JK Rowling says many ‘Harry Potter’ fans mispronounce Lord Voldemort’s name

Author confirms that the "t" in Voldermort is silent

JK Rowling has revealed that many Harry Potter fans have been mispronouncing the name of one of the saga’s most prominent characters.

After a fan tweeted “one piece of Harry Potter trivia I always forget to mention: the “t” is silent in Voldemort,” copying in Rowling, the author responded to confirm that the name of Harry’s most dangerous rival should indeed be pronounced with a silent “t”.

Rowling has written the script for next year’s eagerly anticipated Harry Potterspin-off film, which is set around 70 years before the Harry Potter saga begins. Titled Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them, it focuses on Newt Scamander, the author of one of Harry’s Hogwarts text books. David Yates, who directed the final four Harry Potter films, in on board to direct.

Eddie Redmayne was cast as Newt Scamander in June and has since been joined in the film’s cast by Colin Farrell, Ezra Miller and Katherine Waterston.

Explaining the film’s premise when it was announced in 2013, Rowling said: “Although it will be set in the worldwide community of witches and wizards where I was so happy for 17 years, Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them is neither a prequel nor a sequel to the Harry Potter series, but an extension of the wizarding world.

“The laws and customs of the hidden magical society will be familiar to anyone who has read the Harry Potter books or seen the films, but Newt’s story will start in New York, 70 years before Harry’s gets underway.”