First Look: Harry Potter And The Cursed Child Cast Pics

By Zoe Craig Last edited 32 months ago
First Look: Harry Potter And The Cursed Child Cast Pics
(l-r) Harry Potter (Jamie Parker), Albus Potter (Sam Clemmett) and Ginny Potter (Poppy Miller)

It's the theatrical event of the summer, and for Harry Potter fans, here's the first look at some cast portaits.

New play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is set 19 years after the end of the books, with Harry now an overworked employee at the Ministry of Magic, juggling his career with being a dad to three children.

It's the eighth story in the Harry Potter saga, based on an original story by JK Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany.

The moody cast shots, by photographer Charlie Gray, show the previously announced Jamie Parker as the now middle-aged Harry, alongside his son, Albus and wife Ginny.

Ouch. Seems that troublesome scar still hasn't healed.

Actor Sam Clemmett has been revealed as playing Albus Severus Potter — the eponymous cursed child — and Poppy Miller takes on the role of Ginny Potter, Harry's wife.

(l-r) Ginny Potter (Poppy Miller) and Albus Potter (Sam Clemmett)

Albus is wearing dark robes, giving no clue as to which House he might end up in as he enrols in Hogwarts.

While the full details of the story remain a secret, the play's website gives the following hints:

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.

In an effort to tease fans further, these are the first of three sets of cast portraits the organisers want to drip feed over the coming weeks. Watch this space.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is a play in two parts, and starts previews on 7 and 9 June. The official opening night is 30 July 2016 at the Palace Theatre.

Last Updated 01 June 2016