Muggle Encyclopedia

compiled and written by Penny Linsenmayer

Gallico, Paul (1897 - 1976) books and authors
Paul Gallico is an author cited by JKR many times over as amongst her favorites. She particularly noted her love of his novel Manx Mouse (1968) in an interview on the "Today Show" with Katie Couric (October 2000). Extensive information about the life and works of this author is available at: WEB LINK

Michael Gambon as Dumbledore, PA/f

Gambon, Michael films
Born in Ireland in 1940, Michael Gambon was cast to play the part of Albus Dumbledore in PA/f following the death of Richard Harris (see). Information about Gambon's career can be found at: WEB LINK - IMDB

Gaunt, Genevieve films
Genevieve Gaunt was cast as Pansy Parkinson in PA/f. Further information can be found at: WEB LINK - IMDB

Gleeson, Brendan films
Brendan Gleeson was cast as "Mad-Eye" Moody in the Harry Potter films. Additional biographical details can be found at: WEB LINK - IMDB

Goldenberg, Michael films
Michael Goldenberg was the screenwriter for OP/f. He was also the screenwriter for Contact (1997) and Peter Pan (2003). Additional biographical details can be found at: WEB LINK - IMDB

Goudge, Elizabeth (1900 - 1984) books and authors
Author of The Little White Horse (1947), a children's novel that JKR cites as one of the influences on her own writing and her favorite book as a child. Rowling says: "It was probably something to do with the fact that the heroine was quite plain but it is a very well-constructed and clever book and the more you read it, the cleverer it appears. And perhaps more than any other book, it has a direct influence on the Harry Potter books" (Scot2002). An extensive bibliography of Goudge's work can be found at: WEB LINK

Grahame, Kenneth (1859-1932) books and authors
Author of The Wind in the Willows (1908), a novel Rowling remembers her father gave to her and read to her when she was sick with the measles in early childhood (SS_JKRB). Further information about Grahame can be found at: WEB LINK

GrandPré, Mary
GrandPré is the illustrator of Scholastic's United States editions of the Harry Potter novels. She was educated at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. Please see her entry on About the Artists for more information about her life and work.

Granger, John books and authors
John Granger is the author of Looking for God in Harry Potter (Tyndale House Publishers 2004) and The Hidden Key to Harry Potter (Zossima Press 2002). A graduate of the University of Chicago, Granger is currently the "Harry Potter Professor" at Barnes & Noble University, where one of his courses is on teaching children literature through Harry Potter. He teaches at Peninsula College in Port Townsend, Washington.

Gray, Francesca
She wrote Rowling's first-ever fan letter and addressed it to "Dear Sir," confirming Christopher Little's belief that if Rowling used her initials, it might make it appear as though the author were male. Rowling says she has met Ms. Gray (Scot2002).

Greenfield, Giles
Greenfield was the illustrator of the Bloomsbury edition of GF. Additional examples of Greenfield's folio of artwork can be viewed at: WEB LINK

Griffiths, Richard films
Born on 31 July 1947 in Thornaby-on-Tees, Cleveland, England, Richard Griffiths was cast as Vernon Dursley in the Harry Potter films. Further information can be found at: WEB LINK - IMDB

Grint, Rupert films
Born on 24 August 1988 in a small town in Hertfordshire, England, Grint was cast to play Ronald Weasley in the Harry Potter films in 2000. Rupert Grint had no previous acting experience. WEB is a good source of additional information about this talented young actor.

Gupta, Suman books and authors
Author of Re-Reading Harry Potter (Palgrave Macmillan 2003), Gupta teaches at The Open University in the United Kingdom. His focus is on the social and political implications of the worldwide Harry Potter phenomenon.

Primary editor: Michele L. Worley.
Original page date 13-June-2004; Last page update 14-August-2007 MLW