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'Harry Potter & The Cursed Child' Casts Actors for Adult Harry, Ron, & Hermione!

'Harry Potter & The Cursed Child' Casts Actors for Adult Harry, Ron, & Hermione!

The three actors playing adult Harry, Ron, and Hermione in the upcoming stage play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child have been revealed!

Jamie Parker, pictured to the right, will be playing the role of Harry Potter. Noma Dumezweni will be playing Hermione Granger and Paul Thornley will play Ron Weasley.

“I’m so excited with the choice of casting for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. I can’t wait to see Jamie, Noma and Paul bring the adult Harry, Hermione and Ron to life on stage next summer,” author and playwright J.K. Rowling said in a statement.

Here is the synopsis of the play, intended to be the eighth story in the franchise: “It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband and father of three school-age children. While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.”

Performances start on June 7, 2016 and there are two parts to the play, which can be seen separately or on the same day.

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Posted to: Harry Potter, Jamie Parker, JK Rowling, Noma Dumezweni, Paul Thornley

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  • Marc-André Martel

    Did I miss something in the books and someone put a spell on Hermione to change her skin color or what ?

  • MC Squared

    Can only image the outrage if Hermione was originally black but became white in the play.

  • Ricardo Alexandre Ruiz

    my thoughts exactly. this is nothing but false moralism to promote the play. why didn’t JK asked for black actress instead of Emma Watson, then?

  • Wendy

    She never specified race either way.

  • Wendy

    Why do people care so much about the color of her skin? Jesus, people, it’s 2015. Rowling never specified what color skin she had. Let it go!

  • Wendy

    Why do people care so much about the color of her skin? Jesus, people, it’s 2015. Rowling never specified what color skin she had. Let it go!

  • Gina

    Did I miss something in the books where her skin color affects the telling of the story in any way, shape, or form?? Get over yourself.

  • Gina

    Uh, maybe because the color of the actress isn’t relevant to the telling of the story? Is the script not gonna be as good because of it? Why is white always the assumed default color?

  • Marc-André Martel

    Because it is in the movies.

  • Gina

    So? Was it in the book? Since when are movie adaptations (or stage plays) ever exactly like the books?

  • Marc-André Martel

    The « problem » isn’t the skin color of the actress, it’s that we are used to see Hermione in a certain way and this new one just isn’t even similar to it.

  • Gina

    YAWN…

  • Wendy

    The men don’t look like Ron or Harry either, so why aren’t you mad about that? Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm

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  • No160

    No offense to the adult Harry Potter cast, but there’s definitely not going to anymore fanfiction.

  • Marianne Ahrne

    Noma Dumezweni is NOT African-American! She is South African-British.

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