Killing Eve's Henry Lloyd-Hughes was in Harry Potter but got cut after spending eight months on set, he tells Chris Evans Virgin Radio Breakfast Show

KILLING Eve's Henry Lloyd-Hughes had all of his lines cut from Harry Potter and was snubbed from the premiere despite spending eight months on set.

The 33-year-old actor opened up about his stint at Hogwarts on Chris Evans' Virgin Radio Breakfast Show this morning.

Henry plays controlling Aaron Paul in BBC drama Killing Eve, having previously had roles in The Inbetweeners and Indian Summers.

However, the star's big break was supposed to come much earlier than it did after he landed a role in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, which was released in 2005.

Henry admitted that he was incredibly excited to be cast as a quidditch captain in the film, only for him to have all of his lines cut – and get snubbed from the A-list premiere.

He told Chris: "I was a young man and keen to make my way in the showbiz universe and I got offered what seemed like a twinkly role in the wonderful world of Harry Potter.

"I appeared at the gates of Hogwarts, my wand tucked nearly under my arm, keen to make a good impression… only to be swiftly told on the first page of the screenplay that even though I'd got the role of quidditch captain there was to be no quidditch this year at Hogwarts.

"I then realised that my 10 or so lines of dialogue were quickly to become five, four, three, two… none.

"I ended up with one line, which I try to say to Maggie Smith but she doesn't give me the time of day.

"Basically, I wasn't invited to the premiere and I eventually saw the movie and I was thinking: 'My one line has been shifted to later in the film… It's been shifted quite far back… They must have left it to the last scene in the film…'

"Then the credits rolled and they had spelt my name wrong in the credits."

Although Henry can briefly be seen in the film, his character has no dialogue.

The actor went on to confirm that he was on set every day for eight months, joking that he'd just had an "authentic Hogwarts experience".

As if that wasn't enough, Henry's first day on set got off to a rocky start when he dropped his entire tray of food on the floor in the canteen – right in front of A list stars such as Alan Rickman and Maggie Smith.


Making light of the situation, the star remarked that his experience on Harry Potter is what helps him channel his evil Killing Eve character.

Three years after Harry Potter's release, Henry landed the role of school bully Mark Donovan on The Inbetweeners, which aired until 2010.

He joined the Killing Eve cast for the award-winning drama's highly anticipated second season, which was released on BBC iPlayer at the weekend.

Chris Evans hosts the much-loved radio show every weekday morning from 6.30am, as well as Sundays at 10am.

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