MEET & GREETS
We are delighted to be welcoming a wonderful selection of actors that have been a part of some of the biggest grossing films of all time! We have listed a few of the most well know roles they have undertaken, but please read the biographies for a more comprehensive list of roles.
Please note: Meet and greet tickets are charged in addition to your admission ticket and are priced as mentioned on the actors biography section below. Pre-booking tickets is highly recommended as spaces are limited.
There will be an alloted time during the last few hours of the event for some attendees that didn't pre-book tickets to meet the actors and these will be available on a first come, first served basis. With this in mind, we strongly recommend booking a ticket in advance to guarantee your meet & greet space.
Gregory Goyle (Harry Potter)
Josh Herdman made his acting debut in 2001 in “Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone” as Draco Malfoy’s fellow Slytherin Gregory Goyle. He went to play this role for close to a decade in all eight Harry Potter movies and his voice can be heard in some of the Harry Potter video games.
Post Harry Potter, Josh became a MMA fighter and has continued to act.
He has appeared in the hit TV series “Wizards VS Aliens”, “Strike Back”, “Marcella” and films such as “Cagefighter”, “Two Graves”, the 2018 version of “Robin Hood”.
Percy Weasley (Harry Potter)
Chris Rankin began his life as an actor in high school and youth theatre productions in Norfolk, after moving to the UK from New Zealand. His professional acting career began in 2000 when he landed the big-screen role of Percy Weasley, and he went on to star in six Harry Potter films during his time in the role.
Since then, Rankin has split his time amongst stage, screen, and television. His credits include television miniseries The Rotters’ Club and Victoria Cross Heroes. He can also be seen on Celebrity Total Wipeout, Pointless Celebrities and Jedward’s Big Adventure among others.
On the stage, he has appeared in several pantomimes, as well as productions of Wuthering Heights, Hedda Gabler, and Salomé.
More recently, Chris has been on the Production team for shows including Downton Abbey, The Bastard Executioner and Atlantis. 2018 marked Chris’ directorial debut, with “Dad”, a short film for BBC Wales, starring Julian Lewis Jones.
Young Sirius Black (Harry Potter)
Rohan Gotobed is an actor, writer and director, probably most recognisable as Young Sirius Black in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2. As a result of this, he has had the privilege of attending conventions around the world and is always excited at the prospect of meeting more Harry Potter fans.
Rohan has also been part of projects as varied as Slaughterhouse Rulez, Casualty and Hoff the Record and can't wait to continue acting once he finishes his degree at the University of East Anglia.
Rohan is also the Co-Founder of Coast to Coast Theatre Company, an emerging theatre company that is primarily interested in empowering regional voices.
Daniel Radcliffe Body Double (Harry Potter) / Varmik (Star Wars)
Paul Warren is an actor known for playing characters in prosthetic makeup and creature suits in such films as Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Guardians of the Galaxy, Thor: The Dark World, Clash of the Titans and World War Z.
He began his film career as a body double for Daniel Radcliffe on the film Harry Potter & the Order of the Phoenix before being chosen by director Joe Johnston to be a visual effects double for skinny Steve Rogers in Captain America: The First Avenger.
He has since gone on to appear in many films playing aliens, zombies and monsters, but probably most notably in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Paul plays an alien in Maz’s castle called 'Varmik'. This character is of particular interest to Star Wars fans due to his origin. Varmik is based on 2 classic pieces of Ralph McQuarrie production art from 1975 - the cantina showdown and early Chewbacca designs. The former was a particular favourite of J.J Abrams’ that he wanted to bring to life on screen.
Wizard (Harry Potter) / Major Olander Brit (Star Wars)
Peter started his acting career at the tender age of 7 and has spent his entire life in entertainment and is immensely rich in stories covering all aspects from Music Hall to film. He is most often sought as he appeared as the Rebel Engineer in ‘Star Wars – A New Hope‘ and as Major Olander Brit in ‘Return of the Jedi‘ .
Peter has also worked on many Bond films, the Harry Potter films ('The Philosopher’s Stone', ‘Chamber of Secrets', ‘Goblet of Fire‘, ‘Order of the Phoenix‘ and ‘Deathly Hallows‘ ). Superman I, II, III and IV and all three films of the original Indiana Jones trilogy (‘Raiders of the Lost Ark‘, ‘The Temple of Doom‘ and ‘The Last Crusade‘)
Peter Roy's appearance is courtesy of Star Booking Management.
Witch (Harry Potter) / Space 1999
Melita Clarke’s introduction to acting came by way of photographic modeling in the early 70s. She was photographed as one of the Diamond Girls who appeared in the opening credits of James Bond, Diamonds Are Forever, 1972. Her first acting role was on The Morecombe & Wise Show as First Sister. In 1975 she played the role of Delilah in The Goodies, which was nominated for the best entertainment at the BAFTAs. It also won The Silver Rose at the Festival Rose d’Or.
She also appeared in the famous Quidditch Match scene, and was also credited as a wizard in various scenes in Harry Potter, the Philosopher’s Stone. Other sci-fi credits include Queen Kong and Space 1999, in addition to various hammer horror films such as lust for a vampire.
Melita's appearance is courtesy of Star Booking Management
Special Effects (Harry Potter) / Storm Trooper (Star Wars)
Trevor started in the film industry in 1978 and worked on such films as Raiders of the Lost Ark, Flash Gordon and most famously The Empire Strikes Back and Return of The Jedi as a background artist.
Some of the notable characters Trevor portrayed in those films were an Imperial Officer and a stormtrooper in The Empire Strikes Back and also in Return of the Jedi Trevor portrayed the bounty hunter ‘Bossk', a stormtrooper, a Calamari warrior, Lieutenant Blount and the Rancor keeper’s assistant Giran.
Soon after working on Return Of The Jedi, Trevor then decided that he wanted to work in Special Effects. Which has always been his main career goal. Having been lucky enough to work on some big films in that field including Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade, Aliens the Harry Potter films and more. He now also enjoys attending conventions signing autographs especially for the many Star Wars fans who continue to appreciate his work.
Trevor's appearance is courtesy of Star Booking Management.
Mundungus's Associate (Harry Potter)
In 2005, Martin was given a small role in the British film Cashback (2006), written and directed by Sean Ellis, which starred, among others, Sean Biggerstaff from the Harry Potter films. This appearance led to further small roles in films, including playing an ‘Escort’ in the British film Heroes and Villains (2006).
Martin then followed this with a featured Zombie Creature role, in the short horror film Gasoline Blood (2006). Written and directed by David Pope, this was followed up by him playing various ‘Trollesunds’ in the Nicole Kidman & Daniel Craig fantasy movie: The Golden Compass (2007) written by ‘Phillip Pullman’ and directed by Chris Weitz.
Martin then when on to work on The Bourne Ultimatum (2007) which is the third film in the ‘Bourne’ series of films. Martin then went onto work on The Dark Knight (2008) in which he plays one of the Jokers Henchman, along side the late Heath Ledger. He was then cast in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009), in this film he plays a character called ‘Scary Face’. He then worked on Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (part 1), in this film he played Mundungus Fletchers friend.
Martin has continued to appear in mainstream movies including the new Jason Bourne film.
He is currently working with the Discovery Channel on various projects, and has just finished working on a new fantasy film with Angelina Jolie & Michael Caine.
Immigrant (Fantastic Beasts) / Co-Pilot (Star Wars)
I am originally from Slovakia and came to the UK years ago to pursue career in acting and singing. As I am a proper rebel I do various things in my life to keep myself occupied and to avoid ‘normal’ life.
My hobbies and passions are studying, traveling and acting and that’s what I am trying to do. Apart from being a co-pilot in the Star Wars The Last Jedi I also played Claire in an independent feature film called Zombie Hood, wife in a short film called Hush Hush, leading lady in the short film called The Hidden Agenda etc. I also did voice over for the Fisher Price (toys for the Slovak market) and for the BTWIN.
I had roles in various corporate videos for example for the UN and appeared in commercial for the La Redoute and photo campaign for the UMBRO. Apart from that I have two BA’s and MA and currently working on my PhD. Whilst studying I participated in the archaeological dig in Turkey and went to Iran for a month where I met certain interesting people.
I also have worked on the first two Fantastic Beasts movies and I am currently working on expanding my career in the film and tv industry.
Daniela’s Appearance is courtesy of Star Booking Management.
Frank Longbottom (Harry Potter)
James Payton was born to Nigel and Jennifer Payton in the cold, dark winter of 1975 at St Paul's Hospital, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. Educated in the local area by rogues, vagabonds and the cinema, James is best known for his performances as Frank Longbottom in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and as Hitler in Marvel's Captain America: The First Avenger.
He cites Peter Sellers, Alec Guinness, David Niven and Noel Coward as influences. James continues to work in Film, Television and Commercials despite numerous attempts to stop him. He still lives in London, even though he should know better.
Special Effects (Harry Potter / Star Wars)
John started his career as a sculptor in the film industry on ‘The Dark Crystal’ in 1980 after having worked at the Natural History Museum for 8 years as scientific model maker.
For the next 30+ years John would go on to work in special effects as well as creature effects on some of the biggest blockbusters like ‘Star Wars’, ‘Greystoke –The Legend of Tarzan’, ‘Return to Oz’, ‘Santa Claus –The Movie’, ‘The Fifth Element’, ‘The Mummy’, ‘Walking with Dinosaurs’ and of course ‘Harry Potter’
John worked on the first three Potter movies in Nick Dudman’s creature effects department, helping to create the Basilisk, the Devil’s Snare, the Unicorn or the Spider’s Hollow to name a few.