Thursday 19 January 2017

Revealed: Cast playing Harry Potter, Hermione and Ron in Cursed Child play

Published 21/12/2015 | 08:11

Jamie Parker, Noma Dumezweni and Paul Thornley. PIC: Pottermore/Simon Annand
Jamie Parker, Noma Dumezweni and Paul Thornley. PIC: Pottermore/Simon Annand

The actors who are playing Harry Potter, Hermione and Ron in the Cursed Child have been revealed.

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Jamie Parker (36), Noma Dumezweni (45) and Paul Thornley will fill the roles in the stage play which opens on the West End in London next year.

I’m so excited with the choice of casting for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child,’ J.K. Rowling said.

‘I can’t wait to see Jamie, Noma and Paul bring the adult Harry, Hermione and Ron to life on stage next summer.’

Artwork for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Artwork for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

All three are well known stage actors and they will play the older versions of the characters Harry Potter fans have grown to know and love.

The story continues Harry's story.  He is now an employee of the Ministry of Magic and a a husband and father of three school children.

His youngest, Albus, struggles with the family legacy and both he and his dad both learn that sometimes darkness comes from unexpected places.

Previews begin at the Palace Theatre in London on June 7 2016.

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