|"Is this all real? Or has this been happening inside my head?"
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When Harry Potter arrived at The Leaky Cauldron after fleeing the Dursley house in 1993, there was a wizard sitting at a table reading A Brief History of Time, a best-selling popular science book written by Hawking.
The name "Stephen" comes from the Greek name Στεφανος (Stephanos) meaning "crown".
Behind the scenes
- Stephen Hawking was portrayed by Eddie Redmayne, who will portray Newt Scamander in the upcoming film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, in the 2014 film The Theory of Everything. For his performance, Redmayne won the Academy Award for Best Actor.
- Stephen Hawking was also played by Benedict Cumberbatch in the 2004 BBC television film Hawking. Cumberbatch voiced a spoof of Alan Rickman's portrayal of Severus Snape in an episode of The Simpsons.
- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film) (Appears in photographs)