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Belfast Harry Potter actor Boyle 'beyond proud' at Tony Award nomination

Anthony Boyle as Scorpius Malfoy in Harry Potter And The Cursed Child
Anthony Boyle as Scorpius Malfoy in Harry Potter And The Cursed Child

By Jackie Bell

Belfast actor Anthony Boyle has been nominated for a prestigious Tony Award for his role in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.

The young star has been shortlisted in the Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play category for his role as Scorpius Malfoy - the son of Draco Malfoy from the original film series.

Boyle, 23, will face competition from Michael Cera and Brian Tyree Henry (both for Lobby Hero), Nathan Lane (Angels in America), and David Morse (The Iceman Cometh).

Following the announcement of his nomination on Tuesday, he wrote on Twitter he was "beyond proud" to be included in the category.

The actor, who has also appeared in Derry Girls and BBC One drama Come Home, has already won a number of theatre awards in the UK following the play's run in the West End.

This includes the best supporting actor prizes at the WhatsOnStage Awards and the highly coveted Olivier Awards.

He was also named most promising newcomer at the Critics' Circle Theatre Awards.

Anthony Boyle wins an Olivier Award in 2017 (pictured with co-star Noma Dumezweni)

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

The two-part show sees JK Rowling's magical world brought to life years in the future after the boy wizard has had children of his own.

Boyle reprised his role as Scorpius Malfoy last month when the play opened on Broadway in New York.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child received 10 Tony Award nominations in total, including best play and best direction of a play.

Boyle's co-stars Jamie Parker and Noma Dumezweni have also been shortlisted.

The 72nd Annual Tony Awards will take place on June 10. The ceremony at Radio City Music Hall in New York City will be will be hosted by singers Sara Bareilles and Josh Groban.

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