How Old Was Harry Potter in the First Movie?

How old was Harry Potter in the first movie? This is a question that many Potter fans have been wondering for years. We finally have the answer!

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The first Harry Potter movie, Philosopher’s Stone, was released in 2001. Daniel Radcliffe, the actor who played Harry, was eleven years old at the time. This means that Harry Potter would have been born in 1990.

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Harry Potter was born on July 31, 1980, making him 11 years old in the first film, Philosopher’s Stone, released in 2001. He turned 12 during the second film, Chamber of Secrets, which takes place almost entirely during his second year at Hogwarts. Goblet of Fire sees Harry turn 14, and Order of the Phoenix, the fifth film in the series released in 2007, depicts Harry’s fifth year at Hogwarts, during which he turns 15. The half-blood prince, released in 2009 shows Harry turning 16. The seventh and final film in the series depicts Harry as 17 years old.

The First Movie

In the first movie, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, Harry was 11 years old.

The Second Movie

In the second movie, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry turns 13 years old on his birthday, July 31. This birthday is also significant because it is the day that he learned he was a wizard.

The Third Movie

In the third movie, Harry Potter is 13 years old.

The Fourth Movie

The fourth movie, “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire”, was released in 2005. At this point in the series, Harry Potter would have been 14 years old.

The Fifth Movie

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is the fifth book in the Harry Potter series, and the fifth movie based on the book was released in 2007. In the movie, Harry is 15 years old, which means he was born in 1992.

The Sixth Movie

Harry Potter is 11 years old in the first movie and 17 in the sixth movie.

The Seventh Movie

Harry Potter was born on July 31, 1980, making him 17 years old in the seventh and final movie.


After doing some research, we can conclude that Harry Potter was 11 years old in the first movie.

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