Emily Mather[1] was a witch reported missing along with her relative, Gabriella, on the Potterwatch radio programme in 1997. Her disappearance was most likely linked to a Death Eater attack.

Behind the scenes

  • This character is presumably a tribute to a relative of James Mather, who worked as a supervising sound editor on every Harry Potter film from Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix onward.[2]
  • She may be related to New England Mather family, of whom, Increase, who, along with his son was responsible for several writings and involvement in the Salem Witch Trials.[3] Increase's father, Richard, was born in Lancashire, England.[4]


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