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Harry Potter fans anxious to see how Harry Potter’s Hogwarts nemesis has grown up have been given t...

Get your first look at an adult Draco Malfoy and his son Scorpius in the new Harry Potter play

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Harry Potter fans anxious to see how Harry Potter’s Hogwarts nemesis has grown up have been given their first look at an adult Draco Malfoy, alongside his lookalike son Scorpius.

The actors, who will be playing the Malfoys in Harry Potter And The Cursed Child, have been revealed as Alex Price and Anthony Boyle.

Author JK Rowling teased on Pottermore that Scorpius will “do nothing to turn girls off the Malfoy men”, adding: “I love Draco and Scorpius – they actually look related!”

Price, who will step into the role of the Slytherin wizard, has previously appeared in television dramas Merlin, Penny Dreadful and Doctor Who – with theatre credits including 3 Winters, Birdland and Before The Party.

Belfast-based actor Boyle, who will become first-year Hogwarts student Scorpius, is a relative newcomer. He has appeared in productions including Herons and East Belfast Boy.

Blonde-haired Scorpius is shown in his school uniform before he is sorted into his Hogwarts house, so the audience will have to wait and see if he follows in his father’s footsteps and becomes a Slytherin student.

Harry Potter And The Cursed Child – a new play by Jack Thorne based on a story by him, Rowling and director John Tiffany – will gets its world premiere in London’s West End in July.

Set 19 years after the books ended, Harry is now an “overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic”, juggling his career with three children.

The plot for the play reads: “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.

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