Magnificent First Look at Rose, Grown-up Ron & Hermione in ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’

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The Potter family – grown-up Harry, Ginny, and their son, Albus – made their debut yesterday. Now, we're seeing the Granger-Weasley clan for the first time 19 years after the events of The Deathly Hallows.

Meet grown-up Ron, Hermione, and their daughter, Rose. The reveal was once again made via Pottermore, which also revealed a first look at the Potters.


Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, the eighth story in J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series, is an upcoming stage play in London.

Ron, Hermione, and Rose will be played by Paul Thornley, Noma Dumezweni, and Cherrelle Skeete, respectively. The couple also has another child, a son named Hugo, who's not pictured in the latest reveal since he's not yet of Hogwarts age at the time of the play's first act.

Take a look at the breathtaking first look at the Granger-Weasley family:

Image Credit: Pottermore

Image Credit: Pottermore

Image Credit: Pottermore

Just like yesterday's reveal of the Potters, the Granger-Weasley clan debut comes with some quotes from Rowling, as well as the actors themselves.

Skeete described Rose as:

...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.

Meanwhile, Rowling described the 11-year-old close to Skeete's profiling of the character. The author said:

Rose is like her mother, but more secure, more grounded. She was born to wizards and knows her place in the world. Cherrelle plays her perfectly: bossy but deeply lovable.

As for Dumezweni's Hermione, Rowling commented:

I saw Noma workshop the part and when John Tiffany told me he'd cast her, I was overjoyed. She gets Hermione inside out.

Thornley's Ron provides a bit of nostalgia as Rowling commented:

Ron in his forties isn't very different from Ron in his teens, except that his feet hurt a bit more. Paul's so funny and brilliant in the role.

Thornley event noted that the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child's wardrobe department made sure that Ron would look "as though he doesn't really care what he wears in the morning."

There will be two more characters to be revealed on Wednesday.

These characters certainly tugs a lot at our heartstrings. I can't wait to see which characters will be revealed tomorrow. I'm guessing it's Neville and Luna, or it could be Malfoy and Astoria Greengrass. No story would be complete without a villain.

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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