Malfoys from Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Draco_Malfoy_(Alex_Price) Harry Potter and the Cursed ChildMore photos of the cast of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child have been released, this time showing Draco Malfoy and his son, Scorpius.

After the recently released photos showing the Potter family and the Granger-Weasleys, two new pictures show the theatrical versions of Draco Malfoy and his son Scorpius. Draco is played by Alex Price (Being Human, Father Brown) while Scorpius is played by Anthony Boyle. According to an article in The Telegraph, playwright Jack Thorne praised the casting, saying:

“I love Draco and Scorpius – they actually look related!”

Boyle was thrilled to get the role and even bleached his hair for it. He said:

“As soon as I saw it, it was like, ‘Okay, I’m playing Scorpius Malfoy – this is real now.’ That was such a big moment.”

Draco_Malfoy_(Alex_Price)_Harry Potter and the Cursed ChildPrice spoke about Draco having an important role in the plot of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, saying:

“Jack is such a brilliant writer and he’s taken the story into a great place 19 years later, particularly for Draco.”

Since the play is set 19 years after the conclusion of the last book, it follows the lives of the main characters as adults as well as the new generation of witches and wizards, their children. At this point in the story, Draco Malfoy has inherited his family estate and spends much of his time studying alchemical manuscripts and preserving his family’s collection of Dark Magic artifacts. Harry Potter author JK Rowling said that this “hints at a desire for something more than wealth.”

More details about the Malfoy family dynamics were revealed by The Telegraph:

“While Draco’s upbringing in dark magical society encouraged him to teach Scorpius to be more accepting, his mother, Astoria Greengrass, taught him that all non-magical folk were scum.”

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child stars Jamie Parker as Harry Potter, Paul Thornley as Ron Weasley, and Noma Dumezweni as Hermione Granger

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will make its debut at the Palace Theatre, in London’s West End, on July 30.