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'That is our job in theatre – I'm gonna make you love me!' Noma Dumezweni meets Harriet Walter

The stars of stage and screen chat about playing witches, seeing ghosts and stepping into another legend’s shoesThey have enjoyed huge success on TV with The Undoing and Killing Eve, respectively, but Noma Dumezweni and Harriet Walter started out on stage. They met in 1999, when Dumezweni played a witch and understudied Walter as Lady Macbeth for the Royal Shakespeare Company. The pair caught up to discuss Dumezweni’s role as Hermione Granger in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, theatre ghosts ...
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‘The Little Mermaid’ Remake Cast Adds Noma Dumezweni as a New Character

The live-action The Little Mermaid remake cast continues to grow. The latest: Noma Dumezweni, who delivered a memorable performance in the mostly forgettable The Undoing, is diving into the Disney flick. As to which character Dumezweni might be playing, well, that’s mostly a mystery. All we know for now is that it’s a new character created specifically for the film, not a character from the 1989 animated film. Deadline has the scoop that Noma Dumezweni is joining The Little Mermaid remake ca...
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Broadway’s Hermione, Noma Dumezweni, Reads the Second Chapter in the ‘Harry Potter at Home’ Series

The Harry Potter franchise wouldn’t be the global phenomenon it was today without the book that started it all, Harry Potter and the Sorceror’s Stone (The Philospher’s Stone when it was first published in the U.K.). And while we’re all stuck in quarantine, everyone has taken to revisiting things they love. And all the stars and featured players of the Harry Potter franchise are doing the same, through the Harry Potter at Home initiative launched by J.K. Rowling back in April. The chosen one him...
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How ‘Cursed Child’ Puts Parenting at the Center of the Potterverse

Two children’s literature experts consider what works in the Broadway play — for kids, sure, but for grown-ups too.
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Review: ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ Raises the Bar for Broadway Magic

J.K. Rowling’s ever-popular boy wizard is all grown up in this enthralling two-part play, directed with seamless magic by John Tiffany.
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How Much Magic Can ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ Make on Broadway?

The theater that will house the play has been rebuilt in the hope that it will run for many, many years. So why is J.K. Rowling worried?
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How Much Magic Can ‘Harry Potter’ Make?

The Broadway home for “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” has been rebuilt in the hope that it will run for many, many years. So why is J.K. Rowling worried?
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Characters Are Not A Coloring Book Or, Why the Black Hermione is a Poor Apology for the Ingrained Racism of Harry Potter

Characters Are Not A Coloring Book Or, Why the Black Hermione is a Poor Apology for the Ingrained Racism of Harry Potter is an essay by Mimi Mondal that originally appeared in the second volume of The Book Smugglers’ Quarterly Quarterly Almanac in September 2016. Characters Are Not A Coloring Book Or, Why the Black Hermione is a Poor Apology for the Ingrained Racism of Harry Potter Mimi Mondal Like many people of my generation, I grew up on Harry Potter. As an introverted, class-topping little...
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Emma Watson Meets The New Hermione, Noma Dumezweni

Someone must’ve had a time-turner because the two versions of Hermione Granger just met one another.  Emma Watson, who portrayed the young witch in the “Harry Potter” films, met Noma Dumezweni, who is playing an older version of the same character in the London play, “Harry Potter And The Cursed Child.” “Meeting Noma and seeing her on stage was like meeting my older self and have her tell me everything was going to be alright, which as you can imagine was immensely comforting (and emotion...
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Emma Watson Has Some Very Nice Things To Say About The New Hermione

Emma Watson checked out the new play Harry Potter and The Cursed Child yesterday and no surprise, she loved it. But, more than anything, she loved the new Hermione.In a Facebook post, Watson said that there are parts of the show, based on the book written by J.K. Rowling, that were "possibly even more beautiful than the films." A pretty big compliment.After playing Hermione in eight films, Watson said that seeing The Cursed Child, which has been billed as the "eighth story" in the Potter saga, ...
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"Harry Potter & The Cursed Child" Actress Opens Up About Racist Casting Backlash

Actress Noma Dumezweni has faced backlash since she was first cast as Hermione Granger in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Dumezweni is starring as a grown-up Hermione in the London production — which is garnering rave reviews of its preview performances before the July opening.The stage actress recently spoke with the U.K.'s Sunday Times about the challenges of taking on the iconic role. "It’s ignorance," she said of the controversy surrounding her casting. "It drives me crazy. It’s a...
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Ron & Hermione Are All Grown Up & Interracial In New Harry Potter Play

Photo: Courtesy of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. You've caught up with the grown-up versions of Harry and Ginny. Now it's time to meet the in-laws.Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger are getting a somewhat startling update for the upcoming West End play, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. As reported earlier, Black actress Noma Dumezweni has been cast in the role Emma Watson originated on screen. The casting was met with some disapproval, but both Watson and J....
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'Harry Potter' Actor Alfred Enoch Says There's No Reason Hermione Can't Be Black

Twitter users may have lashed out after black actress Noma Dumezweni was cast as Hermione Granger in the upcoming London play, " Harry Potter and The Cursed Child, " but actor Alfred Enoch supports the casting choice. Enoch, who played fellow Gryffindor Dean Thomas in the "Harry Potter" film series, sat down with HuffPost Live to discuss the return of "How to Get Away with Murder" and weighed in on the uproar over the casting of the Swaziland-born English actress. "What I want to cel...
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