Harry Melling

Harry Melling

Highest Rated: 100% Say Your Prayers (2020)

Lowest Rated: 54% Waiting for the Barbarians (2019)

Birthday: Mar 13, 1989

Birthplace: London, England, UK

Being the grandson of a time lord is probably ideal preparation for playing the cousin of a boy wizard. Harry Melling's grandfather was Patrick Troughton, who played Doctor Who between 1966 and 1969. With a couple of uncles and a cousin also in show business, Melling unsurprisingly attended the Sue Nieto Theater School in North London and came to the attention of the National Youth Theatre. When he was 10 years old, his mother sent his photograph to the producers planning the screen adaptations of JK Rowling's bestselling novels, hoping he would get some extra work. However, a year later, Melling was called back to audition for the role of Harry's bloated cousin Dudley Dursley and he was cast alongside Richard Griffiths and Fiona Shaw, who played his parents Vernon and Petunia. Having debuted in 2001 in "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone," Melling maintained his bulk to return over the next six years in "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets," "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban," and "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix." But, as Dudley didn't feature in the next adventure, he slimmed down from 16 to 11 stone and had to be fitted with a fat suit to reprise the part in "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1." Since leaving Privet Drive, Melling has studied at LAMDA and combined acclaimed stage performances with TV roles in "Just William" and "Garrow's Law," and the lead in the 2011 short "Sam."

Highest rated movies

Say Your Prayers The Tragedy of Macbeth
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs Trautmann
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone The Old Guard

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
98% No Score Yet The Tragedy of Macbeth Malcolm (Character) - 2021
100% 58% Say Your Prayers Tim (Character) - 2020
64% 79% The Devil All the Time Roy Laferty (Character) - 2020
80% 70% The Old Guard Merrick (Character) - 2020
54% 63% Waiting for the Barbarians Soldier (Character) - 2019
87% 86% Trautmann Unknown (Character) - 2018
89% 77% The Ballad of Buster Scruggs Harrison (Segment "The Ballad of Buster Scruggs") (Character) - 2018
77% 85% Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 Dudley Dursley (Character) $295.0M 2010
77% 81% Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Dudley Dursley (Character) $292.0M 2007
90% 86% Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Dudley Dursley (Character) $249.4M 2004
82% 80% Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Dudley Dursley (Character) $262.0M 2002
81% 82% Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Dudley Dursley (Character) $317.9M 2001

TV

Credit
96% 94% The Queen's Gambit Harry Beltik (Character) 2020
81% 85% His Dark Materials Sysselman (Character) 2019
68% 24% The War of the Worlds Artilleryman (Character) 2019
85% 88% Merlin Unknown (Guest Star) 2010