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Dre Head
Dre Head
Physical information
Species

Shrunken Head

Gender

Male

Hair colour

Dark (dreadlocks)

Eye colour

Dark

Skin colour

Dark

Family information
Family members

Heady (cousin)

Affiliation
Loyalty

Knight Bus

Dre Head [1] was a Shrunken Head. It had a Jamaican accent, and long dreadlocks. Dre Head was used as an accessory on the Knight Bus in August 1993. It spoke with passengers and frequently warned the driver, Ernie Prang, about obstacles, and hazards. [2] It liked to say jokes like Mind your head.

Etymology

  • Dre is a diminutive of Andre, itself a variation of the name Andrew. The name derives from the Greek Ανδρέας, meaning "manly".

Behind the scenes

  • Dre Head was voiced by Lenny Henry in the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.
  • One of the special features on the Prisoner of Azkaban DVD was a set of cast interviews conducted by British broadcaster Johnny Vaughn and Dre Head. In these interviews, Dre showed awareness that the Harry Potter films were works of fiction, asking on several occasions if he could play a major character in later films. Despite this, he was afraid of the actors playing the Dursley family, seeming unwilling to accept that it was merely their actors rather than the actual Dursleys.
  • Dre Head counts "5...4...3...3 1/2...2... 1 3/4....1." This is incorrect, as 3 1/2 would come before 3.

Appearances

Notes and references

  1. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film) DVD2 (Special Features) - Head to Shrunken Head
  2. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film) - Chapter 3 (The Knight Bus)

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