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Entertainment On Netflix: Did you recognize this totally changed "Harry Potter" star in "The Queen's Gambit"?

15:50  29 october  2020
15:50  29 october  2020 Source:   filmstarts.de

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Anyone who watches the new and, by the way, very successful mini-series “The Queen's Gambit” on Netflix, is the young chess player Harry Belting, who trains with the ambitious Beth ( Anya Taylor-Joy ) for tournaments, maybe a little one seemed a bit familiar. But then you probably couldn't assign your face that precisely.

Auf Netflix: Habt ihr diesen total veränderten © Netflix On Netflix: Did you recognize this totally changed "Harry Potter" star in "The Queen's Gambit"?

Many people should know the face of Harry Belting actor Harry Melling very well: He is Dudley Dursley from the "Harry Potter" films!

From Dudley Dursley to Harry Belting

In fact, the actor has changed a lot, and not just because he has grown up.

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Here you can see pictures of Harry Melling as Dudley Dursley in " Harry Potter " and as Harry Belting in " The Queen's Gambit " for comparison:

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In an interview with the Independent , the now 31-year-old Melling, explained that he was hardly recognized as a "Harry Potter" actor, mainly because of his great weight loss. He had already started to lose weight while filming the "Potter" series and then even had to wear a fatsuit in " Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1 " because it no longer looked like his Role prescribed. By the way,

Harry Melling is not the only "Potter" child star who has changed a lot. Matthew Lewis , the "Neville Longbottom", is hardly recognized today either.

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Harry Melling in "The Ladies Gambit"

In the book adaptation "The Ladies Gambit" on Netflix, Melling plays the talented chess player Harry Belting, who meets the chess child prodigy Beth (Anya Taylor-Joy) at a tournament. Beth beats him easily and the young man remains fascinated by his strong-willed but seemingly unapproachable opponent.

years later he seeks contact with the now adult Beth and offers to train with her for competitions. But chess isn't the only thing young Beth, whose story the series is about, is addicted - she also has a drug problem.

More from Melling on Netflix and on TV

You can watch the adult Harry Melling on Netflix, for example, in the thriller novel " The Devil All The Time " or in the superhero film " The Old Guard " see. In it he plays alongside stars like Robert Pattinson, Tom Holland and Charlize Theron.

Anyone who would rather see him again as Dudley Dursley has the opportunity to do so on Thursday evening on television: On October 28, “ Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets ” will be shown at 8:15 pm on Sat.1 and will be on Sunday afternoon at 2:20 pm Clock repeated. Further parts of the "Potter" series will follow on the coming Thursdays.

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