23 Crazy Facts You Didn’t Know About The Harry Potter Series – Part 2

11Hermione's Parents

J.K. Rowling revealed that after the Battle of Hogwarts, Hermione tracked down her parents and restored their unaltered memories.

12Chocolate Frog Cards

Harry, Ron, and Hermione became memorialized in Chocolate Frog cards after the Battle of Hogwarts, of which 'Harry Potter' author J.K. Rowling said, "Ron will describe this as his finest hour."

13Harry Hermione's Kiss

During the shooting of Harry and Hermione's kissing scene in 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1', actor Rupert Grint, who plays Ron Weasley, was asked to leave the set for laughing too much.

14Draco Malfoy

Though he was ultimately cast as Draco Malfoy in the 'Harry Potter' film series, Tom Felton initially auditioned for the roles of both Ron Weasley and the title character.

15Weasley Twins

Fred and George Weasley were born on the first of April, 1978, April Fools' Day.

16Ford Anglias

Fourteen Ford Anglias were destroyed to create the scene where Harry and Ron crash into the Whomping Willow.


Rupert Grint has a very real case of severe arachnophobia, to such a degree that he has still not watched the entire scene where Aragog and the spiders appear. In that scene, the look of fright on Ron’s face and his uncomfortable squirming throughout was not from acting but was due to Rupert being legitimately terrified.

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18Dumbledore's office

The set for Dumbledore's office was, at the time of its construction, the most expensive set built for the films at that time. Both director Chris Columbus and production designer Stuart Craig agreed that, as headmaster, Dumbledore should have the most elaborate office possible. However, they were informed that the proposed design, with its massive stone columns, bookcases, curio cabinets, paintings on the walls, tables filled with various objects, antique desk and throne-like chair, and a giant telescope, would be far too expensive to produce. The producers ultimately were able to secure the funds needed to build the set.

19Vladimir Dobby

On an episode of ‘Have I Got News for You’, the panelists discuss an article claiming that the Russian President (later Premier) Vladimir Putin was deeply disturbed and offended that Dobby the House-elf seemed to have been created in his image. There is an undeniable resemblance either way.

20Hermione's Parents in Australia

In the opening of the film, when Hermione is called down to tea, we can hear her parents talking about Australia along with an announcer, presumably on the TV, talking about a country-side. This is a reference to the book, in which Hermione says she not only wiped herself from her parent's memories but gave them new identities and made them think that they'd love nothing more than to move to Australia, which we presume that they do.


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