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Hold The Phone, Miss Trunchbull Is Harry Potter's Aunt?

Aside from, ya know, being magic and shit.

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Like you, I'm a fan of any story where a telekinetic kid superglues a hat to her shitty dad's head, or where a wizard magically lets a snake out of its enclosure to scare his turd cousin.

That being said, I'm sure you can imagine that it came as a pretty big effin' shock to me when I learned over the weekend that Harry's aunt Marjorie Dursley is played by the same actor who plays MISS FUCKING TRUNCHBULL in Matilda.

Here they are side by side for comparison:

That's right, folks: Harry's wretched aunt and Matilda's evil principal are basically the same person, since they're both portrayed by the same actor, Pam Ferris.

Even more surprising to me is that fact that the actor who plays both of these awful characters actually looks like a very sweet woman, not an evil principal or swollen aunt — who knew?

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