Harry Melling, who got hugely appreciated for his performance as Dudley Dursley in the “Harry Potter” films based on novels by J.K. Rowling, is an English actor active in the film industry since 2000. He has also appeared in stage productions like “Mother Courage and Her Children” and “King Lear.”
|Full Name||Harry Edward Melling|
|Date of Birth||March 13, 1989|
|Birth Place||London, UK|
|Net Worth||US $2 million|
Harry Melling’s full name is Harry Edward Melling. He was born tobJoanna Troughton and her husband on March 13, 1989, in London, which lies in England. Patrick Troughton is his maternal grandfather. As a child, he went to St Paul’s Primary School and later attended Hendon School and Mill Hill School. Besides holding a membership at the National Youth Theatre, he went to the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.
Harry Melling made his film debut in 2001 with the role of Dudley Dursley in the film “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.” He reprised his role as Dudley Dursley in four more films that followed, and in 2002, he appeared in “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.” In 2004 he made an appearance in “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban,” in 2007, he was in “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix,” and in 2010, he appeared in “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1”.
In 2016, Harry Melling acted in “The Lost City of Z” as the character named William Barclay. The following year, he appeared in “The Current War” as the character named Benjamin Vale. In 2018 he appeared in the film titled “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs” as the character named Harrison in its segment titled “Meal Ticket” and the role of Sergeant Smythe in the film “The Keeper”.
In 2019, he appeared in the film “Waiting for the Barbarians,” in which he got credited as Garrison Soldier 4. In 2020, Harry Melling appeared in the movie “The Old Guard,” in which he played Steven Merrick. The same year, he appeared in “The Devil All the Time” as Roy Laferty. He appears in the film “The Tragedy of Macbeth” as Malcolm’s character, which is yet under post-production, and its release date is to be declared.
He made his TV debut in 2005 with the TV film titled “Friends and Crocodiles” in which he appeared as young Oliver. Harry Melling made his second TV appearance in 2010 in which he acted as Gilli in “Merlin” in the episode titled “The Sorcerer’s Shadow.” The same year, he appeared in 4 episodes of “Just William” as the character Robert Brown. In 2011, in the TV series titled “Garrow’s Law,” he acted as George Pinnock for three episodes.
In 2016, in the series titled “The Musketeers,” he was as Bastien in the episode titled “Fool’s Gold.” He went on to appear in the 2019 TV series titled “The War of the Worlds.” In it, he acted as Artilleryman for two episodes. In 2019, in “His Dark Materials,” he served as Sysselman. In 2020, he appeared in “The Queen’s Gambit,” in which he played Harry Beltik for four episodes.
In 2007, he voiced Dudley Dursley in the video game titled “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.” He has also made stage appearances in theatrical plays like “Mother Courage and her Children,” “I Am a Camera,” “King Lear,” “Hand to God,” and “Jam.”
Not much is known about Harry Melling’s personal life as he doesn’t share much of it with the media and social media. Details about his marital status and children aren’t known, but it got speculated that he hasn’t been married and has no children. His excellent weight loss led to people not recognizing him in real life as he didn’t look like the characters he appeared on the screen.
Height, Weight, and Age
Harry Melling stands 1.75 meters tall and weighs approximately 70 kg. As of October of 2020, he is 31 years old.
He is engaged on social media platforms like Twitter and Instagram having 3.2k followers on Instagram and 4k followers on Twitter as of October 2020. He doesn’t post anymore on his Instagram account but can frequently be posting on Twitter, resharing details about his works.
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As of October of 2020, Harry Melling’s net worth got estimated to be around US$ 2 million. He makes most of his fortune from acting in films and TV shows.