Please forward this error screen to md-in-43. ROWLING AND HARRY SHARE A BIRTHDAY. And that’s not the only influence Rowling had on her characters: She’s said that Hermione is a bit like her when she was younger, and her food science by potter pdf animal is an otter—which is, of course, Hermione’s patronus. SHE INVENTED THE NAMES OF THE HOGWARTS HOUSES ON THE BACK OF A BARF BAG.
In 2000, Scholastic gave schoolchildren across the U. What made you think of the people’s names and dormitories at Hogwarts? I invented the names of the Houses on the back of an airplane sick bag! EARLY ON, ROWLING WROTE A SKETCH OF THE FINAL CHAPTER OF THE FINAL BOOK.
That’s where we were always going. THE DEMENTORS ARE BASED ON ROWLING’S STRUGGLE WITH DEPRESSION AFTER HER MOTHER’S DEATH. Rowling’s mother, who had multiple sclerosis, died in 1990, after which Rowling suffered a period of depression. She would use the experience to characterize the Harry Potter’s dementors, creepy creatures that feed on human emotion. It’s so difficult to describe to someone who’s never been there, because it’s not sadness,” Rowling told Oprah Winfrey. SHE CREATED QUIDDITCH AFTER A FIGHT WITH HER BOYFRIEND. You walk out of the house, you sit down in a pub, and you invent Quidditch.
THE WIZARDING WORLD’S PLANTS COME FROM A REAL BOOK. I found this, Culpeper’s Complete Herbal, and it was the answer to my every prayer: flax weed, toadflax, fleawort, Gout-wort, grommel, knotgrass, Mugwort. A PROPOSED TITLE FOR THE AMERICAN VERSION OF PHILOSOPHER’S STONE WAS HARRY POTTER AND THE SCHOOL OF MAGIC. What if we called it the Sorcerer’s Stone?
The French edition, Levine points out in J. ROWLING MADE COMPLICATED OUTLINES FOR THE BOOKS. You can see a partial outline for Order of the Phoenix above. The outline has chapter titles, a general outline of the plot, and then more specific plot points for certain characters. Based on this outline, it looks like Rowling thought about calling Dolores Umbridge Elvira Umbridge instead! ARTHUR WEASLEY WAS SUPPOSED TO DIE. Which is not to say that Rowling knew exactly who was on the chopping block.
In fact, you could make a very good case for Arthur Weasley being the only good father in the whole series. Instead, Lupin—a character she had no intention of killing when she began the books—and Tonks died during the final Battle of Hogwarts. I think one of the most devastating things about war is the children left behind. As happened in the first war when Harry’s left behind, I wanted us to see another child left behind.
TO KEEP DEATHLY HALLOWS FROM LEAKING EARLY, BLOOMSBURY GAVE IT CODENAMES. You probably wouldn’t have been so interested in reading Edinburgh Potmakers or The Life and Times of Clara Rose Lovett: An Epic Novel Covering Many Generations. HALEY JOEL OSMENT COULD HAVE PLAYED HARRY. When Steven Spielberg was attached to direct the film adaptation, he wanted Sixth Sense star Haley Joel Osment to play Harry.
But the director eventually left over a creative clash with Rowling, and new director Chris Columbus had to find his star. There sitting behind me was this boy with these big blue eyes. He had some competition, though: Tom Felton auditioned for both Ron and Harry before ultimately being cast as Draco Malfoy. THERE’S A VERY GOOD REASON HARRY’S EYES AREN’T GREEN IN THE MOVIES.
How important was it, he wondered, for Harry’s eyes to be green? Rowling said that the only thing that was really important was that Harry’s eyes looked like his mother’s eyes, so whoever played Lily Potter would need to have some resemblance to Radcliffe. This was a relief for Radcliffe, who had an an extremely adverse reaction to the contacts. He was also allergic to the glasses, which made him break out in acne. THE BROOMS USED IN THE SERIES AREN’T REGULAR BROOMS. They were made by modeler Pierre Bohanna using aircraft-grade titanium.
Eddie Newquist, chief creative officer of the firm Global Entertainment Services, which puts on Harry Potter: The Exhibition, told Popular Mechanics. THE ROLE OF PEEVES WAS CAST AND FILMED—THEN CUT. British comedian Rik Mayall was cast as Hogwarts’s prank-happy poltergeist in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. He showed up and shot the scenes, which were later cut when director Chris Columbus decided he didn’t like the look of the ghost. I got sent off the set because every time I tried to do a bit of acting, all the lads who were playing the school kids kept getting the giggles, they kept corpsing, so they threw me off. Well, they asked me to do it with my back to them and they still laughed.
So they asked me to do it around the other side of the cathedral and shout my lines, but they still laughed so they said they’d do my lines with someone else. So then I did a little bit of filming, then I went home and I got the money. Er, Rik, we’re sorry about this, but you’re not in the film. We’ve cut you out of the film. But I still got the money.