Newberry was cast as Teddy Lupin, son of Remus Lupin and Nymphadora Tonks and shot scenes for the movie’s epilogue – set 19 years after the Battle of Hogwarts. The actor said he was thrilled to have been cast in the fantasy franchise.
Speaking exclusively to SciFiNow, the actor said,”It was the best time. That was the most exciting week of my life, and to get the chance to play Teddy Lupin was just amazing.”
Sadly, the character did not make the final cut or the deleted scenes of the Blu-ray and DVD release.
“I was gutted, and I did feel bad for the fans. I always said I’d do anything to be part of Harry Potter even if it meant I was playing a tree somewhere in the background, and I’m in the cast and crew book.”
However it’s not all doom and gloom. Newberry told SciFiNow that he had been tipped online for taking on the role of The Doctor.
“I do love Doctor Who,” he said, “I get mistaken for David Tennant sometimes, but I don’t see it and I’ve had people tweeting me saying they’d like me as the Twelfth Doctor. Who knows, they might want a female Doctor next and maybe I’ll come after her.”
The Doctor may get his wish to be ginger yet. As for Newberry, he will next appear in BBC Three zombie drama In the Flesh as Partially Deceased Syndrome (PDS) sufferer Kieran Walker, a reanimated teenager thrust back into his small northern village following his part in a zombie uprising.
In The Flesh starts 17 March 2013 at 10pm on BBC Three.