According to Robbie Coltrane who played him, Hagrid was “based on a Hell’s Angel JK knew… a huge, terrifying guy who would sit down and talk about his garden and how his petunias were doing. And what about the death of Hedwig the owl, dispatched by the hideous Valdemort? That sad episode was written to represent a loss of innocence. And speaking of death….Rowling had seriously considered killing off Ron..Phew….glad he dodged that bullet….or shall we say wand? Now here’s my sentimental fav… Platform 9 3/4 at Kings Cross Station is actually where J.K. Rowling’s parents met.
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