JK Rowling reveals her favourite Potter character

JK Rowling has revealed her favourite Harry Potter character is Professor Dumbledore.

The author of the books about wizard Harry Potter's wizarding adventures was chatting to fans on Twitter when she was posed the big question and despite having Hermione Granger, Ron Weasley, Harry, Rubeus Hagrid and even Dobby - the loyal house elf - to choose from, she settled on the head teacher of Hogwarts, whose full name is Professor Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore.

Actor Michael Gambon stars as Headmaster Albus Dumbledore in the Harry Potter films.
Actor Michael Gambon stars as Headmaster Albus Dumbledore in the Harry Potter films.

Asked by one of her followers on the social media site, "Besides Harry, who is your favorite character in the series?" she wrote back: "Dumbledore."

Professor Dumbledore guided the young Harry Potter through his battles with his greatest adversary Voldemort and was the Head of the Transfiguration department and a member of the Order of The Phoenix.

The character was depicted by Richard Harris and then Michael Gambon in the film adaptations and fans were left devastated when he met his death at the end of Half-Blood Prince.

However, the new trailer for the upcoming prequel movie Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them which stars Eddie Redmayne as central character Newt Scamander, has teased that Dumbledore will be brought to life once more, after Colin Farrell's character Graves said his name.

JK Rowling says Albus Dumbledore is her favourite character aside from Harry Potter.
JK Rowling says Albus Dumbledore is her favourite character aside from Harry Potter.

- Bang! Showbiz

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