Harry Potter Character Guide
Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter
Harry Potter (played by Daniel Radcliffe)
Harry is widely hailed as the hero of the wizarding world. Though evil Lord Voldemort killed Harry's parents when he was a baby, Harry miraculously survived the attack with just the lightning-shaped scar on his forehead, earning him the nickname "The Boy Who Lived."

Known for his scar, messy black hair and perfectly round glasses, Harry grew up with his neglectful aunt in the Muggle (nonwizard) world, unaware of his hero status. When a mysterious letter arrives just before his 11th birthday, Harry learns of his true powers and sets off to begin his studies at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. There, he befriends Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger and becomes the star Seeker on the Gryffindor Quidditch team.

Harry's fate is tied with Lord Voldemort's, and it's up to him to defeat the Dark Lord and protect the friends who have become the only family he's ever known.