Potter Family Portrait: New “Cursed Child” Photos Released!

We’re all squealing at these new images!

We’re only a week away from the first previews of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, and today, we have our first look at some of the new Potter family!

The new photos show Jamie Parker as Harry, Poppy Miller as Ginny, and Sam Clemmett as Albus Severus in costume, and Pottermore is providing us some quotes from J.K. Rowling herself on the cast.

Jamie Parker sports Harry’s iconic glasses and scar, as well as a classy suit, right on point for a Ministry employee. Says Jamie of the wardrobe choice,

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’.

He also tells Pottermore what it feels like to sport Harry’s scar and glasses, saying,

These are stories that people have lived with for their whole lives, they’ve grown up with and now they’re adults re-joining the tale, picking it up where they left off, and I’m one of them. In a sense you don’t need more than the scar and the glasses; you kind of go, ‘there it is’, and I don’t really know how to put it into words; it’s just immeasurably exciting, and I can’t wait to show it to people.

Rowling said Parker “simply is Harry now. There’s a kind of relief in watching him; he gets it so right.”

Poppy Miller’s red hair and hand-knit sweater could be no one else but Ginny Potter (née Weasley). Is she still writing Quidditch reports for the Daily Prophet?

Rowling seems to think the Weasley mother genes will be passed down from Molly to Ginny: “I think a lot of people would like to have Poppy’s Ginny for a mother. Kind and cool, exactly as I imagined her.”

Poppy spoke with Pottermore about her transformation into Ginny, stating,

So far I’ve had a fabulous haircut, and as this is Ginny’s hair, it’s obviously red and quite sleek. I also get to wear a gorgeous, hand-knitted jumper. I think of it as a really tasteful Pygmy Puff.

And the final image for today is of Sam Clemmett as Albus Severus. In his Hogwarts robes, he is absolutely perfect as Harry’s son!

“There’s much I could say about Sam-as-Albus, but we’d be into spoiler territory so quickly I’ll just say we couldn’t have cast better,” Rowling said, putting all of us on the edge of our seats and counting down days!

Sam also expressed his excitement about donning his first pair of Hogwarts robes, telling Pottermore,

This is what Albus wears at the start of the show. I had the idea he was wearing James’s – his older brother’s – hand-me-downs. So I wanted him to feel quite uncomfortable and be able to play with his clothes.

Seeing at least part of the Potter family (where are James Sirius and Lily Luna?) is making us ecstatic. The second set of photos is due to be released Wednesday, with a third set to follow. We can’t believe that we will have this new experience so soon!

Preview shows for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child begin June 7 at the Palace Theatre.

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H A R R Y   P O T T E R   A N D   T H E   C U R S E D   C H I L D

PARTS ONE AND TWO

CHARACTER PORTRAITS OF HARRY, GINNY AND ALBUS POTTER RELEASED

PRIOR TO PREVIEW PERFORMANCES BEGINNING

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In the first of three sets of Charlie Gray’s Harry Potter and the Cursed Child portraits, joining the previously announcedJamie Parker as Harry Potter are Poppy Miller who will play Ginny Potter and Sam Clemmett who will play Albus Potter.  Previews for Part One of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will begin on 7 June with previews of Part Two starting 9 June 2016.  The Official Opening performances of Part One and Part Two will take place on Saturday 30 July 2016.

Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is anew play by Jack Thorne, directed by John Tiffany.  It will receive its world premiere in London’s West End at the Palace Theatre this summer and is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage.

It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband and father of three school-age children.  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.  As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child has movement by Steven Hoggett, set by Christine Jones, costumes by Katrina Lindsay, music by Imogen Heap, lighting by Neil Austin, sound by Gareth Fry, special effects by Jeremy Chernick, illusions by Jamie Harrison, music supervision by Martin Lowe and casting by Julia Horan.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is produced by Sonia Friedman Productions, Colin Callender and Harry Potter Theatrical Productions.

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  • Fawkes

    But why are Albus’s ones hand-me-downs? Surely the Potters have enough money for new school robes for each of their children? Especially since I think that Ginny wouldn’t want her children go to scholl with second hand stuff as she knows how that feels.

    Are the simply trying not to be Malfoy-ish? Not wasting / showing off that they h a v e the money?

    • Anon

      They won’t really be hand-me-downs. That’s just the actors headcanon on it. Harry and Ginny will be financially secure and none of their kids would have to wear hand-me-downs.

      • Even so, there’s nothing wrong with hand-me-downs.

        • Anon

          Ginny and Harry spent a lot of their childhoods having to wear secondhand things so they wouldn’t want their kids to have to do the same.

          • No, Ginny had firsthand stuff because she was a girl, and Harry’s hand-me-downs were ridiculous, as they didn’t fit him at all.

          • Anon

            Ginny didn’t have new robes. The Weasley’s brought her robes secondhand in Diagon Alley.

  • ironyak1

    Question is what is he covering up – Silver and Green? Rose Granger-Weasley appears to have gold details on her jumper…

    • Anon

      Neither of them have colours on their uniforms because they haven’t been sorted yet. It’s their first day at Hogwarts. They’re robes and tie will change colour after the sorting scene.

      • ironyak1

        If you look closely at Rose’s jumper there is a strip of gold or yellow. Hypable has an article all about this.

        • Anon

          That’s just Rose’s style of jumper. She hasn’t been sorted so she can’t have any house colours on her clothes.

          • ironyak1

            We’ll find out for sure in less than a week, but how do we currently know that the events in the play start on Sep 1st or before?

          • Anon

            They definitely haven’t been sorted yet. Those uniforms are the pre-sorting ones. Confirmed on Pottermore by the actor who plays Draco.

  • Meg

    These are great, and I especially love Ginny, but I do have one gripe – if Harry is a Ministry man, then shouldn’t he be wearing wizard’s robes? The adults’ costumes have been very Muggle-y, which was a trend I did not enjoy in the movies – I was hoping to see more wizards’ robes in the play, which most of the magical adults in the books wear.

    • Anon

      The costumes don’t match the books even though the story is a sequel to those. I think by them going more along the films look is because it’s a visual thing and people will feel more used to that look.