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{{Quote|A breeze ruffled the neat hedges of Privet Drive, which lay silent and tidy under the inky sky, the very last place you would expect astonishing things to happen.|Description of the street on the night of [[1 November]], [[1981]]|Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone}}
 
'''Privet Drive''' is a suburban street in [[Little Whinging]], which is located in the county of [[Surrey]], near [[London]] in the southeast of [[England]]. The neighbourhood consists of a number of boring, boxy houses. The [[Dursley family|Dursleys]] lived on this street, in [[4 Privet Drive|Number Four]]. Neighbours included [[3 Privet Drive]] and [[11 Privet Drive]].
 
'''Privet Drive''' is a suburban street in [[Little Whinging]], which is located in the county of [[Surrey]], near [[London]] in the southeast of [[England]]. The neighbourhood consists of a number of boring, boxy houses. The [[Dursley family|Dursleys]] lived on this street, in [[4 Privet Drive|Number Four]]. Neighbours included [[3 Privet Drive]] and [[11 Privet Drive]].
   
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==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
*In the [[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (film)|film adaptation]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]'', every car featured on the street is the same model, which creates an anachronism, because this model was made after the film was set in, in 1991.
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*In the [[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (film)|film adaptation]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]'', every car featured on the street is the same model, the Vauxhall Vectra Estate, which creates an anachronism. This model was made sometime after 1999, which is long after the film was set, in 1991.
 
*In the [[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (film)|film adaptation]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]'', [[Arabella Figg]] is shown to live in this street, despite [[canon]]ically she lives on [[Wisteria Walk]].
 
*In the [[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (film)|film adaptation]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]'', [[Arabella Figg]] is shown to live in this street, despite [[canon]]ically she lives on [[Wisteria Walk]].
 
*For production of the [[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (film)|film adaptation]] of the first book, an actual urban location (Picket Post Close, Winkfield, Bracknell) was chosen to double for Privet Drive. When this proved impractical for further films, a section of Privet Drive was constructed on the back lot at {{wplink|Leavesden Studios}}. As of August 2011, an aerial view of this set could be viewed via [http://maps.google.com/maps?q=Leavesden,+Watford,+United+Kingdom&hl=en&ll=51.691341,-0.420667&spn=0.003149,0.009173&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=64.537053,150.292969&t=h&z=18 Google Maps].
 
*For production of the [[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (film)|film adaptation]] of the first book, an actual urban location (Picket Post Close, Winkfield, Bracknell) was chosen to double for Privet Drive. When this proved impractical for further films, a section of Privet Drive was constructed on the back lot at {{wplink|Leavesden Studios}}. As of August 2011, an aerial view of this set could be viewed via [http://maps.google.com/maps?q=Leavesden,+Watford,+United+Kingdom&hl=en&ll=51.691341,-0.420667&spn=0.003149,0.009173&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=64.537053,150.292969&t=h&z=18 Google Maps].
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==Things Seen/Observed on Privet Drive==
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*In ''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]'', Mr. Dursley notices a tabby cat which standing on the corner of Privet Drive reading a map on a dull, gray Tuesday. As Mr. Dursley gets into his car and observes from his rearview mirror, he notices that there is a cat, staring at him, but no map. Because of this, he assumes that it is a trick of light. Later on, he also observes the cat reading a sign. However, he later gives himself a little shake, noting that cats cannot read signs; the cat is merely looking at the sign.
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==See also==
 
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"A breeze ruffled the neat hedges of Privet Drive, which lay silent and tidy under the inky sky, the very last place you would expect astonishing things to happen."
—Description of the street on the night of 1 November, 1981[src]

Privet Drive is a suburban street in Little Whinging, which is located in the county of Surrey, near London in the southeast of England. The neighbourhood consists of a number of boring, boxy houses. The Dursleys lived on this street, in Number Four. Neighbours included 3 Privet Drive and 11 Privet Drive.

People who lived on Privet DriveEdit

Harry PotterEdit

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Harry Potter lived with the Dursleys in number 4 Privet Drive from the age of one to eleven, and every summer when he wasn't at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.[1] When he reached the age of seventeen, he left the house for good. It is unknown if he ever visited after the end of the Second Wizarding War, although he never lived there again.[2]

Dudley DursleyEdit

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Dudley Dursley lived on Privet Drive from the time he was born to Vernon and Petunia Dursley,[3] until he and his family parted ways with Harry for the last time and were taken into hiding by Dedalus Diggle and Hestia Jones during the Second Wizarding War. It is likely that he returned to Privet Drive with his parents after the war ended.[2]

Vernon DursleyEdit

Vernon Dursley lived on Privet Drive since before the end of the First Wizarding War.[3] The Dursleys had to move out during the Second Wizarding War, as it was feared they would be targeted by Voldemort and his Death Eaters. It is likely that he moved back to Privet Drive with his family after the end of the war.[2]

Petunia DursleyEdit

Petunia Dursley lived on Privet Drive since before the end of the First Wizarding War.[3] She and her husband had to move out during the Second Wizarding War, as it was feared they would be targeted by Voldemort and his Death Eaters. It is likely that she moved back to Privet Drive with her family after the end of the war.[2]

EtymologyEdit

In Latin, privet means "it deprives us." When pronounced "pree-'vyet," it means "hi" in Russian, although this is probably a coincidence.

According to Pottermore, Rowling chose the word privet from a privet bush, a hedge that isolates suburban houses. She mentions that she liked the link to suburbia and isolation, which connected well with the Dursley's desire to be normal and away from wizards.[4]

Behind the scenesEdit

Things Seen/Observed on Privet DriveEdit

  • In Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Mr. Dursley notices a tabby cat which standing on the corner of Privet Drive reading a map on a dull, gray Tuesday. As Mr. Dursley gets into his car and observes from his rearview mirror, he notices that there is a cat, staring at him, but no map. Because of this, he assumes that it is a trick of light. Later on, he also observes the cat reading a sign. However, he later gives himself a little shake, noting that cats cannot read signs; the cat is merely looking at the sign.


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AppearancesEdit

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Notes and referencesEdit

  1. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - Chapter 2 (The Vanishing Glass)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Chapter 3 (The Dursleys Departing)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - Chapter 1 (The Boy Who Lived)
  4. Pottermore

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