Kingsley Shacklebolt was a senior Auror who acted as informer for the Order within the Ministry of Magic. He was one of the volunteers to be one of the members of the Advance Guard that escorted Harry Potter from the Dursleys' home to Number 12, Grimmauld Place. Kingsley was in charge of the search for Sirius Black in the Ministry; however, knowing Sirius is innocent, he was supplying the Ministry false information that Sirius is in Tibet. He was present when Harry was confronted about Dumbledore's Army, after Marietta Edgecombe betrayed it to Dolores Umbridge. Kingsley swiftly modified Marietta's memory, but to avoid suspicion from the Ministry, Dumbledore was forced to hex him too as Dumbledore fled.
Kingsley took part in the battle at the Department of Mysteries and appeared to be very skilled at duelling as he was seen fighting two Death Eaters at once. However, after Sirius is killed, he continued the duel with Bellatrix Lestrange, during which Kingsley was hit by a spell that caused a "loud bang" and he hit the ground "yelling in pain". Later the new Minister of Magic, Rufus Scrimgeour, appointed Kingsley to the Muggle Prime Minister's office, posing as a secretary, but being the Prime Minister's guard.
Kingsley is one of the few wizards that the Dursleys seem to like, due to his skill at blending in well with Muggles and his calm, collected demeanour. Kingsley also appears with other Order members to move Harry from the Dursleys' home to safety in the Burrow. Later in the book, he manages to send a timely warning to the guests attending Bill Weasley and Fleur Delacour's wedding using his Patronus, a lynx, when Lord Voldemort overthrows the Ministry of Magic, giving the guests a chance to escape. He continues to guard the Prime Minister, but is eventually forced to flee. He later is heard preaching equal rights for Muggles and Wizards on the pirate radio programme "Potterwatch" under the pseudonym "Royal". In the Battle of Hogwarts he is first seen organising those who remained to fight. He is later seen dueling an unnamed Death Eater, and ends up dueling Voldemort himself, alongside Minerva McGonagall and Horace Slughorn, but after Bellatrix's death, Voldemort's anger erupts; Kingsley and the two others are defeated (although not killed). Kingsley is appointed temporary Minister for Magic following the death of Voldemort and the deposition of Voldemort's puppet ruler, Pius Thicknesse. However, Kingsley did later become the new Minister permanently, revolutionising the Ministry itself.
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- Kingsley Shacklebolt is portrayed by George Harris who plays Captain Katanga in Raiders of the Lost Arc.