The actor popped up in both dramas, which aired one after the other on BBC1. He told the Telegraph: 'When I got the part, I thought: "Ooh, I'm in a film", not that I was cast as fat and ugly.'. Iconic: The star is best known for playing Harry Potter's spoiled brat cousin, Dudley Dursley, Twice as nice: The actor then appeared in War Of The Worlds which aired immediately after His Dark Materials on BBC1. And it seems like that career of his has been doing alright over the past decade or so, having not only landed the role in The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, but also absolutely smashed it - with many people referring to his performance as 'perfect' or speculating it could well win him big awards.

He previously admitted his decision to get fit was spurred on by being as a fat old man in a play at the National Youth Theatre. Born:

Woman, 107, who's lost her husband and two children and lived through two world wars, financial crashes and... Who needs enemies? Harry Melling. ", Another wrote: "Watching Harry Melling right now in #TheBalladofBusterScruggsOh my word, Dudley Dursley's gonna win an Emmy. Whether gifted with a pig's tail or a visit from a Dementor, we loved to see him receive his comeuppance after tormenting Harry Potter so severely his entire life. Harry at the age of 18 attended the LAMDA (London Academy Of Music and Dramatic Art.) But I'd never have taken it to court. But Melling's all grown up now, and has proven those days are far behind him with a role in the new Coen Brothers Netflix film, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs. He is best known for playing Dudley Dursley in the Harry Potter film series, based on the fantasy novels of the same name by J. K. Rowling.

Harry Potter Actor Tom Felton Eyes Up James Bond 007 Role As 'Ultimate Dream' Entertainment ... One person tweeted: "Harry Melling is the one who played Dudley in Harry … Last updated 8:55 PM, Saturday November 24 2018 GMT. The New Mutants Inspired Anya Taylor-Joy's Performance in Netflix's The Queen's Gambit, 06 October 2020 At a young age he enrolled in dance, singing, and drama classes, and when he turned nine he became a member of the Millfield Theatre Youth Drama Group. Harry began playing moody Muggle Dudley at the age of 11, and last appeared in the seventh of the eight big screen adaptations. Harry pictured middle as Dudley with his screen father and mother Vernon and Petunia Dursley, Harry Melling, who has launched a career in theatre, attends an after party in London following his opening night performance in The Pride, Dudley, on the set of the Harry Potter films, looks noticably tubbier in an argyle jumper. EXCLUSIVE: 'I'm not dead yet! Harry Potter Harry Heights. Video Movie Review: The Devil All The Time (2020): A Brutal, Yet Rushed Story With An Impressive Ensemble Cast.

The London actor is the latest of the Harry Potter alumni to transform after his co-star Matthew Lewis - who played Neville Longbottom - famously did the same thing. Harry Potter Wiki is a FANDOM Movies Community. Terrifying warriors start to fill the mythical city, Gilli amongst them. She also works for FOODbible and its sister page Seitanists, which are both a safe haven for her to channel a love for homemade pasta, fennel and everything else in between. He unveiled his new look in 2011 at the final film premiere, after taking on a personal trainer and straightening his teeth for a Hollywood smile. But every now and then you get a transformation that's one step further and leaves someone almost unrecognisable - which is what's happened to Harry Melling, who you'll know as Harry Potter's bratty cousin, Dudley Dursley. The views expressed in the contents above are those of our users and do not necessarily reflect the views of MailOnline. We are no longer accepting comments on this article. "I was just starting drama school, and found I was moving around a lot," he said. Harry revealed he lost so much weight that he was almost recast for Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part One, but he ended up wearing a fat suit and keeping his job. The star has also appeared in 2016 film The Lost City of Z and the Coen brothers' The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018). But the 26-year-old surprised fans when he posted a photograph of himself on Twitter looking drastically different after dropping from 16st to 11st 5lb. Though he has not enjoyed the same stardom as co-stars Emma Watson and Daniel Radcliffe since filming wrapped, he has carved out a successful career in theatre - even writing his own play, Peddling, which looked at homelessness in London.