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Belfast Harry Potter star Anthony Boyle to reprise Cursed Child role on Broadway

By Jackie Bell

Belfast actor Anthony Boyle is set to reprise his Olivier Award winning role in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child on Broadway.

The 23-year-old, who is from Poleglass in west Belfast, will resume his role as Draco Malfoy's son Scorpius, for which he won the Olivier Award for best supporting actor in April.

He will be one of seven original cast members from the Harry Potter stage play to reprise their roles at the Lyric Theatre in New York.

Also returning will be Jamie Parker as Harry Potter, Noma Dumezweni as Hermione Granger, Paul Thornley as Ron Weasley, Poppy Miller as Ginny Potter, Sam Clemmett as Albus Potter, and Alex Price as Draco Malfoy.

Co-written by JK Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child premiered in London's West End in 2016.

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With Alex Price (Draco Malfoy)

The two-part play - which is sold out until 2019 - sees Rowling's world of Harry Potter brought to life years in the future after the boy wizard has had children of his own.

The show is set to premiere on Broadway in New York next year, with previews beginning in March 2018 before the official opening on April 22, 2018.

Earlier this year, Boyle was named most promising newcomer at the Critics' Circle Theatre Awards, as well as winning the best supporting actor prize at the 17th annual WhatsOnStage Awards.

He previously joked he had come a long way since his role as the ghost of Henry Joy McCracken for a Belfast City Hall ghost tour "with basically a black bag over my head".

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