Then the bloody Death Eaters turn up and cause all sorts of anarchy.' Fighting dark forces: Harry and Professor Dumbledore (Michael Gambon) set off on a dangerous mission from Hogswarts In Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince, the boy wizard is steadily evolving into a 'man wizard' as he expands his powers with the assistance of a mysterious book, entitled 'Property Of The Half-Blood Prince'.
The focus of the latest film is the dark evolution of Harry's blond rival Draco Malfoy (Tom Felton).
Rowling stated that the character of Hermione carries several autobiographical influences: "I did not set out to make Hermione like me but she is..is an exaggeration of how I was when I was younger." Moreover, she states that not unlike herself, "there is a lot of insecurity and a great fear of failure" beneath Hermione's swottiness.
Finally, according to Rowling, next to Albus Dumbledore, Hermione is the perfect expository character; because of her encyclopaedic knowledge, she can always be used as a plot dump to explain the Harry Potter universe.
Hermione Norris has been used to having the full undivided attention of her male friends Harry Potter and Ron Weasley.
So when the feisty schoolgirl finds out both her pals have developed love interests at Hogwarts, she is far from happy.
His latest love interest follows a previous screen kiss with Cho Chang (Katie Leung) in Harry Potter And the Order Of The Phoenix last year.
In the upcoming film, the simmering romantic tension between Hermione (Emma Watson) and Ron (Rupert Grint) finally comes to a head.
They are well aware of the wizarding world and have visited Diagon Alley with her.
Hermione was originally intended to have a sister, but the planned sibling did not make an appearance in the first Harry Potter novel and, as Rowling noted, it "seemed too late" to introduce the character after that.
Ron is angry because he feels Crookshanks is responsible for Scabbers' disappearance, while Hermione fiercely maintains that Crookshanks is innocent.
While filling in for Remus Lupin in one Defence Against the Dark Arts class, Snape labels Hermione "an insufferable know-it-all" and penalises Gryffindor after she speaks out of turn in her attempt to describe a werewolf when no one else does.