Growing up, Dudley was extremely fat, at least four times Harry's size. He commented positively about the change, "I can now shed the child actor thing, like the fat, and start a new career, because no one sees me as Dudley. Here are the best new trailers of the week, including Godzilla vs. Kong and the latest films from Zendaya, Tom Holland, and more. Aunt Petunia Couldn't Get Her Words Out. Dudley is portrayed by Harry Melling in the Harry Potter films. Melling was born in London. Dudley Demented is the first chapter of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. He is also the nephew of actors David Troughton and Michael Troughton, and the first cousin of cricketer Jim Troughton and actor Sam Troughton. She was the wife of Vernon Dursley, the mother of Dudley Dursley and the elder sister of the late Lily Potter. But there is only one woman Dudley is interested in getting to know. The Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows quotes below are all either spoken by Dudley Dursley or refer to Dudley Dursley. By obsessively refusing to admit that magic is real, they made Harry oblivious of … The Dementor attack was the catalyst for a change in Dudley's personality that started in Order of the Phoenix, and we saw the … Harry Melling started acting at the age of 10 in the Harry Potter films playing the role of Dudley Dursley. When Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, and Hermione Granger were caught by Snatchers in 1998, Harry quickly invented the pseudonym Vernon Dudley to conceal his identity, combining the first names of his uncle and cousin. On the day that it is revealed to young Harry Potter that he is in fact, a wizard, another crucial piece of information is revealed to him: His eldest cousin, Druella Dursley, is a witch. Dudley was too large to fit in a school uniform, so was forced to go on a diet by his school, which was largely comprised of food which Vernon called \"rabbit food\" (fruits and vege… Dudley Dursley. As Dumbledore implies - to their faces - in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince that by abusing him, indirectly, the Dursleys saved him from a much worse fate: Dudley's. Dudley Dursley has upgraded from locking cousins in staircase cupboards to blackmailing talking polar bears. In 2009, he starred in a revival of Mother Courage and her Children at the Royal National Theatre. Dudley Dursley is Harry Potter’s Muggle cousin, and the only son of Vernon and Petunia Dursley of number four Privet Drive, Little Whinging, Surrey. The aftermath of this saw Dudley change to an extent; he became less belligerent and even civil to Harry. For ten years, Dudley bullied Harry. Romance. Dudley, in extreme contrast to Harry, was grossly overindulged by both his mother and father. He appeared in "The Sorcerer's Shadow", an episode of the BBC television series Merlin, playing a young warlock named Gilli who intends to use magic to help him win Camelot's legendary tournament. In his mid-teens he joined the National Youth Theatre appearing in a number of shows including "The Master and Margarita". Petunia petted and coddled him and turned a blind eye to his […] He appeared in five of the Harry Potter films as Harry Potter's spoiled cousin Dudley Dursley. That's right, Dudley Dursley from Harry Potter is in Netflix's The Old Guard, and people are freaking out about it. Dudley Dursley Quotes in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Dudley has watery blue eyes and thick blond hair. His maternal grandfather was actor Patrick Troughton, who had the role as the Second Doctor in Doctor Who. 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Harry Edward Melling (born 13 March 1989) is an English actor. The experience left him completely confused and traumatised, leaving Harry to save his life and carry him home. Dudley backed into the alley wall. A fanmade extended version of the "Dursleys Departing" scene from "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1". Dudley Dursley is Harry Potter's cousin and Vernon and Petunia Dursley's son. Harry often thought Dudley looked like a pig in a wig. Harry Edward Melling (born 13 March 1989)[1] is an English actor. 1 Description 2 Moments 2.1 Mrs Figg 3 See also Dudley Demented on Pottermore His role as Dudley Dursley was almost recast for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1, but Melling reprised the role by wearing a fat suit. The kids were cast incredibly young, so they only really came into their own as the movies went on. He was a member of the National Youth Theatre. They attended… Described as a very large, blond boy (though dark-haired in the films), Dudley is generally given his way in almost everything, and shows the symptoms of a spoiled brat.Dudley is a cold-hearted bully and the leader of a gang of thugs with whom he regularly beats up Harry and … Harry at the age of 18 attended the LAMDA (London Academy Of Music and Dramatic Art.) 44 likes. Dudley is fat, spoiled, and constantly rude to Harry but becomes more fearful of him after Rubeus Hagrid gives him a pig's tail. In Harry Potter and the Cursed Child it is also mentioned that adult Dudley sent Harry his baby blanket, the only surviving possession of Harry's from his parents. Before Harry learned he was a wizard and went to Hogwarts, the two boys went to the same public school. In October 2009, it was announced that Melling had lost so much weight since his last appearance in Harry Potter that he was now "unrecognisable". Hedwig (Harry Potter) diverse OCs. Alternate Universe - Canon Divergence. In his mid-teens he joined the National Youth Theatre appearing in a number of shows including "The Master and Margarita". Dudley was given a second bedroom to store toys, so Harry had to live in the Cupboard under the Stairs. Check out these photos of the stars of "His Dark Materials," including Ruth Wilson, Dafne Keen, James McAvoy, and more. In 2020 Melling played Evangelical priest Roy Laferty in the Netflix thriller The Devil All The Time. He left early when offered to join... 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In their opinion there could be no finer boy to ever exist. He trained at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. Dudley is a Muggle. [looks at Dudley's watch, it is now his birthday, and blows on the dusty, sand-like floor, when someone is trying to break in, which wakes Dudley up] Melling attended St Paul's Primary School, Hendon School and Mill Hill School. He is best known for playing Dudley Dursley in the Harry Potter films, based on the fantasy novels of the same name by J. K. Rowling and Harry Beltik in The Queen's Gambit. and learns a few laws that just may save his cousin... and him. "[2], In 2014, Melling revealed his playwrighting debut Peddling, at HighTide Festival, in which he also served as the sole, lead character.[3]. But, when it came to Harry Melling's portrayal of the horrid Dudley Dursley — aka Harry's biggest foe until he realizes that Voldemort tried … Harry Potter Kid Stars Then and Now According to the British performer, there's a little bit of himself in every character he plays, even … He is beautifully played, with a little help from C.G.I., by Harry Melling, who was once the odious Dudley Dursley in the Harry Potter films. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix When two Dementors were sent for Harry, Dudley got caught up in the mix. Melling had to wear a fat suit, as he lost a considerable amount of weight as the films progressed. Harry Melling appeared as Dudley in every Harry Potter movie except The Goblet of Fire, and The Half-Blood Prince. He is best known for playing Dudley Dursley in the Harry Potter films, based on the fantasy novels of the same name by J. K. Rowling and Harry Beltik in The Queen's Gambit. Harry could feel fourteen years’ hatred of Dudley pounding in his veins — what wouldn’t he give to strike now, to jinx Dudley so thoroughly he’d have to crawl … Written 2009, edited 2017. Actor Harry Melling, who played Harry Potter ‘s … In Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Dudley, Harry, Dudley's friend, Petunia Dursley and Vernon Dursleygo to the zoo for Dudley's birthday. He is around the same age as Harry. Mr Dudley may have been a wizard who worked in the Department of Magical Accidents and Catastrophes. The Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone quotes below are all either spoken by Dudley Dursley or refer to Dudley Dursley. Summary. Profile Dudley was born on June 23, 1980. Dudley Dursley was a British boy and the son of Vernon and Petunia Dursley. In 1994, he had \"reached the size and weight of a young killer whale\" — somewhere between 265 and 353 pounds. Dudley Dursley Quotes in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. Dudley Dursley & Harry Potter (11) Sirius Black/Remus Lupin (10) James Potter/Lily Evans Potter (9) Petunia Evans Dursley/Vernon Dursley (9) Hermione Granger/Ron Weasley (7) Harry Potter/Severus Snape (6) Harry Potter/Ginny Weasley (6) Dudley Dursley/Original Female Character(s) (6) Petunia Dursley (b. Petunia Evans) was the Muggle aunt and guardian of Harry Potter. In 2020 Melling appears in a Netflix series drama The Queen's Gambit in which he plays Harry Beltik, a friend and one of Beth's competitors in Kentucky. Here are some well-known faces from Sundance over the years, as they brought their early movies to the festival. Harry Melling started acting at the age of 10 in the Harry Potter films playing the role of Dudley Dursley. Harry at the age of 18 attended the LAMDA (London Academy Of Music and Dramatic Art.) Dudley Dursley was born to Vernon and Petunia Dursley on 23 June, 1980. He also played Robert Brown in the BBC television series Just William. Podfic available at AO3. Aunt Petunia is brilliantly played by Fiona Shaw … and discovers the world of his cousin. 2002: At Harry and Ginny's wedding, Dudley discovers that every girl in the Wizarding world wants to meet famous Harry Potter's cousin. His parents thought that there could never be a finer boy anywhere. Harry Melling, best known for his 'Harry Potter' role as Dudley Dursley, is among the cast of 'The Devil All The Time,' and his appearance is stunning fans. In 2018 Melling played alongside Liam Neeson in the Coen brothers' Western The Ballad of Buster Scruggs. Of Melling's performance, New Yorker film critic Anthony Lane wrote: [I] came away haunted by a scattering of sights and sounds--above all, by the recitations of the limbless man, which thrum with genuine yearning. 1 Biography 1.1 Early life 1.2 Guardianship of Harry Potter 1.3 Raising Harry and Dudley 1.4 The Keeper of Keys 1.5 Summer of 1991 1.6 Summer of 1992 1.7 Summer of 1993 2 … Every toy Dudley was given was soon discarded in that bedroom, including a TV he put a foot thr… Dudley Dursley is the only child of Vernon and Petunia, Marge's only nephew and Harry's only cousin. Dudley falls in the snake c… Like “Aunt Petunia often said that Dudley looked like a baby angel — Harry often said that Dudley looked like a pig in a wig.” ― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. In his early career, Melling performed in stage productions of The Provoked Wife, King John, Antigone, and Plenty. ( but not in the Cupboard under the Stairs they only really came into their as... 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