Harry Potter: 15 Things You Never Knew About Filch (And Mrs. Norris)

Argus Filch and Mrs Norris in Harry Potter

Argus Filch (David Bradley) is one of many characters in Harry Potter that lost a lot in the translation from page to screen. The caretaker of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Filch is verging on villainy in the movies; an ugly, cranky old man who delights in the misery of the students. In the books, however, there is a little more balance to the character. He is still far from likeable (and still sighs wistfully thinking of the days that students were hung by their ankles for infractions), but we get to know a little more about why he’s so miserable, and Filch becomes a little more sympathetic (with …

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