It’s Official: Harry Potter Is Jewish

That’s right, folks. Daniel Radcliffe, the actor who plays Harry Potter, is Jewish:

…British actor Daniel Radcliffe, best known for playing Harry Potter in the blockbuster movie series, told Australian TV last month that his mother is Jewish.

On December 22, the London Jewish Chronicle reported the same news as I did and added a few details:

Radcliffe’s mother is Marcia Gresham, a casting director, raised in Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex. The JC [Jewish Chronicle] spotted artistic talent in the family way back: the 11-year-old Marcia was featured in our pages in 1968 after winning 10 trophies and several medals for ballet dancing.
Ms. Gresham’s mother, Patricia Jacobson, told the JC she was "a real Jewish grandmother" when it came to Daniel. She said: "I was proud of him before he was Harry Potter, because he’s just lovely."…

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5 responses to “It’s Official: Harry Potter Is Jewish

  1. Captain Kirk, Mr. Spock, Princess Leia, Harry Potter- we rule space and magic. Haha!

  2. Yochanan Lavie

    Too bad there isn’t a yeshiva like Hogwarts.

  3. Yochanan Lavie

    Jack: Ensign Checkov and Indiana Jones are also Jewish.

  4. Yos

    Goyim = Mudbloods
    770 = Hogwarts
    Rebbe = Dumbledore (Maybe he’ll come back from the dead!)

  5. Yos

    A small child just pointed out to me, that I mean muggles not mudbloods. I need to attend more Potter outreach meetings.

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