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Hogwarts Staff

Ministry of Magic
Potions and potion ingredients
Magical Creatures
Other important characters
Wands, wand core, and wood info
Rumors and theories

Headmaster-Professor Albus Dumbledore

"My own brother, Aberforth, was prosecuted for practicing inappropriate charms on a goat."

Pets: Fawkes the phoenix
Age: ~150 (in book 5)
Notables: Order of Merlin, founder/head of the 'Order of the Phoenix'; master occlumens; former Transfiguration professor; Order secret-keeper
Former house: Gryffindor
Relatives: Aberforth (brother)
Favorite quidditch team: Puddlemere United
Patronus: phoenix
Past office passwords: Sherbet lemon, Lemon drop, Cockroach cluster, Fizzing whizbee
Personality: Dumbledore is kind, very old, and feared by Voldemort. He's thought by many to be a crackpot, but is far more powerful than he appears to be.
Played by: Richard Harris (1 & 2), Michael Gambon (3)

House Heads

Minerva McGonagall:

Job: Deputy Headmistress/Head of Gryffindor House, Transfiguration professor.
Notables: animagus (cat); Order member
Birthday: October 4
Age: ~70
Interests: quidditch
Teaching experience: 39 years (as of book 5)
Personality: Although McGonagall may appear to be strict in the halls of Hogwarts, she has a good heart and has tried to support Harry as much as possible.

Played by: Dame Maggie Smith

Professor Flitwick

Job: Head of Ravenclaw House, Charms.
Noteables: rumored to have been a dueling champion when younger
Birthday: October 17
Played by: Warwick Davis

Severus Snape:

"Weasley's wand causes devastation with the simplest spells. We'll be sending Potter to the hospital wing in a matchbox."

Job: Head of Slytherin House, Potions professor
Former house: Slytherin
Age: ~35-36 (in book 5)
Relatives: Eileen Prince (mother); Tobias Snape (father)
Teaching experience: 14 years (as of book 5)
Nemeses: the Marauders, Harry Potter, Voldemort
Notables: former Death Eater; Order member; spy for Dumbledore; master occlumens
Hobbies: potions, DADA

Personality: Snape is a sour man that hates Harry and all Gryffindors. At times Snape is thought to be working for Voldemort, when in reality he's trying to protect Harry just as much as anyone else.

Played by: Alan Rickman

Professor Pomona Sprout

Jobs: Head of Hufflepuff House, Herbology.
Interests: gardening
Played by: Miriam Margoyles

DADA Professors

Professor Slatero Quirrell
Year held: 1st
Info: Turned out to be in league with Voldemort.
Played by: Ian Hart

Professer Gilderoy Lockhart

"Am I a professor? Goodness. I expect I was hopeless, was I?"
Appearance: Handsome
Year held: 2nd
Info: Turned out to be a fraud who made up all the stories in his books. He is, however, an expert in memory charms.

Played by: Kenneth Branagh

Remus John Lupin

Year held: 3rd
Former house: Gryffindor
Lineage: half
Notables: Order member, werewolf
Nickname: Moony
Friends: James Potter (deceased), Sirius Black
Played by: David Thewlis

Alastor 'Mad-Eye' Moody

"Don't put your wand there, boy! What if it ignited? Better wizards than you have lost buttocks, you know!"--Moody to Harry

Year held: 4th
Notables: auror; Order member
Notes: He was impersonated for most of 4th year by Barty Crouch, Jr.

Professor Dolores Umbridge

"Hand, Mr. Potter!"

Job(s): Senior Undersecretary to the Minister, DADA prof (5th year), High Inquisitor, headmistress (temporary)
Heritage: pureblood, though it's not stated. However, given the clues-she went after mer-people, hates centaurs, hates Hagrid, and drafted the anti-werewolf legislation, I'd say she hates anything half or less.

Info: Basically sent to Hogwarts by the Ministry to spy on Dumbledore during Harry's fifth year. Fudge thought Dumbledore was up to something, so he sent Umbridge.

Other subjects

Professor Sybill Patricia Trelawny

Job: Divinations, not taken seriously by many students or professors.
Teaching experience: 16 years (as of book 5)

"Your heart, though you are young in years, is as shriveled as an old maid's, you soul is as dry as the pages of the books to which you so desperately cleave."

Played by: Emma Thompson

Firenze the centaur

Job: Divinations prof after Umbridge fired Trelawney.

Professor Sinistra

Job: Astrology professor.

Professor Kettleburn

Job: Care of Magical Creatures (COMC) prof (before Hagrid)

Professor Wilhelmina Grubbly-Plank

Job: Substitute COMC prof
Info: Actually a better teacher than Hagrid, and neutral as far as Dumbledore is concerned.

Professor Vector

Job: Arithmancy

Professor Horace Slughorn-
Potions professor and head of house 1930-1980ish before retiring, then returned as Potions professor in 1996 so Snape could teach DADA. He is famous for his 'Slug Club' of favorites.


Madam Hooch

Job: Flying professor/Quidditch referee
Played by: Zoe Wanamaker

Madame Poppy Pomfrey

Job: School nurse/mediwitch.
Played by: Gemma Jones

Madame Irma Pince

Job: librarian
Personality: very strict.
Played by: Sally Mortemore

Argus Filch

Job: caretaker
Heritage: pureblood/squib
Personality: cranky
Pet: Mrs. Norris the cat
Played by: David Bradley

Rubeus Hagrid

"Better out than in."--to Ron

Job: Gamekeeper/Keeper of the Keys/COMC professor
Former house: Gryffindor
Wand: oak, 16", rather bendy
Pet: Fang (boarhound)
Past pets: Aragog the spider, Norbert the dragon, Buckbeak/Beaky the hippogriff
Relatives: Fridwulfa (giant mother, deceased), Hagrid Sr. (human father, deceased)
Loves: Olympe Maxine

Personality: Hagrid is a friend of Harry, Hermione, and Ron; always bringing home some sort of critter. In spite of his size, he's a very sensitive and gentle person.
Played by: Robbie Coltrane



Fears: The Bloody Baron

Info: School poltergeist, always playing pranks. Hated by Filch especially, and can only be controlled by the Bloody Baron, Slytherin's Ghost.
Played by: Rik Mayall

Moaning Myrtle

"Oh, well... I'd just been thinking... if you had died, you'd have been welcome to share my toilet..."

Info: Teenaged ghost that haunts the girl's bathroom. Was killed when the Chamber of Secrets was opened in the time of Tom Riddle.

Played by: Shirley Henderson

Past Staff

Armando Dippet

Former job: headmaster
Played by: Alfred Burke

Phineas Nigellus

Former job: headmaster
Former house: Slytherin
Relatives: Regalus Black (deceased), Sirius Black, Narcissa Black Malfoy, Draco Malfoy, Bellatrix Black LeStrange

Dilys Derwent

Former job: headmistress (1741 - 1768), St. Mungo's healer (1722-1741)

Fortescue (wizard)

Former job: headmaster

Horace Slughorn

Former position: head of Slytherin house/Potions professor (Molly and Arthur Weasleys' time-Marauders time)
Heritage: pureblood

Appearance: He's almost bald, and what hair he does have seems to be concentrated in a walrus-like mustache. His head only comes to Dumbledore's chin, and he happens to be rather hefty, to put it nicely.

Personality: Likes collecting favorites for little favors in return. He has his own group of favorites dubbed 'The Slug Club'.

Galatea Merrythought
Position held: DADA (~50 yrs)
Time period: Riddle/Voldemort's school years

Apollyon Pringle

Former job: caretaker during Molly Weasley's school years


Former job: groundskeeper during Molly Weasley's school years

Professor Albus Dumbledore (see above)

Former job: Transfiguration


Godric Gryffindor

Founder of: Gryffindor

Rowena Ravenclaw

Founder of: Ravenclaw

Helga Hufflepuff

Founder of: Hufflepuff

Salazar Slytherin

Founder of: Slytherin
Noteables: parselmouth, built Chamber of Secrets
Relatives: Tom Riddle/Voldemort

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