Jamie Ballard talks about playing Harry as third Cursed Child cast hits the West End stage

The Pottermore News Team

Jamie Ballard in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child London 2018-19. Photo by Manuel Harlan

Here we go again! The new Cursed Child family have officially taken over the West End production. Here’s how they’re getting on - with some words from our new Harry Potter, Jamie Ballard.

Jamie Ballard in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Image 2
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child London 2018-19. Photo by Manuel Harlan

‘Coming into the Cursed Child family in year three has been incredibly exciting,’ Jamie Ballard said in this new interview, as he starts his role as Harry Potter in the West End. ‘The cast, crew, the whole team behind it, have been so unbelievably welcoming and warm.’

Jamie is the third Harry to join the West End production, following on from Jamie Parker (now currently playing the role on Broadway) and Jamie Glover. Hear more about what Jamie had to say about taking on one of the world’s most famous fictional characters, and some special behind-the-scenes glimpses of how his costume is put together. (Yes, it even involves painting on his old ‘I must not tell lies’ scar from Professor Umbridge.)

And it’s not just Jamie who’s been working hard. These new production shots show how the rest of the new family have slipped into the robes of their predecessors. Take a look.

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For more details on the third wave of the Cursed Child cast in London, read on here.

For details on how to get your hands on tickets for the hit West End show, take a look at the Cursed Child website.