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The Stars Of Harry Potter Wish This One Book Scene Made It To Film

If you're a "Harry Potter" fan, then you'll know that there are plenty of details in the books that never made it to the movies. Whether it's Hermione's obsession with emancipating house elves, the backstory behind the Marauder's Map, or McGonagall's iconic one-liners, there are plenty of plot points that could have been added to make the films more identical to the plot of the books. However, cramming every little detail about the wizarding world into a two-hour film would have been a monumental undertaking, so it makes sense that the filmmakers didn't include all of the finer points of the narrative.

While some "Harry Potter" movies are better than others, the eight-film series does a pretty good job capturing the overall tone of the beloved book series. Still, people who have read the books will notice that certain scenes have been changed or omitted, and it's interesting to think about how those excluded features would have been brought to life. As for the cast members, lead star Daniel Radcliffe revealed one scene in particular that he and some others had hoped to see translated from book to screen.

The Harry Potter cast wanted to see Nearly-Headless Nick's deathday party

Fans of the books will recall that the halls of Hogwarts are brimming with ghosts. There's the Bloody Baron, Helena Ravenclaw, Moaning Myrtle, Professor Binns, the Fat Friar, and Nearly Headless Nick — the latter of which is portrayed by the legendary John Cleese in the first two films of the franchise. Nick, Gryffindor's resident ghost, is more of a guest star than a main character in the books, though the events that follow his deathday party in "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets" act as a catalyst for the main conflict of the novel. The ghostly celebration also provides a rare glimpse into what it's like to be a ghost in the wizarding world. Via a Reddit AMA, Daniel Radcliffe explained that he was surprised that the scene wasn't included in the film adaptation.

"I think I remember the thing early on that me, Emma [Watson] and Rupert [Grint] were all slightly surprised by, that we had all ABSOLUTELY LOVED the chapter in the Chamber of Secrets book about the – I think was it Nearly Headless Nick's Birthday Party?" Radcliffe recalled. "But I think it was some sort of a ghost birthday party that was not in the films, and I remember at the time we were all quite surprised by that."

It seems like the Hogwarts ghosts were not a priority when the filmmakers were figuring out what to include in the movies. Peeves the poltergeist, who causes plenty of mischief in the novels, is also absent from the films.