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Role Call: Spectre of Christmas

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In this week's Role Call, we find a Kickstarter campaign from one of our MuggleNet Live! Expo Patronum special guests, catch Voldemort getting a college degree, the new Bond film finally gets a title, and we find Father Christmas with a gun?!? All that and more as we check out what our favorite cast members are up to this week! Read More »

Harry Melling discusses his stage career, “The Angry Brigade”

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Harry Melling (Dudley Dursley) has given a new interview in which he discusses his role in the touring production "The Angry Brigade" and why he wanted to undertake formal acting training. Read More »

Harry Melling’s play “Peddling” to make its London debut next year

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"Peddling", the critically acclaimed play written by former "Potter" alumnus Harry Melling (Dudley Dursley) is set to make its London debut at the Arcola Theater next year. Find out all the details here. Read More »

Harry Melling discusses “Potter”, stage career in new interview

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Harry Melling (Dudley Dursley) discusses his time working on the "Potter" films, plus his successful stage career in a new interview. Find out more here. Read More »

Harry Melling to answer fan questions in Twitter Q&A!

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Have you got a question that you're itching to ask Harry Melling (Dudley Dursley)? Well, now's your chance! Harry is due to take part in a Twitter Q&A this coming Wednesday, May 7! Read More »

Harry Melling, Writing, & ‘Peddling’

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Interview with Harry Melling on Writing and 'Peddling'. Read More »

New details released about Harry Melling’s Broadway run!

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We posted last month about Harry Melling's play, Peddling, moving to New York for a Broadway run from April 23-May 18, and after receiving a press release we have new details about the performance. The press release opens with details about the New York run and continues with a brief synopsis of the play. The play will be directed by Steven Atkinson, with set and costume design by Lily Arnold, lighting design by Azusa Ono, and sound design George Dennis. Read More »

Harry Melling’s play, “Peddling”, to move to New York after premiere in Suffolk

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Harry Melling (Dudley Dursley) has written a play titled "Peddling," based on a childhood experience involving a homeless boy, which will premiere at a certain festival in Suffolk, early this year. Afterwards the play will then transfer to another festival in New York City for a few weeks. Melling is said to have based the play on an experience that saw him encounter a homeless person. Read More »

Role Call: Scrimgeour a spy, Dumbledore & Dursley take center stage at HighTide Festival

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This edition of Role Call is chocked full of a roundup of the latest casting and production news of many of Harry Potter's most esteemed alum. This week we'll be taking a look at the latest developments concerning Jason Isaacs, Gary Oldman, David Thewlis, Sir Michael Gambon, Harry Melling, David Yates, Bill NIghy, Ralph Fiennes, Helena Boneham Carter and Alfonso Cuarón. Read More »

Harry Melling discusses his post “Potter” stage career and “Potter” stage show

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Harry Melling, more well known to Harry Potter fans as Dudley Dursley, Harry's unpleasant cousin, has spoken recently about his blossoming stage career since Potter. He has appeared on the West End already, in Mother Courage and Her Children, where his stage mother was once again Fiona Shaw, and The Hothouse, a Harold Pinter play. Read More »

“Potter” stars tackle the Bard’s greatest tragedy

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Harry Melling and Isabella Laughland, known for playing Dudley Dursley and Leanne in the Harry Potter films, are to co-star in Chichester Festival Theatre's upcoming production of King Lear. Melling and Laughland will play the Fool and Cordelia, respectively, alongside legendary stage and screen actor Frank Langella, in one of Shakespeare's greatest tragedies. Read More »

More casting news!

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In the post Potter era that we live in, it isn't uncommon to read about the new roles our favorite stars have recently signed on for. This week was no exception. Read More »

The “Harry Potter” cast continue to hone their craft

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We've watched them grow up before our very eyes, and in some cases, we've grown up right along with them. Part of growing up as a child star in the film industry is stepping outside of those comfortable roles and into more mature and emotional characters and stories. In the last two years, many of the cast from Harry Potter have been building their careers on the broadway stage, in independent movies, and on television. Read More »

Harry Melling talks fame and weight loss in ‘Daily Mail’ interview

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In a recent interview, Harry Melling, who is known for his portrayal of Dudley Dursley in the Potter films, talks of how he finds it "a godsend" that he doesn't get recognised for his role in the franchise. Speaking to the Daily Mail's Saturday magazine, Harry discusses how his weight loss was motivated by his wish to "not play those [fat] roles for the rest of my life" but concedes that it has also had other benefits. Read More »

Review: “The Hothouse” starring Harry Melling

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Arriving second in Jamie Lloyd's highly anticipated Trafalgar Transformed season at the Trafalgar Studios, The Hothouse doesn't relax the intensity set by its predecessor, the apocalyptic Macbeth starring James McAvoy. Shocking and at times offensive, The Hothouse depicts the sinister workings inside an undefined mental institution. Yet despite the outrageously immoral practices and some utterly unforgiving characters, this revival of one of Pinter's early plays is unrelenting in its comic intentions. Read More »

Review: “Smack Family Robinson” starring Harry Melling

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One thing that can certainly be said for Smack Family Robinson is that it is not for the faint hearted! Set entirely within the family's lounge, the play centers upon the Robinsons, a drug dealing, money laundering family full of community spirit. F-bombs and mild threats fly easily from the mouths of the parents who are spread luxuriously across white leather sofas, beer and wine in hand, casually informing their children of the adult channels' password. Read More »

Harry Melling shares his thoughts with MuggleNet on the black comedy “Smack Family Robinson” in an exclusive interview

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During an exclusive interview between MuggleNet's Eric Scull and actor Harry Melling - who portrayed Dudley Dursley in the Harry Potter series - Harry shares his recent ventures on the theatrical stage as he describes his new play Smack Family Robinson. Read More »

Harry Melling (Dudley Dursley) to star on stage in “Smack Family Robinson”

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The Rose Theatre Kingston has announced the cast for Richard Bean's Smack Family Robinson, which will have a limited run from March 28 through April 20. The play will be directed by Richard Wilson and features Keith Allen and Denise Welch as reprobate parents and Kate Lamb, Matthew Wilson and Harry Melling - who portrayed Dudley Dursley in the Harry Potter film franchise - as their troubled children. Read More »

Rickman and Melling to star in upcoming theatre productions

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Two Harry Potter stars, Alan Rickman and Harry Melling, will be taking to the stage in different theater productions in the near future. Read More »

Harry Melling on life after Dudley Dursley

Harry Melling–the actor who plays Dudley Dursley–discussed his recent weight loss and his career in an interview with the Telegraph. On returning to the set of Deathly Hallows after his weight loss, Melling no longer looked like Dudley. Dudley doesn't feature in the sixth Potter film, so there was a long gap between playing the butterball bully in the fifth, aged 16, and shooting the seventh film, this year. In the meantime, he had changed almost beyond recognition, to the producers' alarm. “They did this double-take, 'Oh my God, we are going to have to do something,' and I felt very guilty. They could have recast, but instead they padded me out.” Despite not being a lead in the movies, Melling is happy with his career. “I can now shed the child-actor thing, like the fat, and start a new career, because no one sees me as Dudley.” Read More »