Cast of Harry Potter & the Cursed Child

In the eighth installment of the Harry Potter series, Hermione Granger will be played by Noma Dumezweni, Ron Weasley by Paul Thornley and Harry by Jamie Park

Harry Potter Series

A series of seven fantasy novels, Harry Potter, is written by British author J.K.Rowling. The story in the series revolves around a young wizard, Harry Potter, the titular character, and his friends Ron Weasley and Hermoine Granger. All of them are students of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The main story depicts Harry Potter's struggle to kill the Dark wizard Lord Voldemort. Voldemort aims to become immortal, tries to overthrow the Ministry of Magic, subjugate non-magic people and destroys anything that occlude its way. 

Although, the previous cast in the series till now is played by Daniel Redcliff as Harry Potter, Emma Watson as Hermoine Granger and Rupert Grint as Ron Weasley.  Series of Harry Potter are  listed below. 

1. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

2. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

3. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

4. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

5. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

6. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

7. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Now and Then

Now and Then

Latest Cast Installments in Harry Potter

In the eighth story in J.K. Rowling’s famous series, Hermione Granger is a black woman played by 45-year-old Noma Dumezweni. The play cast 36-year-old Jamie Parker as Harry Potter and 40-year-old Paul Thornley as Ron Weasley.

The cast of the Cursed Child Play was revealed on Sunday and is criticized by many fans and lovers of Harry Potter series. Why is the cast replaced by new ones? What was the need to replace the legendary actors loved by people across the globe? Was this replacement necessary? These questions are arising on social media sites and majority of the population strongly criticized the replacement of the old cast.

L to R ( Jamie Parker, Paul Thornley & Noma Dumezweni )

L to R ( Jamie Parker, Paul Thornley & Noma Dumezweni )

New Cast of the Harry Potter's eight movie

Noma Dumezweni, born in Swaziland, is a Laurence Olivier Award-winning actor.She has also appeared in more than a dozen London theatre productions. She moved with her South African parents to England when she was a child.

Jamie Parker was in Alan Bennett’s original cast for The History Boys in 2004. More recently, he appeared in the historical thriller Valkyrie and multiple productions at Shakespeare’s Globe.

Thornley also acted in the 2012 Les Miserables film and also played roles in several movies and British television series, such as London Road and Doc Martin.

Cursed Child Actors

Cursed Child Actors

Brief glimpse available from play's website

The new play, which is also known as eighth installment of the Harry Potter Series is set to premiere in London’s Palace Theatre in the summer of 2016. 

" 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. "