Emma Watson has given her verdict on the new stage Hermione

Noma Dumezweni will play the witch in upcoming play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

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It may have been a while since the casting of older Harry, Ron and Hermione for Harry Potter stage play The Cursed Child was announced, but we can only now rest easy – because the new trio have just received the seal of approval from the film cast.

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Well one of them has anyway, with Hermione actress Emma Watson taking to Twitter to express her excitement for Noma Dumezweni taking over her iconic role.

The casting of the black actress as the previously white character had proved controversial with some fans, leading to book author JK Rowling defending the choice on Twitter by pointing out she never specified the character’s race.

In any case, with this new development hopefully everyone can now just look forward to the play – because who knows more about what’s good for Hermione than Hermione herself? 

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child opens from May