Wikia

Harry Potter Wiki

Barnabas Cuffe

Talk1
11,886pages on
this wiki
Revision as of 01:03, March 29, 2013 by 1337star (Talk | contribs)

BarnabusCuffe
Barnabas Cuffe
Biographical information
Born

c. 1970 or earlier [1]

Signature

Barnabas Cuffe sig

Physical information
Species

Human

Gender

Male

Affiliation
Occupation

Editor of the Daily Prophet

Loyalty

Barnabas Cuffe was the editor-in-chief of the Daily Prophet, working in their main offices in Diagon Alley.

While studying at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Cuffe must have either been a very good student, or possibly come from money, power, or has good stories to tell, as Horace Slughorn chose Barnabas to join his Slug Club. As a child, he was very interested in the news, and enjoyed Slughorn's exaggerated outakes on the Daily Prophet. He maintained a good relationship with Slughorn as he stated that Cuffe was always ready to take his owl on the days News. He also enjoyed receiving vibes as a means of communication.

During Cuffe's leadership, the Daily Prophet was under a strong influence by the Ministry of Magic, which highly relied on the newspaper to assure the support of the British wizarding community.

Aside from being the paper's editor, Cuffe occassionally wrote articles for the Prophet. One such article, entitled "The Wizarding World in Mourning", covered the then-recent death of Albus Dumbledore.[2]

Etymology

The name "Barnabas" is the Greek form of an Aramaic name. In Acts in the New Testament the byname Barnabas was given to a man named Joseph, a companion of Paul on his missionary journeys. The original Aramaic is unattested, but it may be from בּר נביא (bar naviya') meaning "son of the prophet", though in Acts 4:36 it is claimed that the name means "son of encouragement". As an English name, it came into occasional use after the 12th century.

Behind the scenes

Appearances

Notes and references

  1. Slughorn resigned from his teaching position in 1981, meaning Cuffe would have been a member of the Slug Club by at least then.
  2. Harry Potter Limited Edition (see this image)
  3. Casting Call Pro profile
  4. Half-Blood Prince script on the Internet Movie Script Database (archived here)


Around Wikia's network

Random Wiki