The upcoming stage play ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ has been promoting like crazy the last few days. We’ve seen the grown-up Potter family, as well as the Granger-Weasley clan.Though the storyline and roles of each character have been a tightly-guarded secret, the images which have been released do give us a great look at the former students of Hogwart’s Academy of Witchcraft and Wizardry, now adults and with their own children receiving acceptance letters for admittance in the magical school. Today, we get another look at characters involved in this production and the cast members who portray them. Now it’s time for the Malfoys.
‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child,’ the upcoming eighth installment in the beloved Harry Potter franchise, will be showing at the Palace Theatre in London. Previews begin on June 7th, with the World Premiere on July 30th.
The now older Draco Malfoy is portrayed by actor Alex Price. He has appeared in numerous television programs including ‘Being Human,’ ‘Merlin’ and ‘Doctor Who.’
Draco’s son, Scorpius Malfoy, is being played by actor Anthony Boyle. His film credits include ‘The Journey’ and ‘City of Lost Z.’ He has also been seen on ‘Game of Thrones.’
Check out these new images of the Malfoys:
In preparing to become the character of Draco Malfoy, originally played by Tom Felton in the film franchise, Alex Price owes all the credit to the play’s writer…
“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 J.K. Rowling’s characters as best we can… 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.”
Anthony Boyle, the young actor chosen to play Draco’s son, is beyond excited at this surreal opportunity…
“It was such a game changer, as soon as I saw it, it was like, ‘Okay, I’m playing Scorpius Malfoy – this is real now.’ That was such a big moment… 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. You can just feel the excitement in the building. We’ve been in the Palace Theatre for over four weeks now which is where we can do all the things you couldn’t do in the rehearsal room. We just can’t wait to show it to everyone.”
Based on an all-new, original story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ is a play by Jack Thorne and directed by John Tiffany. It is the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage. Readers and moviegoers last saw Harry waving off his children at Platform Nine and Three-Quarters in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2.’ Cursed Child will pick up the story, officially the eighth in the Harry Potter canon, after that moment.
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.
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