Harry Potter’s Alan Rickman And Michael Gambon Pranked Daniel Radcliffe With Fart Machine

Shola Lee

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Harry Potter's Alan Rickman And Michael Gambon Pranked Daniel Radcliffe With Fart MachineAlamy/Potterprincess2/Warner Bros.

As if we couldn’t love the stars of Harry Potter anymore, details of the pranks they carried out on set have been revealed.

Since filming wrapped on the iconic franchise, countless pranks have been revealed, including the occasion James and Oliver Phelps – who Fred and George Weasley, and were known as practical jokers – telling construction workers to go home.

One of the very best pranks involved Alan Rickman (Severus Snape), Michael Gambon (Albus Dumbledore), Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter) and a fart machine.


Fans shared the revelation to Reddit, with one user recalling ‘that time when Micheal Gambon and Alan Rickman put a fart machine in Daniel Radcliffe’s sleeping bag’.

Behind-the-scene footage of the scene in the great hall shows Rickman and Gambon belly laughing at the prank, while an unamused Radcliffe looks on, explaining, ‘They put a fart machine into my sleeping bag.’

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Fans commented on the moment, which saw Rickman break out of his serious character.

One wrote:

It is so cool to see Rickman, while dressed as Snape, doing that belly laugh. It messes with my mind a bit.

Another added, ‘Yeah, it’s like, Professor Snape, having fun?!! It is breaking my brain.’

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Another prank involved Bonnie Wright, who played their on-screen sister Ginny Weasley, and construction workers at a site opposite Leavesdon Studios, where they were filming.

Oliver Phelps explained:

Everyone had walkie-talkies at the studios to obviously say, ‘Come down to set,’ and stuff like that. So we borrowed one of these walkie-talkies. And we realised that on a certain channel […] was the same channel as the building site over the road.

He continued, ‘Bonnie Wright (Ginny Weasley), James and myself, we’d have fun looking at these guys from a long distance away saying, ‘Hey, guys, you can go home now we’ve got a missed order,’ or something like that.’

This, of course, wasn’t given a warm welcome by the ‘gaffer’ who ran the construction site, as all of his workers had mysteriously vanished, which does also seem like something that would happen at Hogwarts.

We wish we could’ve been there.

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Topics: Film and TV, Film, Harry Potter, Pranks


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