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Cedric & the Diggory Family

The Diggorys are a wizarding family living near Ottery St. Catchpole, the village near which the Burrow is located. Both Arthur Weasley and Amos Diggory work for the Ministry of Magic, although in different departments.

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Jeff Rawle as Amos DiggoryAmos Diggory
Ministry Official who works for the Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures. Amos is a ruddy-faced wizard with a scrubby brown beard. He takes a great deal of pride in his son, Cedric, even to the point of being somewhat rude about it to Harry. Other than that, Amos is a genial man who is on friendly terms with Arthur and Molly Weasley, although he didn't recognize the Weasley children, so the two families are apparently not close friends.

When in his official capacity, however, he can be very stern and perhaps even go overboard a little. His tone with Winky when he interrogates her is very severe; he calls her "elf" instead of using her name (GF9).

When Cedric was killed, Amos was overcome and couldn't even talk with Harry, but cried through the entire interview. His wife spoke gently to Harry, however, and make it clear that they don't blame him (GF37).

Cedric reaches for the Dragon Egg, copyright Laura Freeman.Cedric Diggory
Born Sept. or Oct. 1977, died June 24, 1995
Hufflepuff 1989-1995

Cedric Diggory was an extremely handsome boy with gray eyes. He is quite tall and the quiet type (PA9). In 1993, when he was a Fifth Year, he took over as Captain and Seeker of the Hufflepuff House Quidditch team. He was a very good student and a prefect. In 1994, he took Cho Chang to the Yule Ball and they were romantically involved (GF23).

Cedric was selected by the Goblet of Fire to represent Hogwarts in the Triwizard Tournament (GF16), which indicates that he was also well on his way to becoming a powerful wizard. He competed honorably and did well, finally tying Harry Potter for the Triwizard Cup. However, he was killed by Wormtail on Voldemort's command when the Cup turned out to be a Portkey taking them to a lonely graveyard (GF32). Dumbledore eulogized Cedric at the Leaving Feast with the famous “Remember Cedric Diggory” speech:

"Remember Cedric. Remember, if the time should come when you have to make a choice between what is right and what is easy, remember what happened to a boy who was good, and kind, and brave, because he strayed across the path of Lord Voldemort. Remember Cedric Diggory." (GF37)

Cedric's name is possibly a nod to one of the main characters in C. S. Lewis' Narnia tales, Digory Kirke.

Robert Pattinson as Cedric Diggory.Cedric in the Movies
In "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire," Cedric Diggory was played by Londoner Robert Pattinson (photo right).

Mrs. Diggory
Mrs. Diggory is Cedric Diggory's mother. She is not as emotional as her husband. When Cedric died, she was at Hogwarts and met with Sprout, the head of Hufflepuff House, Dumbledore, and then Harry. She thanked Harry for bringing Cedric's body back and refused to take the Triwizard prize, a bag of gold (GF37).

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