On a dull, grey Tuesday our story starts...
And, even after so many years, it still continues. Harry Potter, the Boy Who Lived, celebrates his birthday on Friday, sharing it with JK Rowling. And we celebrate with him as he turns 35.
Rowling created something magical, quite literally. Her story of an lonely boy, thrust headfirst into a strange world armed with nothing but an unflinching moral code and his dear friends is something that everyone connected to on an emotional level.
There is something inexplicable that draws you towards him. We live vicariously through Harry.And here are 15 magical moments that everyone will remember, whether you were one of the those who waited for their Hogwarts letter or went to see the last film two weeks after its release.