Chris Rankin to judge the Grand Finale of “Dereham’s Got Talent!” competition
Chris Rankin – who portrayed Percy Weasley in the Harry Potter series – will be one of three judges in the Grand Finale of a talent show called Dereham’s Got Talent, which takes place tomorrow. The contest was organized specifically to involve the under-19 age group in Dereham Festival 2012 and the accompanying Community Festival.
Chris was born in New Zealand but locally raised in Dereham and landed fame from his role in Harry Potter. He attended Northgate High School and performed with Dereham Operatic Society’s youth theatre company for a number of years. This event will be very much a homecoming for Chris.
Chris stated, “I’m starting to look forward to being back in Dereham Memorial Hall to judge Dereham’s Got Talent! It’s been years since I last trod these boards.”
Fans should also note that MuggleNet will be spending some time with Chris and Afshan Azad – who portrayed Padma Patil in the Harry Potter films – at the HPEF Ascendio 2012 convention next month. We look forward to seeing both Chris and Afshan in Orlando.