Filius Flitwick
Ravenclaw crest
Born 17 October
Died Unknown
Species Human (with a dash of Goblin blood)
Parentage Unknown
Family Members No known family members
Affiliations Hogwarts
Hogwarts House Ravenclaw
Wand Unknown
Special Abilities Ex-Dueling Champion
Hobbies Unknown

Professor Filius Flitwick was the Charms master and head of Ravenclaw house during Harry's first year at Hogwarts. He is described as "the best and most knowledgable Charms master alive in the world today." He has a remarkably short stature - Rowling has stated that he has "a dash of goblin blood."


Professor Flitwick is the Charms professor at Hogwarts. A tiny wizard, he stands on a pile of books to teach.

From the Story

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Discovered in chapter 13, The Very Secret Diary

When Lockhart suggests that Flitwick knows more about Entrancing Enchantments than any wizard he has ever met, Flitwick buries his face in his hands.

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Discovered in chapter 10, The Marauder's Map

Professor Flitwick enters the Three Broomsticks with Professor McGonagall, Hagrid and Cornelius Fudge. Like McGonagall and Madam Rosmerta, Flitwick remembers James Potter and Sirius Black when they were at Hogwarts. He tells the table that the boys were inseparable, like brothers. Flitwick explains the spell Lily and James Potter used to protect themselves from Voldemort, the Fidelius Charm.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Discovered in chapter 12, The Triwizard Tournament

Professor Flitwick is seated at the staff table for the Sorting Ceremony, next to Professor Sprout. Due to his short height, Flitwick has to have a large pile of cushions on his chair so that he can reach the table.

Discovered in chapter 15, Beauxbatons and Durmstrang

Professor Flitwick asks his fourth-year Charms students to read three extra books in preparation for their lesson on Summoning Charms.

Discovered in chapter 26, The Second Task

During his Charms lesson, Professor Flitwick teaches the students how to practise the Banishing Charm. Due to Neville's poor aim, Flitwick finds himself on the end of the Charm, flying across the classroom instead of Neville's cushion.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Discovered in chapter 26, Seen and Unforseen

Professor Flitwick assists Professors McGonagall and Sprout in helping Professor Trelawney back to her lodgings. Using a Locomotion Charm he carries her trunks up the Entrance Hall stairs.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Discovered in chapter 18, Birthday Surprises

Professor Flitwick attends the Apparition lesson in the Great Hall in his capacity as Head of House along with Professors Snape, McGonagall and Sprout. When Susan Bones splinches herself, the teachers converge around her, reattaching her left leg in a puff of purple smoke.

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