Ook (born c. 1984) is a male snowy owl who was cast as Hedwig for Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. 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.
Ook was the very first cast member to land a role in Philosopher's Stone. He is owned by Roger Pearson, of the Natural History Lecture Service, who has toured British schools with him, giving lectures on natural history.
Notes and references
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Ook The Owl Lands Hedwig Role, Sorcerer's Stone to Lens at Leavesden" from IGN Movies
- ↑ "Animal Magic: Meet Gary Gero, Animal Trainer for Two Harry Potter Movies" from Scholastic.com