Ook (born c. 1984) is a male snowy owl who was cast as Hedwig for Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.[1] Gizmo, another snowy owl, played Hedwig in most scenes in the film, and thus Ook was presumably one of the extra owls used for flying shots.[2]


Ook portraying Hedwig

Ook was the very first cast member to land a role in Philosopher's Stone.[1] He is owned by Roger Pearson, of the Natural History Lecture Service, who has toured British schools with him, giving lectures on natural history.[1]

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