The Harry Potter Movies: Behind-the-Scenes Secrets

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It's been a whole six years since the last Harry Potter movie was released, but the franchise is still as popular as ever. I don't think the original millennial Potterheads will ever tire of watching their favorite childhood wizard's antics. Likewise, each new generation is still being inducted into the Potter fandom thanks to the continuation of the franchise in the Fantastic Beasts films and the stage play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Childhood nostalgia kind of makes all of us hope that the public's ardor for Harry and his pals never dies down.

There are a lot of people out there who would consider themselves bona fide Potter experts. They know every book cover-to-cover and have seen each film at least ten times. However, even the most dedicated Potterhead might have missed out on some of the behind-the-scenes gossip from the sets of the films. Which actor had to quit after being arrested? Who secretly battled cancer while Half-Blood Prince was filmed? Read on to find out the answers to these burning questions, as well as other bits of secret Potter knowledge…