So we’ve already seen Harry, Ron and Hermione along with their families from the upcoming stage show, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (here).
And now we have Alex Price and Anthony Boyle as Draco and Scorpius Malfoy.
Price has appeared in, among other things, Penny Dreadful and Doctor Who, while Belfast’s own Anthony Boyle was trained at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama.
JK Rowling herself, talking about the menacing looking duo, said: “I love Draco and Scorpius, they actually look related!”
Scorpius is wearing the Hogwarts uniform: “He’s wearing the official Hogwarts uniform before you go and get sorted into your house. He’s a Malfoy so his clothes should be really expensive but quite constraining to make him feel a bit awkward,” but adds, “I’ve got a feeling Scorpius is going to do nothing to turn girls off the Malfoy men.”
Alex Price said finding the character was easy as there was so much to draw from: “Jack Thorne’s script. Start right there, and there’s obviously a massive history of books to draw on. You could tie yourself in knots worrying about it. But our first job is to serve this play and JK Rowling’s characters as best we can.”
Is the pressure starting to get to the actors? Price says it’s been a miracle that the story has been kept so quite: “The world outside has been brilliantly marshalled and been kept away from us by our producers. It’s only slowly starting to rear its head now and it’s intimidating, a little scary, but also very exciting because Jack is such a brilliant writer and he’s taken the story into a great place 19 years later, particularly for Draco.”
We wish we had tickets to see the show, but we know it’s an exciting time to be a Potter fan none-the-less.
Are you going? Let us know