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.



BELOW ARE THE ACTORS COMING TO WIZCON 2!

Frank Longbottom

James Payton

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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.

Blaise Zabini

Louis Cordice

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Louis Cordice is most well known for scoring the role of Blaise Zabini, a Slytherin character from the Harry Potter book series.

He can be seen portraying the role in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2.

His only credit prior to appearing in the Harry Potter franchise was acting in the 2007 short film Juvenile.

In 2011, in addition to starring in the films of the same name, he provided voice acting talents to the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows video game.

James Potter

Adrian Rawlins

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Adrian Rawlins has appeared in several films including Wilbur Wants to Kill Himself, and also has a pivotal role in the Harry Potter film series as Harry Potter's father James Potter.

Onstage, he has appeared in Her Naked Skin (2008, National Theatre). He played Richard Collingsworth in the 1989 TV serial version of The Ginger Tree, opposite Samantha Bond.

He also starred in The Woman in Black which was made for television and aired at Christmas 1989.

Creature Effects

John Coppinger

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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.

Mundungus's Associate

Martin Ballantyne

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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 onto work on the Matt Damon film, The Bourne Ultimatum (2007) which is the third film in the 'Bourne' series of films. Some small television roles followed, in particular the new 'Stephen Fry' series Kingdom (2009) (TV). Which is filmed in his home County of Norfolk.

Martin then went onto work on the new Batman film : The Dark Knight (2008) in which he plays one of the Jokers Henchman, along side the late Heath Ledger. This film was again directed by Christopher Nolan who also wrote it along with his brother Jonathan Nolan.

After having worked with Warner Bros on the The Dark Knight (2008) they requested him for the new Harry Potter film: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009), in this film he plays a character called 'Scary Face'. He also appeared in 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, and continues to work with up and coming new film makers, and has just finished working on the thriller 'Above The Fold' in which he was the 'Assassin'.

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