This wizard was seen in the Leaky Cauldron in 1993, reading the Muggle book A Brief History of Time by Stephen W. Hawking while possibly performing wandless magic on his cup of coffee, causing it to stir itself.

Behind the scenes

  • This wizard was portrayed by Ian Brown in the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban in a celebrity cameo.
  • His reading of a book titled A Brief History of Time is probably foreshadowing for the use of time travel later in the film
  • Notably enough, the copy of said book owned by the Wizard was not yet published in 1993. (Brief History of Time was originally published in 1988, the paperback was published in 1990. Future Editions had to drop the introduction by Carl Sagan due to copywrite issues, so the book itself isn't anachronistic.) It has been suggested that he might actually be a time traveller himself, which would explain his interest in that muggle book.