10 Awesome Harry Potter Facts

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If you thought knowing about Dumbedore's scar in the shape of London Underground was good geek knowledge, cast your eye over these fun facts.


1
Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint both admit to having a crush on Emma Watson in earlier films.

2
Author J. K. Rowling recently revealed that Dumbledore is gay and he had a crush on the wizard Grindelwald, whom he later defeated in a wizard duel.

3
J. K. Rowling is the first person to become a billionaire by writing books.

4
The death of Rowling’s mother from multiple sclerosis significantly influenced her writing, and death is a major theme throughout the Potter series.

5
The actress who played Moaning Myrtle is actually 37 years old and is the oldest actress to portray a Hogwarts student.

6
The name Voldemort comes from the French words meaning “fly from death,” and his entire goal is to conquer death.

7
Sirius Black’s tattoos are borrowed from Russian prison gangs.

8
After Fred’s death, George was never able to perform the Patronus again.

9
Sirius Black and Fred Weasley, two pranksters from different generations, died laughing.

10
The first Harry Potter book was published in 1998, the same year the final Battle of Hogwarts was fought. Says Rowling, “I open at the close.”