Dublin-born actor Anthony Boyle, currently playing Scorpius Malfoy in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, the megahit at London’s Palace Theatre, has signed with UTA. The two-part play by J.K. Rowling and Jack Thorne is set two decades after Rowling’s novels about the boy wizard. Scorpius is the son of young Harry’s Hogwarts nemesis, the bully Draco Malfoy (played by Tom Fenton in the Harry Potter films). Unlike their fathers, Scorpius and Harry’s son, Albus, become intimate friends.
Scorpius is Boyle’s biggest role yet; he has been seen in Game of Thrones and The Lost City of Z. Cursed Child this week scored a record 11 Olivier Award nominations, with Boyle picking up a nomination for Best Supporting Actor, making it the most nominated play in Olivier Awards history. Boyle’s performance has already earned him the Best Supporting Actor In A Play at the WhatsOnStage Awards and Most Promising Newcomer at the Critics Circle Theatre. He was also nominated for the Emerging Talent award at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards. The production is slated to move to Broadway in January 2018. Boyle’s theater credits include Herons and East of Belfast Boy, which he co-wrote.
Boyle continues to be represented by Hamilton Hodell.