Bloomsbury Poll to Find Favorite Harry Potter Character Open; Author J. K. Rowling Offers Her Choice
May 16, 2011, 12:49 PM
Bloomsbury Publishing has launched a new poll to find out which Harry Potter characters fans would pick as their favorite via this link. Starting today, fans may pick from a list of forty characters which wizard, Muggle, or creature is their favorite character from throughout author J. K. Rowing's series. Fans will also be able to write in your favorite if they are not listed. The Harry Potter author herself has offered her choice for favorite character, as well. Ms Rowling relates:
"Harry, although I believe I am unusual in this, Ron is generally more popular (I love him too, though) Now that I have finished writing the books, the character I would most like to meet for dinner is Dumbledore. We would have a lot to discuss, and I would love his advice; I think that everyone would like a Dumbledore in their lives."
The poll opens on Monday, May 16, 2011 and runs until Friday, August 26 2011. The winning character will be announced on Tuesday, August 30, 2011 on the UK Harry Potter Facebook page
Sirius!!!!!!!!!!!!! I want to marry Gary Oldman and I don’t care how old he is! Sirius is my hero!!!
It was an extremely difficult decision; I had to think about it for a while, but in the end I chose Hermione.
How can I pick my favourite?!! I have like 10 favourites!!
draco all the way. most like myself.
@KiwiMcl – each his/her own I’d say … Umbridge is too one-dimensional for me. But okay, “favourite” character is of course open to interpretation – and I interpreted it more in terms of “many-layered, three-dimensional” – and yes, I admit it – “close to my heart.” (Basically, the way Rowling seemed to interpret it, judging by her choice :).
My favorite would have to be Hermione because without her Harry never would have gotten as far as he did. My very close second would be Luna.
It was a very tough decision— I love McGonagall, Harry, Ron, Hermione, Dumbledore, Dobby, Hedwig, Luna, Kreacher, Flitwick, Hagrid, Slughorn, Fred&George and Neville ALL so MUCH!! By the way…Where’s Slughorn!!???! I love dear ole Horace.. And Aberforth, too.. Haaaha!
Anyway, after much thought I did end up going with…Hagrid.. Shock, huh?
Fred Weasley, but Harry is next!
Snape! I love him! He’s someone that I hated until the Deathly Hallows… what an amazing story he has! :D
I voted for Dobby!!! I love that guy!!!! <3
DOBBY! DOBBY! DOBBY! DOBBY! DOBBY! I <3 DOBBBBBBY!!!!
I voted for Neville, of course, he’s just my adorable little hero!!! (see my avatar <——- lol) But I was a bit torn…. I wish I could have chosen a 2nd because then I could have voted for Lupin too!
Harry is the one I voted for. This exceptional story revolves around him so it has to be him for me. Coming very close and so tempting, would be Severus Snape, whose brilliance and mystery kept me captivated throughout the books. Hermione is also very close as one of my favourites. All the characters are incredible in their own ways, love them all really!
I voted! Luna Lovegood all the way!
Umbridge is probably my favorite character. She is really a very horrible person but as a character, she is very juicy.