Belfast-born actor Ciarán Hinds has admitted that he magically made three dozen wands from Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows - Part 2 disappear into a drawer in his house.

Speaking to The Sun Hinds, who played Aberforth Dumbledore in the last instalment of the wizardly series, also said he acquired some Potter socks.

He said: "I've got about three dozen Harry Potter wands in a drawer. I've [also] liberated a pair of purple socks that I quite fancied."

Hinds also revealed that Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint put him at ease when he joined the cast.

"With every job, you're typically looking for the director to make sure you're doing the right thing but with Emma, Rupert and Daniel, that has become part of their psyche.

Hinds added: "They've been doing that job so long, they have such ease and an instant connection with it, and a real truthfulness." 

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