You know, when I was a kid, I remember being really stirred by the fact that Hermione Granger did actually end up having a date to the Yule Ball and that it was Viktor Krum. There was something really powerful about a hyperlogical, bookish girl, who was believed to be incapable of getting a date on her own, landing a famous guy who respects and cherishes her just by being herself.
Roger Lloyd-Pack died at home on 15 January 2014 from pancreatic cancer.
To international audiences his greatest fame was as Barty Crouch, Sr. in the film Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. In 2006 he played John Lumic and provided the voice of the Cyber-Controller in two episodes of Doctor Who, “Rise of the Cybermen” and “The Age of Steel”, opposite David Tennant, who had played his son in the same Harry Potter film.
Remember, if the time should come when you have to make a choice between what is right and what is easy, remember what happened to a boy who was good, and kind, and brave, because he strayed across the path of Lord Voldemort. Remember Cedric Diggory.
And then, without warning, the silence was rent by a voice unlike any they had heard in the wood; and it uttered, not a panicked shout, but what sounded like a spell. “MORSMORDRE!” And something vast, green, and glittering erupted from the patch of darkness Harry’s eyes had
been struggling to penetrate; it flew up over the treetops and into the sky. “What the -?” gasped Ron as he sprang to his feet again, staring up at the thing that had
appeared. For a split second, Harry thought it was another leprechaun formation. Then he realized that it
was a colossal skull, comprised of what looked like emerald stars, with a serpent protruding from
its mouth like a tongue. As they watched, it rose higher and higher, blazing in a haze of greenish smoke, etched against the black sky like a new constellation.