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Where is it mentioned that Leanne was a Ravenclaw?--Rodolphus 17:40, 28 September 2008 (UTC)

Nowhere as far as I know. Unless it is taken from a preview picture of the character from the new movie, I'm considering it fanon. If it is from the new movie, then I will require a preview picture as proof. - Cavalier One(Wizarding Wireless Network) 18:07, 28 September 2008 (UTC)


Leanne's House isn't revealed in the books, but a preview picture from the HBP film shows her as a Hufflepuff, so should we use that the Hufflepuff infobox for her? Starstuff (Owl me!) 02:20, 18 February 2009 (UTC)

The movies makes up lots of things. You should go by the books. 16:49, March 23, 2012 (UTC)Julia


How do we know that she is in Harry Potter's year? Butterfly the rabbit 19:29, October 15, 2009 (UTC)

She´s seen in Harry´s Potions class in film 6. As it doesn´t contradict the books, it is considered cannon.--Rodolphus 19:33, October 15, 2009 (UTC)

Oh. (Why didn't I think of that?) Butterfly the rabbit 19:35, October 15, 2009 (UTC)

In the sixth book, it lists all the people in the sixth year potions class. Leanne isn't on it. She is also freinds with Katie Bell, not Hermione, Lavender, or Parvati, so she's probably in Katie's year, which is the year above Harry's. 16:53, March 23, 2012 (UTC) Julia

I do agree.

There is this film scene showing her in Harrys potion class but heck, whe know she can't sit this class as we know Ernie is the only Hufflepuff taking a NEWT in potions. (Plus there are other characters in there which shouldn't because they either didn't take potions or are in a completely different year.)

Furthermore thanks to Pottermore we now have an early list of Harrys class, "The original Forty", as an addition to the old list. While there are changes (such as changing the names of the Patils) these are either obvious (Patel -> Patil) or noted (the namechanges of Neville and others).

There is no Leanne seen on said list, nor is there a change stating her name, a character beeing a friend of katie, a new hufflepuff or something.

I don't think we're save enough to put her ulitmatively in Harrys year. She could be in his year or in Katies (or proably even below Harrys), we don't have a save proof for these options. All proofes we've got are either assumptions (Katies talk with Harry about Leanne talking with her - which would make her Katies classmat) or a film-scene that already is contradicting the books heavily (the potion class scene which would put her in Harrys year.)

As long there is no further proof for whichever option her entry should probably state exactly that - we just don't know exactly which year she's in, so she could be born anything between september 1st 1978 and at least august 1980. Dyntia 23:44, May 27, 2012 (UTC)

If you examine the list from Pottermore closely, you'd realize there are only 39 students listed. Leanne appears on the list we glimpse from the interview in 2001. She is most definetly in Harry's year. As far as cross year friendships, lets not forget Luna being best friends with the trio despite being a year younger. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Decat (talkcontribs).


On the Half-Blood picture, you see Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger, Neville Longbottom, Seamus Finnigan, Padma Patil and her sister. But why is she at the picture? Is she from Gryffindor to? I'm confused.--Station7 15:07, January 11, 2010 (UTC)

According to the Half Blood Prince book (which is officially Canon), Leanne is from Gryffindor house, not Hufflepuff. It is mentioned when Katie comes back from the hospital, she is seen surrounded by a group of 7th Years in the Gryffindor Common Room. Then she says to Harry that Leann just told her about the Quidditch game (or something like that). So someone should change her page to read that she was a 7th Year Gryffindor at the time. I would but I don't know how. Newt Jorden 23:54, August 29, 2010 (UTC)

It is possible that Katie talked to Leann before returning to the Common Room. - Nick O'Demus 06:42, August 30, 2010 (UTC)

You could be correct Nick, however the dialogue seems to imply that the conversation was just happening as Harry walks into the room. I have quoted the lines from the book as follows (from page HBP Text 516):

"Harry... (entering Gryffindor Common Room)... only vaguely registered the small group of seventh years clustered together there, until Hermione cried, 'Katie! You're back! Are you okay?'...
Harry stared: it was indeed Katie Bell, looking completely healthy and surrounded by her jubilant friends...
I'm really well!' she said happily.... ''Leanne was just telling me about McLaggen and the last match, Harry...'"

Maybe it's just the way I read it, but to me it sounds like Harry and Hermione stumbled upon Katie, and interrupted her conversation with Leanne. Based on the context, we can take it that Leanne is a Seventh Year in Gryffindor. Whether I am right or not, we can't exactly go by what the movie says, as the movies are known to make mistakes (i.e. Parvati & Padma are somehow both in Gryffindor) Newt Jorden 01:37, September 4, 2010 (UTC)

Can I go ahead and change Leanne to a seventh year Gryffindor during Harry's sixth year. Also, the picture of her in Harry's potions class is can't be taken as canon, seeing as Katie can't have been in Harry's potions class- she was a year above him. Leanne also wears a Gryffindor tie there, so that could mean that she is a Gryffindor in the movies. Pack Alpha of Europe 01:49, August 25, 2011 (UTC)
She is obviously a Seventh year Gryffindor in the books and the books are what count, the films are just adaptions.Adiposefriend 13:05, August 26, 2011 (UTC)adiposefriend 26th August, 2011
It is not actually established in the novel what her house and year are. The Wiki's Canon policy says that film canon can be used if there is no direct contradiction. - Nick O'Demus 13:12, August 26, 2011 (UTC)
IN CANON- Ernie is the ONLY hufflepuff in potions. THERE IS YOUR CONTRADICTION Adiposefriend 13:31, August 26, 2011 (UTC)
Which is why nowhere in the article does it say that she took NEWT-level potions. Same for Katie Bell, Seamus Finnigan, Romilda Vane, Dean Thomas, etc. - Nick O'Demus 13:34, August 26, 2011 (UTC)
But you are taking your evidence from a scene in which she IS in Newt potions with Harry, she appears in no other clas with him Adiposefriend 13:36, August 26, 2011 (UTC)
Romilda Vane is in her fourth year in Harry's sixth. There is no way she could be in NEWT potions. Was she in the class in the movies? 17:27, March 23, 2012 (UTC)Julia
And you are taking your evidence from an ASSUMPTION based on a POSSIBLE INTERPRETATION of a single line. As was already mentioned above, she could've talked to Leanne earlier. She is seen wearing the Hufflepuff colors in both the Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 films. That line from the book indicates a POSSIBILITY that she could be a seventh year Gryffindor, but it is not POSITIVELY established. Now, it's possible that something from Pottermore could clear this up in the future, and it could be changed then, but until something says otherwise, the only thing definitive is from the films. - Nick O'Demus 13:44, August 26, 2011 (UTC)
Also if you used common sense: Why would a seventh year gryffindor like katie always hang around with a sixth yea hufflepuff. And there is a picture of them in Potions together which is impossible as they are supposedly in different years so according to you I have to delete thatAdiposefriend 13:40, August 26, 2011 (UTC)
By that logic, Harry Potter should never associate with Luna Lovegood. The picture can be removed however, as her appearance in that class IS non-canon. - Nick O'Demus 13:59, August 26, 2011 (UTC)
Leanne was just telling me about McLaggen and the last match"... In England, we don't say 'just talking to, when we were talking to someone several hours ago. And wouldn't a GRYFFINDOR tell katie about the GRYFFINDOR QUIDDITCH MATCH. You know the films change things like Cho, Cormac and Romilda's years, so they've boviously changed hers because they changed katie's. originally they were both in the same year, she was only moved because katie was. Adiposefriend 13:49, August 26, 2011 (UTC)
The other instances such as Cho are definite contradictions, and are treated as such. What it comes right down to is this: In Leanne's case, the interpretation of that line presents a possibility, but the film presents a certainty, and until something from a higher-tier canon such as Pottermore or a statement from Rowling herself says otherwise, the canon policy says to use the film's depiction. - Nick O'Demus 13:59, August 26, 2011 (UTC)
Based on the quote, I would agree that Leanne was a seventh year Gryffindor. -- SaXon 14:03, August 26, 2011 (UTC)
You are the only person who things she's a sicth year hufflepuff, no one else agrees. sometimes you've got to interpret things using common sense Adiposefriend 14:27, August 26, 2011 (UTC)
If you want a second opinion on Wiki policy, you are free to ask another Administrator. Here's the list, take your pick. - Nick O'Demus 15:12, August 26, 2011 (UTC)

I have to agree with Nick on this one. Under this site's policy, information from the films and games can be considered canon, so long as it doesn't directly contradict the books or JKR herself. In this case, Leanne's house is directly revealed in the films, but in the books it is only possibly implied.

Nick is right that Leanne could've talked to Katie before she got to Gryffindor Tower. I personally use "I was just talking to..." irrespective of whether the person being referred to is present or not. Also, if Leanne were there when Katie spoke with Harry, I think her reaction to the conversation would've been noted, however briefly.

As to why a Hufflepuff would talk about a Gryffindor match, Katie had been away from Hogwarts for some time, and perhaps she was curious to know the outcome of the matches she had missed and asked.

Thus I think it's fine for this wiki to treat Leanne as a Hufflepuff until JKR reveals she was in another house. Starstuff (Owl me!) 01:18, August 27, 2011 (UTC)


She looks so pained and angry in that picture. I understand that it's hard to find pictures for characters who have small roles over the whole series, but I should think that there are pictures that show her in a better mood. 20:10, March 25, 2010 (UTC)Scarletmoon579Ravenclawcrest(Talk to me!)

I agree —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talkcontribs).


Did the test screening reveal if Leanne participated in the Battle of Hogwarts? --Rodolphus 14:41, April 7, 2011 (UTC)

I don't recall seeing her, although to tell the truth I wasn't really looking. There were hundreads of students fighting in the battle though so she could have been there. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talkcontribs).


Now that it has been proven that Leanne's last name is not Moon, are there any other possible canon surnames for her? 02:48, September 13, 2011 (UTC) Bee

Leanne's last name is without a doubt Runcorn. The page states either Spinks or Runcorn, yet on the link provided by Dyntia above, Rowling clearly meant Spinks as a possible surname for Draco before scrapping it, no Leanne. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talkcontribs).

While is is entirely possible her surname is Runcorn, it isn't outright stated nowhere in canon. I think it best to err on the side of caution and not listing it on the article's main body, but merely leave a note on the "Behind the scenes" section. --  Seth Cooper  owl post! 17:23, August 31, 2012 (UTC)

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