The 10 Most Unbelievable Harry Potter Facts Out There

Harry Potter Facts

Well, who hasn’t heard about the Harry Potter movies—aside from babies and toddlers of course! Definitely, the Harry Potter series will go down the annals of movie history as one of the top movies that both children and adults would like. Even if you have watched all 8 movies, we are sure you don’t know these facts!

Unbelievable Harry Potter Facts

1 In real life, Bill Weasley and Mad Eye Moody are father and son.

2 At each end of the great hall of Hogwarts, there were actually murals on each wall. They were so faded that they didn’t register on camera.

3 Harry’s eyes in the series of movies weren’t always bright green like Lily’s because Radcliffe’s eyes reacted badly with the various contacts he used.

4 The “t” at the end of Voldemort’s name is silent because it is a French word that means “flight of death.”

5 Death eaters who wore masks underwent casting their faces for two and a half minutes in alginate.

6 Alan Rickman wore black contact lenses for his role as Snape.

7 Jon Isaacs, who played the role of Lucius Malfoy, was caught trying to steal his character’s wand—a Malfoy through and through.

8 Through the entire Harry Potter series, Radcliffe went through a total of 160 glasses!

9 The actress who portrayed Moaning Myrtle was already 37 years old when filming the second movie. She didn’t look that old!

10 It took the owls six months to learn how to carry the letters.

11 A lot of Harry Potter fans were quite amazed by Neville Longbottom’s transformation into a beautiful swan after the hit movie series. Neville Longbottom was played by Matthew Lewis, and in order to look more in character, he had to wear fake teeth and a fat suit—and that’s the story behind the ugly duckling.

Harry Potter: 20 Small Details That Were Hidden In The Movies

Most Harry Potter fans think they know everything about these iconic books and the beloved movies that came after. But even the biggest die-hards might have missed a thing or two from their favorite movies, and seeing as how many incredible details they were able to squeeze into every frame, we don’t blame them!

This video includes a wide range of fun things: From the first words that Snape ever said to Harry which actually mean so much more than they seem, to a shout out to Professor Mcgonagall’s glory days as a student hidden in the trophy case. There is a hilarious moment with Neville and his Remembrall that has a hidden layer, a secret message in Hermione’s hair during The Deathly Hallows, a visit to Borgin and Burkes that is packed with easter eggs, and a shout out to Daniel Radcliffe’s theatrical career on the wall of a London cafe.

You will be surprised to learn that what Gilderoy Lockhart has in his office tells us a lot about who he is. Snape sends a subtle message about whose side he is on during his fight with Professor Mcgonagall, and a wizard in The Leaky Cauldron is reading a book that is way more significant than it may seem! And that is nowhere near all of them, check out the video to find out all of the incredible details that are hidden within all of the Harry Potter movies.


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