Probably the most anticipated romance in the Harry Potter saga, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger seem to have made their tumultuous relationship work, and have raised their daughter, Rose, into someone J.K. Rowling says is just like her mother, but a tad more grounded and more sure of herself as a young witch.
Rose Granger-Weasley will be played by Cherrelle Skeete, a young English actress with several TV roles already under her belt. Skeete also commented Rose’s similarities with her mother. “‘Rose is ambitious, obviously her mum is Hermione so she’s got a lot to live up to,” she told Pottermore. “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.”
Speaking of the brightest witch of her age, at any age we’re sure, Hermione Granger-Weasley will be portrayed on the stage by Noma Dumezweni, Olivier Award-winning actress, and Rowling favorite for the role. J.K. Rowling said of Dumezweni, ” I saw Noma workshop the part and when John Tiffany told me he’d cast her, I was overjoyed. She gets Hermione inside out.”
With the Rowling seal of approval, how could you not be thrilled to see such a portrayal of fans’ beloved Hermione Granger?
We rooted for Ronald Bilius Weasley throughout the book series, watching him struggle with growing up poor in a large family, working as sidekick to “The Boy Who Lived”, and constantly fighting his more-than-friendly affections for his best friend. Somehow, here in 2016, fans are lucky enough to find out just what happened to the characters we’ve followed through seven installments and so much drama.
Actor Paul Thornley is set to play Ron in the eighth part of the Potter story, and we’re happy to announce that he seems to be the same Ron we already know and love.
Clothed in his signature sweater, Thornley displays that warm, jolly Weasley attitude we’ve come to associate with him and his family. “Ron in his forties isn’t very different from Ron in his teens,” Rowling said of her character’s development. “Except that his feet hurt a bit more.”
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