Harry Potter and The Cursed Child: First look at Harry, Albus and Ginny Potter

First look at Jamie Parker, Poppy Miller and Sam Clemmett in costume for the play

Jack Shepherd@JackJShepherd
Tuesday 31 May 2016 10:03

The long awaited eighth part of the Harry Potter saga, The Cursed Child, is set to preview on stage in just a week’s time, revealing more of what happened to The Boy That Lived post-Hogwarts.

Fan excitement has hit fever pitch thanks to some newly released photographs, giving us a first look at the Potter family as portrayed by Jamie Parker (Harry), Poppy Miller (Ginny) and Sam Clemmett (their son, Albus).

Speaking about the transformation of Parker into the titular character, author JK Rowling told Pottermore: “He simply is Harry now. There's a kind of relief in watching him, he gets it so right.”

Parker said of his character’s attire: “He’s wearing a suit because he’s a Ministry man, but he’s not just a bloke in a suit, that’s way too anonymous. And it sounds strange but we talked around a lot of different suits, because there are suits and suits, and a lot of them we put on and we went ‘Mmm it’s just not right’.

“With all the character’s costumes, we want them to be instantly familiar when people see them, so that people feel like the story’s safe in our hands, and that we’re taking that responsibility seriously.”

Of course, Parker has the iconic lightning scar on his forehead, while Poppy Miller dons Ginny’s iconic red hair. Meanwhile, Rowling added very little detail about Albus, but the actor, Clemmett, did say his robes were hand-me-downs from his character's older brother, James.

The story of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will be told in two parts, the scripts of both soon to be made available in book form. The story is not a prequel but is set 19 years after the events of The Deathly Hallows - Read everything we know about the play, here.

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