During his first year at Hogwarts, Seamus and his fellow students were taught the Levitation Charm by Professor Flitwick in Charms, and were given feathers to practise on. Seamus accidentally set his feather on fire when he poked it with his wand, resulting in the feather combusting and requiring Harry to put it out with his hat. Also during Seamus' first year, he was known to have been trying to turn water into rum with disastrous results.
During his sixth year, while eagerly telling his fellow students in Charms class about what he would do once he had learned how to Apparate, Seamus accidentally shot a jet of water from his wand that knocked Professor Flitwick on his face. As punishment, Flitwick set Seamus lines in detention, with him being made to write "I am a wizard, not a baboon brandishing a stick."
Behind the scenes
- Like most British and Irish wizards and witches, he most likely purchased it at age eleven at Ollivanders.
- In the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, instead of setting his feather in Charms on fire, it exploded and burned Seamus' face.
- The wand prop replica used in the films has black lines vaguely simliar to those of Lavender Brown's wand, however Seamus Finnigan's wand continues the spiralling pattern.
- According to Daniel Radcliffe, Devon Murray, who plays Seamus in the film series, holds the record for breaking the most prop wands during filming.
- According to Writing by J.K. Rowling: "Wand Woods" at Wizarding World, it looks like its spruce.
- The colour scheme and pattern of this wand is very similar to Patricia Rakepick's wand, only inverted and with the spiral pattern at the base of the wand rather than at the point.
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (First appearance)
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (film)
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (film)
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film)
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (video game)
- LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4
- LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7
Notes and references
- ↑ Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Chapter 10 (Hallowe'en)
- ↑ Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (film)
- ↑ Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 17 (A Sluggish Memory)
- ↑ Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Chapter 32 (The Elder Wand)
- ↑ Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (film), DVD special feature