By Kirsty Bachor

11th December 2019

If you’re a magic whizz – even if you’re still waiting for your letter from Hogwarts like me *sob* – then you may think you know everything there is to know about Harry Potter. And you might be right when it comes to the story, the spells, the drama and the gut-wrenching feels.

But here are some facts you didn’t know about the Harry Potter franchise as a whole.

Prepare to be spellbound.

1. Helena Bonham Carter Burst Matthew Lewis’s Ear Drum With Her Wand

Unintentionally, of course – unless she was channelling the cold-bloodedness of her character, Bellatrix Lestrange. During the infamous Ministry of Magic fight scene in Order of the Phoenix, Bellatrix is seen getting dangerously close to Neville’s face with her wand…

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Well, it turns out she succeeded in accidentally ramming the wand into Matthew’s ear. Ouch.

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