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{{Dialogue a-b|Hermione|Well, both my parents are dentists.|Slughorn|Fascinating! And, is that considered a dangerous profession?|Hermione on her parents.|Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film)}}
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{{Dialogue a-b|Hermione Granger|Well, both my parents are dentists.|Horace Slughorn|Fascinating! And, is that considered a dangerous profession?|Hermione on her parents.|Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film)}}
   
'''Dr. Granger''' (temporarily known as '''Wendell Wilkins''') was a [[Muggle]] [[dentist]] and the father of [[Hermione Granger]], a [[Gryffindor]] student in the same year as [[Harry Potter]] at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]]. He was the father-in-law of [[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]] and the grandfather of [[Rose Weasley|Rose]] and [[Hugo Weasley]].
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'''Mr Granger''' (temporarily known as '''Wendell Wilkins''') was a [[Muggle]] [[dentist]] and the father of [[Hermione Granger]], a [[Gryffindor]] student in the same year as [[Harry Potter]] at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]]. He was the father-in-law of [[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]] and the grandfather of [[Rose Weasley|Rose]] and [[Hugo Weasley]].
   
 
==Biography==
 
==Biography==
===Life before discovery===
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===1979-1990===
====1979-1990====
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[[File:Granger parents.png|thumb|left|210x210px|The doctor with his wife]]
Mr. Granger was a well-qualified individual who held a career in dentistry. He eventually married [[Hermione Granger's mother|Mrs. Granger]] and on [[19 September]], [[1979]] had a daughter, [[Hermione Granger]]. The couple chose a "nice, unusual" first name that others had difficulty pronouncing because they "liked to prove how clever they were."<ref>[http://www.accio-quote.org/articles/1999/1099-pressclubtransc.htm J. K. Rowling 1999 National Press Club luncheon Q&A]</ref>
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Mr Granger was born to [[Muggle]] parents, at least one of whom may have been descended from a Squib.
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Mr Granger was a well-qualified individual who held a career in [[dentistry]]. This was presumably how he met [[Mrs. Granger|his wife]], who was in the same profession.
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He and his wife both achieved a Licentiate in Dental Surgery, earning the prefix of "doctor".
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He eventually married [[Hermione Granger's mother|Mrs Granger]], living in a [[Grangers' house|house]] on a [[Grangers' street|street]] somewhere in [[England]].
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===Fatherhood===
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{{Quote|The Forest of Dean. I came camping here once, with my mum and dad.|[[Hermione Granger|Hermione]] mentioning her parents|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows}}
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[[File:Tumblr mpea1ltHOV1rutpbro9 r1 250.gif|thumb|245px|Pictures of Hermione throughout her childhood]]
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On [[19 September]], [[1979]] they had a daughter, [[Hermione Granger]]. The couple chose a "nice, unusual" first name that others had difficulty pronouncing because they "''liked to prove how clever they were''."<ref>[http://www.accio-quote.org/articles/1999/1099-pressclubtransc.htm J. K. Rowling 1999 National Press Club luncheon Q&A]</ref>
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The couple gave Hermione a [[Hermione Granger's bedroom|bedroom]] on the first-floor,<ref name="DHPO" /> and they lived happily for many years.
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At some point, Mr and Mrs Granger took Hermione camping in the [[Forest of Dean]].<ref name="DH" /> They also went to a theatre on [[Shaftesbury Avenue]] in [[London]],<ref name="DHPO" /> and at least once went to [[Tottenham Court Road]] with her.<ref name="DH" />
   
 
Hermione attended a [[Muggle]] school and was rather bright for her age. Sometime in her early life Hermione would go camping in the [[Forest of Dean]] with her parents.<ref>Deathly Hallows, Hermione mentions camping with her parents in the forest </ref> A memory of Hermione's of her parents workplace is that one time whilst at work, her father was bitten by a [[Robbie Fenwick|boy]] and he was required to be taken to hospital to receive several stitches.
 
Hermione attended a [[Muggle]] school and was rather bright for her age. Sometime in her early life Hermione would go camping in the [[Forest of Dean]] with her parents.<ref>Deathly Hallows, Hermione mentions camping with her parents in the forest </ref> A memory of Hermione's of her parents workplace is that one time whilst at work, her father was bitten by a [[Robbie Fenwick|boy]] and he was required to be taken to hospital to receive several stitches.
   
===Life after discovery===
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===1990-1991===
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{{Quote|I've tried a few simple spells myself and they've all worked for me. Nobody in my family's magic at all, it was ever such a surprise when I got my letter, but I was ever so pleased, of course, it's the best school of witchcraft there is I've heard-- I've learned all the course books by heart, of course.|Hermione on the [[Hogwarts acceptance letter|acceptance letter]]|Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone}}
At some point prior to [[1 September]], [[1991]], Mr. Granger and his wife received a visit from a representative of [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]] concerning their daughter's acceptance. This visit revealed their daughter, Hermione, to be a [[Muggle-born]] [[Wizards|witch]], something that apparently came as quite a surprise. Hermione, however, was very pleased, and her parents were supportive of their child.
 
[[File:Weasleygranger.jpg|thumb|left|240px|Mr. and Mrs. Granger converse with Arthur Weasley.]]
 
   
====1992-1996====
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At some point prior to [[1 September]], in [[1991]], Mr Granger and his wife were visited by a [[professor|staff member]] from [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]], who gave them the [[Hogwarts acceptance letter|letter]] inviting their daughter to the school.
In [[1992]], Mr. Granger and his [[Hermione Granger's mother|wife]] accompanied their daughter to [[Diagon Alley]] to purchase school supplies, and met her friends Harry Potter and [[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]], as well as Ron's [[Weasley family|family]]. [[Arthur Weasley]] was delighted to meet them, as he had a fascination for the Muggle world, and took the Grangers out for a drink.<ref>''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets]]''</ref> Proud of their daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Granger correspond with Hermione by owl post while she was at school,<ref name="OTP">''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]''</ref> and took her for a holiday to [[France]] in the summer of [[1993]].<ref>''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]]''</ref> Mr. and Mrs. Granger planned to take her skiing during the [[Christmas holidays]] of [[1995]], but Hermione cancelled and instead ended up going to [[12 Grimmauld Place]] to cheer up Harry, who had been refusing to speak to any of the house's occupants<ref name="OTP" /> and spent Christmas with the [[Weasley family]].
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Hermione, at least, was shocked, as her parents presumably were, but was pleased.<ref name="PS">''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]''</ref> Mr and Mrs Granger went to [[Diagon Alley]] to purchase her school supplies, including her [[Hermione Granger's wand|wand]] from [[Ollivanders Wand Shop]].
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This visit revealed their daughter, Hermione, to be a [[Muggle-born]] [[Wizards|witch]], something that apparently came as quite a surprise. Hermione, at least, was shocked, but, was very pleased, and her parents were supportive of their child.
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===1991-1992===
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[[File:Ollivanders Hogsmeade.jpg|left|thumb|245x245px|[[Ollivanders Wand Shop]]]]
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In [[1992]], Mr Granger and his [[Hermione Granger's mother|wife]] accompanied their daughter to [[Diagon Alley]] to purchase her school supplies, including her [[Hermione Granger's wand|wand]] from Ollivanders Wand Shop.
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Mrs and Mr Granger were separated from their daughter after she took the [[Hogwarts Express]] to her new school. They were bemused by Hermione's new identity, but were proud of her, as she had memorised all of her school books before leaving.<ref name="PS" />
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Proud of their daughter, Mr and Mrs Granger correspond with Hermione by owl post while she was at school,<ref name="OTP">''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]''</ref> and took her for a holiday to [[France]] in the summer of [[1993]].<ref>''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]]''</ref>
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===1992-1993===
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{{Quote|[Arthur Weasley] was distracted almost at once by the sight of Hermione's parents, who were standing nervously at the counter that ran all along the great marble hall, waiting for Hermione to introduce them.|Description|Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets}}
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For the [[1992–1993 school year]], Mr and Mrs Granger had to purchase more school equipment for their daughter. Firstly, in order to buy the supplies, they went to [[Gringotts Wizarding Bank]] to exchange [[Muggle]] [[Muggle money|money]] with the [[wizarding currency]].
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There, they met her friends Harry Potter and [[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]], as well as Ron's [[Weasley family|family]].
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They met Arthur Weasley, a [[wizards|wizard]] obsessed with Muggles, and his [[Weasley family|family]], who were friends of their daughter. Arthur was fascinated by the ten-pound notes that Mr Granger had in his hand, and asked them all about their money, and took the Grangers out for a drink.<ref>''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets]]''</ref>
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[[File:Weasleygranger.jpg|thumb|235x235px|Mr and Mrs Granger with [[Arthur Weasley]]]]
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The Grangers went with the [[Weasley family|Weasleys]] to [[Flourish and Blotts]] to purchase spellbooks with their new money. [[Gilderoy Lockhart]] was there doing book signings, which Mr and Mrs Granger queued up for with the Weasleys. After [[Lucius Malfoy]] approached Arthur and began arguing, Mr Granger and his wife watched apprehensively. Being a [[pure-blood supremacy|pure-blood supremacist]], Malfoy scorned Arthur for being in the Grangers' company, glancing at them. The two wizards proceeded to fight each other, before [[Rubeus Hagrid]] stopped them.
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The Grangers left with the Weasleys, shocked and frightened by what they had just witnessed. They went to the [[Leaky Cauldron|Leaky Cauldron Inn]], sitting by the fireplace, before saying farewell to the Weasleys and [[Harry Potter]] and leaving with their daughter for the Muggle world. After the school term ended, Mr and Mrs Granger took Hermione on holiday to [[France]] during the summer holidays. There, Hermione ate [[bouillabaisse]], which she liked the taste of.<ref name="GOF">''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]''</ref>
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===1995-1996===
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{{Dialogue a-b|Harry Potter|What are you doing here? I thought you were skiing with your mum and dad.|Hermione|Well, to tell the truth, skiing's not really my thing. So I've come for Christmas... Anyway, Mum and Dad are a bit disappointed, but I've told them that everyone who's serious about the exams is staying at Hogwarts to study. They want me to do well, they'll understand.|[[Hermione Granger|Hermione]] speaking with Harry|Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix}}
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During the [[1995–1996 school year]], Mr and Mrs Granger arranged a [[skiing]] trip over the [[Christmas holidays]], possibly in [[France]], where they had gone once before.
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However, Hermione told them at the last minute that she wanted to stay at Hogwarts in order to study hard for her [[fifth year]] exams, the [[Ordinary Wizarding Level|Ordinary Wizarding Levels]], which are roughly equivalent to [[Muggle]] O-Levels. Mr Granger and his wife were both disappointed, but, because they wanted their daughter to achieve good grades, they understood. Hermione instead ended up going to [[12 Grimmauld Place]] to cheer up Harry, who had been refusing to speak to any of the house's occupants<ref name="OTP" /> and spent Christmas with the [[Weasley family]].
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===1997-1998===
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[[File:DH1 Hermione Granger using memory charm spell.jpg|left|thumb|250x250px|Hermione modifying her parents memories ]]
   
====1997-1998====
 
 
In [[1997]], Hermione [[False Memory Charm|modified her father's memory]] so that he believed he was Wendell Wilkins, who didn't have a daughter and who wanted to live in [[Australia]], and did the same to her mother so that she believed she was Monica Wilkins. This was to protect her parents from [[Death Eaters]] during the worst of the [[Second Wizarding War]], as their daughter was very close friends with [[Harry Potter]] and she was a Muggle-born.<ref>''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]]''</ref>
 
In [[1997]], Hermione [[False Memory Charm|modified her father's memory]] so that he believed he was Wendell Wilkins, who didn't have a daughter and who wanted to live in [[Australia]], and did the same to her mother so that she believed she was Monica Wilkins. This was to protect her parents from [[Death Eaters]] during the worst of the [[Second Wizarding War]], as their daughter was very close friends with [[Harry Potter]] and she was a Muggle-born.<ref>''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]]''</ref>
   
 
Sometime after the war ended in [[1998]], Hermione found him and restored his memories back to their original state.<ref name="BLC">[http://www.accio-quote.org/articles/2007/0730-bloomsbury-chat.html "J.K. Rowling and the Live Chat, Bloomsbury.com, July 30, 2007 (2.00-3.00pm BST)"] at [http://www.accio-quote.org/index.html Accio Quote]</ref> Later in his life he would become a grandfather to [[Rose Weasley|Rose]] and [[Hugo Weasley]] and the father-in-law of [[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]].
 
Sometime after the war ended in [[1998]], Hermione found him and restored his memories back to their original state.<ref name="BLC">[http://www.accio-quote.org/articles/2007/0730-bloomsbury-chat.html "J.K. Rowling and the Live Chat, Bloomsbury.com, July 30, 2007 (2.00-3.00pm BST)"] at [http://www.accio-quote.org/index.html Accio Quote]</ref> Later in his life he would become a grandfather to [[Rose Weasley|Rose]] and [[Hugo Weasley]] and the father-in-law of [[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]].
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==Relationships==
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{{Quote|They are a bit bemused by their odd daughter but quite proud of her all the same.|A description of the Grangers' relationship with Hermione|J. K. Rowling}}[[File:Hermione-HBP-hermione-granger-16048675-1919-2560.jpg|thumb|201x201px|[[Hermione Granger]], her daughter and only child]]Mr Granger's relationship with his wife is largely unknown, though they were presumably happy together. They both worked as [[dentistry|dentists]] together, and frequently went on holidays, such as the one to [[France]]. The two of them appeared to have a shared taste in real estate, as they both commented on a house in [[Australia]] that was being shown on [[television]].
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His relationship with Hermione was presumably a good one. Hermione was deeply upset about the [[False Memory Charm]] that she put on her parents. Mr Granger was also disappointed when she did not come with him and his wife to [[France]], but he wanted her to do well in her [[Ordinary Wizarding Level|Ordinary Wizarding Levels]] and accepted that.
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==== Weasley family ====
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{{Quote|But you're ''Muggles''! We must have a drink! What's that you've got there? Oh, you're changing Muggle money? Molly, look!|[[Arthur Weasley]] looking at Mr Granger's money|Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets}}
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[[File:The Weasley Family at Egypt.jpg|thumb|226x226px|The Weasleys|left]]
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Mr and Mrs Granger first met the [[Weasley family]] in [[Gringotts Wizarding Bank]], where they stood nervously waiting for their daughter to introduce them.
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The couple came to trust the Weasleys very much, allowing their daughter to stay at their house over the holidays, prior to the school term, and to go to the [[Quidditch World Cup]] in [[1994]].
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The two families were brought even closer when Hermione married [[Ronald Weasley]] and had [[Rose Weasley|Rose]] and [[Hugo Weasley|Hugo]].
   
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
[[File:Mister_Granger_Hermione_COS_1.jpg|thumb|165px|Hermione Granger with her parents in 1992]]
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[[File:Mister_Granger_Hermione_COS_1.jpg|thumb|165px|Hermione Granger with her parents in 1992|left]]
*Mr. Granger was portrayed by [[Tom Knight]] in the [[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (film)|film adaptation]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets]]'', but he was replaced by [[Ian Kelly]] for ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1]]''<ref>[http://www.iankelly.net/home_actor/ IanKelly.net]</ref>.
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*Mr Granger was portrayed by [[Tom Knight]] in the [[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (film)|film adaptation]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets]]'', but he was replaced by [[Ian Kelly]] for ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1]]''<ref>[http://www.iankelly.net/home_actor/ IanKelly.net]</ref>.
*In the earliest draft of ''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]'' the Potters lived on an island, and the Grangers lived on the shore nearby. When Voldemort killed James and Lily, Mr. Granger noticed an explosion. He got on his boat and rowed out to the island to see what had happened, and found Harry.<ref>[http://www.jkrowling.com/textonly/en/extrastuff_view.cfm?id=1 J.K.Rowling Official Site]</ref>
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*In the earliest draft of ''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]'' the Potters lived on an island, and the Grangers lived on the shore nearby. When Voldemort killed James and Lily, Mr Granger noticed an explosion. He got on his boat and rowed out to the island to see what had happened, and found Harry.<ref>[http://www.jkrowling.com/textonly/en/extrastuff_view.cfm?id=1 J.K.Rowling Official Site]</ref>
*In the first-part of the film adaptation of the final book, Hermione vanishes from all the photographs kept in the Granger house after she cast the [[Memory Charm]] on Mr. and Mrs. Granger. This may mean that she erased only their memories of her, and did not alter their identities. She was upset by what she had done to her parents, and cried several times afterwards.
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*In the first-part of the film adaptation of the final book, Hermione vanishes from all the photographs kept in the Granger house after she cast the [[Memory Charm]] on Mr and Mrs Granger. This may mean that she erased only their memories of her, and did not alter their identities. She was upset by what she had done to her parents, and cried several times afterwards. However, the Death Eater [[Yaxley]] can be seen in a deleted scene entering the empty home in search of Hermione.
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*In the first-part of the film adaption of the final book, when Hermione uses the [[Memory Charm]] on her parents, the television program they are watching is about Australia. This implies that in the film adaptation, Mr and Mrs Granger will also go to live in Australia with a modified memory.
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*It is possible his "Wendell Wilkins" alias may be a reference to {{wplink|Wendell Wilkie}}, an American politician who ran unsuccessfully for president against Franklin Delano Roosevelt in 1940.
   
 
==Appearances==
 
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film)]]'' {{Mention}}
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film)]]'' {{Mention}}
 
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==Notes and references==
 
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Hermione&#039;s father
Mr Granger
Biographical information
Blood status

Muggle

Marital status

Married

Also known as

Wendell Wilkins (1997-1998)

Physical information
Species

Human

Gender

Male

Hair colour

Brown

Eye colour

Brown

Family information
Family members
Affiliation
Occupation

Dentist

Loyalty

Granger family

Hermione Granger: "Well, both my parents are dentists."
Horace Slughorn: "Fascinating! And, is that considered a dangerous profession?"
— Hermione on her parents.[src]

Mr Granger (temporarily known as Wendell Wilkins) was a Muggle dentist and the father of Hermione Granger, a Gryffindor student in the same year as Harry Potter at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. He was the father-in-law of Ron Weasley and the grandfather of Rose and Hugo Weasley.

BiographyEdit

1979-1990Edit

Granger parents

The doctor with his wife

Mr Granger was born to Muggle parents, at least one of whom may have been descended from a Squib.

Mr Granger was a well-qualified individual who held a career in dentistry. This was presumably how he met his wife, who was in the same profession.

He and his wife both achieved a Licentiate in Dental Surgery, earning the prefix of "doctor".

He eventually married Mrs Granger, living in a house on a street somewhere in England.

FatherhoodEdit

"The Forest of Dean. I came camping here once, with my mum and dad."
Hermione mentioning her parents[src]
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Pictures of Hermione throughout her childhood

On 19 September, 1979 they had a daughter, Hermione Granger. The couple chose a "nice, unusual" first name that others had difficulty pronouncing because they "liked to prove how clever they were."[1]

The couple gave Hermione a bedroom on the first-floor,[2] and they lived happily for many years.

At some point, Mr and Mrs Granger took Hermione camping in the Forest of Dean.[3] They also went to a theatre on Shaftesbury Avenue in London,[2] and at least once went to Tottenham Court Road with her.[3]

Hermione attended a Muggle school and was rather bright for her age. Sometime in her early life Hermione would go camping in the Forest of Dean with her parents.[4] A memory of Hermione's of her parents workplace is that one time whilst at work, her father was bitten by a boy and he was required to be taken to hospital to receive several stitches.

1990-1991Edit

"I've tried a few simple spells myself and they've all worked for me. Nobody in my family's magic at all, it was ever such a surprise when I got my letter, but I was ever so pleased, of course, it's the best school of witchcraft there is I've heard-- I've learned all the course books by heart, of course."
—Hermione on the acceptance letter[src]

At some point prior to 1 September, in 1991, Mr Granger and his wife were visited by a staff member from Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, who gave them the letter inviting their daughter to the school.

Hermione, at least, was shocked, as her parents presumably were, but was pleased.[5] Mr and Mrs Granger went to Diagon Alley to purchase her school supplies, including her wand from Ollivanders Wand Shop.

This visit revealed their daughter, Hermione, to be a Muggle-born witch, something that apparently came as quite a surprise. Hermione, at least, was shocked, but, was very pleased, and her parents were supportive of their child.

1991-1992Edit

Ollivanders Hogsmeade

Ollivanders Wand Shop

In 1992, Mr Granger and his wife accompanied their daughter to Diagon Alley to purchase her school supplies, including her wand from Ollivanders Wand Shop.

Mrs and Mr Granger were separated from their daughter after she took the Hogwarts Express to her new school. They were bemused by Hermione's new identity, but were proud of her, as she had memorised all of her school books before leaving.[5]

Proud of their daughter, Mr and Mrs Granger correspond with Hermione by owl post while she was at school,[6] and took her for a holiday to France in the summer of 1993.[7]

1992-1993Edit

"[Arthur Weasley] was distracted almost at once by the sight of Hermione's parents, who were standing nervously at the counter that ran all along the great marble hall, waiting for Hermione to introduce them."
—Description[src]

For the 1992–1993 school year, Mr and Mrs Granger had to purchase more school equipment for their daughter. Firstly, in order to buy the supplies, they went to Gringotts Wizarding Bank to exchange Muggle money with the wizarding currency.

There, they met her friends Harry Potter and Ron Weasley, as well as Ron's family.

They met Arthur Weasley, a wizard obsessed with Muggles, and his family, who were friends of their daughter. Arthur was fascinated by the ten-pound notes that Mr Granger had in his hand, and asked them all about their money, and took the Grangers out for a drink.[8]

Weasleygranger

Mr and Mrs Granger with Arthur Weasley

The Grangers went with the Weasleys to Flourish and Blotts to purchase spellbooks with their new money. Gilderoy Lockhart was there doing book signings, which Mr and Mrs Granger queued up for with the Weasleys. After Lucius Malfoy approached Arthur and began arguing, Mr Granger and his wife watched apprehensively. Being a pure-blood supremacist, Malfoy scorned Arthur for being in the Grangers' company, glancing at them. The two wizards proceeded to fight each other, before Rubeus Hagrid stopped them.

The Grangers left with the Weasleys, shocked and frightened by what they had just witnessed. They went to the Leaky Cauldron Inn, sitting by the fireplace, before saying farewell to the Weasleys and Harry Potter and leaving with their daughter for the Muggle world. After the school term ended, Mr and Mrs Granger took Hermione on holiday to France during the summer holidays. There, Hermione ate bouillabaisse, which she liked the taste of.[9]

1995-1996Edit

Harry Potter: "What are you doing here? I thought you were skiing with your mum and dad."
Hermione: "Well, to tell the truth, skiing's not really my thing. So I've come for Christmas... Anyway, Mum and Dad are a bit disappointed, but I've told them that everyone who's serious about the exams is staying at Hogwarts to study. They want me to do well, they'll understand."
Hermione speaking with Harry[src]

During the 1995–1996 school year, Mr and Mrs Granger arranged a skiing trip over the Christmas holidays, possibly in France, where they had gone once before.

However, Hermione told them at the last minute that she wanted to stay at Hogwarts in order to study hard for her fifth year exams, the Ordinary Wizarding Levels, which are roughly equivalent to Muggle O-Levels. Mr Granger and his wife were both disappointed, but, because they wanted their daughter to achieve good grades, they understood. Hermione instead ended up going to 12 Grimmauld Place to cheer up Harry, who had been refusing to speak to any of the house's occupants[6] and spent Christmas with the Weasley family.

1997-1998Edit

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Hermione modifying her parents memories

In 1997, Hermione modified her father's memory so that he believed he was Wendell Wilkins, who didn't have a daughter and who wanted to live in Australia, and did the same to her mother so that she believed she was Monica Wilkins. This was to protect her parents from Death Eaters during the worst of the Second Wizarding War, as their daughter was very close friends with Harry Potter and she was a Muggle-born.[10]

Sometime after the war ended in 1998, Hermione found him and restored his memories back to their original state.[11] Later in his life he would become a grandfather to Rose and Hugo Weasley and the father-in-law of Ron Weasley.

RelationshipsEdit

FamilyEdit

Granger family Edit

"They are a bit bemused by their odd daughter but quite proud of her all the same."
—A description of the Grangers' relationship with Hermione[src]
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Hermione Granger, her daughter and only child

Mr Granger's relationship with his wife is largely unknown, though they were presumably happy together. They both worked as dentists together, and frequently went on holidays, such as the one to France. The two of them appeared to have a shared taste in real estate, as they both commented on a house in Australia that was being shown on television.

His relationship with Hermione was presumably a good one. Hermione was deeply upset about the False Memory Charm that she put on her parents. Mr Granger was also disappointed when she did not come with him and his wife to France, but he wanted her to do well in her Ordinary Wizarding Levels and accepted that.

Weasley family Edit

"But you're Muggles! We must have a drink! What's that you've got there? Oh, you're changing Muggle money? Molly, look!"
Arthur Weasley looking at Mr Granger's money[src]
The Weasley Family at Egypt

The Weasleys

Mr and Mrs Granger first met the Weasley family in Gringotts Wizarding Bank, where they stood nervously waiting for their daughter to introduce them.

The couple came to trust the Weasleys very much, allowing their daughter to stay at their house over the holidays, prior to the school term, and to go to the Quidditch World Cup in 1994.

The two families were brought even closer when Hermione married Ronald Weasley and had Rose and Hugo.

Behind the scenesEdit

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Hermione Granger with her parents in 1992

  • Mr Granger was portrayed by Tom Knight in the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, but he was replaced by Ian Kelly for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1[12].
  • In the earliest draft of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone the Potters lived on an island, and the Grangers lived on the shore nearby. When Voldemort killed James and Lily, Mr Granger noticed an explosion. He got on his boat and rowed out to the island to see what had happened, and found Harry.[13]
  • In the first-part of the film adaptation of the final book, Hermione vanishes from all the photographs kept in the Granger house after she cast the Memory Charm on Mr and Mrs Granger. This may mean that she erased only their memories of her, and did not alter their identities. She was upset by what she had done to her parents, and cried several times afterwards. However, the Death Eater Yaxley can be seen in a deleted scene entering the empty home in search of Hermione.
  • In the first-part of the film adaption of the final book, when Hermione uses the Memory Charm on her parents, the television program they are watching is about Australia. This implies that in the film adaptation, Mr and Mrs Granger will also go to live in Australia with a modified memory.
  • It is possible his "Wendell Wilkins" alias may be a reference to Wendell Wilkie, an American politician who ran unsuccessfully for president against Franklin Delano Roosevelt in 1940.

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