25 Harry Potter Facts That Will Knock You Off Your Broomstick

Posted by , Updated on November 20, 2014

Everyone knows the story of Harry Potter, but few people know what went down behind the scenes of the movies or what inspired J.K. Rowling to write one of the most read book series in the world. These 25 little-known Harry Potter facts will knock you off your broomstick and give you a glimpse into makings of the series that changed the future of children’s literature and made the muggle world a little more magical. Although the beloved series has officially come to a close, for the Harry Potter generation, the story will live on forever. Enjoy our hand-picked 25 Harry Potter Facts.

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15

Nice Try

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Tom Felton auditioned for the roles of Harry Potter and Ron Weasley, but was chosen to play Draco Malfoy instead.

14

Badass Bandit

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The idea for Sirius Black’s tattoos came from those used in Russian prison gangs. The markings identify the person as someone to be feared and respected.

13

A Hairy Situation

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Robbie Coltrane, the actor who played Hagrid in the films, has gotten a mini-fan and a fruit bat stuck in his famous, shaggy beard.

12

Kiss Of Death

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Dementors, the deadly phantoms that guard Azkaban Prison, represent depression and were based on Rowling’s struggle with the disease.

11

Whoa

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Over 400 million Harry Potter books in 67 languages have been sold worldwide as of 2008.

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