Harry Potter and the Cursed Child has officially cast its Harry, Ron, and Hermione!
Harry Potter fans have been waiting for the casting of the upcoming play Harry Potter and The Cursed Child and it is finally here! Harry Potter and The Cursed Child will center around Harry's son Albus Severus Potter and is set 19 years after the conclusion of the main book series.
The main cast trio, Harry, Ron, and Hermione, has now officially been set. Jamie Parker has been cast as Harry Potter, Paul Thornley as Ron Weasley, and actress Noma Dumezweni as Hermione Granger.
"Jamie Parker first made waves in Alan Bennett’s The History Boys, as part of the original West End, Broadway and film cast alongside Dominic Cooper, James Corden and Richard “Uncle Vernon” Griffiths. He’s a staple of the London theatre scene, with acclaimed performances as Henry V at Shakespeare’s Globe and in Tom Stoppard’s Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead. He starred in Assassins with Catherine Tate and is currently playing Sky Masterson, a role formerly tackled by Marlon Brando and Ewan McGregor, in Guys and Dolls. Onscreen, he’s most recently been seen in Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, and notably supported Tom Cruise in Valkyrie and Benedict Cumberbatch in Van Gogh: Painted with Words.
Paul Thornley is a veteran British actor with a long history of stage and screen work. For stage, he’s most notable for the innovative National Theatre production London Road. For television, he’s appeared as a guest actor on many shows and also as a documentary narrator, and he had roles in musical film versions of London Road and Les Miserables (let’s hope Ron doesn’t sing). He also did voice work in Minions!
Noma Dumezweni won a Laurence Olivier Award (the highest accolade in British theatre) for her supporting role in A Raisin in the Sun at the Young Vic and has appeared regularly in West End productions. She’s also guest-starred in a host of British TV shows, including in Doctor Who as UNIT officer Captain Erisa Magambo in “Turn Left” and “Planet of the Dead.” Having a black Hermione was already a popular idea adopted by the Harry Potter fandom as a logical fit for the character and a way to add diversity to the books, so this casting choice is sure to make people very happy!"It was previously announced that the play would be split into two parts but it wasn't announced how the two parts would be handled so that fans could see the whole story. That information has now been released and fans can see both parts in the same day as a matinee and evening performance, or they can see the two parts on two consecutive evenings each week.
What do you think of this cast so far? Are you excited for Harry Potter and The Cursed Child?
Harry Potter and The Cursed Child will open in London’s West End this upcoming summer.
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