This wizard was seen in the Leaky Cauldron in 1993, reading the Muggle physics book A Brief History of Time by Stephen W. Hawking while possibly performing wandless magic on his cup of coffee, causing it to stir itself.[1]

Behind the scenes


The wizard in the Leaky Cauldron

  • This wizard was portrayed by Ian Brown in
  • the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban in a celebrity cameo.
  • His reading of a book titled A Brief History of Time is likely foreshadowing for the use of time travel later in the film
    • Said book was published in 1990 in real life. Therefore, it can't be suggested as a proof that the wizard might actually be a time traveller himself since the scene is placed in 1993.
    • He does not appear in the Harry Potter And the Prisoner of Azkaban Book


Notes and references

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