25 Fun Facts About The Cast Of Harry Potter Every Fan Wants To Know

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For some, it’s hard to believe the Harry Potter movies have been over for years now. The Harry Potter cast has grown up and moved on to other projects and other careers. While they may have moved on, the fans haven’t. There’s no doubt the films will be cherished for generations. Perhaps the most die hard fans know every little detail about the Harry Potter mythology, but do they know what happened behind the scenes? Here are 25 Fun Facts About The Cast Of Harry Potter Every Fan Wants To Know.

25

Actor Robbie Coltrane, who played Hagrid, got a fruit bat and a mini-fan stuck in his beard.

robbie coltraneSource: https://thestralsbooks.wordpress.com/tag/robbie-coltrane/
24

The actors who play Mad Eye Moody and Bill Weasley are actually father and son in real life.

brooklynSource: http://thesuperscreen.blogspot.com/2012/08/bill-weasleys-dad-is-mad-eye-moody.html
23

The actress who played Moaning Myrtle was 37 and 41-years-old when she appeared in two Harry Potter films.

moaning myrtleSource: https://moviepilot.com/p/harry-potter-moaning-myrtle-age/4147764
22

Despite rumors, the actors who played Fred and George Weasley did not switch places in scenes.

james and oliver phelpsSource: http://www.heraldextra.com/rumor-mill---switching-characters-on-set/image_d1f18c3e-255e-58fe-85e4-fceb3bf2176b.html
21

On Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, a lice outbreak spread among the young cast.

harry potter chambersSource: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0295297/trivia

20

The cat that played Mrs. Norris was actually three cats named Maximus, Alanis, and Cornelius.

mrs norrisSource: http://screenrant.com/harry-potter-filch-mrs-norris-cat-trivia-facts/
19

Daniel Radcliffe went through 60 to 70 wands throughout the making of the movies.

harry potterSource: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/harry-potter-25-surprising-facts-209338
18

Daniel Radcliffe also went through 160 pair of glasses.

glassesSource: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/harry-potter-25-surprising-facts-209338
17

Tonk's hair was changed from pink to purple in the movies to not be connected to Delores Umbridge.

Nymphadora_TonksSource: https://www.pottermore.com/features/behind-the-scenes-nymphadora-tonks
16

Producers tried to change Daniel Radcliffe's eyes to green, but he was allergic to contacts.

daniel radcliffeSource: http://www.deseretnews.com/top/3325/1/Harrys-eyes-31-things-you-might-not-know-about-the-Harry-Potter-books-and-films.html
15

Director Chris Columbus gave Emma Watson buck teeth on the first day of filming but removed them later.

chris columbusSource: https://www.thesun.co.uk/living/1974509/the-shocking-thing-you-never-noticed-about-hermione-grangers-teeth-in-the-first-harry-potter-film/
14

The actress who played Luna Lovegood designed the jewelry she wore on set.

evanna lynchSource: http://metro.co.uk/2017/03/27/heres-why-evanna-lynch-is-just-like-her-character-luna-lovegood-from-harry-potter-6534943/
13

Rupert Grint has a severe case of arachnophobia; his look of terror and fear during the scene in Aragog's hallow was very real.

rupert grintSource: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0295297/trivia
12

The kissing scene between Emma Watson and Daniel Radcliffe was so awkward, Rupert Grint couldn't stop laughing.

harry potter hermioneSource: http://www.j-14.com/posts/emma-watson-kicked-rupert-grint-out-while-kissing-dan-radcliffe-3247
11

Emma Watson dedicated her Britannia award to her dead hamster, Millie.

emma watsonSource: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/culturevideo/11204956/Emma-Watson-dedicates-award-to-hamster.html
10

When Gary Oldman first met Daniel Radcliffe, he bought him a bass guitar because he had an interest in music.

sirius blackSource: http://www.pref.com/a/ggn/30-outrageous-behind-the-scenes-stories-from-harry-potternew/p-4
9

In Chamber of Secrets when Harry was disguised as Goyle, Tom Felton improvised the line, "I didn't know you could read" because he couldn't remember the actual line.

tom feltonSource: https://moviepilot.com/posts/3350199
8

On one take in the Yule Ball scene, Emma Watson tripped on her dress and fell down the stairs.

Hermione_yule_ballSource: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0330373/trivia
7

The actor who played Dudley had to wear a fat suit after shedding much of his weight.

Harry_MellingSource: http://www.independent.ie/entertainment/movies/dudley-had-to-wear-film-fatsuit-26700725.html
6

Alan Rickman forbade Rupert Grint and Matthew Lewis from going near his BMW after they spilt milkshakes in his old car.

alan rickmanSource: http://www.christianitydaily.com/articles/4512/20150626/what-happened-behind-the-scenes-of-the-harry-potter-films.htm

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5

The hug between Draco and Voldemort in the last film was totally improvised by Ralph Fiennes.

ralph fiennesSource: https://www.hypable.com/tom-felton-speaks-out-about-the-voldemortdraco-hug-at-dragoncon/
4

Tom Felton's girlfriend, Jade Olivia, also played Draco Malfoy's wife.

jade oliviaSource: http://www.alloy.com/entertainment/jade-olivia-gordon-five-facts-tom-felton-991/3/
3

Director Mike Newell had no idea Alan Rickman wore black contact lenses while playing Severus Snape.

mike newellSource: https://www.bustle.com/articles/135601-13-things-you-didnt-know-about-alan-rickman-his-most-memorable-roles
2

On the set of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Alan Rickman pranked Daniel Radcliffe with a fart machine in his sleeping bag.

severus snapeSource: http://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/alan-rickman-pranked-daniel-radcliffe-7204659
1

Daniel Radcliffe admitted to having a drinking problem for a time and came to the Harry Potter sets totally drunk.

daniel radcliffeSource: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/harry-potter/9060794/Daniel-Radcliffe-I-was-drunk-during-Harry-Potter-filming.html

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