The best way to describe Samuel Blenkin is, just imagine Tom Mackley playing Scorpius. He’s already made the role his own. He’s amazing. Completely different to Anthony or James.
I adore Mark Theodore as the Sorting Hat. The thing I loved most about Chris was the time he took over every bit of movement, and Mark does that but in a completely new way.
I’m really happy with Jamie, although he’s nervous and was shaking in the blanket scene.
Thomas made me laugh so hard I was in physical pain during the baby or a holiday scene. He was funnier even than Paul Thornley at his best, and it’s easy to see how his Albus is the same as how Theo’s Albus will be once Theo loosens up.
Theo is stiff and nervous. I kind of want to give him a hug. But when he’s on stage with Samuel they act like an old married couple which is pretty sweet. I’m sure he’ll improve when he relaxes.
Just a note before I forget, in the first scene on the train platform, Ron slipped James a bag of sweets behind everyone’s backs. An adorable little detail.
This is really cool and exciting. I miss Annabel’s cloak swirls more than anything. But I love Ron and Hermione and their relationship more than ever before. Rakie is phenomenal. James is killing it as Draco. Whoever let Mackley have a speaking role… I don’t know whether to curse them or thank them. He’s a show stealer any day.
More to come later!