My top 5 Harry Potter Characters

Today I will be rounding up all the Harry Potter characters and choosing my favourite five.

5. Scabior

Although a rather minor character in the books I feel that his increased role in the last two films created a recognisable follower of Voldemort.

Scabior takes on the role of the leader of the Snatchers in the last two films and is the one who captures Harry, Ron and Hermione before leading them to Malfoy Manor. In the last film he can be seen during the battle of Hogwarts where he plummets to his death when the Covered bridge collapses.

4. Hagrid

Where would we be without this old fellow? Although slightly mad sometimes and supporting a worrying obsession with magical creatures, Hagrid has always been a sanctum for Harry, and plays a vital role in most of the stories.

3. Minerva Mcgonagall

I suppose the reason I like the character of Minerva Mcgonagall, is because she (after Dumbledore) is the main figure of authority within Hogwarts. She plays a big part in both the films and books but doing just enough to remain as a sideline character.

Her role in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 was significantly increased and she was seen in many scenes commanding the forces that were defending Hogwarts.

2. Lucius Malfoy

What is there to say about Lucius Malfoy! The Rich Death Eater, one minute striding in and out of the ministry, the next minute torturing Muggles. During his first appearances he portrayed such an image of grandeur and power until the last films where he was taken prisoner in his own house, scared of his own master.

1. Bellatrix Lestrange

And last but not least Bellatrix Lestrange.

This slightly mad and devoted follower of Voldemort appears in the last 4 books and last 4 films. I have to admit that when I saw he portrayal in the fifth film, I wasn’t that impressed however after the sixth, seventh and eighth films I was in no doubt.

She’s in no doubt my favourite character just for the bizarity of her actions and the lengths to which she will go to impress Voldemort. And of course her downfall during the battle of Hogwarts.

The Hobbit

After hearing about the release of The Hobbit; An Unexpected Journey, I decided to read the Hobbit (novel).

The Hobbit is set in the land of Middle Earth and focuses on a young hobbit called Bilbo Baggins. Bilbo Baggins is a respectable young hobbit who would never dream in getting mixed up in anything unusual until one day he meets the mysterious Gandalf and a troupe of thirteen dwarfs.

Unwillingly, Bilbo sets of with Gandalf and the Dwarfs, in search of the dragon Smaug, to regain treasure he stole from the leader of the dwarves; Thorin Oakenshield.

The Hobbit for me was a truly excellent read, I literally couldn’t put it down! I am now moving on to reading the Lord of the Rings books and I hope I have as much luck with them.

The film of course is being made by Peter Jackson, the acclaimed director of the Lord of the Rings trilogy. The film also stars Sherlock actor; Martin Freeman as Bilbo. That’s something to look forward too.