History Trivia / HarryPotter

17th Jul '16 8:40:20 PM PaulA
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* The actors were frequently cast through {{ability over appearance}}. Horace Slughorn, Dolores Umbridge and Gilderoy Lockhart were all played by actors who didn't quite match the physical description of their book counterparts (for instance, Slughorn is meant to be short and stout, but Jim Broadbent is over six feet tall), but who had the attitude down perfectly.



* AbilityOverAppearance: Horace Slughorn, Dolores Umbridge and Gilderoy Lockhart were all played by actors who didn't quite match the physical description of their book counterparts (for instance, Slughorn is meant to be short and stout, but Jim Broadbent is over six feet tall), but who had the attitude down perfectly. As hard as it is to believe, when Maggie Smith was cast as Minerva [=McGonagall=], there were plenty of fan complaints -- some complained that she looked too young and others that she looked too old -- and yet these days it's hard to imagine anyone else capturing the character's presence better.



* CastTheExpert: Evanna Lynch, cast as Luna Lovegood in the later films, was a mega-fan of the Potter series and an avowed expert on the franchise.


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* PlayingAgainstType: In contrast to most of Maggie Smith's acid-tongued characters, Minerva [=McGonagall=] is a stern but CoolTeacher, who is mostly serious -- but undoubtedly heroic.
28th Jun '16 10:47:36 AM sloman81
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*** Creator/RobinWilliams was planned on being cast as Hagrid, but Rowling wanted an all British cast
13th Jun '16 10:06:35 AM creader
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!!Provides the [[ImageSource Page Image]] for the following tropes:
* AdaptationPersonalityChange
* FireForgedFriends
12th Jun '16 1:41:11 AM Morgenthaler
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* SelfAdaptation: Creator/JKRowling was actively involved in the creative decisionmaking for the ''Harry Potter'' films.
5th Jun '16 2:04:05 PM nombretomado
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*** [[PushingDaisies Anna Friel]], David Thewlis' long-time girlfriend, lobbied hard for the part of Nymphadora Tonks.

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*** [[PushingDaisies [[Series/PushingDaisies Anna Friel]], David Thewlis' long-time girlfriend, lobbied hard for the part of Nymphadora Tonks.
17th May '16 11:02:08 PM PaulA
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17th May '16 11:01:35 PM PaulA
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** Emma Watson was a fan of the Harry Potter books before she was cast as Hermione.

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** Emma Watson was a fan of the Harry Potter books before she was cast as Hermione. She was also a big fan of Creator/AlfonsoCuaron before he directed the third film.
17th May '16 10:53:11 PM PaulA
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* DeletedScene: There are a lot of them; On Creator/ABCFamily, the films run with the deleted scenes intact, although other scenes may be cut down for time. To the credit of the production teams, a lot of the deleted scenes were narration in the books, and would have pointed out the obvious on films.
* DyeingForYourArt:
** Twins James and Oliver Phelps, who played Fred and George Weasley, are not redheads in real life. They are actually brunet.
** Tom Felton's hair is naturally blond, but he had to bleach his hair for ''all'' the films to make it even blonder.



** DeletedScene: There are a lot of them; On Creator/ABCFamily, the films run with the deleted scenes intact, although other scenes may be cut down for time. To the credit of the production teams, a lot of the deleted scenes were narration in the books, and would have pointed out the obvious on films.
* DyeingForYourArt:
** Twins James and Oliver Phelps, who played Fred and George Weasley, are not redheads in real life. They are actually brunet.
** Tom Felton's hair is naturally blond, but he had to bleach his hair for ''all'' the films to make it even blonder.
17th May '16 10:51:14 PM PaulA
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\n* To acquaint himself with his lead actors when he came in to direct ''Film/HarryPotterAndThePrisonerOfAzkaban'', Creator/AlfonsoCuaron had the three actors write an essay on their characters. One wrote a 16-page essay. One wrote a 1-page essay. One didn't do it at all. Guess which one was which.[[note]]Emma Watson wrote the 16-page one. Daniel Radcliffe wrote the one page and Rupert Grint didn't do it, claiming that's what Ron would've done.[[/note]]




** For the most part, an AvertedTrope with the central PowerTrio, and some of the other younger actors, especially in the early films. However, as the films were staggered further and further apart, the age differences between the cast and their characters grew.
** Emma Watson managed to avoid this completely, since she was actually younger than Hermione in the first book when she was cast. An AvertedTrope again with Creator/EvannaLynch as Luna in ''Order of the Phoenix''.

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** For the most part, an AvertedTrope with the central PowerTrio, and some of the other younger actors, especially in the early films. However, as the films were staggered further and further apart, the age differences between the cast and their characters grew.
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grew. Emma Watson managed to avoid this completely, since she was actually younger than Hermione in the first book when she was cast. cast, but by the time of ''Deathly Hallows, Part 2'' she'd overtaken Hermione by a few years.
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An AvertedTrope again with Creator/EvannaLynch as Luna in ''Order of the Phoenix''.



* [[PromotedFanboy Promoted Fans]]
** Evanna Lynch. She made her own radish earrings!
** Rupert Grint, as he had an obsession over ''being'' Ron once he realized how many similarities he had to the character.



* [[PromotedFanboy Promoted Fangirl]]: Evanna Lynch, who plays Luna Lovegood, is a big fan of the books.

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* [[PromotedFanboy Promoted Fangirl]]: PromotedFanboy:
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Evanna Lynch, who plays Luna Lovegood, is a big fan of the books.books. She made her own radish earrings!
** Rupert Grint, as he had an obsession over ''being'' Ron once he realized how many similarities he had to the character.
** Emma Watson was a fan of the Harry Potter books before she was cast as Hermione.


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** Emma Watson considered leaving after the fifth film, due to worrying about not being able to keep up with her schoolwork. She ultimately decided she wouldn't be able to bear seeing someone else in the films. She then realised what a Hermione thing she almost did too.
27th Apr '16 12:33:07 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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** In the seventh film, Hermione's parents are played by different actors than the ones who played them during their equally brief appearance in the second film. (One of them [[HeyItsThatGuy being]] [[Series/GameOfThrones Catelyn Stark]]!)

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** In the seventh film, Hermione's parents are played by different actors than the ones who played them during their equally brief appearance in the second film. (One of them [[HeyItsThatGuy being]] being [[Series/GameOfThrones Catelyn Stark]]!)
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