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'Harry Potter' Actors Share Their Favorite Memory Of The Series

Updated February 9, 2021 24.1k votes 3.0k voters 480.0k views16 items

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From September 29, 2000 to June 12, 2010, Daniel Radcliffe went through 70 wands and 160 pairs of round glasses during the filming of eight Harry Potter movies. After a decade working together, he and the other Harry Potter cast members shared tears and memories on their final day of filming, with Radcliffe saying he had been on the set for so long that "I don't know what my day-to-day life consists of without you."

The cast members, from then until now, have shared their favorite memories from the series, whether it was a cherished scene to film or a behind-the-scenes moment.

  • Photo: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 / Warner Bros. Pictures

    Helena Bonham Carter told MTV News she enjoyed her interactions with Hermione in both parts of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, including their confrontation at Malfoy Manor, and the scene in which she impersonates Hermione in Gringotts Wizarding Bank:

    The best bit about being Bellatrix in this one is also because I got to pretend to be Hermione. Because Hermione takes polyjuice potion and gets to look like Bellatrix. Rather than put Emma Watson in a helluva load of makeup, they just said, "Now you go act like Hermione." That was fun, because I always wanted to be Hermione. [I was] looking at Dan [Radcliffe] and Rupert [Grint] and they were treating me as if I was 17.

    • Age: 54
    • Birthplace: Golders Green, London, United Kingdom
    • Gender: Female
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  • Photo: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire / Warner Bros. Pictures

    Michael Gambon told PopSugar he enjoyed twirling Professor McGonagall around during the Yule Ball in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire:

    I'm a very good dancer, and I had a lot of dancing to do in the Great Hall with Maggie Smith, sort of close dancing, dipping around. And at one point I have to lift her up high... and slide [her] back down.

    • Age: 79
    • Birthplace: Cabra, Dublin, Republic of Ireland
    • Gender: Male
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  • Photo: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 / Warner Bros. Pictures

    At a news conference with the full cast for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, Emma Watson said her best memory of the series was working with the Oscar-nominated actress who played Bellatrix: 

    Getting to work with Helena Bonham Carter, both when she tortured me and we got to work together with her playing me essentially, and we had so much fun. 

    • Age: 30
    • Birthplace: Paris, France
    • Gender: Female
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  • Photo: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince / Warner Bros. Pictures

    Tom Felton said at a fan event that his favorite behind-the-scenes moment - besides messing around a lot and being a kid on set  - was working on Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

    That was my first chance at kind of being there from the very start of the film to the end of it without having any long breaks, and getting a chance to work with Alan Rickman and Michael Gambon, it was really a dream come true. And I had a massive crush on Helena [Bonham Carter] at the time... That was a lot of fun.

    • Age: 33
    • Birthplace: Epsom, United Kingdom
    • Gender: Male
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