Meet Harry, Ron and Hermione from JK Rowling's 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child'

FP Staff

Jun 02, 2016 13:12:02 IST

Just a couple of months before the play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will be staged in London, the first look of the characters have been revealed.

Furthering the Harry Potter universe, our beloved characters, Ron, Hermoine and Harry are now adults and the sequence of events take place 19 years after Deathly Hallows.

Cursed Child is based around an original new story by JK Rowling, playwright Jack Thorne and director John Tiffany. The play, which is the eighth official story in the Potter saga, receives its world premiere in London’s West End at the Palace Theater on July 30, reveals BBC.

And so, meet your favourite characters, in a different avatar.

Harry Potter (played by Jamie Parker) and Ginny Weasley (played by Poppy Miller)

Harry Potter is now an overworked Ministry of Magic employee and a father of three (which would explain his more realistic look, wrinkles and all). He still has his glasses and scar, though. Some things are never meant to be changed.

 Meet Harry, Ron and Hermione from JK Rowlings Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Harry, Ginny and Albus Potter. Image from Facebook: @Pottermore

Ginny Wesley looks a lot older, and much like a mom of three, than the girl who got duped by Tom Riddle in The Chamber of Secrets. We are also introduced to Albus Potter (played by Sam Clemmett), the Potters' second child. He is seen wearing Hogwarts robes, and it will make you want to squeal out in excitement!

Jamie Parker, while speaking about his experience to Pottermore, says "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, 'here 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."

Ron Weasley (played by Paul Thornley) and Hermoine Granger (played by Noma Dumezweni)

First things first, let's address the elephant in the room. Colour of skin wasn't a prequisite for JK Rowling while casting for the role of Hermoine Granger, as is evident in what she told Pottermore: "And speaking of Hermione, JK Rowling said: 'I saw Noma workshop the part and when John Tiffany told me he'd cast her, I was overjoyed. She gets Hermione inside out."

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Ron, Hermoine and Rose Granger-Weasley. Image from Facebook: @Pottermore

All things aside, the spark of being a super geek, that Hermoine, the book character, made so very her own, can be seen in Dumezweni's portrayal of the character.

Ron Weasley, similarly, also has the goofy spark from his character, as well as the orange-ish hair. According to JK Rowling in Pottermore, Ron is still very much the Weasley we remember. She said: ‘Ron in his forties isn't very different from Ron in his teens, except that his feet hurt a bit more. Paul's so funny and brilliant in the role.’

And then there's Ron and Hermoine's daughter Rose, who Rowling believes, takes more after her mother than father. "Bossy but deeply lovable," she is described as. Sounds about right!

Updated Date: Jun 07, 2016 08:37:19 IST