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06th Dec 2023

Harry Potter star looks unrecognisable as he reunites with Tom Felton

Stephen Porzio

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“Such a pleasure to be reunited this weekend with this legend.”

Last weekend, Harry Potter star Tom Felton was reunited with his pal from the legendary franchise Josh Herdman.

Herdman played Gregory Goyle, Slytherin alum and friend/lackey to Draco Malfoy (Felton), in all eight of the original Harry Potter movies.

In a post on Instagram, Felton shared a picture of the pair together in Düsseldorf, Germany with the caption: “To my right hand man. Literally through every film, always had my back.

“Such a pleasure to be reunited this weekend with this legend. Send some love to my man, Josh Herdman.”

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Harry Potter star looks unrecognisable as he reunites with Tom Felton

12 years on from his role in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, Herdman looks nearly unrecognisable.

In that time, the former child actor has turned his focus to MMA, beginning his career in the sport in 2016.

In 2018, Herdman credited martial arts with changing his life for the better after he became a self-confessed “party animal” following his Harry Potter success.

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Josh Herdman as Gregory Goyle in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

“I had enough of it so I decided I was going to get fit and I knew I needed something to focus on and martial arts did change my life,” he explained.

“Before I started martial arts I was smoking and you feel like you can’t breathe. [With martial arts] you just generally feel much better in yourself. I feel happy, I can go and run ten miles.

“It’s great looking good and the transformation is really cool. You don’t do it just for that, that’s like an added bonus. It’s more for your mental well-being.”

Herdman has not ditched acting, however, with him appearing in 2018’s Robin Hood alongside Taron Egerton and Jamie Foxx.

He has also had roles in the TV shows Alex Rider, Andor, The Man Who Fell to Earth, Marcella and White House Farm.

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