British actor Alex Price will be taking on the role Tom Felton made famous, wizard Draco Malfoy, in the play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, according to the Herald. Anthony Boyle has been cast as his son, Scorpius Malfoy.
"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."
Where there are Potters, one will inevitably find Malfoys. The question remains, what will a grown-up Draco Malfoy be like? Will he be a villain, or will he have repented entirely and become a friend?
Price said he can't wait for the play to open next month.
"It's... 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 will be playing Scorpius Malfoy, the son of Draco Malfoy and his wife Astoria Greengrass Malfoy and nephew of Daphne Greengrass. Anthony studied at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. He has appeared in the television show Game of Thrones and the movies The Journey, City of Lost Z, and The Party. Previous stage experience includes Herons at the Lyric Theatre Belfast and East Belfast Boy at Ballymac Friendship Centre. He co-wrote East Belfast Boy as well as acted in the play. DNA India reported that Anthony Boyle had to dye his brown hair blond for the role of Scorpius Malfoy.
J. K. Rowling was pleased with the casting of Alex Price as Draco Malfoy and Anthony Boyle as his son Scorpius.
"I love Draco and Scorpius – they actually look related!"
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