Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Wonderful First Look at Albus, Grown-up Harry & Ginny

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Pottermore has released the first photos of Harry, Ginny, and Albus for the upcoming stage play and eighth Harry Potter story, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.

Set 19 years following Harry's triumph over Voldemort in The Deathly Hallows, the play is making its premiere in London next week. The new photos allow us to take a first glimpse at a grown-up Harry and Ginny, with their youngest son, Albus.

The Potters will be played by Jamie Parker (Harry), Poppy Miller (Ginny), and Sam Clemmett (Albus Severus). Along with teasers of the other characters in the play, the Potters were revealed via Pottermore.

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Take a look:

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Image Credit: Pottermore

Image Credit: Pottermore

There are also a couple of quotes from an interview that reveals the plot of the play.

Renowned Harry Potter author, J.K. Rowling, also shared a few statements on her sentiments after seeing Parker's "the boy who lived," all grown-up with his family.

He simply is Harry now. There's a kind of relief in watching him, he gets it so right.

As for Poppy's Ginny, the author said:

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I think a lot of people would like to have Poppy's Ginny for a mother. Kind and cool, exactly as I imagined her.

Meanwhile, Rowling was a bit more mysterious towards her feelings for Albus, who will be dressed in hand-me-down robes from older brother, James Sirius Potter. She said:

There's much I could say about Sam-as-Albus, but we'd be into spoiler territory so quickly I'll just say we couldn't have cast better.

I have a feeling Albus will bend towards the darker side of the wizarding world.

This first look is rather awe-inspiring for fans of Rowling's book series, especially since it's been five years since the last Harry Potter movie. Hopefully, the play will be able to make its rounds worldwide so fans in other countries can enjoy it.

Play Synopsis:

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.
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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.

You can check out the entire story on Pottermore here.

Previews for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will begin on June 7, while the London debut is set for July 30.

If you want a piece of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, books Parts I & II will be released on July 31, which also happens to be Harry's birthday.

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