AceShowbiz - More character portraits from the two-part West End play "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" have arrived online. They give the first look at %cPaul Thornley% as Ron Wesley, %cNoma Dumezweni% as Hermione Granger and %cCherrelle Skeete% as their daughter Rose Granger-Weasley.
"It's 19 years later when the play begins," Thornley says. "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."
Skeete wears new Hogwarts robe in the photos. "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," she explains.
Dumezweni, while not directly addressing the criticisms over her casting as Hermione, exclaims, "I am so proud that I am in it." She says, "Every time I'm in the auditorium I turn around to people or say to myself, 'I'm in that show, I'm in that show.' "
"The Cursed Child" is scheduled to open July 30 at the Palace Theatre, London. %cJamie Parker% is tapped as an adult Harry Potter, %cPoppy Miller% as his wife Ginny Potter and %cSam Clemmett% as their youngest son Albus Severus Potter.