At least some content in this article is derived from information featured in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. As such, spoilers will be present within the article.
Torquil Travers was a member of the Pure-blood Travers family, and a Ministry of Magic official. In 1927, he — accompanied by a number of Ministry wizards that included Theseus Scamander, Head of the Auror Office — was sent to Hogwarts Castle to question Albus Dumbledore about Newton Scamander's rumoured voyage to Paris.
Magical abilities and skills
- Apparition: He can Apparate at will.
- Torquil is an Anglicised form of the Norwegian and Swedish masculine name Torkel, and the Scottish Gaelic name Torcall, ultimately stemming from the Old Norse name Þorkell. This Old Norse name is made up of the two elements: Þór, meaning "Thor" the Norse god of thunder; and kell (in some variants ketill), meaning "(sacrificial) cauldron".
- Travers is an English and Irish surname that means "toll or tolltaker" (as on bridges), "traverser" (Norman: "to cross"), "skillful", or (in French) "from the crossroads."
Behind the scenes
- Torquil Travers will be played by Derek Riddell in the second instalment of the Fantastic Beasts film franchise.
- Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (First appearance)
Notes and references
- ↑ The Travers family was part of the "Sacred Twenty-Eight," a group of respected pure-blood families listed in directory published in the 1930s, meaning Torquil was not a muggle or muggle-born. See Writing by J.K. Rowling: "The Malfoy Family" at Pottermore
- ↑ Derek Riddell's profile on IMDb
- ↑ https://www.pottermore.com/news/next-fantastic-beasts-film-reveals-new-characters-including-nicolas-flamel