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

Updated February 9, 2021 24.2k votes 3.1k voters 480.9k 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 2 / Warner Bros. Pictures

    Ralph Fiennes told Bravo's Andy Cohen his favorite part of working on the Harry Potter franchise was a behind-the-scenes confirmation of how scary he was:

    The best moment I ever had was when I was walking backstage and the son of the script supervisor, he was about 5 or 6, and I just walked past him in my Voldemort makeup and he just burst into tears.

    • Age: 57
    • Birthplace: Ipswich, United Kingdom
    • Gender: Male
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  • Photo: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone / Warner Bros. Pictures

    Devon Murray told Crooked Llama he spent every birthday from age 11 to 22 on the Harry Potter set, and the first one was his favorite:

    We were on location for Flitwick's levitation class. And it was the day I got to blow up the feather. So as soon as we finished filming, [producer] David Heyman brought in the biggest chocolate cake I'd ever seen in my life. It was huge. First of all, we had a party at lunch hour, then we had a party again when we finished filming. And I got to keep the feather I got to blow up. David Heyman gave me lots of different presents. And everybody was giving presents. And it was just really, really fun.

    • Age: 31
    • Birthplace: County Kildare, Republic of Ireland
    • Gender: Male
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  • Photo: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix / Warner Bros. Pictures

    Daniel Radcliffe over the years has said he recalls "so many very, very good memories" from filming the series, but one does tend to stick out, as he told a HollywoodLife interviewer:

    I have one... weird, surreal moment I'll carry with me my entire life. One morning I came in and Gary Oldman taught me how to play the bass line to "Come Together" by the Beatles, on bass guitar that I was learning at the time, and he also played bass. So I had a bass lesson from Gary Oldman one morning - that was pretty great.

    • Age: 31
    • Birthplace: Fulham, London, England
    • Gender: Male
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  • Photo: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets / Warner Bros. Pictures

    Robbie Coltraine had a simple answer for PopSugar's interview question about his favorite element of the Harry Potter world: "just being with the kids, because they are fun kids generally." 

    • Age: 70
    • Birthplace: Rutherglen, United Kingdom
    • Gender: Male
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