History Trivia / HarryPotter

30th Nov '16 7:28:29 AM fruitstripegum
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** In the ''Half-blood Prince'' book, Slughorn mistakes Ron's name for Rupert, in reference to the fact that Ron Weasley is played by Creator/Rupert Grint in the films.

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** In the ''Half-blood Prince'' book, Slughorn mistakes Ron's name for Rupert, in reference to the fact that Ron Weasley is played by Creator/Rupert Grint Creator/RupertGrint in the films.
30th Nov '16 6:56:02 AM fruitstripegum
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** * Arthur Weasley was actually originally intended to die of his injuries in ''Order of the Phoenix'', but Rowling had a last second change of heart after realizing that Arthur was the ''only'' positive paternal character in the series. Still wanting a SacrificialLion however, this resulted in [[spoiler:Lupin and Tonks]] getting killed off in the last book.

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** * Arthur Weasley was actually originally intended to die of his injuries in ''Order of the Phoenix'', but Rowling had a last second change of heart after realizing that Arthur was the ''only'' positive paternal character in the series. Still wanting a SacrificialLion however, this resulted in [[spoiler:Lupin and Tonks]] getting killed off in the last book.
30th Nov '16 6:47:54 AM fruitstripegum
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* Hermione's surname was originally Puckle. She was planned to have a younger sister, until Rowling realized it was a bit too late to start mentioning her.
* Furthermore, the Potters originally lived on an island close to where the Puckles did. In this version of the story, ''Hermione's father'' was the one who pulled Harry out of the wreckage of his parents' house.



* Rowling considered giving Dudley a Muggle-born wizard child for the epilogue, but in the end decided that no wizarding traits would ever survive contact with Uncle Vernon's DNA. Shame, [[WhatCouldHaveBeen that would have been a lovely little twist.]]



* Dean Thomas was originally going to be Ron's cousin, and would've fulfilled much of the role that eventually went to Neville Longbottom. Also, {{Word of God}} revealed that Dean is a half-blood, whose father was killed for refusing to join the Death Eaters. His Muggle stepfather adopted him, explaining why Dean believes himself to be Muggle-born.



* Arthur Weasley was actually originally intended to die of his injuries in ''Order of the Phoenix'', but Rowling had a last second change of heart after realizing that Arthur was the ''only'' positive paternal character in the series. Still wanting a SacrificialLion however, this resulted in [[spoiler:Lupin and Tonks]] getting killed off in the last book.



** Arthur Weasley was originally intended to die in Book five.

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** * Arthur Weasley was actually originally intended to die of his injuries in Book five.''Order of the Phoenix'', but Rowling had a last second change of heart after realizing that Arthur was the ''only'' positive paternal character in the series. Still wanting a SacrificialLion however, this resulted in [[spoiler:Lupin and Tonks]] getting killed off in the last book.
** Hermione's surname was originally Puckle. She was planned to have a younger sister, until Rowling realized it was a bit too late to start mentioning her.
** Furthermore, the Potters originally lived on an island close to where the Puckles did. In this version of the story, ''Hermione's father'' was the one who pulled Harry out of the wreckage of his parents' house.
** Rowling considered giving Dudley a Muggle-born wizard child for the epilogue, but in the end decided that no wizarding traits would ever survive contact with Uncle Vernon's DNA. Shame, [[WhatCouldHaveBeen that would have been a lovely little twist.]]
** Dean Thomas was originally going to be Ron's cousin, and would've fulfilled much of the role that eventually went to Neville Longbottom. Also, {{Word of God}} revealed that Dean is a half-blood, whose father was killed for refusing to join the Death Eaters. His Muggle stepfather adopted him, explaining why Dean believes himself to be Muggle-born.
27th Nov '16 6:00:49 PM themisterfree
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** Celestina Warbeck became a performer at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, with Molly and Arthur Weasley's favorite song [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iU5I8ek0Rt8 "A Cauldron Full of Hot, Strong Love"]] as part of her repertoire.
* 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.

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** Celestina Warbeck became a performer at The ''The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Potter'', with Molly and Arthur Weasley's favorite song [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iU5I8ek0Rt8 "A Cauldron Full of Hot, Strong Love"]] as part of her repertoire.
* DeletedScene: There are a lot of them; On Creator/ABCFamily, [[Creator/ABCFamily Freeform]], 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.



** Twins James and Oliver Phelps, who played Fred and George Weasley, are not redheads in real life. They are actually brunet.

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** Twins James and Oliver Phelps, who played Fred and George Weasley, are not redheads in real life. They are actually brunet.brunette.



* LimitedSpecialCollectorsUltimateEdition: Apart from two-disc editions, there's the Ultimate Editions, with an extended cut and many goodies in the packaging. The Limited Wizard Edition features almost all of the special edition content including Ultimate Edition content and more in a $500 30 disk set including everything on both blu-ray and DVD, It also comes in a large elaborate case.

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* LimitedSpecialCollectorsUltimateEdition: Apart from two-disc editions, there's the Ultimate Editions, with an extended cut and many goodies in the packaging. The Limited Wizard Edition features almost all of the special edition content including Ultimate Edition content and more in a $500 30 disk set including everything on both blu-ray Blu-ray and DVD, It DVD; it also comes in a large elaborate case.



** In ''Chamber of Secrets'', the bit with Harry going "Don't worry, I ''will'' be" was Daniel Radcliffe deliberately channeling [[Film/DirtyHarry another Harry.]]

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** In ''Chamber of Secrets'', the bit with Harry going "Don't worry, I ''will'' be" was Daniel Radcliffe deliberately channeling [[Film/DirtyHarry another Harry.Harry from Warner Bros.]]



*** '''Creator/SeanConnery''' was offered the role of Dumbledore, but turned it down because he's not a fan of the fantasy genre[[note]]This is mentioned in an installment of ''Series/SaturdayNightLive''[='s=] ''Celebrity Jeopardy!'' with the ''[=SNL=]'' version of Connery claiming he turned down ''Harry Potter'' just for the chance to harass Trebek again.[[/note]].

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*** '''Creator/SeanConnery''' was offered the role of Dumbledore, but turned it down because he's not a fan of the fantasy genre[[note]]This is mentioned in an installment of ''Series/SaturdayNightLive''[='s=] ''Celebrity Jeopardy!'' with the ''[=SNL=]'' version of Connery claiming he turned down ''Harry Potter'' just for the [[ForTheLulz chance to harass Trebek again.again]].[[/note]].
23rd Nov '16 1:58:51 PM Da1tonTheGreat
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* '''2016''': The first film in a series of five movies based on ''Film/FantasticBeastsAndWhereToFindThem'' is scheduled for release.

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* '''2016''': The first film in A theatrical sequel ''Theatre/HarryPotterAndTheCursedChild'', and a series of five movies based on cinematic prequel ''Film/FantasticBeastsAndWhereToFindThem'' is scheduled for release.are released.
19th Nov '16 9:33:46 AM lowlyyouarenice
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* '''2016''': The first film in a trilogy based on ''Film/FantasticBeastsAndWhereToFindThem'' is scheduled for release.

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* '''2016''': The first film in a trilogy series of five movies based on ''Film/FantasticBeastsAndWhereToFindThem'' is scheduled for release.
1st Sep '16 6:10:58 AM NoxSky12599
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*** Creator/StevenSpielberg originally pitched the film to Warner Bros. as a CGI film with Haley Joel Osment being the voice of Harry Potter. ''Rowling'' herself stepped in to nix that plan.
17th Aug '16 12:10:46 AM DustSnitch
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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
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