J.K. Rowling seriously considered killing off Ron Weasley mid-series because she was 'in an unhappy place.'
Harry Potter was born in 1980, making him 38 this year.
3Goblet of Fire
J. K. Rowling changed her mind about the title of the 4th Harry Potter book twice. Until 12 days before publication, the already publicized working title was "Harry Potter and the Doomspell Tournament", which turned to "Triwizard Tournament" and then "Goblet of Fire".
J.K. Rowling told Alan Rickman the end of Snape's story arc before he ever appeared on camera as Snape in the Harry Potter movies. As a result, he often argued with directors based on knowing something they didn't.
5Fred and George Weasley
James and Oliver Phelps were not actually ginger but dyed their hair red for 10 years while playing Fred and George Weasley in the Harry Potter films.
6Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, recorded a $167 million loss 'on paper' because of "Hollywood Accounting". Warner Brothers effectively made sure that the movie lost money by paying itself a $212 million "distribution fee" off the top.
7Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows
Author J.K. Rowling wrote the final chapter of the last Harry Potter book in 'something like 1990', seven years before the release of the first book.
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Harry Potter was the most banned book in the US in 2001 and 2002, for being "anti-family, occult/Satanism, religious viewpoint and violence".
Before Alfonso Cuarón directed the third Harry Potter film, he assigned the three leads to write a first-person autobiographical essay about their character. Rupert Grint didn't write his, saying 'I'm Ron; Ron wouldn't do it.' Cuarón replied 'Okay, you do understand your character.'
In the Harry Potter universe, Professor Umbridge was arrested for hate-crime after the events of the Deathly Hallows.