Harry Potter, The Dursleys, Richard Griffiths, Fiona Shaw, Harry Melling

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Remember Harry Potter's spoiled muggle brat cousin Dudley Dursley?

You know, the kid who'd get everything he wanted from his wizard-hating parents who kept poor little Harry in a closet under the staircase?

Well, he looks way different now. 

The appropriately named Harry Melling, who played Dudley in the Harry Potter movies, lost a ton of weight and is now pursuing a career in theater. In fact, he lost so much weight that he was almost recast for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1, but he ended up wearing a fat suit and keeping his job. 

The 26-year-old actor wrote and starred in his own play Peddling, in which he delivers a monologue about—you better believe it—peddling.

Harry Melling

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When asked about his Harry Potter co-stars (Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson), the actor told The Economist, "I'm very happy they're doing what they're doing but I wouldn't compare myself to them. I don't feel jealousy or anything like that really, because they're just different situations. I'm not one of 'the three,' so I'm not going to be in that position, but equally, that allows me to get on the Tube. 

"The thing with [having played] Dudley is that you get a call every now and again going, 'We're looking for a really fat, rattish guy.' And then my agent has to go, 'Oh no, sorry, he's changed.'"

The kid that every Harry Potter fan once hated is now looking good and doing well. 

Way to go, Harry!

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