Collect all Harry Potter fans! It’s time to test your knowledge of the magical world and see which SLIMMBAL and PUIST and you would pass. I believe you say you’re a diehard Harry Potter fan , but that doesn’t mean you already know everything about your favorite books and movies. In fact, chances are you didn’t know these ten Harry Potter fun facts yet.
Production of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets was temporarily halted
During the filming of the second Harry Potter film, production had to be shut down. The reason: There was a lice outbreak on the set. Well, you have that if your cast mainly consists of 13-year-olds.
Tom Felton’s pockets had to be sewn shut
Another thing that can only happen on a set full of kids: Tom Felton – who played Draco Malfoy – secretly smuggled food into the set. This prevented filming in such a way that the pockets of his robe were finally sewn shut, so that he could no longer put treats in it.
Hogwarts Department of JK Rowling
Contrary to what you probably expect, not Gryffindor , but Hufflepuff is the department that JK Rowling believes belongs to. Harry Potter readers don’t expect that right away, as this department appears in the books as the departments’ underdog.
Daniel Radcliffe was asked to audition
Although Emma Watson and Rupert Grint were soon cast for the roles of Hermione and Ron, the search for Harry was a lot more difficult. The creators could not find a suitable actor, until film producer David Heyman and screenwriter Steve Kloves suddenly sat before a play by Daniel Radcliffe and his parents. David Heyman knew Daniel’s father and persuaded the 12-year-old’s parents to make him audition.
JK Rowling wrote the end of Harry Potter early on
In an interview (conducted by Daniel Radcliffe himself ) , JK Rowling says that in the first year she started working on the books, she already made a sketch of what the last chapter would look like. “I always knew that I eventually wanted Hagrid to carry Harry – who was apparently dead – out of the woods. I knew I would be working towards a Hogwarts fight. I knew Harry would voluntarily face his death, I planned that the ghosts – lacking a better word – would come back and walk into the forest with him. ”
Age of Moaning Jenny
Shirley Henderson , in H arry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets role Moaning Myrtle was the oldest actress who has played a Hogwarts student. The actress was 37 years old at the time of filming, while playing the role of a 14-year-old girl.
Harry Potter consumed so many lightnings and glasses
Daniel Radcliffe and his stuntmen have put quite a few sticky lightnings through it. In total, the makeup artists applied the iconic lightning scar 5,800 times. The round glasses – which is so characteristic of Harry Potter – were also replaced a few times. Just say 160 times.
JK Rowling and Harry share their birthday
JK Rowling gave her main character the same birthday as herself: Rowling and Harry both have their birthday on July 31.
Dementors inspired by depression
Rowling went into severe depression just after her mother died in 1990. The writer used the feeling she had then to create the Dementors . “It’s hard to explain depression to someone who’s never had it because it’s not sadness,” JK Rowling said in an interview with Oprah . “I know grief. When you’re grief, you cry and feel. But it’s that chilly lack of feeling – that emaciated feeling. That’s Dementors.”
The last Harry Potter book was given code names
To prevent Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows from leaking out and the end of the book series from being revealed early, publishing house Bloomsbury codenamed the book. And tell yourself, who would be curious about the titles Edinburgh Potmakers or The Life and Times of Clara Rose Lovett: An Epic Novel Covering Many Generations ?