Drawing: Alex Price as Draco Malfoy

Alex Price

British actor Alex Price plays Harry Potter’s former rival and pure-blood wizard Draco Malfoy in the West End premiere of J.K.Rowing’s HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD PARTS ONE AND TWO at the Palace Theatre. The two-part play written by Jack Thorne and directed by John Tiffany is set nineteen years after the events in HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS, which sees Harry, now an employee of the Ministry of Magic, sending his son to Hogwarts School of Wizards and Wizardry, where he befriends Draco’s son Scorpius.

Alex has appeared in popular television programmes such BEING HUMAN, MERLIN and DOCTOR WHO. Since 2013 he played Sid Carter, one of the the main characters in FATHER BROWN, the crime drama series inspired by the original stories by G.K Chesterton. He was also Proteus in PENNY DREADFUL. His stage credits include 3 WINTERS at the National and BIRDLAND at the Royal Court.

Alex’s transformation into the prototypical spoiled brat and bully is complete with the signature sleek blonde hair and ‘steely grey gaze’… a guise not worn at the stage door, but nevertheless I managed to recognise him anyway and he signed my Draco drawing.

Drawing: Jane Horrocks in If You Kiss Me, Kiss Me

Jane Horrocks

LITTLE VOICE and ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS star Jane Horrocks has returned to the Young Vic stage in London with her new show IF YOU KISS ME, KISS ME. Described as ‘part gig, part dance piece’ the one hour hybrid show was conceived by Jane and choreographer Aletta Collins as a tribute to the post punk new wave music that Jane grew up with in Lancashire during the 70’s and early 80’s. Jane performs her own ‘gritty and soulful’ versions with a ‘bit more contemporary edge to them’ of songs from The Smiths, Joy Division, The Human League, The Buzzcocks, Soft Cell and others, accompanied by a live band and a company of dancers.

In his four-star review, The Telegraph’s music critic Mark Monahan said it was “one of the crispest and kookiest hours of entertainment you’re likely to encounter all year.”

Jane signed this drawing for me after her matinee performance on Saturday.