Harry and Hermione lookalike couple who bonded over love of novels

Will it be marry Potter? Meet the Harry and Hermione lookalike couple who bonded over their love of JK Rowling’s novels after meeting at ‘Hogwarts’

  • Luke Williams, 30, and Kathryn Burnett, 31, have been together for almost a year
  • The huge Harry Potter fans say they love performing as the lookalike characters
  • Known as the ‘Harry Potter couple’, fans say they made their dreams come true  

A Harry Potter and Hermione Granger lookalike couple who bonded over their love of the JK Rowling novels found love together. 

Luke Williams, 30, and girlfriend Kathryn Burnett, 31, have been together for almost a year after meeting at Alnwick Castle in Northumberland – where scenes from Hogwarts castle in the movie franchise were filmed.

The pair, who are both huge Harry Potter fans, love working as their lookalike characters together – but now face being recognised wherever they go.

Harry Potter lookalikes Luke Williams (left), 30, and Kathryn Burnett (right), 31, have been together for almost a year after meeting at Alnwick Castle (pictured) where movie was filmed

Luke, who is originally from London and has worked as a Harry Potter lookalike since aged 12, said: ‘We are known as the Harry Potter couple.

‘As soon as we got together, we knew it was meant to be.

‘People’s reaction when they see us is amazing, we do get asked for pictures.


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‘We are both big Harry Potter fans and love the books and films because we have grown up with them, so we are in our dream job.

‘Our love for Harry Potter brought us together and it couldn’t have been more perfect.

‘It’s ridiculously cool and is an honour and a pleasure to do what we do and to be able to work together.

The pair are known as the ‘Harry Potter couple’ and they are contacted by fans who were rooting for Harry and Hermione to be together in the end of the franchise

The couple plan to launch a YouTube channel about their impressive collection of Harry Potter merchandise (pictured)

‘I couldn’t possibly think of any other job we would each rather do – and being able to do it together is even better.

‘It worked out perfectly – it was a match made at Hogwarts!’

Luke and Kathryn first met three years ago when Kathryn visited Alnwick Castle, where Luke had been working for the past eight years.

The castle is famous as being the location where Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’s quidditch lesson scenes were filmed.

Luke and Kathryn were friends first, before the pair began dating last Christmas.

Kathryn said: ‘We were both in Manchester and had just finished work, I was getting ready to go home.

The couple dressing as their lookalikes Harry Potter (left) and Hermione Granger (right) now frequently appear together at events

‘Luke asked me to go for a drink and that was it – we went to the Christmas markets, and it was magical.

‘We decided to keep meeting up and now here we are.

‘We were in a long distance relationship for a while, but three months ago we moved in together. ‘

After the couple got together Kathryn, who is also a performer and historical interpreter, realised her likeness to Emma Watson.

Kathryn realised her likeness to Emma Watson after the couple got together over a drink a year ago

Now she is involved in all sorts of wizarding activities too, including teaching young fans how to ride broomsticks.

The couple now frequently appear together at events and are approached by fans keen to photograph them wherever they go.

Being big fans of Harry Potter also means that they have quite an impressive collection of merchandise, which will be on their Youtube channel they are set to launch.

And they both agree that one of their favourite perks of the job is the chance to travel around the world performing shows – with their next trip attending a child’s birthday party in Monaco.

Kathryn said: ‘Considering that in the films, Harry ends up with Ginny and Ron with Hermione, we are breaking the rules.

‘We have had many people messaging us, saying we made their dreams come true because they were rooting for Harry and Hermione to be together.’

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