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Video: Anthony Boyle talks about playing Scorpius Malfoy in Cursed Child

Cursed Child actor Anthony Boyle
Actor Anthony Boyle

Cursed Child is just around the corner. What better time to chat to one of the new Hogwarts generation, Anthony Boyle, who plays Scorpius Malfoy?

Draco Malfoy was, perhaps, one of Harry’s most loathed classmates at Hogwarts. So what will his son, young Scorpius Malfoy be like?

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One and Two is nearly upon us, with the Opening Gala taking place on 30 July. As such, it’s high time we caught up with actor Anthony Boyle to chat about portraying the offspring of one of Harry Potter’s enemies.


‘He’s grown up in isolation in the Malfoy Manor and hasn’t really spoken to anyone in his peer group,’ Anthony explained about his character. ‘He’s just been alone with his books reading about Harry Potter and Albus and all of these different people.’

Anthony also divulged that Scorpius will do something distinctly un-Draco like in the play; make friends with a Potter.

‘Suddenly, Albus comes into the [Hogwarts Express] carriage,’ Anthony said.

Cursed Child actors Cherrelle Skeete, Anthony Boyle and Sam Clemmett
Actors Cherrelle Skeete, Anthony Boyle and Sam Clemmett

‘Rose Granger-Weasley doesn’t take too kindly to him. She thinks he’s a bit odd, because he is!’

‘But Albus [Potter] quite likes him, and the friendship sort of begins there.’

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One and Two is a new play by Jack Thorne based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany. It is the eighth Harry Potter story and the first official story to be presented on stage. The play opens at the Palace Theatre on Saturday 30 July.

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