Cursed Child: Pottermore Releases First Character Portraits of Harry, Ginny, and Albus Potter


Previews for West End’s Harry Potter and the Cursed Child are just a mere week away, and before the play kicks off at London’s Palace Theatre on July 30, we’ve got a little preview of our own.

Pottermore has unveiled the first character posters for the play, featuring the titular character Albus Severus and his parents Harry and Ginny. Excitingly, it’s the first time we’ve heard that stage and screen actors Sam Clemmett (Lord of the Flies, The Musketeers) will play Albus Severus and that Poppy Miller (Macbeth, The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel) will play Ginny. Adding to the list of firsts, it’s also the first time we’ve seen the actors in character, and just like watching the Deathly Hallows epilogue in cinemas, it’s thrilling to see what these characters look like.

First up is Harry, who basically looks like the adult Harry of our dreams. From the (finally) messy black hair to the glasses and scar, actor Jamie Parker slips effortlessly into the role. We’re also loving the handy wand pocket on his Ministry suit. Parker expanded a little on the suit, stating:

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”.

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Next, we have a great look at Miller as Ginny, who seems to know her character inside and out. Lovingly referring to her sweater below as a “really tasteful Pygmy Puff”, the actress also notes that the sweater was hand-knit, which echoes the faint Molly Weasley vibes we get from this photo.

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Finally, we have the main character himself, Albus Severus Potter. This image is definitely the most exciting of all, because we get to see what students at Hogwarts are wearing these days—or at least, in this adaptation. While the Hogwarts robes (which Clemmett thinks are older brother James’s hand-me-downs) look nothing like the film robes, they do look like a perfect cross between a traditional school blazer and wizarding attire. His uniform is naturally devoid of any particular House loyalty, so we’ll have to wait for the play to see where Albus ends up.

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Here’s a final image of the family together (missing Lily Luna and James Sirius, of course), which will tide us over until Cursed Child premieres or we get our hands on the script book.