Privet Drive

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Privet Drive is the road that Harry Potter's aunt and uncle Vernon Dursley and Petunia Dursley live on. They have a young son, Dudley Dursley. He is about Harry's age. Harry goes to live with them when his patents, Lily Potter and James Potter were murdered by Voldemort.[1]

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[edit] Known Residents

The most famous residents on Privet Drive in the wizarding world are the Dursley family and Harry Potter at Number 4, Privet Drive.

[edit] Events in the books

[edit] Book One

On the 1st November 1981, Minerva McGonagall in her animagus form as a cat spent the day watching the house at number 4, following the rumours of the deaths of Lily and James Potter.

[edit] Location

Privet Drive is found in Surrey, in England.

[edit] Additional Canon

[edit] The films

Number 12, Picket Post Close in the area of Winkfield in Bracknell is the outside of Number 4, Privet Drive in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. Filming there took two weeks. However the filmmakers did not return for Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, instead using a studio set. There is a cupboard under the stairs in the house. [2]

[edit] References

  1. J. K. Rowling, PS 1
  2. J. P. Sperati, Harry Potter On Location (Irregular Special Press, 2010), 15-6.