Dudley Dursley Actor Feels Blessed to No Longer Be Recognized by Harry Potter Fans

Dudley Dursley Actor Feels Blessed to No Longer Be Recognized by Harry Potter Fans
2020 was a big year for British actor Harry Melling, having featured in three major Netflix movies, The Old Guard, The Devil All the Time, and the upcoming chess drama The Queen's Gambit. But before all those roles, Melling was best known to audiences as the large, thuggish cousin to Harry Potter, Dudley Dursley. In an interview with People, Melling explained how dramatic weight loss helped shed his image as Dudley in the minds of viewers, which proved to be a boon for his career.

"I think it was an unconscious thing when it started to happen. I went to drama school when I was 18 and that's kind of where the weight shifted, not for any sort of major need on my side, but it's just something that just happened. And I've done a lot since drama school, went to do lots of theater. I think one of the blessings of
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