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Meet the new Harry Potter as 'The Cursed Child' cast changes

Meet the actors playing the Potter, Weasley-Granger and Malfoy families in a continuation of JK Rowling's wizarding story on the London stage.

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Richard Trenholm
Richard Trenholm was CNET's film and TV editor, covering the big screen, small screen and streaming. A member of the Film Critic's Circle, he's covered technology and culture from London's tech scene to Europe's refugee camps to the Sundance film festival.
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The new cast

From 24 May 2017, a new cast will take over the major roles of "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" in London.

The stage play introduces us to an older Harry Potter and a new adventure in JK Rowling's wizarding world.

Jamie Glover (best known as a star of TV's "Waterloo Road") takes over as Harry Potter with Emma Lowndes as his wife Ginny Potter and Theo Ancient as their son Albus Potter. Rakie Ayola will play Hermione Granger, with Thomas Aldridge as Ron Weasley and Helen Aluko as their daughter Rose Granger-Weasley. James Howard steps into Draco Malfoy's blonde wig, with Samuel Blenkin as his son Scorpius Malfoy.

Click through to meet the original actors who brought the "Cursed Child" to life on stage.

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Harry (Jamie Parker)

Jamie Parker is the first actor to play Harry Potter in the stage play. Parker has appeared on stage in the original production of "The History Boys" (and its film adaptation) and in various Shakespeare plays. He also had a small role in Tom Cruise film "Valkyrie".

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Ginny (Poppy Miller)

Poppy Miller plays the adult Ginny Potter, now married to Harry. She previously appeared on stage playing Mary Magdalene in "The Last Days of Judas Iscariot" and had a recurring role on Nickelodeon's "House of Anubis".

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Albus (Sam Clemmett)

Young actor Sam Clemmett plays Harry and Ginny's youngest child, Albus Severus Potter.

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The Potters

The Potters face the ghosts of the past in the new play.

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The Weasley-Grangers

The Potters are joined by the Weasley-Granger family.

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Hermione (Noma Dumezweni)

Olivier Award-winning actor Noma Dumezweni, who has appeared twice in "Doctor Who", plays Hermione Granger.

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Ron (Paul Thornley)

Paul Thornley, who had a small role in the recent "Les Misérables" film, is Ron Weasley.

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Rose (Cherrelle Skeete)

Birmingham-born Cherrelle Skeete is Ron and Hermione's daughter, Rose Granger-Weasley.

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The Malfoys

Let's hear it for the bad boys: the Malfoys.

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Draco (Alex Price)

Harry's old school bully Draco Malfoy is now a bearded adult. He's played by Alex Price, who's appeared in "Father Brown" and "Being Human". He was also the lead vampire in the Venice episode of "Doctor Who".

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Scorpius (Anthony Boyle)

Newcomer Anthony Boyle, who played a guard in one episode of "Game of Thrones", is Draco's son Scorpius. Honestly, who names a kid Scorpius?

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The Palace Theatre, London

"Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" takes place in two parts at the Palace Theatre in London.

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