Harry, Ron & Hermione

There are some things you can’t share without ending up liking each other…

Harry and his two best friends at Hogwarts, Ron and Hermione.

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Filch & Mrs Norris

“Guilty conscience, eh?”

Filch is the embittered, unlovely, cantankerous old Hogwarts caretaker. Along with his beloved Mrs Norris, Filch patrols the school corridors looking for rule-breakers. Filch is a squib and deeply resents Hogwarts students for their magical abilities. In his downtime, Filch’s hobbies include oiling old torture instruments, writing lists of banned items and plotting the expulsion of Peeves.

Professor Binns

The most exciting thing that ever happened in Binns’ classes was his entering the room through the blackboard.

Professor Binns teaches History of Magic, which in his hands becomes the most boring subject ever devised by wizardkind. He is unable to remember the names of any of his students, and renders even the most dramatic episodes of wizarding history desperately dull. Binns is, at least, very dedicated to his post – even his own death didn’t prevent him from teaching.

Moaning Myrtle

“No one wants to upset me! That’s a good one! My life was nothing but misery at this place and now people come along ruining my death!”

Moaning Myrtle haunts the girls’ toilets on the first floor, howling and wailing and being generally melodramatic. After her sudden and mysterious death, she chose to use her after-life to haunt anyone who had laughed at her glasses.

Hogwarts House Ghosts

“About twenty ghosts had just streamed through the back wall, pearly-white and slightly transparent…”

After a thousand years of magical inhabitation, Hogwarts is the most heavily haunted building in Britain. Among the various has-beens of Hogwarts, there are four ghosts who have the distinction of representing each of the school houses.

Crookshanks

“It was either a very big cat or quite a small tiger”

Crookshanks is Hermione’s highly intelligent, bandy-legged, gnome-chasing cat. Crookshanks is actually part-Kneazle, and as Sirius notes he’s therefore the most intelligent of his kind you’re ever likely to meet.  Crookshanks is highly handy to have around for tackling anything from undercover animagi to violent flora.

The Hogwarts Founders

“Bold Gryffindor, from wild moor,
Fair Ravenclaw, from glen,
Sweet Hufflepuff, from valley broad,
Shrewd Slytherin, from fen”

The renowned founders of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Over a thousand years ago, Rowena Ravenclaw dreamt of following a warted hog to a mountainside loch. The rest as they say, is history…

Hagrid’s Cabin

There was only one room inside. Hams and pheasants were hanging from the ceiling, a copper kettle was boiling on the open fire, and in the corner stood a massive bed with a patchwork quilt over it.

The little wooden cabin at the edge of the Forbidden Forest where Hagrid lives with his faithful dog Fang. Occasional other beastly inhabitants include Norbert the Norwegian Ridgeback and Buckbeak the fugitive hippogriff.

Aunt Marge & Ripper

“Did you really blow up your aunt, Harry?”

“Aunt” Marge is Uncle Vernon’s sister. She breeds evil-tempered, smelly bulldogs, harbours a secret flame for her neighbour Colonel Fubster and is a firm fan of corporal punishment. Marge works hard to make Harry’s life a misery… which will prove to be a big mistake on her part.

Big D

“Cool name, but you’ll always be Ickle Diddykins to me.”

With some hard dieting and a talent for punching people, Dudders has grown up to become the junior heavyweight inter-school boxing champ of the South East, and the terror of Little Whinging.

The Dursleys

“Mr. and Mrs. Dursley, of number four Privet Drive, were proud to say that they were perfectly normal, thank you very much.”

Harry’s Aunt Petunia, Uncle Vernon and their baby angel, Dudley. The Dursleys are the biggest bunch of muggles you’ll ever lay eyes on, and want nothing more than to live in bland suburban normality at Number 4, Privet Drive. Unfortunately for them, their good-for-nothing nephew keeps crashing flying cars, inflating aunts and bringing in house elves. What will the neighbours think?

The Next Generation of Malfoys

“So that’s little Scorpius.”

Draco, Astoria and their little pride and joy, Scorpius Hyperion. The bloodline has continued with Draco marrying into another of the “Sacred Twenty-Eight” pureblood families.

Dolores Umbridge

“What Cornelius doesn’t know won’t hurt him.”

Dolores Jane Umbridge is a power-hungry Ministry of Magic official. Deeply prejudiced, controlling and sadistic, Umbridge is a nightmare in pink, bows frills and flounces. Her hobbies include collecting the ‘Frolicsome Feline’ ornamental plate range and inventing instruments of torture.