Severus Snape, Potions master, Head of Slytherin and Death Eater has been voted the number one world favourite character from the Harry Potter novel.
In May 2011 the publishing house Bloomsbury launched the vote to find out which character was the favourite among Harry Potter fans. More than 70,000 votes were cast.
The result was announced today with Severus Snape gaining 20% of the votes at just under 13,000.
Hermione Granger took second place and Sirius Black came in third. The boy wizard landed fourth place and Lord Voldemort only just made the top twenty at number 17. Voters could choose from a list of 40 characters or suggest their own.
Asked who her favourite character was, J.K. Rowling said: ‘Harry, although I believe I am unusual in this, Ron is generally more popular (I love him too, though) Now that I have finished writing the books, the character I would most like to meet for dinner is Dumbledore. We would have a lot to discuss, and I would love his advice; I think that everyone would like a Dumbledore in their lives.’
1. Severus Snape
2. Hermione Granger
3. Sirius Black
4. Harry Potter
5. Ron Weasley
6. Luna Lovegood
7. Ginny Weasley
8. Albus Dumbledore
10. Draco Malfoy