Harry Melling is an English actor who portrayed Dudley Dursley in the Harry Potter film series.
Harry had a passion for acting and dancing from a young age. By the age of 4, he used to put on shows for his family. He enrolled in acting and dancing classes and took drama classes too.
By the time he was 9, he had associated with Millfield Theatre Youth Drama Group. He initially began his career by doing theatres and playing dramas on stage. He performed in plays and acts, including The Provoked Wife, King John, Mother Courage and Her Children, etc.
Harry Potter and Career Breakthrough
When the Harry Potter casting team held an audition at Hendon School, Harry praised them with his performance. He then won the role of Dudley Dursley, the spoiled cousin of Harry Potter. The breakthrough role of Dudley Dursley brought Harry massive fans and followers.
In 2009, Harry had lost too much weight and was unrecognizable. Since Harry portrayed a fat piggish kid, his transformation nearly made the film producers change the actor. However, he reprised the role by wearing a fat suit.
Furthermore, he was a cast member in the fantasy-drama TV program Merlin(2010), where he played Gilli. Also, he portrayed William Barclay in the 2016 adventure-drama film The Lost City of Z.
Amazing facts About Harry Melling:
- Harry Edward Melling was born in London, UK. He grew up there and held an English nationality.
- His mother is Joanna Troughton. His maternal grandfather was actor Patrick Troughton. Also, he is the cousin of cricketer Jim Troughton and actor Sam Troughton.
- He has a brother named Jack Melling, who is a student at Hendon School.
- He is an intensely private person. His relationship status remains a secret.
- Melling claims to be a bad traveller and one who hates travelling.
- Harry Melling stands 5 feet 9 inches tall and has an athletic body build. Melling lost 60 pounds regarding his weight before acting in one of the Harry Potter films and was nearly unrecognizable. His exact weight is still not known.
- Harry might make a considerable amount of money from his acting profession. He has an estimated net worth of $3 million.
- In 2020, he appeared in the Netflix film The Devil All The Time. Also, he starred in Netflix’s The Queen’s Gambit, playing Harry Beltik.
- Not to forget, Harry is not a social media person. His Instagram account has thousands of followers. Similarly, his Twitter account has amassed 4.6 K followers. Harry is not much into social media.
- Since Melling was born on 13 March 1989, he is 31 years old as of 2020.
- Further, his zodiac sign is Pisces.