Harry Potter: Everything you Wanted to Know!

Your complete guide to the cast and characters from the films and books - learn how Harry Potter changed the world!

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We all love Harry Potter, right?

But how can you make sure you don’t get your muggles in a muddle?

Why, by checking out these awesome facts about the wonderful world of wands and wizards, that’s how!

Who are the main Harry Potter characters?

Hogwarts is home to a world of wacky characters, but without Harry and his chums, Hermione and Ron, it wouldn’t be the same, would it? And to find out which of Potter's pals you'd be, check out this great quiz!

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What are the Harry Potter movies in order?

There have been a total of 8 Harry Potter movies made so far.

Deep breath. 

Ready?

The series started with The Philosopher’s Stone, followed by The Chamber of Secrets, after which came The Prisoner of Azkaban.

(Phew! Still with us?).

Next we had The Goblet of Fire, followed by The Order of the Phoenix.

Finally came The Half-Blood Prince, before the epic journey ended with The Deathly Hallows, parts 1 and 2.

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What are the Harry Potter books in order?

The books, written by J.K. Rowling, were released in the same order as the movies - which thankfully means we don’t have to read out that long list again!

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How was Harry Potter made?

Movie makers faced a big challenge recreating J.K. Rowling’s wizarding world.

It took 86 artists to construct Hogwarts itself, Harry’s feathered-friend Hedwig was played by 4 different owls and (spoiler alert) the golden snitch from Quidditch wasn’t even real gold!

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Where is Harry Potter world?

Do you think wands are wonderful? If so, a trip to the Warner Bros studio tour in London to check out The Making of Harry Potter sounds like as magical experience in more ways than one! Expecto Patronum!

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Who should Harry Potter have married?

When the series came to a close, Harry was happily married to Ron’s sister Ginny, but should he have ended up with Hermione instead? Well, actually, yes, at least according to J.K. Rowling and she should know - she wrote the books!

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What are the most useful Harry Potter spells?

Ever wanted to transform a Boggart or defeat a Dementor? If so, then you’d better be able to tell you’re Riddikulus from your Expecto Patronum! But if just a duel with Voldemort you’re after, a simple Expelliarmus will do the trick.

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What’s the best Harry Potter fan fiction?

Even though the books have ended, fanfiction means Harry Potter is never short of new adventures. And whether hunting for Horcrux or meddling in the Ministry of Magic, there’s plenty of exciting times ahead for the inhabitants of Hogwarts.

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What’s the coolest Harry Potter toy?

There’s a world of terrific toys and magic merchandise for wannabe wizards out there, from creepy card games to cool costumes. But for us, LEGO’s Hogwarts Express train set takes some beating, especially if you have a one-track mind!

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Where was Harry Potter filmed?

The movies were filmed all over the UK and featured scenes set in creepy old castles, spooky Scottish valleys and, er, the zoo. But the most famous location is probably St Pancras station in London, where Harry and his pals set off for Hogwarts from platform 9 3/4.

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Which celebs can you spot in Harry Potter?

Hogwarts is packed to the brim with famous faces, from former Dr Who David Tennant to Twilight's R-Patz but did you know Zoella almost made it to the ministry of Magic? Unfortunately Zoe didn't make the final cut, but Hogwarts loss was Youtube's gain!

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And finally, what’s the funniest Harry Potter joke?

Q: Why does Professor Snape stand in the middle of the road?

A: So you don’t know what side he’s on!

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Who's your favourite Harry Potter character?

Is Harry your hero or do can Ron do no wrong? Let us know your fave wizard by choosing your top Potter character below!

If you liked this, then you should try watching Harry Potter Potions: Hogwarts' Best Potions!

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