Well, this is weird. Rupert Grint played Ron Weasley in all eight Harry Potter movies. After a decade of starring as Harry and Hermione's BFF on the big screen, he is Ron Weasley to many of us. But this week, the actor had a surreal encounter with the new Ron.
Thornley plays grown-up Ron in the two-part play. And the casting directors did an awesome job: In the photos posted on the play's official Twitter account, Thornley looks like Grint's big brother. It must've been an odd sensation for the actor to watch somebody else carry the baton (wand?). That's some stage magic.