Five things you should know about Lavender Brown
All of the characters in J.K. Rowling’s wizarding world are richly developed and created. Over the years, Jo has developed the characters further, either in the books themselves or through other outlets, such as Pottermore.
We decided to put together some fun facts about some of the characters in Jo’s world. To kick things off, here’s five fun things about Gryffindor Lavender Brown.
- Lavender Brown was one of the original 40 characters J.K. Rowling created for the series – and was one of the characters whose name didn’t change. “Lavender” is also one of many flower names in the series.
- Lavender was the first character to be sorted into Gryffindor in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, causing the Weasley twins to cheer loudly.
- Little is known about Lavender’s parents and family, although it is believed that both of her parents are magical. One of Lavender’s parents writes to her in her third year at Hogwarts to tell her that her rabbit, Binky, has been killed by a fox.
- Lavender went with Seamus Finnigan to the Yule Ball in Harry’s fourth year – although Harry hoped to get her to go with Ron, two years before the pair started seeing each other in Half-Blood Prince.
- When put under the Imperius Curse by Professor Moody in Goblet of Fire, Lavender “imitated a squirrel.”
What’s your favorite thing about Lavender Brown? What do you wish we knew about Lavender?
Jessie Cave, who portrayed Lavender Brown in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Parts 1 & 2, will be at MuggleNet Live! 2015: Expo Patronum on April 18. Find out more here.
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