Inbetweeners bully Donovan was also in Harry Potter and he had an awful experience
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The actor best known for his role as secondary school bully, Donovan, in The Inbetweeners was also involved in another iconic British franchise.
Henry Lloyd-Hughes, 37, also appeared in Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire but has since revealed how what should have been his big break into the biz turned into an awful experience.
Just a young lad at the time, the actor was in for quite a shock.
The 37-year-old now has an impressive portfolio of work under his belt including his work in Killing Eve, Miliband of Brothers, Weekender, Anna Karenina, Parade's End, and Indian Summers.
However, when he was at the very start of his acting career - Henry revealed that he went through a pretty bad rough patch.
Most of us know Henry for playing the hilarious bully on the hit Channel 4 sitcom, antagonising the likes of Simon, Will, Neil and -obviously - Jay throughout the three seasons of the show.
However, not many viewers clocked the major film he landed a role in beforehand - and there's a big reason why.
Eagle-eyed Potterheads can see a baby-faced Henry in Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire playing an extremely brief role.
The actor was cast to take on the character of Ravenclaw quidditch captain, Roger Davies, back in 2005.
That's a whole three years before The Inbetweeners even aired in 2008.
Anyone landing a role on one Hollywood's most-loved film franchises would no doubt be over the moon with the news - yet everything wasn't as it seemed for poor Henry.
Speaking back in 2019 about the fleeting role on the Virgin Radio Breakfast Show, the actor revealed: "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."
Henry continued: "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," he explained.
In the end, the budding star only 'ended up with one line'.
The line in question isn't even that great considering his character tries to say it to Maggie Smith but 'she doesn't give me the time of day'.
He went on to disclose that even after eight gruelling months on et with the cast and crew - absolutely none of his lines made their way into the final cut of the film.
To add even more salt in the wound - the hopeful actor wasn't even invited to the film's big premiere.
Recalling the experience, he said: "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...'"
And, to make matters even worse, the rolling credits even spelt his name 'wrong'.
Talk about a bad first job.
Featured Image Credit: Channel 4 / Warner Bros.
Topics: TV and Film, Celebrity, The Inbetweeners, Channel 4, Harry Potter
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