Earlier in the week we were given a first look at the adult versions of Harry and Ginny Potter from the upcoming stage play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child; and now, courtesy of official fan site Pottermore, images have also been revealed of several of the play’s other major cast members. So if you ever wondered what Ron, Hermione and Draco would look like as adults, then you’re in luck.
Set 19 years after the events of the original books (and films), The Cursed Child is a play in two parts that will debut on the London stage this summer. It’s written by Jack Thorne, creator of The Fades, from a story by J.K. Rowling herself, and will center on Albus Severus, the son of Harry and Ginny, as he struggles with “the weight of a family legacy he never wanted.”
But despite its focus on the offspring characters, it’s set to feature appearances from the most notable former Hogwarts students; so along with the previously-pictured Jamie Parker and Poppy Miller as Albus’ famous parents, here’s our first look at Paul Thornley and Noma Dumezweni as Ron and Hermoine, and Cherrelle Skeete as their daughter Rose Granger-Weasley:
“Rose is like her mother,” explains Rowling, “but more secure, more grounded. She was born to wizards and knows her place in the world. Cherrelle plays her perfectly: bossy but deeply lovable.”
Just in case the film was in danger of being entirely populated by beloved characters, however, there’s a welcome touch of villainy in the shape of Harry’s old nemesis Draco Malfoy, and his son Scorpius. Alex Price plays the elder Malfoy, and Anthony Boyle the younger; here they are in their fully scowling glory:
While The Cursed Child has notably tended to move towards a different visual representation of the characters from those seen in the movies, there’s certainly something unmistakeably Malfoy-looking about the pair. “I love Draco and Scorpius,” Rowling told Pottermore. “They actually look related!”
The two-part play, which can be seen either together in one day or on successive nights, isn’t yet scheduled to perform anywhere outside its initial London venue; but if you’re keen to know exactly what happens to the Potters and Granger-Weasleys and can’t get to the play, never fear: the script will be published in book form on July 31.
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