|"Is this all real? Or has this been happening inside my head?"
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The name "Charles" comes from the Germanic name Karl, which was derived from a Germanic word which meant "man". However, an alternative theory states that it is derived from the common Germanic element hari meaning "army, warrior".
Behind the scenes
- Ralph Fiennes (Lord Voldemort) portrays Dickens in the 2013 film The Invisible Woman, which he also directs. Michelle Fairley (Mrs Granger) also appears as Caroline Graves.
- An 1839 portrait of Charles Dickens by Daniel Maclise appears to be the basis of a portrait of Podric Batworthy used in the Harry Potter films.