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.

Fleur Delacour

“Ze honour for our schools! A thousand Galleons in prize money – zis is a chance many would die for!”

The Triwizard champion for Beauxbatons Academy. Fleur is a remarkably beautiful French witch and part-Veela. She can be haughty and stand-offish, but she’s definitely not afraid to turn on some of that old Veela charm every now and again! However Fleur is much more than a pretty face – she’s talented, ambitious and fiercely loyal. Underestimate her at your peril.

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.