterwatch under the pseudonym of Romulus. Lupin commands a group of defenders on the school grounds during the Battle of Hogwarts. Both Lupin and Tonks die in combat, killed by Antonin Dolohov and Bellatrix Lestrange respectively. At the time of his death, Lupin was the last surviving member of his group of friends. Rowling has since stated that she originally intended for both Lupin and Tonks to survive, but finally killed them off to compensate for the last-minute reprieve she gave to Arthur Weasley in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. Lupin, along with Sirius, James, and Lily, makes one last appearance in the series when Harry uses the Resurrection Stone to bring them forth to comfort him. He expresses his regret that Teddy will never know his father, but says that he will know why he died: trying to make a world in which his son could live a better life.
In the film series, Lupin is portrayed by David Thewlis as an adult, and by James Utechin as a teenager.
Harry Potter director David Yates and J.K Rowling have stated that Remus Lupin is their favourite series character. Both Lupin’s first name, Remus, and the pseudonym he uses on Potterwatch, Romulus, are a reference to the Roman mythological twin brothers Romulus and Remus, who are said to have had a wolf foster-mother. Furthermore, Remus’ last name, Lupin, refers to the Latin word lupus, which means wolf.
Alastor “Mad-Eye” Moody is perhaps the most famous Auror in the modern times of the Wizarding World, single-handedly responsible for capturing numerous wizard criminals. He is also said never to have killed his quarry, even when permitted to do so, unless he had no other choice. Moody’s face is badly scarred; he has lost several body parts while fighting Dark wizards, including his left eye, lower left leg, and part of his nose; and he is cautious – some characters might say paranoid – in that he refuses to eat or drink anything which he himself did not prepare. He has replaced his missing eye with a magical one that can rotate 360 degrees and see through almost everything (including walls, doors, Invisibility Cloaks, and the back of his own head). He walks with a pronounced limp due to his prosthetic leg, and uses a walking staff. He frequently exclaims “Constant vigilance!” to encourage wizards to be on their guard against the dark arts, and keeps a number of devices in his office to alert him to the presence of potential enemies. Before his retirement from the Aurors’ Office, he was Nymphadora Tonks’ mentor, and still regards her as his protégée.
In Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Moody is appointed as the new Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher at Hogwarts, coming out of retirement as a favour to Dumbledore. Shortly before the school year begins, however, Moody is attacked by Barty Crouch, Jr., who subdues him with the Imperius Curse and takes Polyjuice Potion to assume his appearance. He keeps the real Moody alive as a source both of Polyjuice potion ingredients and of personal information helpful in putting the impersonation over, and takes Moody’s place at Hogwarts. Moody’s well-known habit of carrying around his own drinks in a private hip flask allows Crouch to take the Polyjuice Potion as needed to sustain the masquerade without raising suspicion.
Crouch/Moody becomes noted for teaching and demonstrating normally higher-level topics to Harry’s fourth-year class (such as the Unforgivable Curses). He is a demanding teacher who expects students to work. He puts up with very little, for example punishing Draco Malfoy by transforming him into a ferret to stick up for Harry when Malfoy was tormenting him. And yet, he can be compassionate; he takes Neville Longbottom off for a cup of tea and a talk after Neville is badly shaken by the demonstration of the Cruciatus Curse.
Crouch/Moody also mentors Harry, encouraging and tutoring him in the three Triwizard Tournament tasks. After Harry unexpectedly returns alive from the graveyard battle with Voldemort, Crouch/Moody takes Harry back to his office, questions him about Voldemort and what happened in the graveyard, and reveals that he is working for Voldemort. He then prepares to kill Harry, but Dumbledore, McGonagall, and Snape stop him. Having neglected to take his hourly dose of Polyjuice potion, Crouch transforms back to his own appearance and, under the influence of Veritaserum, confesses everything. Dumbledore then rescues the real Moody from his magic trunk.
In Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, the real Moody has joined the newly re-formed Order, and leads the party transferring Harry from 4 Privet Drive to Number 12 Grimmauld Place. He appears at the climax of that book, arriving to the battle at the Department of Mysteries after being tipped off by Snape. He also appears with Lupin and Tonks at the very end, when they give the Dursleys a warning concerning their treatment of Harry.Moody only features briefly in Half-Blood Prince. In Deathly Hallows he is killed by Voldemort after being abandoned by Mundungus Fletcher, who was acting as a Potter decoy. The Order is unable to recover his body; but later his magical eye is found by Harry mounted on Dolores Umbridge’s office door to spy on Ministry of Magic employees. Harry retrieves the eye, disgusted that it would be used in such a way, and buries it at the base of an old tree in Mad-Eye’s memory.
Moody is portrayed by Brendan Gleeson in the film series.
James Potter, nicknamed Prongs, is the father of Harry Potter. James met Sirius Black, Remus Lupin and Peter Pettigrew when they entered Hogwarts. When James, Sirius and Peter discovered that Remus is in fact a werewolf, the three of them illegally learned to become Animagi to accompany Remus safely during his transformations and keep him under control. It is during this time that they discovered almost all the secret passageways of Hogwarts and designed the Marauder’s Map. At school, James is said to have been a talented player on the Gryffindor Quidditch team. In the film version of Philosopher’s Stone, Harry and his friends find James’s name listed on a plaque as a Seeker on his Quidditch team; however, Rowling stated in an interview that she intended him to be a Chaser.
Rowling describes James and Harry as having similar attributes: the same thin face, same hands, and the same untidy black hair sticking up at the back, and nearly the same height as his son during their school days. However, Rowling also describes James as having hazel eyes and a slightly longer nose than Harry does. Like Harry, James is generally described to be a good, loyal friend who “regarded it as the height of dishonour to mistrust his friends”. Characters in the books often comment on James’s personality, about which Rowling comments that “there was a lot of good in James”.The Hogwarts student population seems to have admired James back in his day, and teachers respected his talent, though not his behaviour.
His popularity, however, was not universal, as a mutual hatred sprang up between him and Snape.Snape constantly tells Harry that James was “exceedingly arrogant”, and on one occasion, Sirius admits that he and James could sometimes be an “arrogant little berks” but that “James grew out of it” (which Lily is said to have noted by their seventh year). He became Head Boy in his seventh year along with Lily as Head Girl.
In Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, after seeing a scene from Snape’s memories within a Pensieve of a fifteen-year-old James and Sirius bullying Snape, Harry agrees with Snape’s assessment of his father’s arrogance. According to Dumbledore in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, however, James and Snape shared a rivalry not unlike that of Draco and Harry. In addition, Lupin tells Harry that Snape “never lost an opportunity to curse James”.According to an interview with Rowling, “James always suspected Snape harboured deeper feelings for Lily, which was a factor in James’s behaviour to Snape.” However, when Sirius attempts to lure Snape into the Shrieking Shack where Lupin stays during his werewolf transformations, James prevents him from entering the tunnel under the Whomping Willow, thus saving Snape’s life; albeit – as Snape points out – this also saved James from expulsion.
After graduating from Hogwarts, James – along with Lily and his friends – become “full-time fighters” for the Order, and do not hold regular jobs, supporting his family and Lupin, whose status as a werewolf made him unemployable, on family gold. In an interview, Rowling revealed that James and Lily were asked by Voldemort to join the Death Eaters, but refused, making it “one strike against them before they were even out of their teens”. When his son Harry becomes Voldemort’s target, the Potters go into hiding and name Pettigrew as their secret keeper. However, on 31 October 1981, the Potters’ whereabouts are betrayed by Pettigrew, and they are attacked by Voldemort without warning at their home in Godric’s Hollow. James urges his wife to take Harry and run while he holds Voldemort off. Wandless, he is killed.
He briefly appears in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire as a result of Priori Incantatem, when Harry’s wand and Voldemort’s meet, showing the most recent spells cast by each – in the case of Voldemort’s wand, the most recent lives taken. He makes a final appearance at the end of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows through the use of the Resurrection Stone.
James and Sirius are the heroes of the Harry Potter prequel, an 800-word story set three years before Harry’s birth. The two friends are riding Sirius’s motorbike and are chased by two Muggle policemen for breaking the speed limit. The policemen attempt to arrest them when three Death Eaters on broomsticks fly down towards them. James and Sirius use the police car as a barrier and the Death Eaters crash into it. In the end, they escape from the policemen by flying away on the motorbike.
In the film series, James is portrayed by Adrian Rawlins as an adult, Robbie Jarvis as a teenager and Alfie McIlwain as a child.
Lily Potter (née Evans) is the mother of Harry Potter. She is described as being very pretty, with startlingly green almond-shaped eyes and thick, long, dark auburn hair. In addition, Slughorn says Lily is one of the brightest students he ever taught, with a natural and intuitive ability at Potions. She is one of the “all-time favourite students” of star collector Horace Slughorn, who describes her as “vivacious”, “charming”, “cheeky”, and “very funny” and recalls that he “often told her she should have been in Slytherin”. Rowling describes Lily as being “a bit of a catch”; she was a popular girl for whom many boys had romantic feelings. Although Lily is Muggle-born, she is an extremely gifted witch at the top of her class. She was named a prefect in her fifth and sixth years at Hogwarts, and became Head Girl in her seventh year. Lily’s sister Petunia Dursley despised her for being a witch and viewed her as a “freak”, although Petunia is later revealed to have been envious of her abilities. Rowling stated that Lily did receive warning letters for testing the limits of the Statute of Secrecy. Lily’s Patronus is a doe, presumably to pair with James’s Animagus shape of a stag (also the form of Harry’s Patronus).
After witnessing a memory from Snape about Lily’s and James’s time as Hogwarts students, Harry gathers the impression that Lily hated James, but Sirius and Lupin assure him that she did not; they “simply got off on the wrong foot”, because Snape and James hated each other, and Snape was Lily’s best friend, at the time, despite him sorting into Slytherin. Rowling confirmed this view when asked how Lily and James had fallen in love if Lily hated him.Lupin tells Harry that after James matured, Lily started seeing him in their seventh year.Rowling later echoed Lupin’s words, describing it as James having to “[tone] down some of his more ‘bombastic’ behaviour”. They married soon after leaving Hogwarts, with Sirius as best man at their wedding.
The old, pre-Hogwarts friendship between Lily and Snape is fully revealed in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, along with the fact that Snape harboured unrequited romantic feelings for Lily from childhood. Rowling states that while Lily loved Snape as a friend, she might have returned those romantic feelings if Snape had not become so seriously involved in the Dark Arts. Their relationship ends in their fifth year at Hogwarts, when Snape, in his anger and humiliation at being jinxed by James and Sirius, unthinkingly calls Lily a “Mudblood” after she defended him.
After leaving Hogwarts, Snape became a Death Eater and informed Voldemort of half of an overheard prophecy, which Voldemort takes to refer to Lily and her son, Harry. Fearing for Lily’s life, Snape joins the Order as a spy for Dumbledore, in exchange for what he hopes will be Dumbledore’s protection of Lily. Voldemort offered Lily the chance to step aside before he killed Harry because of Snape’s request to spare Lily’s life, but Lily refused and Voldemort killed her. The result of her selfless act of love manifested itself two ways: when Voldemort attempted to kill Harry with the Killing Curse the spell backfired, rendering Voldemort non-corporeal. The lingering protection afforded to Harry by Lily’s sacrifice rendered Voldemort unable to touch him physically. The second way in which Harry is protected by Lily’s sacrifice occurs when Petunia takes Harry in. Dumbledore told Harry that he had extended Lily’s protection to Privet Drive, because Lily and Petunia are related by blood. This protection ends when Harry comes of age at 17.
Though Harry bears a great resemblance to his father, it is often noted that he has Lily’s eyes. Dumbledore has said that Harry’s deepest nature is much more similar to his mother’s. In a 1999 interview, Rowling stated; “Harry has his father’s and mother’s good looks. But he has his mother’s eyes, and that’s very important in a future book”.That future book was Deathly Hallows. In Snape’s death scene in that novel, after having passed on his memories to Harry, he whispers to Harry: “Look… at… me…” In one of Snape’s memories, it is revealed that Dumbledore persuades Snape to protect Harry after Lily’s death by mentioning the fact that he has “precisely” the same eyes as his mother. His last words to Harry were simply a desire to see Lily’s eyes before he died.
Harry’s dead parents are seen five times in the books (not counting their appearances in numerous magical photographs). Firstly in Philosopher’s Stone Harry sees James and Lily in the Mirror of Erised. Secondly during Harry’s struggle with Voldemort in Goblet of Fire they appear momentarily, along with other victims killed by Voldemort’s wand. They appear in Snape’s memories in both Order of the Phoenix and Deathly Hallows, and finally in Deathly Hallows when Harry makes his self-sacrificing walk into the Forbidden Forest, determined to let Voldemort kill him without offering resistance, Harry’s parents walk at his side and Lily tells him how proud they are of him.
In an interviewconducted by Daniel Radcliffe, Rowling revealed that Lily Potter’s maiden name, Evans, was based on the real name of the author George Eliot, Mary Anne Evans.
Lily is portrayed by Geraldine Somerville as an adult in the film series, and by Susie Shinner as a teenager and Ellie Darcey-Alden as a child.
Kingsley Shacklebolt is a senior Auror who acts as informer for the Order within the Ministry of Magic. He is first introduced in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, when he volunteers to be one of the members of the Advance Guard that escorted Harry from the Dursleys’ home to Number 12, Grimmauld Place. Kingsley is in charge of the search for Sirius in the Ministry; however, knowing Sirius is innocent, he is supplying the Ministry false information that Sirius is in Tibet. He is present in the scene of the fifth book when Harry is confronted about Dumbledore’s Army, after Marietta Edgecombe betrays it to Dolores Umbridge. Kingsley swiftly modifies Marietta’s memory, but to avoid suspicion from the Ministry, Dumbledore is forced to hex him too as he flees.
Kingsley takes part in the battle at the Department of Mysteries, and appears to be very skilled at duelling as he is seen fighting two Death Eaters at once. However, after Sirius is killed, he continues the duel with Bellatrix Lestrange, during which Kingsley is hit by a spell that causes a “loud bang” and he hits the ground “yelling in pain”. In Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, the new Minister of Magic, Rufus Scrimgeour, appoints Kingsley to the Muggle Prime Minister’s office, posing as a secretary, but being the Prime Minister’s guard.
It is revealed in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows that Kingsley is one of the few wizards that the Dursleys seem to like, due to his skill at blending in well with Muggles and his calm, collected demeanour. In that book, Kingsley first appears with other Order members to move Harry from the Dursleys’ home to safety in the Burrow. Later in the book, he manages to send a timely warning to Bill and Fleur’s wedding using his Patronus, a lynx, when Voldemort overthrows the Ministry of Magic, giving the guests a chance to escape. He continues to guard the Prime Minister, but is eventually forced to flee. He later is heard preaching equal rights for Muggles and Wizards on the pirate radio programme “Potterwatch” under the pseudonym “Royal“. In the Battle of Hogwarts he is first seen organising those who remained to fight. He is later seen dueling an unnamed Death Eater, and ends up duelling Voldemort himself, alongside Minerva McGonagall and Horace Slughorn, but after Bellatrix’s death, Voldemort’s anger erupts; Kingsley and the two others are defeated (although not killed). Kingsley is appointed temporary Minister for Magic following the death of Voldemort and the deposition of Voldemort’s puppet ruler, Pius Thicknesse. However, it was later revealed by Rowling in an interview that Kingsley did become the new Minister permanently, revolutionising the Ministry itself.
George Harris appeared as Kingsley in the movies Order of the Phoenix and both parts of Deathly Hallows.
Nymphadora Tonks is a Metamorphmagus, and an Auror. Her name means “Gift of the Nymphs”. She despises her given name and prefers to be called by her surname alone. She is still referred to as “Tonks” by her peers even after her marriage.
She is described as having “a pale heart-shaped face, dark twinkling eyes”, and is usually depicted with different hair colours, which she can change at will. Tonks is seen to be notoriously clumsy and unskilled at household spells. Nymphadora is the only daughter of Ted and Andromeda Tonks, the latter being sister to Bellatrix Lestrange and Narcissa Malfoy; Nymphadora is therefore Draco Malfoy’s first cousin yet she never addresses him as family, alluding to him simply as “the Malfoy boy”. Tonks is sorted into Hufflepuff,and graduates from Hogwarts one year before Harry enters, after which she begins three years of Auror training; under Moody’s tutelage, she qualifies as an Auror one year before her first appearance in Order of the Phoenix.
Tonks and Kingsley act as spies for the Order in the Ministry. She helps to escort Harry first from the Dursleys’ house to Order headquarters, and later to the Hogwarts Express. Tonks later fights the Death Eaters at the Department of Mysteries, in which she is injured by Bellatrix, and has to be taken to St Mungo’s. During Half-Blood Prince, Tonks is stationed at Hogsmeade and assigned to guard Hogwarts. Harry observes she is constantly depressed and rarely smiles also he sees her hair is a mousy brown instead of its usual bright bubble-gum pink. After Dumbledore’s death, it is revealed that Tonks has fallen in love with Lupin, and her Patronus has as a result changed to the form of a wolf. Lupin is reluctant to return her affections arguing that he is “too old, too poor, and too dangerous” for her. Because of this, she falls into a depression that disturbs her magical abilities including her ability to change her appearance at will (Metamorphamagus).
However, early in Deathly Hallows, Tonks announces that she has recently married Remus Lupin. Tonks accompanies twelve Order members to take Harry from the Dursleys’ home to The Burrow. She flies with Ron, who impersonates Harry using Polyjuice Potion to throw the Death Eaters off the real Harry’s trail. During the aerial battle, Tonks fights Bellatrix again, and injures Bellatrix’s husband, Rodolphus. Later in the book, Remus reveals Tonks is pregnant. He leaves her for a brief period, believing that he, through their marriage, has caused her to become an outcast and their unborn child would be better off without him, but changes his mind and returns to her side after a heated argument with Harry. In April of the seventh book, Tonks gives birth to Teddy Remus Lupin, named after her father and husband. Towards the end of the book, Tonks and Lupin join the Battle of Hogwarts. During the battle, Tonks is killed by Bellatrix, and Lupin is killed by Antonin Dolohov, leaving Teddy an orphan to be raised by his maternal grandmother, Andromeda.In an interview shortly after the release of Deathly Hallows, Rowling confessed that she had originally intended for Tonks and Lupin to survive the series ending, but felt that she had to kill them after she spared Arthur Weasley in Order of the Phoenix.Tonks’ killer, Bellatrix is in turn killed by Molly.
Natalia Tena played Tonks in the film versions of Order of the Phoenix, Half-Blood Prince and Deathly Hallows.
Arthur Weasley is the patriarch of the Weasleys, a family of wizards who are considered “blood traitors” by Death Eaters for their interest in the Muggle world. He is married to Molly Weasley with whom he has seven children, including Ron, Harry’s best friend. During his time at Hogwarts, Arthur belonged to the house of Gryffindor. Arthur is described as being tall and thin, and as having a receding hairline and horn-rimmed glasses. An affable, light-hearted man, he tends not to be the authority figure in the family; his wife Molly handles that area. Arthur works for the Ministry of Magic, initially in the Misuse of Muggle Artefacts Office. He is obsessed with learning about Muggle customs and inventions and owns a large collection of mostly Muggle used items. His department lacks funding, and his salary is only just able to provide for a vast family, leaving his family finances precarious.
Mr Weasley first appears in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, when Harry stays with the Weasley family at The Burrow during the summer before the first term of Hogwarts begins. In this book, Lucius Malfoy tries to discredit Arthur when Harry and Ron are seen flying his enchanted car and by placing Tom Riddle’s diary in Ginny’s cauldron so that she can open the Chamber of Secrets and take the blame for the attacks on Muggle-borns. However, Lucius fails to fulfil his objective and the diary is destroyed.
At the start of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Arthur wins a large cash prize in a sweepstakes and uses it to take the whole family on a holiday to Egypt. After they return, Arthur thinks that Harry should know (what he [Arthur] then believes to be) the truth about Sirius Black. In Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, it seems that Arthur does not fully believe the stories of Harry’s abuse at the hands of the Dursleys until he witnesses what they think about Harry and the Wizarding world and is stunned to see them so eager to say goodbye to him, before taking him to the Quidditch World Cup. At the beginning of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Mr Weasley is a member of the Order, and accompanies Harry to his visit in the Ministry. During one of his shifts in the Ministry guarding Sybill Trelawney’s prophecy, Voldemort’s pet snake Nagini attacks him. Harry, who is mentally connected with Voldemort, manages to see this in a vision and is able to warn the Hogwarts authorities. Arthur is subsequently saved just in time and sent to St Mungo’s Hospital for Magical Maladies and Injuries, where he fully recovers.Rowling has revealed that in the original draft for Order of the Phoenix she planned to kill Arthur.She changed her mind, however, saying that she could not kill Arthur as he is one of the few good fathers in the series. However, as she “wanted to kill parents”, she spared Arthur’s life in exchange for Lupin’s and Tonks’s. In Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Arthur has been promoted to Head of the Office for the Detection and Confiscation of Counterfeit Defensive Spells and Protective Objects.
In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Arthur is part of the group that moves Harry from Privet Drive for the last time, accompanied by his son Fred who acted as one of the seven Potters. Arthur continues to work in the Ministry but all his movements are tracked. When it is discovered that Ron is travelling with Harry and not sick at home, the Weasleys are forced to hide. Arthur reappears in the Battle of Hogwarts, in which he loses his son Fred, and is joined by Percy Weasley in defeating Pius Thicknesse.
Arthur Weasley appears in every film except the first, and is portrayed by Mark Williams.
William Arthur “Bill” Weasley is the eldest son of Arthur and Molly Weasley. He is described to be “hard-working” and “down-to-earth”, but possesses a fondness for “a bit of adventure, a bit of glamour”.During his time at Hogwarts, Bill becomes both a prefect and Head Boy, with 12 O.W.L.s to his credit. Later, he works for Gringotts Bank in Egypt as a Curse-Breaker.
He makes his first full appearance in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, where he is described as being a good-looking young man, sporting long red hair tied back in a ponytail and a single fang earring. When Fleur spies Bill at Hogwarts as he and Mrs Weasley paid a visit to Harry during the Triwizard Tournament, she eyes him with “great interest”. Bill returns to Britain to work with the Order in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. He meets Fleur at Gringotts head office in London where she is employed at the time, giving her lessons to improve her English. After a year long relationship, the couple get engaged, and Bill brings his fiancée home to get to know his family, who disapprove of her.
Bill fights against the Death Eaters’ attack at Hogwarts near the end of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, where he is attacked by werewolf Fenrir Greyback, who disfigures him. As Greyback was in human form at the time of the attack, Bill suffers only partial lycanthropy contamination; permanent scarring of his face, and an acquired liking for very rare beef. Fleur, who regards his wounds as a proud sign of his bravery, is adamant that their wedding proceed as scheduled, impressing Bill’s family about the match’s strength. In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Fleur and Bill take part in getting Harry escorted safely from the Dursleys’ house, and they witness Mad-Eye Moody being killed by Voldemort himself, which they announce upon their return to the Burrow. The couple have their wedding there and later provide safe haven for the trio and several others in their home, Shell Cottage. Both Bill and Fleur were combatants during the Battle of Hogwarts, and both survived the battle. Bill and Fleur later have three children: Victoire, Dominique and Louis.
Richard Fish appeared as Bill briefly in the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. Domhnall Gleeson, the son of actor Brendan Gleeson (Alastor Moody in the series), plays Bill Weasley in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and the roller coaster ride Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley in Universal Studios Florida.
Charlie Weasley is the second son of Arthur and Molly Weasley and is described as having a build like that of his brothers Fred and George: shorter and stockier than Bill, Percy and Ron. He has a broad, good natured face, which is slightly weather beaten and very freckly. His arms are muscly, and one of them has a long shiny burn.
While at Hogwarts, he was a prefect,a Quidditch Captain, and a legendary Seeker for the Gryffindor Quidditch team. His skills as a Seeker were so good that it was said, “He could have been capped for England if he hadn’t gone off chasing dragons.”
After school, Charlie chooses to go to Romania to work with dragons as a Dragon Keeper. At Harry, Ron and Hermione’s request, he takes Hagrid’s baby dragon, Norbert, an illegally hatched Norwegian Ridgeback, into his care in Harry’s first year, and he is part of a team of Dragon Keepers that brings four dragons of different breeds to Hogwarts in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire for the First Task of the Triwizard Tournament.
During the second rise of Voldemort, Charlie’s task in the Order is to try to rally support abroad. Charlie returns to the Burrow in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows to participate in his brother Bill’s wedding as best man. He enters the later part of the Battle of Hogwarts, alongside Horace Slughorn, at the head of reinforcements for the defenders, and survives the battle without serious injury.
He does not marry or have children, since he “preferred dragons to women”, according to Rowling.
Alex Crockford appeared briefly as Charlie in the film adaptation of Prisoner of Azkaban.
Molly Weasley (née Prewett) is married to Arthur Weasley and mother of seven children, including Ron Weasley, who becomes Harry Potter’s best friend. Molly is born into the pure-blood Prewett family, being the sister of Gideon and Fabian Prewett. The character is first introduced in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, when she kindly tells Harry how to cross the barrier through to Platform Nine and Three-Quarters. In Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, she is furious with Fred, George, and Ron after she discovers that they flew their parents’ enchanted car to rescue Harry from his aunt and uncle who had imprisoned him in his room. At the beginning of the school year, Molly sends Ron a Howler, screaming at him in anger that he and Harry flew the family car again, this time to Hogwarts. In Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, the Weasleys win the Daily Prophet draw and use the gold on a trip to Egypt to visit Bill. They return to Britain and stay at the Leaky Cauldron with Harry and Hermione. Harry overhears Mr and Mrs Weasley arguing one night about telling Harry the truth about the supposed connection between Sirius Black and Harry; Arthur feels Harry should know the truth but Molly, feeling the truth would terrify him, assures him Harry will be perfectly safe at Hogwarts with Dumbledore’s protection, and orders Percy Weasley to keep an eye on Harry at the school.
When Harry arrives at the Burrow in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Molly finds out about Fred and George’s experimentation with dangerous sweets they were manufacturing and tells them off before leaving for the Quidditch World Cup; however, after the Dark Mark appears over the sky at the World Cup campsite, Molly is upset for yelling at Fred and George, worried that something might have happened to them after she treated them so horribly. Towards the climax of that book, Molly and Bill arrive at Hogwarts to see the Third Task of the Triwizard Tournament, acting as family guests to Harry. After the return of Voldemort, Dumbledore asks Molly and Bill to join the Order and fight in the impending Second War. Molly comforts Harry and, for the first time in his life, he has someone to be there for him, like a mother.
Members of the reconstituted Order
These characters joined the Order when Dumbledore reactivated it after Lord Voldemort’s return at the end of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.
|Character||Accomplishments and Operations|
|Fleur Delacour||Helped move Harry from the Dursleys’ to the Burrow and nursed Harry and his friends in Shell Cottage after Dobby’s death in Deathly Hallows. Fought in the Battle of Hogwarts.|
|Severus Snape||After learning that Voldemort was planning to kill Lily Potter to get to the young Harry, Snape turned secret agent for Dumbledore against the Death Eaters. Later served as a re-doubled agent in the second war. He was the Potions Master at Hogwarts, and his Patronus took the form of a doe, the same as Lily Potter’s, the only one whom he had ever loved. Snape delivered the Sword of Godric Gryffindor to Harry in the Forest of Dean using his Patronus. Killed by Voldemort’s snake Nagini during the Battle of Hogwarts.|
|Hestia Jones||Part of the Advance Guard that helped Harry in his escape from the Dursleys in the fifth book. She then escorts the Dursleys into hiding at the beginning of the final book, along with Dedalus Diggle. Hestia is surprised to know that the Dursleys are unaware of Harry’s importance in the anti-Voldemort movement, and later confronts them for the treatment they give to the boy.|
|Kingsley Shacklebolt||An Auror, member of The Advance Guard, secretary/bodyguard for the Muggle Prime Minister, leader of the search for Sirius Black during Order of the Phoenix, and part of the group that battled the Death Eaters in the Ministry at the end of Order of the Phoenix. Helped organise the Order members and fought during the Battle of Hogwarts, near the end of the battle duelling Voldemort himself. After Voldemort’s death, he became Minister of Magic.|
|Nymphadora Tonks||Was a member of the Advance Guard, and a part of the group that battled the Death Eaters in the Ministry at the end of Order of the Phoenix. She was a Metamorphmagus, a person able to change her appearance at will, and an Auror. She married Remus Lupin, and had one child, Teddy Lupin, later revealed to have inherited his mother’s metamorphmagus abilities. Later fought Death Eaters during the first attack on Hogwarts. Helped move Harry from the Dursleys to The Burrow in Deathly Hallows. Killed during the Battle of Hogwarts by her aunt, Bellatrix Lestrange.|
|Arthur Weasley||Assisted the Order by helping contact people who would believe Dumbledore and Harry’s story in Order of the Phoenix. Bitten by Nagini while guarding the door to the Department of Mysteries in Order of the Phoenix. Helped move Harry from the Dursleys to The Burrow in Deathly Hallows. Fought against Pius Thicknesse, alongside his third son, Percy Weasley, in the Second Battle of Hogwarts.|
|Bill Weasley||Curse-breaker for Gringotts Wizarding Bank, thus becoming a go-between for the Order and the Goblin community. Attacked and scarred by Fenrir Greyback during first attack on Hogwarts. Helped move Harry from the Dursleys to The Burrow in Deathly Hallows. Fought in the Battle of Hogwarts.|
|Charlie Weasley||Assigned to recruit foreign Order members during the summer of 1995. Led reinforcements, along with Horace Slughorn, in the Battle of Hogwarts.|
|Molly Weasley||Helped guard the Department of Mysteries in Order of the Phoenix, allowed the Order to use her house as headquarters in Deathly Hallows, and killed Bellatrix Lestrange during the Battle of Hogwarts.|
|Fred and George Weasley||Helped move Harry from the Dursleys to The Burrow as two of the decoys (during which George loses his left ear) and fought in the Battle of Hogwarts (during which Fred is killed by an explosion possible by Augustus Rookwood).|
The following characters were members of the Order of the Phoenix during Lord Voldemort’s initial rise to power and several years prior to the main events of the Harry Potter series. Many of these characters later served as members of the revived Order.
|Character||Accomplishments and Operations|
|Albus Dumbledore||Founder of the original Order and revived it following Voldemort’s return to power. Headmaster of Hogwarts for several decades. Regarded as the greatest wizard of his time, and as the only wizard Lord Voldemort ever feared. Killed by Snape at Dumbledore’s request.|
|Alastor “Mad-Eye” Moody||A member of the original Order during the first Wizarding War. Was brought out of retirement by Albus Dumbledore but was attacked, imprisoned, and impersonated by Bartemius Crouch Jr. Was scheduled to teach the post of Defence Against the Dark Arts in the fourth book. Also rejoined to serve in the revived Order. Killed by Voldemort as he accompanied Mundungus Fletcher (disguised as Harry Potter) to a safehouse. His eye was later taken by the Death Eaters and recovered by Harry Potter.|
|Aberforth Dumbledore||Brother of Albus Dumbledore. Bartender of The Hog’s Head in Hogsmeade and a member of the revived Order. Able to obtain useful information for the Order due to his post. Assisted Harry in avoiding Death Eaters by taking him, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger into his bar and entering Hogwarts in Deathly Hallows. He sent Dobby to rescue Harry, Ron, Hermione and other prisoners from the cellar of Malfoy Manor. He also helped defend the school during the Battle of Hogwarts, defeating Augustus Rookwood.|
|Frank and Alice Longbottom||Neville Longbottom’s parents. They were also prominent Aurors, and had “thrice defied” Voldemort by 1981. Tortured to the point of insanity with the Cruciatus Curse by a group of Death Eaters led by Bellatrix who were looking for information on Voldemort’s whereabouts. Since then, Frank and Alice reside in a closed ward of St Mungo’s Hospital for Magical Maladies and Injuries, leaving Neville to be raised by his paternal grandmother and Frank’s mother Augusta Longbottom. James Payton portrayed Frank Longbottom briefly in Order of the Phoenix.|
|Arabella Figg||An elderly female Squib, who was enlisted by Dumbledore to watch over Harry during his childhood from her home in his neighbourhood. She later told Harry that she regretted treating him poorly when he visited her, but that the Dursleys would not have sent Harry to her if they thought he’d enjoyed it. Served in the revived Order. Testified as a witness during Harry’s Ministry hearing at Dumbledore’s request.|
|Benjy Fenwick||Blasted to pieces by Death Eaters. Only “bits of him” were recovered.|
|Caradoc Dearborn||Went missing during the First Wizarding War; presumably killed by Death Eaters.|
|Dedalus Diggle||Met Harry several times before it was revealed that he was a member of the Order of the Phoenix. Diggle was part of the Advance Guard who helped Harry escape from the Dursleys’ house in the fifth book. In the final instalment of the series, he helped take the Dursleys to a protected area. The Death Eaters later burned his house in a raid, but Diggle was unharmed. Diggle was portrayed by David Brett in the film adaptation of Philosopher’s Stone.|
|Dorcas Meadowes||The only known member of the Order apart from the Potters who was personally killed by Lord Voldemort during the first War.|
|Edgar Bones||Murdered along with his wife and children by Death Eaters during the first Wizarding War. Edgar Bones was the brother of the Head of the Department of Magical Law Enforcement, Amelia Bones. His niece, Susan Bones, is a Hufflepuff student in Harry’s year at Hogwarts and is a member of Dumbledore’s Army.|
|Elphias Doge||Dumbledore’s schoolmate. He wrote an obituary of Dumbledore for The Daily Prophet and openly defended Dumbledore’s integrity during the final instalment of the series. He was also part of the Advance Guard in the fifth book. In Order of the Phoenix, Doge is played by Peter Cartwright but was replaced by David Ryall in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.|
|Emmeline Vance||Part of the Advance Guard that helped Harry in his escape from the Dursleys in the fifth book. Death Eaters killed her in the summer of 1996 on information Snape claims to have given, as described in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. However, as Snape was revealed to have been working on Dumbledore’s side all along in Deathly Hallows, it raises doubts as to whether he really did provide information that could have been used to kill her. She is portrayed by Brigette Millar in Order of the Phoenix.|
|Gideon and Fabian Prewett||Molly Weasley’s brothers, killed during the First War. It took five Death Eaters (including Antonin Dolohov) to kill the two of them. Molly gave Fabian’s watch to Harry for his seventeenth birthday.|
|James and Lily Potter||Killed by Voldemort, who was attempting to kill their one and a half-year old son Harry.|
|Marlene McKinnon||Killed by Death Eaters (among them Travers, according to Igor Karkaroff) together with her whole family.|
|Minerva McGonagall||Deputy Headmistress, Transfiguration teacher, and Head of Gryffindor House at Hogwarts. Also served in the revived Order. Extremely supportive of Dumbledore and his ideals. Led the defence of the castle during the Battle of Hogwarts, and near the end, duelled Voldemort along with Kingsley Shacklebolt and Horace Slughorn.|
|Mundungus Fletcher||Thief and con man who Dumbledore once helped “out of a tight spot” and in return kept Dumbledore notified of things he would hear from the criminal element of the Wizarding World. He was a reluctant member of the group sent to retrieve Harry in Deathly Hallows and panicked when Voldemort pursued him, disapparating to an unknown location and leaving Alastor Moody to be killed by Voldemort.|
|Peter Pettigrew||Nicknamed “Wormtail” in his childhood for his unregistered Animagus form, he was friend to Sirius Black, James Potter and Remus Lupin. He later defected to the Death Eaters and betrayed James and Lily Potter, which resulted in their deaths. Served Voldemort during his exile and helped him become corporeal again, for which Voldemort rewarded him with a magical hand. Killed by his own magical hand at Voldemort’s command for helping Harry escape from Death Eaters.|
|Remus Lupin||A member of the first order, also served in the revived Order as an integral part of the Advance Guard sent to safeguard Harry Potter, as he was someone whom Harry would recognise and instantly trust. Later went underground to infiltrate the Werewolf community, to see whose side they would take in the war. Later married Nymphadora Tonks and had one child, Teddy Lupin. Killed by Antonin Dolohov and Bellatrix in the Battle of Hogwarts.|
|Rubeus Hagrid||Care of Magical Creatures Teacher at Hogwarts as well as Keeper of Keys and Grounds. He was charged with the task of rescuing Harry from the destroyed Potter house in Godric’s Hollow on Halloween 1981 and bringing him on Sirius’s flying motorcycle to the Dursley’s house. Served in the revived Order. During the escape from the Dursleys, Harry and Hagrid were both nearly killed in the crash of the flying motorcycle.|
|Sirius Black||Nicknamed “Padfoot” in his childhood for his unregistered Animagus form, a dog, Sirius was a Good Boy, and friend to Peter Pettigrew, James Potter and Remus Lupin. He was later blamed for Pettigrew’s betrayal of James and Lily’s whereabouts to Voldemort and murder of twelve Muggles eye-witnessing their confrontation in the streets, thus landing him in Azkaban without trial until his escape twelve years later to expose Pettigrew’s treachery to his godson Harry Potter. He proceeded to serve in the revived Order and helped defeat two Death Eaters in battle. Killed by his cousin Bellatrix Lestrange, in a battle within the Department of Mysteries, and left his house and Kreacher to Harry.|
|Sturgis Podmore||A member of the Ministry of Magic who guarded the Prophecy until he was arrested by a Ministry security guard for trying to break into the Department of Mysteries. For this, he was sentenced to Azkaban for six months. Harry, Ron and Hermione speculated that Lucius Malfoy had placed him under the Imperius Curse. He once borrowed one of Moody’s invisibility cloaks and never gave it back.|