Author tweeted approval of casting actor with South African heritage in London stage production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
JK Rowling has expressed her approval for the casting of Noma Dumezweni as Hermione Granger in a new London stage production of Harry Potter, stating that “Rowling loves black Hermione”.
Dumezwani, an actor of South African heritage, is to play one of the three main roles in the Palace theatre production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, which opens in July 2016. She will star alongside Jamie Parker as an adult Harry Potter and Paul Thornley as Ron Weasley.
Asked on Twitter how she felt about the choice of actor to play Hermione, who in the Warner Brothers film franchise was portrayed by the actor Emma Watson, Rowling responded: