Bill Weasley
Portrayed By Domhnall Gleeson
House Gryffindor
Year Graduated
Position Curse-breaker for Gringotts
Sex Male
Race Pureblood
Age 24
Place of Birth Ottery St. Catchpole, Devon
Date of Birth 29 Nov 1970
Patronus Hippopotamus
First Appearance An Unexpected Christmas Guest
Last Appearance

Character History:

William Arthur Weasley, otherwise known as Bill, is the eldest son of Molly and Arthur Weasley. He was born November 29, 1970, and for the first two years of his life, was the only child. Times were easier then financially speaking. There were only three mouths to feed, although times were growing darker with the You Know Who on the rise. The year Bill turned two, he gained a sibling his parents named Charlie. Bill was close with his brother as playmates, which isn't too much of a surprise. Being a pureblooded family, the tended to live off by themselves at their home in Ottery St. Catchpole. The boys were very much alike in temperament and personality, so they got on quite well.

When they were six and four respectively, along came number three in the family, in the form of Percy Ignatius. There was never a child more out of step with his brothers as there was between the three boys. Even from the off, Percy was a rather quiet and serious child. Despite this, he was Bill's baby brother and a welcomed addition to the family. The household then got decidedly crowded as the twins Fred and George joined the family in 1979. They pretty much arrived into the world the way they are now. Kicking and screaming. (J/K) Next to Charlie, Bill is closer to the twins, owing to their pranking and good humored nature. Quickly following the twins came Ron, then the next year finally, a girl to pamper, Ginny.

There wasn't much time for really bonding with Fred, George, Ron and Ginny seeing as Bill started his first year of Hogwarts in 1982. A year after the downfall of You Know Who, much to the relief of Molly and Arthur. Being young, there's not much Bill recalls of that time beyond the terror, the tension and the building stress of his parents' worrying.

When Bill started his first year, he was sorted into Gryffindor and showed himself to be a brilliant student right out of the gate. Two years later, his brother Charlie joined him at school and in the same house. Having his brother joining him at school was very welcomed. Despite being a popular and well liked student, there's nothing like having your family sharing your day to day activities with you. Even with two years separating you. This got better as each of his siblings started school behind him. There wasn't even that much in the way of hard feelings when Bill made Prefect in his fifth year and then Head Boy in seventh. (Percy of course took this a little more pompously, you would have thought /he/ got the honors.) As if the burden of being Prefect weren't enough, in his fifth year, Bill managed to pull in /12/ Outstandings on his O.W.L.'s. (Something Molly still boasts about to this day.)

His time at Hogwarts is something he cherishes, and while he may not have been the troublemaker his younger brothers have turned out to be, he made his mark in the Academic sense. It was his respect for his parents that kept him from acting out in school. So his good behavior wasn't due to him being incapable of acting up, it was because he chose not to.

With 12 O.W.L.'s and an equally impressive list of N.E.W.T.'s, Bill had his pick of any job in the world. Rather than taking a boring Ministry job, he chose the exciting adventure of joining Gringotts as a Curse-breaker. Possibly much to his family's disappointment, he didn't stick around the home country, he opted to work abroad in Egypt. There was more to see and do there, a whole world of opportunity and excitement.

He writes home frequently, and visits when he can. Bill even sends trinkets back to his family from time to time.


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Trivia and Notes:

  • Gryffindor Prefect in 1985, and 1986
  • Head Boy in 1987
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