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At first I thought it was McGonagall, but I didn't really recognize this woman in the left corner. What is her name and role in the movie?

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    I have no problem with this question but I think it will transpire more such identify this person from screenshot questions in coming days. I don't know whether that is good or bad May 26, 2018 at 7:13
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    Which film is this? Jun 11, 2018 at 17:21

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That, is Madam Irma Pince (or generally addressed in the books as Madam Pince). She is the librarian at Hogwarts.

Her description, collected across the HP books:

One of Madam Pince's most striking physical attributes was looking like an underfed vulture. She was also very thin and irritable-looking.
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets: Chapter 10 (The Rogue Bludger)

According to IMDB, Sally Mortemore is mentioned to be playing the role of Madam Pince. Per her IMDB page,

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Additionally, from the film, below is a screenshot of the end credits supporting IMDB's claim.

So, the person in question is undoubtedly Madam Irma Pince (played by Sally Mortemore).

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    I'm not questioning your ID but how do you know it's her? Was she called by name in the movie or are you ID'ing her by description? Just curious...
    – JeffC
    May 25, 2018 at 16:12
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    @JeffC I saw it on numerous sources including HKWikia, Pinterest, Wikipedia and also on IMDb. Even a simple google search on Madam Pince gives you that exact photo. I don't think all sources could be wrong; and I concluded thusly.
    – Shreedhar
    May 25, 2018 at 16:24
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    The actress credited for the role of Madame Pince in CoS on IMDB looks enough like the character in the screenshot for me : imdb.com/name/nm1090693. I think the only more you could do is check the actual credits of the film to make sure IMDB has the right actress
    – Etheur
    May 25, 2018 at 16:42
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    @Etheur that is actually useful. I found her in the end credits. The new answer is ready :)
    – Shreedhar
    May 25, 2018 at 17:05
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    @shree we would think all sources couldn't be wrong, but there's this: xkcd.com/978
    – user13267
    May 26, 2018 at 13:07

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