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Quirinus Quirrell
Background information
Feature films Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
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Portrayed by Ian Hart
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Character information
Full name Quirinus Quirrell
Other names Professor Quirrell
Appearance Young man with a purple turban on his head
Occupation Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher at Hogwarts (1991-1992)
Servant of Lord Voldemort
Affiliations Bad
Goal Kill Harry Potter and steal the Philosopher's Stone so he can use it to bring Voldemort back to full power (failed)
Allies Lord Voldemort
Enemies Harry Potter, Albus Dumbledore, Severus Snape, Rubeus Hagrid
Likes Pleasing Lord Voldemort
Dislikes Being anywhere close to Harry Potter
Powers and abilities
Fate Killed by Harry Potter while trying to steal the Philosopher's Stone

Quirinus Quirrell is the hidden secondary antagonist of the book and the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.

He was the Defence Against the Dark Arts Teacher during Harry Potter's first year at Hogwarts. Throughout most of the film, it's believed that Severus Snape was the one who was after the Philosopher's Stone, however at the end it's shown that Quirrel was the true culprit and that he was sharing his body with Voldemort to allow the survival of the Dark Lord. His primary goal was to obtain the Philosopher's Stone that was hidden inside Hogwarts to give a new body to revive Lord Voldemort. He ended up being killed upon attempting to touch Harry Potter to get the stone because of the protection spell casted on Harry after the death of his mother, Lily Potter.

He was portrayed by Ian Hart.