Here Comes the Weasley Family: “Cursed Child” Portrait!

Yesterday, we were given a first look at the Potter family in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, with a look at Harry, Ginny, and Albus. Today it’s the Weasley family’s – or as they’re now known, the Granger-Weasleys – turn!

First up is Paul Thornley as Ron Weasley.

According to J.K. Rowling, Ron hasn’t changed at all.

Ron in his forties isn’t very different from Ron in his teens, except that his feet hurt a bit more. Paul’s so funny and brilliant in the role.

Thornley spoke about choosing Ron’s wardrobe.

We had to make it look as though he doesn’t really care what he wears in the morning. We wanted to find a jumper that is definitely his favourite jumper and that I think gets washed occasionally. He wants to essentially be comfortable at all times, hence comfortable cords, comfortable jumper, comfortable shoes. I don’t believe he’s a man who spends an awful lot of time shopping.

We also see our first look of Noma Dumezweni as Hermione, who commented that 

being in full costume for the first time was stunning because I went, ‘Ahhh, there you are’.

Rowling added,

I saw Noma workshop the part, and when John Tiffany told me he’d cast her, I was overjoyed. She gets Hermione inside out.

It is also revealed that Cherrelle Skeete will be portraying Rose Granger-Weasley, who can be seen in the portrait below. 

Skeete spoke a little bit about putting on the iconic uniform and preparing to play Rose.

I can’t think about how big it is or I’ll just faint. Putting on my uniform, ready to go to Hogwarts, and seeing everyone else in their uniform was exciting. I’ve been looking at it every day in the wardrobe department, waiting for the day I can get on the Hogwarts Express.

She also gave us a teaser of what Rose would be like.

Rose is ambitious; obviously, her mum is Hermione, so she’s got a lot to live up to. I think they’re quite similar in the fact they put a lot of pressure on themselves. And she just wants to do the right thing.

Plus, of course, there’s a family portrait of the trio.

Thornley explained a little bit more about where the family is at this point in time.

It’s 19 years later when the play begins. Ron is married to Hermione Granger and they’re now the Granger-Weasleys. Our magnificent daughter Rose Granger-Weasley is about to start at Hogwarts, which is obviously a big day for everyone.

Cursed Child previews start in six days! Check back tomorrow for the reveal of two more characters.

What do you think of our Weasley family? Let us know in the comments!

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In the second set of Charlie Gray’s Harry Potter and the Cursed Child portraits, joining the previously announced Paul Thornley as Ron Weasley and Noma Dumezweni as Hermione Granger is Cherrelle Skeete who will play Rose Granger-Weasley.  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 & arrangements by Imogen Heap, lighting by Neil Austin, sound by Gareth Fry, special effects by Jeremy Chernick, illusions & magic by Jamie Harrison, music supervision & arrangements 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.