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For a full decade, the Wizarding World inspired audiences with the story of a young boy who discovers he is a wizard. Author J.K. Rowling and Warner Bros. has since tried to keep the franchise alive. Yet, even waning interest in the Fantastic Beasts series hasn’t tarnished the legacy of those original eight Harry Potter films. Now one star shared how he landed his role.

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Jason Isaacs turned in an iconic turn as Lucius Malfoy

All Harry Potter fans know the true villain of the saga is Lord Voldemort (Ralph Fiennes). The Dark Lord is responsible for killing Harry’s (Daniel Radcliffe) parents. And midway through the series, Harry discovers a prophecy which reveals just how intertwined he and Voldemort really are. But, of course, He Who Must Not Be Named is far from Harry’s only adversary.

At Hogwarts, Harry regularly comes up against rival Draco Malfoy (Tom Felton). Yet, as it turns out, Draco’s father Lucius (Jason Isaacs) is the real threat of the family. Lucius remains a Voldemort support, serving him throughout the series. Isaacs clearly relishes playing such a dastardly character. But the actor just admitted he didn’t initially want the role.

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But the actor almost played a different &#;Harry Potter&#; character

Lucius Malfoy makes his first appearance in &#;s Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. But Isaacs revealed on The Creative Coalition podcast he initially auditioned for another role in that movie.

They asked me to audition, and I had just been offered Captain Hook in [&#;s] Peter Pan. I had to do a screen test at the studios, and it felt like it was going to be a giant movie. So they asked me to audition for Chamber of Secrets, and it was for Gilderoy Lockhart, the part that Kenneth Branagh ended up playing. And I was perfectly well suited. And I thought I was going to ace it. I went in, I read for [director] Chris Columbus and … he said, &#;That was wonderful. Did you read the whole script? Would you mind reading for Lucius Malfoy?&#;

In hindsight, it might seem odd to picture Isaacs playing the pompous Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher. Despite the deception they have in common, Gilderoy Lockhart is about as different a role as possible from Lucius Malfoy. Still, Isaacs would have brought a very different energy to it.

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Isaacs won the role of Lucius Malfoy for the wildest reason

As much fun as he would eventually have playing Lucius Malfoy, Isaacs had his own reasons for hesitating to try out for the part. After all, he’d already been the villain in war drama The Patriot and was about to take on one the most iconic baddies of all time. Luckily, that frustration worked in his favor, Isaacs said.

I went outside, and I phoned my agent and I went, “He wants me to read for a different part. I’m not going to play two children’s villains. I’m about to play Captain Hook; I&#;m not going to do Lucius Malfoy in this. Why would I do that?” And he said, “Just go in and audition. You don’t have to take the part if they offer it to you.” And I said, “I’m not going to. I’m sorry” &#; Then I went in, I was seething with bitterness at being asked to do it. It’s probably why I got the part. I read Lucius Malfoy through gritted teeth.

That barely restrained rage is a big part of why Isaacs&#; performance is so fun to watch. As memorable as the Harry Potter series is, it&#;s wild to consider how close some of its cast members were to not playing their respective roles. With Isaacs, fans certainly lucked out.

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Lord Voldemort[2]






Lucius Malfoy (b. ) was a pure-blood wizard, and son of Abraxas Malfoy and his wife, as well as the husband of Narcissa Black and the father of Draco Malfoy. Lucius was educated at Hogwarts, where he was a prefect in Slytherin House. As an adult, Lucius was an aristocratic wizard and head of the Malfoy family, believing strongly in notions of blood purity and the superiority of pure-blood wizards. He joined the Death Eaters, who shared his views on blood purity, and participated in the First Wizarding War.

After Lord Voldemort's first defeat, Lucius managed to avoid imprisonment by claiming that he had been acting under the Imperius Curse. He and his family remained members of the social elite, though Lucius continued to demonstrate his prejudice. He attempted to sabotage Arthur Weasley's career by slipping Arthur's daughter an old school diary of Tom Riddle's, opening the Chamber of Secrets in , and in , he participated in the humiliation of a Mugglefamily after the Quidditch World Cup.

When Voldemort returned, Lucius once again served him as a Death Eater, leading the efforts to obtain the prophecy Voldemort sought. In the battle that ensued, the prophecy was destroyed, and Lucius and his comrades were imprisoned in Azkaban in Although Voldemort broke them out of prison in , he was displeased with Lucius for his failure and treated the Malfoys with disdain. Lucius and his family defected at the end of the Second Wizarding War and were thus pardoned for their crimes after Voldemort's final defeat. He and Narcissa later had a grandson, Scorpius Malfoy, after Draco married Astoria Greengrass.


Early life

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Lucius was born in , and was the son of the apparently infamous Abraxas Malfoy[3].

In or , at the age of eleven, he began attending Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and was sorted into Slytherin House. During his education, he became a member of Potions masterHorace Slughorn's group of specially-selected students, the Slug Club. In his fifth year, Lucius was made a prefect, becoming friends with new student Severus Snape.

At some point after his time at school, he married Narcissa Black; their son Draco was born in

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First Wizarding War

"They were some of the first to come back to our side after You-Know-Who disappeared. Said they'd been bewitched. My dad doesn't believe it. He says Malfoy's father didn't need an excuse to go over to the Dark Side."
&#;Ron Weasley talking to Harry Potter about Lucius's association with Lord Voldemort while onboard the Hogwarts Express in [src]

Lucius eventually became a Death Eater, one of the followers of Lord Voldemort, and even one of the most trusted servants, but abandoned that side after the Dark Lord's first fall in Lucius claimed he had been bewitched by Voldemort through the Imperius Curse and had not meant to serve him. Though this explanation was accepted by the Ministry of Magic, some, such as Arthur Weasley, believed it was a lie. Lucius then went on to get a job at the Ministry of Magic[4] and also became one of the twelve Governors of Hogwarts School.[5]

Lucius knew Igor Karkaroff, High-master of Durmstrang Institute and a former Death Eater as well, and considered sending his son to Durmstrang rather than Hogwarts. However, Narcissa did not like the idea of Draco going to school so far away, thus they sent him to Hogwarts. Lucius also associated with a gang of Slytherins that included Severus Snape. In his later life, Lucius retained his acquaintance with Snape, speaking highly of him to Ministry officials such as Dolores Umbridge. Snape also seemed to favour Lucius' son Draco when he was a student.

Between the wars

Opening of the Chamber of Secrets

Lucius: "Now, now Draco. Play nicely. Mr. Potter! Lucius Malfoy. We meet at last. Forgive meyour scar is legend. As, of course, is the wizard who gave it to you."
Harry: "Voldemort killed my parents. He was nothing more than a murderer."
Lucius: "You must be very brave to mention his name. Or very foolish"
&#; Lucius meets Harry Potter in Flourish and Blotts[src]

In , Arthur Weasley was conducting raids on several wizarding households and confiscating Dark or illegally enchanted objects. Before his home could be raided, Lucius sold several of his more incriminating possessions at Borgin and Burkes. Just before Draco and Harry's second year at Hogwarts, Lucius then set in motion a plan Voldemort had assigned him prior to the Dark Lord's downfall that involved planting the old school diary of Tom Riddle in Ginny Weasley's potions cauldron while she was shopping for school supplies at Flourish and Blotts, after he had fought with her father and was hit in the eye by a copy of Encyclopedia of Toadstools.

Lucius planted the diary on Ginny in a plot to use her to reopen the Chamber of Secrets, which would lead to attacks on Muggle-born students. Lucius knew the diary is cleverly enchanted, but was not aware that it contained a part of Voldemort's soul. Lucius intended to use the opening of the Chamber of Secrets by Ginny for many of his own personal interests; he would have used it to discredit Ginny's father, Arthur Weasley, get Albus Dumbledore thrown out of Hogwarts, and several Muggle-borns would be targeted, as well as getting rid of a highly incriminating object at the same time.


This plan was initially successful, despite Lucius's house-elfDobby's attempt to warn Harry Potter. Students, animals, and ghosts were systematically petrified by the basilisk that a possessed Ginny released as the diary's grip on her became gradually stronger. Lucius used the ensuing terror (as well as threats to attack their families if they didn't cooperate) to influence the school's Board of Governors to discredit and vote to dismiss Albus Dumbledore as Headmaster for his poor running of the school.

Lucius's plans were ultiately thwarted, however, when the Riddle in the diary decided to pursue his own goals, and rather than continue to petrify the Muggle-borns of the school, he set his eyes on the destruction of Harry Potter, the boy that Ginny told him would kill him in his future. Ginny finally stopped trusting her diary and threw it away, but Riddle soon took control of her again, taking Ginny down into the Chamber of Secrets in hopes of luring Harry there.


Harry followed to save Ginny, and killed the basilisk with Godric Gryffindor's sword and destroyed the diary with a basilisk fang, which (though he didn't know it at the time) also destroyed the piece of Voldemort's soul inside. Harry proved Ginny's innocence and pointed an accusing finger at the true culprit — Lucius. Subsequently, and adding insult to injury, Harry also managed to trick Lucius into setting Dobby free by wrapping the diary in his own sock before handing it back to Lucius. Dobby then caught the sock after Lucius carelessly tossed it aside, thus, he was no longer forced into servitude of the Malfoy family.

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Upon being tricked into freeing his house-elf, Lucius attempted to attack Harry with his wand but Dobby disarmed him before he could do any harm, blasting his former master down a flight of steps. While his role in the opening of the Chamber of Secrets could not be successfully proven, Lucius was ultimately stripped of his title as a Hogwarts school governor for threats against his eleven other colleagues. Despite his sacking, he still maintained strong ties with the Ministry of Magic.

It was hinted that Lucius's target in this plan, along with harming Muggle-born students and Ginny, and discrediting Arthur Weasley and Albus Dumbledore, was to sabotage the Muggle Protection Act that Arthur Weasley had recently proposed, which Lucius, a believer in blood purity and the inferiority of Muggles, found offensive. Lucius's selfishness risked the endangerment of the diary, which, unbeknownst to him, was actually one of Lord Voldemort's Horcruxes.

During this year, Malfoy also bought the whole Slytherin Quidditch teamNimbus broomsticks, as Draco was made the team's Seeker.

The Buckbeak case


During the school year, Lucius’ son Draco was attacked by the hippogriff named Buckbeak after he provoked it during a Care of Magical Creatures class. Lucius took the case to court and insisted that the hippogriff be put to death. Buckbeak's owner, gamekeeper Rubeus Hagrid, desperately tried to defend him, with the assistance of Hermione Granger, arguing that Buckbeak had been provoked by Draco and had attacked in self-defence. Despite his actions, Malfoy still won the case and Buckbeak was sentenced to death. However, before Ministry executioner Walden Macnair could carry out the execution, Buckbeak was saved by Harry Potter and Hermione Granger, and subsequently came to be owned by Sirius Black.[6]

Second Wizarding War

"I have never renounced the old ways. The face I have been obliged to present each day since your absence, that is my true mask."
&#;Lucius Malfoy[src]

In , Lucius attended the Quidditch World Cup with his family, sitting in the luxury box of Minister for MagicCornelius Fudge. In the aftermath of the cup, Malfoy and some other former Death Eaters were involved in the torture and humiliation of the Muggle site manager of the stadium and his family, though was not known at that time to the public and officials. He fled when the Dark Mark was launched into the sky.

Lord Voldemort's return

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"Lucius, my slippery friend. I am told that you have not renounced the old ways, though to the world you present a respectable face. You are still ready to take the lead in a spot of Muggle-torture, I believe? Yet you never tried to find me, Lucius."
&#;Lord Voldemort to Lucius Malfoy after his return[src]

When Lord Voldemortrose again in the summer of , Malfoy returned to him on his summons, claiming that he had done everything he could all along to find Voldemort and help him rise again. Voldemort believed that Malfoy had not completely renounced his old ways, but mildly doubted his loyalty because Malfoy had fled the Dark Mark at the World Cup.


Even though Harry witnessed Malfoy's declaration of loyalty to Voldemort, almost nobody in the Ministry believed him and Malfoy continued maintaining strong ties to very high places in the Ministry, most prominently in the form of financial support, as has been in the past.[7]

Continued connection with the Ministry

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In , after the trial of Harry Potter, Malfoy and Fudge encountered Harry, and it was implied that Malfoy was giving money to the Ministry.[1]. Malfoy appeared doing shady dealings with Cornelius Fudge in the Department of Mysteries just prior to Harry's trial. Malfoy could possibly have been convincing Fudge not to clear Harry's name.

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Malfoy's frequent excursions to meet with Fudge were also used as excuses to place the Imperius Curse on Ministry officials such as Broderick Bode and Order of the Phoenix memberSturgis Podmore on Voldemort's orders. These curses were placed in a bid to obtain Sybill Trelawney's first prophecy. However, these attempts were short-lived, as Bode failed to obtain the prophecy, therefore causing Voldemort to murder Bode, and Podmore was arrested for attempting to break into the Hall of Prophecies.

Battle of the Department of Mysteries

Lucius: "Potter, your race is run. Now hand me the prophecy like a good boy"
Harry: "Let -- let the others go, and I'll give it to you!"
Lucius: "You are not in a position to bargain, Potter. You see, there are ten of us and only one of you or hasn't Dumbledore ever taught you how to count?"
&#; Lucius in the Department of Mysteries[src]

After the failure of his previous attempts to obtain the prophecy, Voldemort successfully attempted to lure Harry to the Hall of Prophecies by planting a vision of his godfather being tortured in his mind.

Malfoy — along with Bellatrix, her husband Rodolphus and her brother-in-law Rabastan Lestrange, and fellow Death Eaters Augustus Rookwood, Antonin Dolohov, Nott, Mulciber, Jugson, Crabbe, Walden Macnair, and Avery — was involved in the Battle of the Department of Mysteries, when they were sent to pry the prophecy from Harry's hands. However, Harry and the five friends who accompanied him, all D.A. members, managed to hold off the Death Eaters until several members of the Order of the Phoenix arrived.


Imprisonment and fall from grace

Lucius' mission to retrieve the prophecy ultimately failed when Neville Longbottom, under the influence of a Step Dance Curse from Antonin Dolohov, accidentally broke the prophecy. Lucius was seen by a myriad of Ministry officials called by Albus Dumbledore to the scene; now with irrefutable evidence pointing to his identity as a Death Eater, Lucius was promptly sent to Azkaban prison, as was the rest of the Death Eater squad, the sole exception being Bellatrix Lestrange, who escaped with Voldemort.

After the events in the Department of Mysteries, Voldemort mainly blamed Lucius for the failure, as Lucius was the commander of Voldemort's small task force. Lucius Malfoy's failure at the Department of Mysteries combined with accidentally destroying part of Voldemort's soul with the diary of Tom Riddle resulted in his loss of any standing with the Dark Lord. Some believed that he was safer in Azkaban than being free.[3] Lucius was sentenced to life imprisonment in Azkaban.

Escape from Azkaban

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In the summer of , Lucius and all incarcerated Death Eaters escaped Azkaban prison with the help of Voldemort.

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However, the Malfoys were no longer held in high regard by the Dark Lord, who commandeered their home as his base of operations. Voldemort openly mocked the family at a Death Eater meeting in the summer of , taking Lucius' wand and deriding their relation to werewolfRemus Lupin through Narcissa's niece Nymphadora Tonks. Lucius had become little more than a servant.[8]

Skirmish at Malfoy Manor

Lucius: "Well, Draco? Is it? Is it Harry Potter?"
Draco: "I can’t – I can’t be sure."
Lucius: "But look at him carefully, look! Come closer! Draco, if we are the ones who hand Potter over to the Dark Lord, everything will be forgiv–"
&#; Lucius and Draco in Malfoy Manor[src]

The Malfoys were desperate for a chance to be forgiven, and thus were excited when a group of Snatchers led by Fenrir Greyback brought Harry Potter and his friends to the Manor in the spring of Lucius pressed his reluctant and fearful son to identify Harry, and identified Ron Weasley as one of Arthur Weasley's sons.

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He then argued with his sister-in-law about who would be the one to call Voldemort with their Dark Marks, but they held off when Bellatrix noticed Godric Gryffindor's Sword, which she had believed to be in her Gringottsvault, among their possessions. Subsequently, Bellatrix torturedHermione Granger for information about the sword with the Cruciatus Curse while the others were taken to the cellar downstairs.

After Hermione lied about the sword being a copy and Griphook went along with her story, Bellatrix signalled Voldemort, but Dobby, the Malfoys' former house-elf, came to the rescue of the prisoners. Harry and Ron ran back upstairs, and the former stunned Lucius. After their escape, the Malfoys and Bellatrix were severely punished by Voldemort.[8]

Battle of Hogwarts

Lucius: "My Lordpleasemy son"
Voldemort: "If your son is dead, Lucius, it is not my fault. He did not come and join me, like the rest of the Slytherins"
Lucius: "Aren't - aren't you afraid, my Lord that Potter might die at another hand but yours? Wouldn't it be forgive me more prudent to call off this battle, enter the castle, and seek him y-yourself?"
Voldemort: "Do not pretend, Lucius. You wish the battle to cease so that you can discover what has happened to your son."
&#; Lucius begs Lord Voldemort to allow him to find Draco during the Battle of Hogwarts[src]

By the time of the Battle of Hogwarts, Lucius showed that he was more concerned with his son's safety than Voldemort's cause, begging to be permitted to find him when the fighting began.


Narcissa lied directly to Voldemort for Harry's sake when he informed her that Draco was still alive, and she and Lucius ran through the crowd, "not even attempting to fight, screaming for their son". Following Voldemort's defeat, Lucius, Narcissa and Draco sat in the Great Hall during the celebrations, looking unsure that they belonged there.[3]

Later life

Lucius and Draco's crimes were forgiven due to their abandonment of Voldemort and his cause and Narcissa's lie to the Dark Lord that saved Harry Potter's life in the Forbidden Forest in the Battle of Hogwarts. None of them served time in Azkaban.

Lucius would eventually gain a grandson, Scorpius Malfoy, after Draco married Astoria Greengrass.[9]

Physical appearance

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Lucius had a pale, pointed face, with pale blond hair and cold grey eyes. He often carried a walking stick with a snake head that contained his wand. His son Draco resembled him strongly.[5] It is stated that his grandson, Scorpius Malfoy, resembles Draco, meaning that Lucius and his grandson also had a resemblance.

Personality and traits

"I don't give a damn what your father thinks. He's vile, and cruel. And you're just pathetic."
&#;Harry Potter to Draco Malfoy[src]

Despite being the embodiment of wealth and influence in the wizarding world, Lucius Malfoy was a ruthless bigot; he took great pride in his aristocratic stature, viewing himself as being racially superior to Muggles, Muggle-borns, and half-bloods. He was also a shrewd, opportunistic social climber who was good at controlling others but behind his veneer of respectability, he treated people cruelly. He callously utilised eleven-year old Ginerva Weasley in an attempt to both discredit her father in the Ministry, and remove Albus Dumbledore from his position as Headmaster of Hogwarts. This attempt would have resulted in her death if Harry Potter had not intervened.[5]

Lucius's slick demeanour thinly concealed a cowardly side. Like Peter Pettigrew and Dolores Umbridge, he appealed to whichever side would be more beneficial to his social advancement. He was never unconditionally loyal because he didn't want to be put in a bad light with people on either end. During the Quidditch World Cup, he anonymously participated in the lowly torturing of Muggles but fled when the Dark Mark was cast in the sky. In fact, rather than going to find Lord Voldemort when he lost all his powers in the first place, he instead pretended to have seen the error of his ways and tried to ingratiate himself to the Ministry of Magic. He claimed that he was always alert for Voldemort's return but when Voldemort pointed out that he'd fled from the Dark Mark, Lucius was instantly silenced. Despite this he did attempt to go through with Voldemort's plan of using his old school diary to open the Chamber of Secrets, not realising that the diary contained a piece of his master's soul.

However, Lucius cared greatly for his wife and son and was one of the few Death Eaters who was capable of feeling genuine love. He and Narcissa were indulgent and protective of their only child, though Lucius also demonstrated that he had expectations for his son, in one instance berating him for being beaten academically by Hermione Granger. When Lucius displeased Voldemort, the Dark Lord charged Draco with the task of killing Dumbledore as an indirect attack on Lucius. In the end, along with Narcissa, he demonstrated that his family was more important to him than serving Voldemort. Lucius' love for Draco and Narcissa also allowed him to overcome his more cowardly side as he charged straight into the thick of battle during the siege on Hogwarts in an attempt to find Draco.[8]

Magical abilities and skills

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  • Love: Despite his cold and ruthless nature, Lucius was one of the few Death Eaters who was capable of feeling love. Lucius cared deeply about his family, especially Narcissa and Draco. In the end his love for his family drove him to abandon Voldemort to search for Draco. His abandonment of Voldemort led to him avoiding another sentence in Azkaban along with his family.
  • Dark Arts: His former house elf called him a dark wizard and was a powerful death eater, being a member of the innermost circle.
  • Unforgivable Curses: Lucius was skilled with the Imperius Curse, using it multiple times in the Ministry of Magic. Lucius was also prepared to use the Killing Curse on Harry Potter in his second year. However, he only managed to say the first part of the incantation, before Dobby stopped him. As a member of the innermost circle amongst the Death Eaters it can also be assumed that he may have taken part in murder and torture via crucio.
  • Duelling: Lucius was a skilled duellist and was able to hold his own against Sirius Black and Harry Potter simultaneously in the Ministry of Magic. He was also the only Death Eater, apart from Severus Snape, who had enough confidence in his abilities to stand up to Bellatrix Lestrange and deflected one of her spells which had been aimed at Harry, because he was worried that she might accidentally smash the prophecy Harry was carrying. Lucius was present during the Battle of Hogwarts but did little, if any, fighting during the battle, because he was with Lord Voldemort in the Shrieking Shack for the first part of the battle and was searching for his son during the second part.
  • Potioneer: While in school at Hogwarts, Lucius was noted by Horace Slughorn to be quite talented in potions.


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  • Enchanted Cane: Lucius owned a walking stick that was enchanted with the shield charm to protect him from spells. His wand was hidden within the stick for sneak attack, so he could block and cast spells at the same time. The cane was also ornamented with a snake head at the top. This ornamentation was broken off by Voldemort in the Meeting at Malfoy Manor, when Voldemort forced Lucius to give him his wand, under the assumption that another's wand but not his own can kill Harry Potter.
  • Poisons: In he was seen by Harry Potter selling dark poisons at Borgin and Burkes because the ministry was conducting raids on private homes.
  • Tom Riddle's Diary: When he became a Death Eater, Lord Voldemort trusted Lucius with a horcrux. However, the diary was destroyed by Harry Potter in the Chamber of Secrets.




Although not much is known about Lucius's parents, it is known that they were both pure-blood. His father, Abraxas, died of a case of Dragon pox, when he was very old. He was also a friend of Horace Slughorn. It is unknown when Lucius' mother died, but it is possible that she was not alive during the Second Wizarding War.

Wife and Son

Bellatrix: "That was not my fault! The Dark Lord, has, in the past, entrusted me with his most precious — if Lucius hadn't —"
Narcissa: "Don't you dare - don't you dare blame my husband!"
&#; Narcissa defends Lucius for failing to get the prophecy[src]

Lucius and his wife, Narcissa, appeared to have a close and affectionate relationship. They both enjoyed being members of the social elite of the wizarding world and spoiling their only child, Draco. Lucius acquiesced to his wife’s wishes when she wanted their son to attend Hogwarts, rather than Durmstrang. Narcissa was very upset when her husband was briefly imprisoned in Azkaban and became highly defensive when others mentioned it.[3] In , when Lord Voldemort took over Malfoy Manor and demanded that Lucius give him his wand, he looked to Narcissa, and only when she touched his wrist did he turn it over.[8]

Lucius: "I hope my son will amount to more than a thief or a plunderer, Borgin Though if his school marks don't pick up, that may indeed be all he is fit for-"
Draco: "It's not my fault. The teachers all have favourites, that Hermione Granger-"
Lucius: "I would have thought you'd be ashamed that a girl of no wizard family beat you in every exam."
&#; Lucius and Draco in Borgin and Burkes[src]

While both Lucius and Narcissa spoiled their son, Lucius was the more demanding parent. Regardless, he spoiled Draco with everything from unlimited freedom to money, and personally purchased broomsticks for the entire SlytherinQuidditchteam when Draco was made Seeker. He was also openly critical of Draco’s school marks being lower than those of Hermione Granger, a Muggle-born witch, reproving Draco for his lack of effort to show her up. Draco looked up to his father, often boasting about his influence and emulating him.[5] He was furious with Harry Potter after the Battle of the Department of Mysteries, blaming him for getting Lucius incarcerated.[1]

Draco was terrified that his parents would be punished for his failure to assassinate Albus Dumbledore on Lord Voldemort's orders, and appeared to be close to accepting Dumbledore’s offer to keep them safe before Severus Snape interceded and killed the Headmaster.[3] Lucius too cared far more about Draco than about his life as a Death Eater, begging Voldemort during the Battle of Hogwarts to allow him to go search for Draco. Once it resumed, neither Lucius nor Narcissa fought at all, instead desperately searching for their son.[8]

In , Lucius had a grandson, Scorpius through Draco and Draco's wife, Astoria Greengrass. It is unknown what kind of relationship Lucius and Scorpius had, but it is most likely that they had a good one. Scorpius also resembled Lucius physically, as he resembled Draco, too.

Arthur Weasley

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Lucius: "What's the use of being a disgrace to the name of wizard if they don't even pay you well for it?"
Arthur: "We have a very different idea about what disgraces the name of wizard, Malfoy."
Lucius: "Clearly. Associating with Muggles. And I thought your family could sink no lower."
&#; Lucius and Arthur Weasley in Flourish and Blotts in [src]

Lucius and Arthur Weasley despised each other, often exchanging insults when they met, and even getting into a fistfight on at least one occasion. Lucius disdained the Weasley family for its poverty and so-called blood traitor status; while the Malfoys prized their pure-blood heritage, the Weasleys accepted Muggles and Muggle-borns. He and Arthur apparently clashed multiple times over this at the Ministry of Magic, where they both worked. When Arthur proposed the Muggle Protection Act in , Lucius was furious to the point of trying to sabotage Arthur by placing an old diary of Tom Marvolo Riddle's on Arthur’s eleven-year-old daughter, Ginny, endangering her life as well as those of Muggle-born Hogwarts students, as this led to the opening of the Chamber of Secrets.[5] Also, Arthur never believed Lucius' claim that he had been under the Imperius Curse during the First Wizarding War, indicating that their enmity likely dates back to their younger years.

Severus Snape

Lucius ran in the same circles as Severus Snape since their Hogwarts days, welcoming him into Slytherin house when Severus was sorted there and Lucius was a prefect, and as part of a group of future Death Eaters.[8] Lucius continued to think and speak highly of Severus later in life, and Severus seemed to favour Draco as a student in his Potions class, leading Sirius Black to once acidly comment that Severus was Lucius’ “lap dog”.[1] The fact that Narcissa Malfoy went to Severus for help when Lucius was in Azkaban and Draco had been given a dangerous mission by Voldemort[3] demonstrates the trust and respect the Malfoys had for Severus, apparently in spite of his being a half-blood, though it is possible they were unaware of his blood status.

Bellatrix Lestrange


Lucius didn't seem to have very much respect for Bellatrix Lestrange, his sister-in-law, as the rest of the Death Eaters did. Bellatrix was a fanatically loyal Death Eater, who fought for Lord Voldemort in the First and the Second Wizarding War. Lucius was antagonistic with Bellatrix, despite that she had been imprisoned in Azkaban for fourteen years, unlike Lucius. When Bellatrix wanted to kill, or torture Harry Potter during the Battle of the Department of Mysteries, Lucius restrained her. After the battle, Bellatrix told Narcissa that it was Lucius' fault that he didn't give Voldemort the Prophecy. In , Bellatrix stayed with Lucius at his house, as she wanted to come closer to Voldemort, who was also staying there. Bellatrix and Lucius also fought along during the Battle of Malfoy Manor, where they argued about who would call Voldemort when they caught Harry Potter. During the Battle of Hogwarts, Bellatrix was eventually killed by Molly Weasley, while Lucius and his family were reformed, as they regretted about joining Voldemort.


"You lost me my servant boy!"
&#;Lucius to Harry Potter, after he freed Dobby.[src]

Dobby was Lucius' house-elf. Lucius treated Dobby with cruelty and was very sadistic with him. Dobby feared Lucius, but did everything Lucius ordered him. In , Harry Potter freed Dobby by making Lucius give him a sock. Lucius became very angry and attempted to kill Harry. The last time Lucius saw Dobby was in , when Dobby came to Malfoy Manor to rescue Harry Potter and his friends. Dobby was eventually killed by Bellatrix Lestrange. It is unknown how Lucius reacted when he learned it.

Lord Voldemort

Voldemort: "I have given you your liberty, Lucius, is that not enough for you? But I have noticed that you and your family seem less than happy of late… What is it about my presence in your home that displeases you, Lucius?"
Lucius: "Nothing – nothing, my Lord!"
Voldemort: "Such lies, Lucius."
&#; Voldemort and Lucius in Malfoy Manor in [src]

Lucius was one of Lord Voldemort’s most trusted and high-ranking Death Eaters, serving him in both the First and Second Wizarding Wars. Upon his rebirth in , Voldemort questioned Lucius’ loyalty, since he had never tried to find the Dark Lord after his fall in [7] Voldemort accepted Lucius’ explanations and exultations of devotion, and entrusted Lucius with the task of obtaining a prophecy concerning him and Harry Potter. Along with Lucius selfishly throwing away the diaryHorcrux, and failure and subsequent imprisonment in Azkaban made him and his family lose any favour in Voldemort’s eyes, and the Dark Lord may have given Lucius’ son a nearly impossible task to punish Lucius.[3]


Although he broke Lucius out of Azkaban in , along with many other Death Eaters, Voldemort treated him with disdain, taking over his home and his wand, and mocking the Malfoys for their relation to a werewolf through Narcissa’s niece

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Harry Potter: 10 Things Only Book Fans Know About Lucius Malfoy

There are some pretty nasty characters in the Harry Potter books and movies. Lord Voldemort is a mass murderer intent on wiping out muggle-borns, Bellatrix Lestrange is happy to follow out the Dark Lord's orders no matter how bad they are, and Draco Malfoy is a bully who laps up the chance to torment anybody who lives at Hogwarts. Draco's father Lucius is another, however, and spends his time in the series meddling in Harry's affairs.

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Jacob Isaacs did a brilliant job at bringing the character to the big screen but, with just limited time at their disposal, Warner Bros didn't contain every little fact about Lucius.

10 He Claimed He Was Hoodwinked Into Serving Voldemort

To an outsider, Lucius is a clear Death Eater. His wardrobe alone suggests this but his pompous manner and snobbery towards muggle-borns and muggle-sympathizers is well-documented. And you can be forgiven for wondering how the Ministry of Magic didn't realize they possessed such an obvious villain.

In the Chamber of Secrets book, however, Arthur Weasley explains this. He details that Lucius claimed he was hoodwinked into working for Voldemort and placed under the Imperius Curse in order to ensure his compliance. This is enough for him not just to be let off the hook, but also take up a high-profile job at the Ministry. Why they didn't just use Veritaserum we'll never know

9 He Warned Draco To Tread The Line With Harry

In the second movie, the Chamber of Secrets, Draco is seen moaning about Harry to his father. Lucius is then rather dismissive of his feelings but, in the source material, actively warns his son to tread a careful line when it comes to handling the Boy Who Lived.

Firstly, this is because he feels it wouldn't be prudent to go after Harry when so many people are inspired by and look up to the Gryffindor student. And, secondly, because Lucius himself is unsure as to just how powerful the youngster is. After all, if he can defeat Voldemort, he must be pretty powerful

8 He Bullied His Son Because Of Hermione Granger

Also in the second Potter book, Lucius has some words with Draco when it comes to Hermione Granger. And they're not very nice, either.

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Lucius scolds Draco for finishing below Hermione in every single exam they sat the previous school year, with the Gryffindor pupil coming top of the class. Lucius is angry, feeling his son should be performing better than somebody so new to magic and with muggle parents. And his words only fire Draco up, with the Slytherin student feeling she's favored because of her origins. He's wrong, of course, but anything to help him sleep a little easier at night

7 He Wanted Draco At Durmstrang

In the Goblet of Fire book, Draco Malfoy is overheard talking to Slytherin students about his upbringing. And, in a candid chat, he reveals he was very nearly sent to Durmstrang instead of Hogwarts - because Lucius felt their lack of tolerance towards muggle-borns made the school the best educational place to attend.

Unfortunately for Harry, Narcissa Malfoy intervened. She didn't want her son being sent abroad so instead insisted he was to remain in the country at Hogwarts. This was a battle Lucius lost - and it's not the only one.

6 He Thought Voldemort Was Dead

In the fourth Potter movie, Harry is present for Lord Voldemort's rebirth. After that, there's a brief exchange between Lucius and Voldemort. The Death Eater insists he 'hasn't renounced the old ways' and claims that, had any news of rumors of the Dark Lord's survival many years previously had reached him, he'd have done his utmost to help his master out.

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It's a similar story in the source material, except Lucius openly confesses that he thought Voldemort was dead. It's just a minor difference but one that's worth flagging nonetheless. His master understands this and doesn't scold him on this occasion, instead letting him off the hook.

5 He Met With Fudge To Bewitch Sturgis Podmore and Broderick Bode

In the Order of the Phoenix blockbuster, there's a brief scene where Lucius Malfoy and Minister of Magic Cornelius Fudge are both talking to each other. When they notice Harry is listening in, they then pause. Nothing ever comes of this little moment but, in the books, it's got far more sinister undertones.

It's revealed that Lucius would often use Fudge to get the Ministry workers he needed on-side. He places both Sturgis Podmore and Broderick Bode under the Imperius Curse, then makes them carry out some dark and dastardly deeds. Bode is placed in St Mungo's hospital after managing to shrug off the curse but is then killed by some Devils Snare, which is dropped off for him disguised as a normal, non-man-eating plant.

4 He Advocated Dolores Umbridge

Dolores Umbridge struts into Hogwarts as the Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher during the events of the Order of the Phoenix movie. What the film doesn't explain, though, is that Lucius was actually a staunch supporter of hers (as you'd expect, given they're both similarly wicked).

He gives an interview to the Daily Prophet explaining how highly he rates Dolores - while also expressing a belief her appointment at the school is a sign of the place finally heading in the right direction. Of course he's wrong, she's completely evil and vile. But evilness supports evilness, apparently.

3 People Thought He Was Safer in Azkaban Than Free

At the end of the Order of the Phoenix movie and book, Lucius Malfoy is arrested for attempting to steal a prophecy from the Ministry of Magic. This sees him locked up in Azkaban prison and there's a brief blink-and-you'll-miss-it moment of him posing for a picture holding up his prison number while clad in a black and white outfit.

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Yet in the Half-Blood Prince, it's revealed that many thought Lucius being incarcerated was actually a good thing. It meant Voldemort couldn't punish him directly for his failure to procure the prophecy, because he couldn't get to him. However, little does anybody know that the Dark Lord secretly punished Lucius by giving Draco the job of killing Albus Dumbledore.

2 He Ran Through Hogwarts Screaming

During the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, the Malfoys sit out the majority of the Battle of Hogwarts. This is pretty much the same in the source material - except they actually enter the castle when it's revealed Voldemort's latest attempt at killing Harry has failed.

They run through Hogwarts 'screaming' for their son, worried that Draco's body will later be seen among the many, many casualties from the war. They're fortunate to be able to reunite with their child, because others aren't so fortunate. The Weasleys lose Fred, Colin Creevey is murdered after sneaking in to fight and both Remus Lupin and Nymphadora Tonks perish as well.

1 He Joined In The Celebrations

Also in the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, the last fans see of the Malfoys is the trio walking away from the Battle of Hogwarts. After this, they're never glimpsed or even mentioned again (until the flash-forward).

However, in the book, it's different. Instead, Lucius, Narcissa, and Draco are all present for the celebrations that break out following Voldemort's death. They look uncomfortable being surrounded by so many people who were their enemies only a short time ago but stay and tuck into the feast nonetheless. This would have been amusing to see on the big screen but, alas, Warner Bros chose to tinker with their endings instead.

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“Lucius, don’t be rude. Introduce me to your friend."
“This, my Lord, is my tenant Draco Blackburn. He’s the one I told you about, the one who has been incredibly helpful in my temporal research project.”
“Draco Blackburn?” A pause, dark red eyes assessing. “Why, I haven’t heard the name Blackburn since I was last in Germany…”, another pause, a delicate smile, as he leaned in conspiratorially, his eyes flashing crimson, almost breathless, he continued “I haven’t heard the name Draco Blackburn since the disgraceful fall of the Lieutenant of Lord Grindelwald in ’48, the last failed uprising after his Lord’s defeat .”
But Harry knew his story, he knew the year-old man’s skin he wore as well as his own, as well as so many others, and so he responded as Draco Blackburn, and not Harry Potter, the name of a child that wouldn’t be conceived for another 12 years.
At the bottom of a pond, instead of grasping the Sword of Gryffindor, Harry grasps another ancient artifact that sat undisturbed. Tossed into worlds that aren't his own, with a psychotic horcrux soul along for the journey, Harry fights to get back home with obsessive madness, tearing the very fabric of magic to do so.


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Harry Potter's Jason Isaacs Has Some Blunt Thoughts About What Ultimately Happened To Lucius Malfoy

J.K. Rowling's Wizarding World has entertained the public for decades, and is showing no signs of slowing down. The franchise continues to be expanded with TheCursed Child plays and Fantastic Beasts franchise, Harry Potter's years at Hogwarts are the most beloved part of Rowling's work. Actor Jason Isaacs played the villainous Lucius Malfoy in a whopping fiveHarry Potter movies, ending with The Deathly Hallows Part 2. And now he's revealed what he thinks happened to Lucius following the Battle of Hogwarts.

Lucius Malfoy was a loyal servant of Voldemort to a fault throughout his time on screen. Siding with the Dark Lord resulted in him being sent to Azkaban following the events of The Order of the Phoenix. The family manages to survive the Battle of Hogwarts, with Narcissa saving Harry's life, but what happened to Lucius afterward? Jason Isaacs recently put his two cents in about his signature character, saying:

I think what would’ve happened afterwards, is that he would become a shell of himself. His money would protect him because money always protects people, and I think he would’ve lost — if he ever had any — the respect of his wife and his son. Society would shun him and he would cower inside his mansion and drink himself into an early grave. And frankly, deserve it.

Well, that's bleak. While Draco Malfoy was able to be redeemed and eventually be on good terms with Harry in adulthood, his father wasn't so lucky. At least according to Jason Isaac's idea bout the villain. Although considering just how much villainy he was guilty of, this makes a great deal of sense.

The Malfoy family have a fascinating story in the Harry Potter franchise. While they're originally prejudiced and evil, Draco and Narcissis take a turn in their last few appearances. They ultimately abandon their previous belief system for the greater good, and are spared from being sent to Azkaban following The Deathly Hallows. But Lucius Malfoy's loyalty to Voldemort completely destroys him from the inside out.

During his same conversation with Syfy Wire, Jason Isaacs went on to explain this dynamic, and how You-Know-Who's affect on Lucius Malfoy resulted in his isolation. As the actor put it,

Onscreen, you can see he’s always slightly stubbly and red-eyed and drinking whenever he can. I always thought he drank too much. And then, in the final battle at Hogwarts, it became clear to him, particularly when Narcissa and Draco ran off, that there was no place for him in either future. Voldemort was not gonna have him by his side. He’d already [taken] my wand at the table in Malfoy Manor, which is public humiliation, almost castration.

In the end, Voldemort only ever truly cared about his own interest. And he was all too happy to see his loyal follower Lucius Malfoy sent to Azkaban, before he hijacked Malfoy Manner and fractured his relationship with Draco and Narcissa. While the latter two had each other in the wake of the second Wizarding War, Jason Isaacs believes his character wasted away in isolation.

The Wizarding World is expected to continue with Fantastic Beasts 3, which currently has a release date of November 12th In the meantime, check out our release list to plan your next trip to the movies.

Corey was born and raised in New Jersey. Double majored in theater and literature during undergrad. After working in administrative theater for a year in New York, he started as the Weekend Editor at CinemaBend. He's since been able to work himself up to reviews, phoners, and press junkets-- and is now able to appear on camera with some of his famous actors just not as he would have predicted as a kid.

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