It's been almost a decade since the HARRY POTTER book series ended and about five years since the last film, and still Pottermania is as alive as it's ever been. The spinoff film, FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM is set to release later this year, and the upcoming stage play in the UK, HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD, is a week away from its first preview.
With that first preview fast approaching, it has finally been revealed who will be playing the roles of Harry, Ginny, and Albus Potter in this continuation of the Potter lore. Playing the iconic roles on stage will be Jamie Parker, Poppy Miller, and Sam Clemmett, respectively.
In addition to the reveal, there have also been a series of photos of the cast. Check them out below!
HARRY POTTER author J.K. Rowling had the following to say about Parker carrying on the mantle of the Boy Who Lived.
"He simply is Harry now. There's a kind of relief in watching him, he gets it so right."
Jamie Parker, who has also had plenty of onscreen experience with such films as VALKYRIE and series like JONATHAN STRANGE & MR. NORELL, had the following to say about donning the glasses and scar for the role.
"They’re just iconic. These are stories that people have lived with for their whole lives, they’ve grown up with and now they’re adults re-joining the tale, picking it up where they left off and I’m one of them. In a sense you don’t need more than the scar and the glasses, you kind of go, “there it is” and I don’t really know how to put it into words, it’s just immeasurably exciting and I can’t wait to show it to people.
It’s a unique gig in the sense that you have seven volumes of backstory that you get to bring on with you. And we were all very keen to make sure that the first time you see Harry it just feels right."
Below is a photo of Miller as Ginny:
And our first look at Albus Potter:
While we did have a look at Albus at the end of the final HARRY POTTER movie, this interpretation will give fans a more in-depth look at the character. Rowling was careful to speak too much about Clemmett and his take on the young Potter.
"There's much I could say about Sam-as-Albus, but we'd be into spoiler territory so quickly I'll just say we couldn't have cast better."
HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD is scheduled to open in London on July 30, 2016.
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