In a heartwarming Instagram post, Harry Potter star Devon Murray has announced he and his partner have welcomed a baby boy, and the name they've picked is adorable...
For many of us, the Harry Potter books are a cornerstone of our childhood.The books, the first of which was published in 1997, are some of the most popular children's novels of all time.
There are 7 Harry Potter books in total...
via: GettyAnd writer, JK Rowling, managed to build an incredibly immersive (and oddly believable) fantasy world, wherein magic seemed like it could really exist.
But the books weren't at all where it ended.
via: IMDBThe massively successful series was adapted for the big screen by Warner Brothers. There are now 8 incredible movies in the original Harry Potter canon, the first of which came out in 2001.
The stories revolve around 1 central character, of course.
via: IMDBThe eponymous hero, Harry Potter, is a young wizard who has been orphaned and kept shielded from the world of magic until he receives a mysterious letter.
Until reaching the age of eleven, Harry lived with his aunt and uncle.They were non-magical folk, known in the books as Muggles, who treated Harry very poorly and even forced him to live in a cupboard under the stairs.
But Harry receives a letter that changes everything.
via: IMDBHe finds out that he's actually a wizard and has been accepted to study at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry to hone his craft.
While there, Harry learns a wide variety of magical spells.But what makes the Harry Potter universe so immersive is how oddly believable all these magical aspects seem when you're reading (or watching).
As the books and movies go on, they quickly take a very dark turn and introduce Harry's enemy.
via: IMDBThe Dark Lord, named Voldemort, is both an evil wizard and a personification of everything that's wrong with the wizarding society. The overriding story of the books is Harry ultimately taking on this foe.
But, of course, Harry can't do this alone.
via: IMDBAlong his journey through school, he makes 2 best friends, Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley.
Both of these pals added strength to Harry in his battle.Hermione has an almost encyclopedic knowledge of the world of magic, and there's essentially no spell that she can't do. But it's Ron who quickly became a true fan favorite, thanks to his unshakeable loyalty and top sense of humor.
The casting of these 3 leads is often pointed to as a big reason behind the franchise's success...
via: GettyAnd those actors were Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter, Emma Watson as Hermione Granger, and Rupert Grint as Ron Weasley.
Many Harry Potter fans feel as though they've grown up with these stars...
via: GettyBecause they all first appeared in the original movie in 2001, and continued in their roles for a whole decade, until the final film was released in 2011.
This week, however, it seems one of the former cast members has some very exciting baby news...And fans haven't held back their congratulations.
Actor Devon Murray took to Instagram to share the news he had welcomed his first child.
Devon played Seamus Finnigan in the Harry Potter flicks.
via: IMDBDevon and Shannon announced they were expecting a child back in July, posting a picture of an ultrasound scan, alongside the caption: "Baby Murray – 14th of January 2021," although we now know the little one arrived a little bit early.