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Oliver Wood

"Get to that Snitch before Malfoy or die trying, Harry, because we’ve got to win today, we’ve got to.”
-- Oliver Wood (CS10)

Oliver Wood

Oliver Wood is a Gryffindor (1987-1994) and Quidditch team Captain and Keeper 1990-1994 (and possibly earlier).

Oliver Wood was the “burly” Captain of the Gryffindor Quidditch team when Harry arrived at Hogwarts, and possibly the most passionate Quidditch fanatic in the school (PS7), Oliver is known for giving particularly lengthy, impassioned locker room speeches (PS11, CS7, PA8), and gets quite depressed after losses (PA9). Fred Weasley once pointed out, fairly, that Wood might have “bumped off” the entire Slytherin Quidditch team, except that he wouldn’t have gotten away with it (HBP19).

After leaving Hogwarts, Oliver signed with the Puddlemere United Reserve Team, summer 1994 (GF7).

Though he graduated two years before the inception of Dumbledore’s Army, Oliver did return to Hogwarts to fight in the final battle against Voldemort (DH30, DH34).


Mr. and Mrs. Wood are introduced to Harry by their son Oliver at the 1994 Quidditch World Cup (GF7).


Oliver is a skilled Quidditch Keeper, and very driven to win

Oliver Wood
Gender Male
Species / Race Wizard
Distinguishing Features Burly
School Hogwarts - Gryffindor
Profession Quidditch player (Keeper)
Family Groups Wood family
First Introduced PS9: The Midnight Duel



Oliver Wood has an incendiary relationship with Slytherin's Quidditch captain, Marcus Flint. Note that wood and flint are both materials that can be used to start fires. -BB


Oliver Wood is played by Sean Biggerstaff (IMDb).

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