Recognise this Harry Potter star?

He played one of Draco Malfoy’s henchman and certainly didn’t look like this in the films…

If you guessed Gregory Goyle, or Joshua Herdman in real life, then you’d be correct!

The former child star who battled it out with team Slytherin is all grown up and fighting a new battle – this time minus the wands.

The 28-year-old has made his debut in London as an MMA fighter – aka cage fighting.

Winning his first amateur match, Herdman says after five years of training in traditional Japanese jujitsu he enjoys the change of pace.


“It’s raw, exciting and unpredictable. I find it more interesting than boxing although I appreciate the beauty and art in boxing,” he told the Mirror.

However he hasn’t given on acting.

“I haven’t fallen out of love with it, I still have an agent and still go for auditions. It’s just a little bit like playing the lottery for a living,” he said.

“I don’t see it so much as a career change, I am passionate about both acting and fighting.”


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