Belfast-based actor Anthony Boyle was trained at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, and has appeared in productions including Herons and East Belfast Boy, the latter of which he co-wrote. Their ship name is "scorbus.". We didn't really know what to expect.”.
We got the full script – I'm very dyslexic, we got three hours to read two scripts. If there was one show that dominated news coverage throughout 2016 it was the London premiere of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child which officially opened at the Palace Theatre in June. Graphic fan art, shipping, slash fiction... he's seen it all, though he wasn't exactly eager to discuss it. Boom! Someone turns into something. “It's been an amazing learning curve, I've learnt so much from other members of the cast, the creative team, so much about myself” Boyle shares. Interview with Anthony Boyle, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child's Scorpius Malfoy. Following Boyle's award success, which also saw John Tiffany take home the award for Best Director for the play and Christine Jones for Best Designer, it's hard to believe that the hype around the production can grow any further. The oldest and first dedicated online London theatre guide, News and tickets for over 250 West End & off-West End shows, Follow us for the latest theatre newsTwitter Facebook Instagram. "I was just thrown into this massive franchise, and after that, everything changed for me. The preview performances are over, and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is starting its run on London’s West End. "I've seen some very interesting, um, artwork. The first time I read the script I was in a locked room, there was a security guard and another boy who was reading for Scorpius as well.
At least, that's not the way he played it, though that doesn't mean another actor couldn't take the role in a different direction. Anthony Boyle (Scorpius Malfoy) and Sam Clemmett (Albus Potter) in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. The experience of reading the script for the first time, months before audiences would come to see the show in previews must have been an overwhelming experience for any Harry Potter fan, and with so much security and #KeepTheSecrets working overdrive, Boyle explains how he first felt when discovering both his character and story. Anthony Boyle doesn't play Scorpius Malfoy anymore, but for millions of fans, he'll always be the unlikely protagonist of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.The 25 … The play might be called Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, but Scorpius Malfoy and the Stolen Show could be a more fitting title. “These critics, reading their reviews of plays and to follow in so many people's footsteps...I remember reading the list and thinking – f*ck – that's incredible that I'm following in their footsteps, it's a real honour to be recognised.”. If there was one show that dominated news coverage throughout 2016 it was the London premiere of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child which officially opened at the Palace Theatre in June.
“It's strange – amazing you know?” he comments. "I didn't know what I was getting myself into, and it was a real baptism fire," he says. My father read the books to me and my brother when we were younger. “I'm like a secret agent – the secret agent of theatre” laughs Anthony Boyle speaking to the press ahead of the Critics' Circle Awards 2016 where he has won the Jack Tinker Award for Best Newcomer. Scorpius Malfoy! ... Boyle plays Scorpius Malfoy, whose father, Draco Malfoy, is a purebred, old … “When we read it for the first time and before I said my first line, there was so many people in the room my heart was going...I thought God, I hope this is going to be good – I hope people don't think I'm shit. Adventure & Friendship till the end of time. With such a demand for tickets Boyle laughs that he's become a victim of his own success and is constantly hounded for tickets. Eight months after opening the play continues to be the hottest ticket in town, and with eyes on a Broadway production in 2018 the franchise certainly shows no signs of slowing down. “Every day I get 100 people asking for tickets. Anthony Boyle continues in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child at the Palace Theatre. And for Anthony Boyle, the actor playing Scorpius Malfoy on stage at the Palace Theatre in London, he represents the biggest break the 22-year-old newcomer could have imagined. It is the amazing, one of a kind, Anthony Boyle who plays the heir of Draco Malfoy in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.
Anthony Boyle is so sorry, from the bottom of his heart, for standing me up. He is a comedic character at the start, a bit of a clown. The son of Draco Malfoy has seen your fan art ... and he has some thoughts. As a kid, that caught my imagination.". As Scorpius Malfoy, Anthony looks the spitting image of his stage dad. It was completely not what I was expecting – I thought it was going to be about Sirius Black and I would be playing a young Sirius. to help give you the best experience we can. J.K. Rowling said: ‘I love Draco and Scorpius – they actually look related!’ Jan 10, 2020 - Explore Horatio's board "Scorpius" on Pinterest. Up until that point we were only told we were reading for 'lead boy'. “It's quite nice to walk about Soho and not get recognised, unlike Noma, or Sam – people scream at him.”, Anthony may not be recognisable out of his costume and wig that helps him transform into Scorpius Malfoy, but he is certainly a name to watch having been awarded this prestigious award for his first West End role. With such a large and experienced company, the cast of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child impressed critics and fans from all around the world.
My Dad will ring me and tell me that people have been asking him in the street - people are asking me all the time...”. It's when all that sort of madness happens. Selling out tickets over a year in advance the show became London's genuine 'hot ticket' with fans of the original novels and theatre fans alike bursting at the seams to find out what happened next to Harry, Ron and Hermione in J.K Rowling's magical world of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. I look at my life pre- and post-Potter.". "I've seen some interesting things," Boyle says. Anthony Boyle doesn't play Scorpius Malfoy anymore, but for millions of fans, he'll always be the unlikely protagonist of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. The one and only Draco Malfoy and his heir Scorpius Malfoy in the play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.
The cast of the production have since become stars, attracting attention from new and diverse audiences who have been drawn to the show unlike any other. They're really helped me and taught me to approach it from different angles.”. We were in rehearsals and John Tiffany would say to Sam and I, get ready because your lives are about to change. “You really just have to condition yourself mentally and physically to do such a long run” he explains. We did the first scene and I got a laugh and I thought good – I can carry on!”. “I'm like Hercules right now. When I ask Boyle if he thinks his character's relationship with Albus Potter might be more than platonic, he says no. Anthony Boyle is a member of the Inverse Future 50, a group of 50 people who will be forces of good in the 2020s.
", Boyle's character, Scorpius Malfoy, is at the center of a popular and controversial fan theory about Harry Potter and the Cursed Child which argues that Malfoy and his best friend in the play, Albus Potter (Harry and Ginny's son), are romantically involved. Amazing actors Anthony Boyle & Alex Price.
Emotionally too, I lose my mum very early on in the play so there are a lot of emotional moments that I have to go into, it's quite hard to keep that afloat for eight months, you're constantly trying to find different ways to access that emotion. "Hetero couples get to kiss, the gays are limited to a (hot gay) hug.". Peer behind the curtain with these photographs of the latest chapter in the wizarding saga, anthony boyle holding a balloon scorpius is all i need in life. When the script was first published, its authors were accused of queerbaiting (hinting at a romantic homosexual relationship to drive interest without ever delivering), and in The Guardian, queer critic Ilana Masad laid out this criticism. The pressure mounted for Boyle as the cast and crew assembled for the first read through of the entire script. Boyle might not be the biggest fan of this theory, but he's still a diehard Harry Potter fan. Walter McBride/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images. The longest run I had ever done before was seven days in a community centre – a one man show.
The mental challenge of taking part in such an immense and international title has certainly not been lost on Boyle and he explained how he copes with the pressures of performing night after night to fans, most of which are seeing the story unfold for the very first time. The more I got the more emotionally involved I got with him and his story, the more I turned the page the more I felt the love for him – I had a real emotional connection immediately to the script when first reading it.”. "I loved that book," he says. It's been good to have older cast members who have done this before, how to keep the emotion alive eight months in. Now, he's starring in HBO's new miniseries, The Plot Against America, but Boyle tells Inverse he owes his career to the universe created by J.K. Rowling. ... Albus and Scorpius’s friendship in this story does seem to … When I ask for his favorite book or movie, he replies in an instant: The Prisoner of Azkaban, both for Alfonso CuarÃ³n's artistic approach to the film and because of the complex, imaginative plot.
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Then I thought 'who is this dude, Scorpius Malfoy?'. Boyle’s nerves were understandable given the fact that the play he left school for was not just any play, but the West End premiere of the blockbuster Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, and his role not just any role, but that of Scorpius Malfoy, the nebbishy, platinum-haired son … Here's one passage that explains the issue with a scripted hug between Scorpius and Albus: "Albus and Scorpius make a fuss out of hugging (âWe said we wouldnât do that!â) in a manner resembling the common trope 'Hot Gay Hugging': a hilarious title for the less-than-funny absence of casual intimacy allowed between homosexual characters," Masad writes. "I was before, he says, "and now I know so much about it.". “I came straight from drama school, it's been a real whirlwind, it's been incredible and eye opening experience as to how the world works. The 25-year-old Irish actor played Draco Malfoy's son in the original West End production of the Harry Potter play and helped bring it to Broadway in New York.
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