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Harry Potter Characters

Learn about the characters from the Harry Potter books and movies.
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created June 13, 2017
ImageNameDescriptionPortrayed by (Movies)GenderHouseSpouse
Harry PotterThe Boy Who Lived. Over the course of the novels, he fights against the growing strength of Voldemort.Daniel RadcliffeMaleGryffindorGinny Weasley
Hermione GrangerOne of Harry's closest friends. She is the considered by many to be the most gifted witch of her age.Emma WatsonFemaleGryffindorRon Weasley
Ron WeasleyOne of Harry's closest friends. His bravery is essential to the fight against Voldemort.Rupert GrintMaleGryffindorHermione Granger
Albus DumbledoreThe Headmaster of Hogwarts during most of Harry's stay there. A great and powerful wizard, he helps and teaches Harry a great deal. He is eventually killed by Severus Snape.Richard Harris, Michael GambonMaleGryffindor
Rubeus HagridHalf-giant friend of Harry's. He was very fond of animals, especially ones that were really too big to keep.Robbie ColtraneMaleGryffindor
Minerva McGonagallHead of Gryffindor House and professor of Transfiguration.Dame Maggie SmithFemaleGryffindorElphinstone Urquart
Ginny WeasleyAn accomplished witch and quidditch player, she was influenced as a young girl by the memory of Voldemort preserved in a diary. Her later years at Hogwarts saw her as a member of Dumbledore's Army and a fighter in the Second Wizarding War.Bonnie WrightFemaleGryffindorHarry Potter
Neville LongbottomHe destroys the final Horcrux of Voldemort, Nagini. Matthew LewisMaleGryffindorHannah Abbott
Molly WeasleyThe mother of the Weasley clan who took on the role of mother-figure to Harry as well.Julie WaltersFemaleGryffindorArthur Weasley
Arthur WeasleyThe father of the Weasley clan and an employee of the Ministry of Magic.Mark WilliamsMaleGryffindorMolly Weasley
Fred WeasleyAlong with his twin brother, George, he started a joke shop called Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes. He was killed in the Battle of Hogwarts.James PhelpsMaleGryffindor
George WeasleyAlong with his twin brother, Fred, he started a joke shop called Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes. He loses his ear in the Second Wizarding War.Oliver PhelpsMaleGryffindorAngelina Johnson
Lily PotterHarry's mother and the childhood friend of Severus Snape.Geraldine Somerville, Susie Shinner, Ellie Darcey-AldenFemaleGryffindorJames Potter
James PotterHarry's father, a member of the Marauders with friends Sirius Black, Remus Lupin, and Peter Pettigrew.Adrian Rawlins, Robbie Jarvis, Alfie McIlwainMaleGryffindorLily Evans Potter
Remus LupinA professor of Harry's and a friend of his father's. Also a werewolf.David ThewlisMaleGryffindorNymphadora Tonks
Sirius BlackHarry's godfather and one of the Marauders whose animagus form is a black dog. He was framed for the betrayal of Harry's parents and imprisoned in Azkaban until the events of Prisoner of Azkaban.Gary OldmanMaleGryffindor
Peter PettigrewOne of the Marauders, his animagus form was a rat. He was responsible for betraying Harry's parents.Timothy Spall, Dex, Charles HughesMaleGryffindor
Cedric DiggoryThe Hufflepuff Quidditch captain, he was the Hogwarts champion in the Triwizard Tournament. He was killed by Peter Pettigrew at the order of Voldemort.Robert PattinsonMaleHufflepuff
Nymphadora TonksA metamorphmagus, she held the ability to change her physical features. She was killed by Bellatrix Lestrange in the Battle of Hogwarts.Natalia TenaFemaleHufflepuffRemus Lupin
Luna LovegoodAn unusual girl, she believed in things that could not be seen. She was an important member of Dumbledore's Army and part of the Second Wizarding War.Evanna LynchFemaleRavenclawRolf Scamander
Moaning MyrtleThe ghost that haunts the first-floor girl's bathroom. She was killed by the Basilisk.Shirley HendersonFemaleRavenclaw
Cho ChangShe dated both Cedric Diggory and Harry PotterKatie LeungFemaleRavenclawUnknown Muggle
Gilderoy LockhartA celebrity in the wizarding world, he was an author and later a professor at Hogwarts. Kenneth BranaghMaleRavenclaw
Sybill TrelawneyThe Divination professor at Hogwarts, she is the one who made the prophecy about Voldemort and the one who would defeat him.Emma ThompsonFemaleRavenclaw
Garrick OllivanderThe proprietor of a wand shop in Diagon Alley and widely considered the best wand maker in the world. His knowledge of wandlore aids Harry in his understanding of the Deathly Hallows.John HurtMaleRavenclaw
Quirinus QuirrellThe Defense Against the Dark Arts professor during Harry's first year at Hogwarts, he turned out to be a host body and servant of Voldemort.Ian HartMaleRavenclaw
Severus SnapeA professor at Hogwarts who bullies his students, especially Harry and his friends.Alan RickmanMaleSlytherin
Lord VoldemortBorn Tom Marvolo Riddle, Voldemort was considered the most powerful dark wizard of all time.Ralph Fiennes, Christian Coulson, Frank DillaneMaleSlytherin
Draco MalfoyHarry's rival for most of his school years and a strong believer in "blood purity."Tom FeltonMaleSlytherinAstoria Greengrass
Bellatrix LestrangeA loyal follower of Voldemort, she is a Death Eater who is killed by Molly Weasley.Helena Bonham CarterFemaleSlytherinRodolphus Lestrange
Dolores UmbridgeA bureaucrat of the Ministry of Magic, she served as the Defense Against the Dark Arts professor, High Inquisitor, and finally Headmistress of Hogwarts. She abused her power there abominably, and was sent to Azkaban after the war.Imelda StauntonFemaleSlytherin
Lucius MalfoyDraco's father and a former Death Eater.Jason IsaacsMaleSlytherinNarcissa Malfoy
DobbyThe house-elf of the Malfoys, Harry is able to trick his master into setting him free. Toby JonesMale
Alastor "Mad-Eye" MoodyAn important member of the Order of the Phoenix, he was a famous Auror who had lost an eye and a leg fighting against the Dark Arts.Brendan GleesonMale
Rita SkeeterA reporter for the Daily Prophet, she managed to get information for her (often falsified) stories by being an unregistered beetle Animagus.Miranda RichardsonFemale
HedwigHarry's pet Snowy Owl. Gizmo, Ook, SproutFemale
CrookshanksHermione's cat.CrackerjackMale
Sorting HatThe sentient hat at Hogwarts that sorts new arrivals into one of the four Houses, either Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw, or Slytherin.Leslie PhillipsMale
NaginiVoldemort's snake, who he had made into a Horcrux to house part of his soul. She was killed by Neville Longbottom.CGIFemale
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