He shot to fame playing Harry Potter’s malevolent cousin Dudley Dursley, but Harry Melling has successfully navigated the transition from kid star to a grown-up acting career.
Former Harry Potter star Harry Melling is rapidly becoming one of the most in-demand British actors of his generation.
Harry Melling has come some way since playing Harry Potter’s sturdy, spoiled cousin Dudley Dursley. Melling appears in the show alongside 'Waterloo Road’ and 'Between The Lines’ star Neil Pearson. Melling is the from the Troughton acting dynasty on his mother’s side, so the grandson of former 'Doctor Who’ star Patrick Troughton and nephew to Shakespearean actor David and 'New Statesman’ star Michael Troughton.
Young actor Harry Melling brought the character to life for the movie series, largely opposite Daniel Radcliffe’s boy wizard. The 26-year-old star has acting in his blood… he is the grandson of Patrick Troughton, the second Doctor from ‘Doctor Who, and nephew to actors Michael and David Troughton.