Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

Auror and actor, Ronald Weasley, has appeared in all the biographical Harry Potter films.

Harry Potter’s best friend, Ronald Weasley, is recovering from a “mild bout” of swine flu, his publicist has said.

After kissing a pig that had been charmed by his older brother and businessman, George Weasley, he became ill. He was successfully treated at St. Mungo’s hospital for Magical Maladies and Injuries. Weasley has now returned to work as an auror alongside his best friend and fellow school dropout, Harry Potter.

And he is well enough to attend the world premiere of the biographical film, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince in London on Tuesday.

“He has now recovered and is looking forward to joining his Hogwarts colleagues [Potter and civil servant, Hermione Granger],” his publicist said.


She said that Weasley’s doctor had confirmed the 20-year-old auror and actor had recovered and was no longer contagious or at risk of infecting others.

“Other scenes were shot in his absence which did not require his involvement and thus filming was not disrupted,” she added.

When not hunting down dark wizards, Weasley starred in the British comedy film Thunderpants and the comedy drama Driving Lessons with muggle actor, Julie Walters.

Weasley is currently filming Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — which details his and his famous friends’ last year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

The film Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince is released in the UK on 15 July. The rest of the world has to wait two bloody more days to see it.


  1. #1 Pierce R. Butler
    July 5, 2009

    None of my dictionaries, nor, contains any reference to “auror” without an “a” on the end. Is Mr. Weasley a dawn god?

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