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Gilderoy Lockhart

Gilderoy Lockhart is a character in the Harry Potter book and movie series. During his time as a Ravenclaw student, he received many prestigious awards, and he isn’t shy about letting everyone know it. After graduating Hogwarts, he became a celebrity in the wizarding world. In particular he wrote books about his encounters with magical creatures, such as Gadding with Ghouls and Travels with Trolls. When Dumbledore appoints Lockhart as the Defense Against the Dark Arts professor, Hermione becomes smitten by his knowledge. Yet Harry and Ron (and most everyone else) find him obnoxious. Although there’s more to him than meets the eye: he tricked actual accomplished wizards into revealing their stories, and then erased their memories with Memory Charms so he could take all the credit. In the film adaptation, Kenneth Branagh plays this role.

Minerva McGonagall

Minerva McGonagall is a character in the Harry Potter book and movie series. She is a professor at Hogwarts as well as the head of the Gryffindor house. She teaches Transfiguration, which she has a talent for as an Animagus, as she can transfigure into a tabby cat. Minerva is a stern instructor, but she genuinely cares about the well being of her students. As a former Gryffindor student, she values courage and bravery above all else, and isn’t afraid to deduct points from her own house when its necessary. Her wisdom, intelligence, and leadership skills make her perhaps the most respected professor at Hogwarts alongside Dumbledore. In the movie adaptation, Dame Maggie Smith plays this role.

Queenie Goldstein

Queenie Goldstein

In Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Queenie Goldstein (Alison Sudol) is a witch who is able to read minds. She lives with her older sister Tina Goldstein who one night brings home soon-to-be-famous magiczoologist Newt Scamander.

Tina Goldstein

Tina Goldstein

In Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Propentina Goldstein (Katherine Waterston) and her sister Queenie raised each other after their parents died of Dragon Pox. She works a ho-hum position for the Magical Congress of the United States of America , at least until she runs into Newt Scamander on the streets of New York.

Newt Scamander

In the Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Newton Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) attended Hogwarts where he studied magical creatures, nearly getting expelled for an experiment before his transfiguration teacher, Albus Dumbledore, stepped in. After school, he is commissioned to travel the world and write about the magical creatures he encounters, leading to adventures in New York City with sisters Tina and Queenie Goldstein.

Voldemort

In Harry Potter, Tom Riddle becomes Lord Voldemort (Ralph Fiennes), leader of a league of evil wizards and witches, and arch-enemy of Harry Potter. He alternatively goes by the nicknames He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named and He-Without-A-Nose.

Luna Lovegood

Quirky and often lost in a daydream, Luna became a solid friend to Harry Potter and the gang. Having a father who is editor of the wizarding tabloid, The Quibbler, often gives Luna insight (whether correct or not) on what’s really going on in the wizarding world. If she’s not reading, you’ll often find her with various animals on the school grounds.

Dolores Umbridge

Dolores Umbridge (Imelda Staunton) was a Ministry of Magic bureaucrat until she is appointed as the Defence Against the Dark Arts Professor at Hogwarts. Don’t let her prim and pink appearance fool you, she’s a witch of the truest sense and will use whatever means necessary to enforce the rules.

Albus Dumbledore

Professor Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore is the headmaster of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. He is the most powerful wizard in the world, and has some eccentric traits, like his love of knitting patterns. By serving as a mentor to Harry Potter, Dumbledore helps in the battle against Lord Voldemort.

Harry Potter in The Prisoner of Azkaban

At the end of his third year at Hogwarts, Harry learns the truth behind his parents’ deaths and who he can and can not trust while trying to save the beloved hippogriff, Buckbeak. While on this adventure, Harry is out of uniform and in a simple sweatshirt and tee that get a bit roughed up from all of the escaped-prisoner-chasing, dementor-fighting, and time-traveling.