Funny enough, his name both in real life and in the brand new Netflix hit is Harry. Harry Melling, who played Harry Potter's cousin Dudley in the film series, plays Harry Beltik in The Queen's Gambit. While they might be a little bit confusing because of all the Harry's involved, it's a funny coincidence for the actor and his brand new character, who brings the book version to the screen.
In a new interview, Harry Mellling mentioned that it's not too surprising to hear that fans don't recognize him.
"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," he told People. "I think one of the blessings of that sort of stage in my life was the fact that I didn't get recognized. I had this history of being part of the films, but also I felt like I had the opportunity to sort of cause a new start, which I think is useful."
Of course, it also doesn't help that he's sporting an American accent in The Queen's Gambit. But, even so, he couldn't fool us and we're so excited to see him back on our screens once again.
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