Do you ever get that uncanny feeling that you know someone but you can’t quite place where from?
Harry Potter fans often have this sensation while watching the film series, as many well known British actors would often pop up in the franchise in surprising roles.
One of these actors will definitely be recognisable to some people, especially fans of the comedy show Inbetweeners.
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He played bully Mark Donovan in The Inbetweeners
(Image: Channel 4)
Henry Lloyd-Hughes played bully Mark Donovan in the comedy series, which saw him terrorise the main cast with his aggressive and cunning persona.
Although you may have caught him in other roles since such as violent and controlling Aaron Paul in BBC’s Killing Eve, you might have missed his brief role in Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire.
Henry was cast to play Roger Davies, the Ravenclaw quidditch captain in 2005.
It looked like it was going to be Henry’s big break into the world of acting however he was in for a shock.
Speaking about the role in 2019 to Chris Evans on his Virgin Radio Breakfast Show Henry said: “I was a young man and keen to make my way in the showbiz universe and I got offered what seemed like a twinkly role in the wonderful world of Harry Potter.
Henry had all his lines from the film cut
(Image: Warner Bros)
“I appeared at the gates of Hogwarts, my wand tucked nearly under my arm, keen to make a good impression… only to be swiftly told on the first page of the screenplay that even though I’d got the role of quidditch captain there was to be no quidditch this year at Hogwarts.
“I then realised that my 10 or so lines of dialogue were quickly to become five, four, three, two… none.
“I ended up with one line, which I try to say to Maggie Smith but she doesn’t give me the time of day.”
Henry said that despite spending eight months on set with the cast and crew, none of his lines ended up in the final cut of the film and he wasn’t invited to the premier.
He said: “Basically, I wasn’t invited to the premiere and I eventually saw the movie and I was thinking: ‘My one line has been shifted to later in the film… It’s been shifted quite far back… They must have left it to the last scene in the film…’”
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To add insult to injury Henry said: “the credits rolled and they had spelt my name wrong.”
His farcical time as a member of the Harry Potter cast is summed up perfectly by a story about the actors first day.
He told Chris that he dropped a full tray of food in the canteen on the day he started on set – right in front of Snape actor Alan Rickman and Professor McGonagall actress Dame Maggie Smith.
Henry has joked that his experiences on Harry Potter have fuelled his more evil characters and it wouldn’t be surprising if that was true.
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