Who's who in Harry Potter

Who's who in Harry Potter

As the latest Harry Potter movie gets ready to hit the big screen, we give you a roundup of the major characters in the films and the books - who they are, where they are from and most importantly who are the actors playing them.

The first and foremost of course is the title character - Harry James Potter.

The son of Lily and James Potter, Harry is an orphan. He lives with his mother's sister and her family - the Dursleys. He realizes at the age of eleven that he is a wizard and is taken to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

Harry leads the life of a young celebrity as he is the only wizard who managed to defeat the darkest, most powerful wizard of all time - Voldemort. Known as 'the boy who lived', Harry's lightning shaped scar is a testament of his victory over Voldemort.

He is in Gryffindor house and is the Seeker of the Quidditch team of the house. His closest friends are Ron Wesley and Hermione Granger. He has been in a relationship with Cho Chang and with Ginnie Weasley who he ultimately marries.