Film, TV & Stage

British actress lands role of Rose Weasley in theatre production of Harry Potter

LEADING LADY: Cherrelle Skeete

LEADING LADY: Cherrelle Skeete

BRITISH ACTRESS Cherelle Skeete has landed the role of Rose Weasley in the theatre production of Harry Potter and The Cursed Child.

The play, based on a new original story by JK Rowling, revisits Harry the famous wizard almost two decades after he has left school.

It takes the audience to the present day where he is now an overworked employee at the Ministry of Magic, a husband and a father-of-three.

“The Granger Weasleys,” she wrote on Instagram confirming the news with an image of the fictional family.

Birmingham-born Cherelle first appeared on the West End in The Lion King in 2012, and in the Olivier-nominated Amen Corner at the National Theatre a year later.

FAMILY AFFAIR: Cherrelle (far right) with her co-stars

FAMILY AFFAIR: Cherrelle (far right) with her co-stars

A graduate of London’s Central School of Speech and Drama, the 26-year-old first made her TV debut in the BBC series Call the Midwife, and starred in the BBC1 drama Ordinary Lies.

She also appeared as Dee Dee in Danny and the Human Zoo, which also starred Evanna Lynch.

The play, the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage, will open at London’s Palace Theatre on June 7 with bookings being taken until May 2017.

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