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1. His casting in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire was the first time that most audience members had heard of Robert Pattinson. But it was most certainly not the last, as he went on to appear in which blockbuster series? (yes, we're starting off really easy)
The Lord of the Rings
2. This Potter actress is a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire:
Gemma Jones
Maggie Smith
Shirley Henderson
Bonnie Wright
3. The film series having established her as a star, Emma Watson's decision to attend this Ivy League school was welcomed by the US tabloid set:
4. Which series supporting character has been played in every film by Joshua Herdman?
Oliver Wood
Gregory Goyle
James Potter
George Weasley
5. In which Potter film was Ralph Fiennes first credited as Voldemort?
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
6. The Potter franchise has consistently drawn fine actors into its fold. The actor/actress behind each of the following characters boasts at least an Academy Award nomination, except for:
Albus Dumbledore
Minerva McGonagall
Sybill Trelawney
Severus Snape
By way of explanation.....
Richard Harris has two Oscar nominations; Emma Thompson and Maggie Smith have both won; as of 2010, Alan Rickman has somehow not been nominated
7. Two Potter franchise actors were married from 1989-1995. They went on to play which two roles?
McGonagall and Quirrell
Pomfrey and Slughorn
Sprout and Filch
Trelawney and Lockhart
By way of explanation.....
Of course, we're talking about Kenneth Branagh and Emma Thompson
8. The married thespians in the previous question also appeared together in a decent 1991 thriller. Any idea of what movie we're talking about?
Dead Again
The Last Seduction
Miller's Crossing
By way of explanation.....
9. Can you identify the last movie in which Richard Harris played Dumbledore before his death?
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
10. Actresses Afshan Azad and Shefali Chowdhury have played siblings with this last name in the series:
11. Of the actors that play Harry, Ron and Hermione, who is the oldest?
Daniel Radcliffe
Rupert Grint
Emma Watson
Daniel and Rupert share the same birthdate and are older than Emma
By way of explanation.....
Rupert was born in 1988, Daniel in 1989 and Emma in 1990
12. The man behind Nearly Headless Nick, John Cleese has had his hand in three landmark film franchises. Having played multiple roles in Monty Python films, Cleese also appeared in a handful of James Bond films, as a character known by this single-word code name:
13. Speaking of Potter alumni who have been in James Bond movies....Which series mainstay has played a character named Zukovsky in a pair of Bond films?
Alan Rickman
David Thewlis
David Bradley
Robbie Coltrane
14. Speaking of Potter alumni who have played Russians on film: The actor behind this character has also played a fanatical Russian who sought to take hostage the President of the United States and his family:
Severus Snape
Sirius Black
Quirinus Quirrell
Argus Filch
15. The Harry Potter and Star Wars franchises share the actor behind this Potter character, as he also played a key role in The Return of the Jedi and two lesser roles in The Phantom Menace:
The Sorting Hat
The Fat Friar
By way of explanation.....
Warwick Davis, who plays Flitwick, also appeared in Jedi as the Ewok Wicket W. Warrick and in Phantom Menace as Wald and Weazel
16. Earlier in the quiz we mentioned Academy Awards. Emma Thompson (Sybill Trelwaney) received an acting nomination and won for Adapted Screenplay for 1995's Sense and Sensibility. The film also featured the actor behind which other Potter character?
Horace Slubhorn
Severus Snape
Peter Pettigrew
Alastor Moody
17. If you have been jonesing for a Clemence Posey fix since her appearance as Fleur Delacour in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, you could have found her in a brief 2010 story arc on this CW series:
Gossip Girl
18. We've been dealing primarily with the actors in the about a question concerning the directors? Which of the following correctly pairs the film with its director?
Chamber of Secrets - David Yates
Prisoner of Azkaban - Alfonso Cuaron
Half-Blood Prince - Chris Columbus
Order of the Phoenix - Mike Newell
19. Among the following, the only one to have portrayed a Muggle is:
Julie Walters
Chris Rankin
Fiona Shaw
Timothy Spall
By way of explanation.....
Shaw played Harry's aunt Petunia Dursley - the others played Molly Weasley, Percy Weasley and Peter Pettigrew, respectively)
20. Toby Jones has provided the voice of this Potter series character:
21. Who did not play a Death Eater in the series?
Matthew Lewis
David Tennant
Helena Bonham Carter
Jason Isaacs
By way of explanation.....
Tennant (Barty Crouch, Jr.), Helena Bonham Carter (Bellatrix Lestrange), Jason Isaacs (Lucius Malfoy) all played Death Eaters; Matthew Lewis played Neville Longbottom
22. Michael Gambon, one of the two portrayers of Dumbledore in the series, starred (with future Oscar winner Helen Mirren!) in the notorious 1989 movie The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover. Which role did he play?
The Cook
The Thief
In an upset, His Wife
Her Lover
23. Who plays the character seen here?
Shirley Henderson
Evanna Lynch
Zoe Wanamaker
Katie Leung
By way of explanation.....
That's Evanna Lynch as Luna Lovegood
24. In yet another franchise cross-over, Verne Troyer, Mini-Me from the Austin Powers movies, appeared in a Harry Potter film as:
Viktor Krum
25. Ask any one of Tom Felton's legion of fans, and they could tell you that the man behind Draco Malfoy has won this unconventional movie award:
Best Villain, 2010 MTV Movie Award
Superstar of Tomorrow, 2009 Young Hollywood Award
Best Young Actor, 2009 People's Choice Award
Most Oddly Blonde Actor, 2003 Rock Mountain Film Critics Association Award

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