Lee Jordan

“Alright, alright. Flint nearly kills the Gryffindor Seeker, which could happen to anyone, I’m sure…”

Everyone’s favourite straight-talking quidditch commentator. Lee provides colourful commentary (too colourful, if you ask Professor McGonagall!) at Hogwarts quidditch matches. He’s the best friend of the Weasley twins and an active member of Dumbledore’s Army. Lee is always a fierce member of the resistance – whether levitating nifflers into Umbridge’s office or hosting the undercover radio programme Potterwatch at the height of the Wizarding War.

Katie Bell

“I am hopeful that Katie will make a full recovery in time.”

Katie is one of the trio of “superb chasers” on the Gryffindor quidditch team, along with Angelina and Alicia. She joins Dumbledore’s Army as an act of resistance during her sixth year in Hogwarts, and is later cursed during a bungled assassination attempt. Luckily Katie recovers and lives to fight another day in the Battle of Hogwarts.

Angelina Johnson

“What an excellent chaser that girl is, and rather attractive, too…”

Angelina is fiercely driven both on and off the Quidditch pitch. She was Gryffindor’s star chaser for six years, and captained the team in her final year at Hogwarts. Angelina’s other talents include exuberant dancing, duelling (sharpened by her brave participation in Dumbledore’s Army) and the ability to put up with Fred and George.

Fred & George Weasley

– “We’ve always known where to draw the line.”
– “We might have put a toe across it occasionally.”

Fred and George Weasley are famous within Hogwarts as “Trouble Makers in Chief”. This frustrates some people – their mother, Percy, Argus Filch – but amuses and delights most of their fellow students. All this magical mischief is valuable research, as they have big plans of opening a joke shop together. The twins are “identical to the last freckle” and always inseparable. Even their family get the two confused sometimes.

Lavender Brown

“Guess who, Won-Won!”

Lavender is Parvati’s best friend and Ron’s former girlfriend. Lavender likes unicorns, star chart predictions and sickly PDAs. “Won Won” was probably not her proudest moment.

Parvati & Padma Patil

“I still can’t work out how you two got the best-looking girls in the year.”

Parvati and Padma might be identical, but they’re quite different. Parvati enjoys dancing, juicy Hogwarts gossip, horoscopes and divination (particularly when taught by a certain blue-eyed centaur), and she can usually be found giggling with her best friend Lavender. Ravenclaw prefect Padma is more serious and studious – and yes, her nose is dead-centre.

Cho Chang

“If they think I’m not going to fight You-Know-Who after what happened to Cedric…”

Cho’s charmed life at Hogwarts as the popular, pretty Ravenclaw Seeker is blown apart by the death of her boyfriend. When Cedric is killed by Lord Voldemort, Cho is motivated to fight the Dark Side and defies her parents to join Dumbledore’s Army. She spends a lot of time trying to reconcile her “mixed-up, painful” feelings for Harry with her grief for Cedric.

Ginny Weasley

“Anything’s possible if you’ve got enough nerve.”

Ginny is the youngest child and only girl in the large Weasley family, and having six older brothers has definitely toughened her up. Ginny is daring, determined and a talented Quidditch player. She’s also a brave ringleader of the DA, outgoing and generally “too popular for her own good”. She also seems to bring out a slightly, ahem, monstrous side of Harry.

Hermione Granger

“That’s what Hermione does. When in doubt, go to the library.”

Bookish, brave, brilliant and bossy – Hermione is the best friend you want by your side in a crisis. And probably the one you want to avoid in exam term. When she’s not saving Harry’s life or defending the wizarding world, Hermione enjoys reading, Arithmancy, campaigning for House Elf rights and writing letters to her *pen pal*.