Harry Melling

Harry Melling

Highest Rated: 90% The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018)

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."

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
81% 70% The Old Guard Merrick (Character) - 2020
64% 80% The Devil All the Time Roy Laferty (Character) - 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Say Your Prayers Tim (Character) - 2020
54% 65% Waiting for the Barbarians Soldier (Character) - 2019
90% 77% The Ballad of Buster Scruggs Harrison (Segment "The Ballad of Buster Scruggs") (Character) - 2018
90% 86% The Keeper Unknown (Character) - 2018
81% 82% Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Dudley Dursley (Character) $317.6M 2001

TV

Credit
100% 100% The Queen's Gambit Harry Beltik (Character) 2020
No Score Yet 81% His Dark Materials Sysselman (Character) 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet The War of the Worlds Artilleryman (Character) 2019
85% 88% The Adventures of Merlin Unknown (Guest Star) 2010

QUOTES FROM Harry Melling CHARACTERS

Dudley Dursley says: Don't kill Cedric! Don't kill Cedric! Who's Cedric- your boyfriend?

Dudley Dursley says: I'm not Harry.

Harry Potter says: (appearing from behind a wall) I am.

Harry Potter says: [appearing from behind a wall] I am.

Hagrid says: Well of course you are.

Vernon Dursley says: Do you know whats so great about Sunday, Dudley?

Dudley Dursley says: (Speechless)

Harry Potter says: No post on Sunday?

Vernon Dursley says: Right you are, Harry. No post on Sunday! Ha!

Dudley Dursley says: Daddy's gone mad, hasn't he?