Friday, 30 September 2016

Anthony Boyle wins Best West End Debut 2016

We're delighted to announce that Anthony Boyle has won West End Frame's 2016 Best West End Debut for his performance as Scorpius Malfoy in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.

Speaking to West End Frame, Boyle said: "Thank you West End Frame and the audience who have voted for this award. It's such a honour to play Scorpius Malfoy in this truly wonderful play, and knowing that the dedicated fans have reacted so positively means a great deal to me."

Boyle received huge acclaim for making his West End debut in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child earlier this year. His previous theatre credits include: Herons (Lyric Theatre Belfast) and East Belfast Boy, which he co-wrote (Ballymac Friendship Centre). On screen he has appeared in Game of Thrones, The Journey, City of Lost Z and The Party.

Newton Faulkner finishes second for making his West End debut as Johnny in American Idiot, with runners-up also including Suzie Mathers (Glinda/Wicked), Trevor Dion Nicholas (Genie/Aladdin) and Jemma Revell (Ali/Mamma Mia!). Click here for the full result.

Last year's Best West End Debut Award was won by Matt Cardle for making his West End debut in Memphis. Previous winners also include Willemijn Verkaik (Wicked), Zrinka Cvitešić (Once) and Shayne Ward (Rock Of Ages).

Unlike other theatre awards, West End Frame only opens voting for one category at a time and combines male and female actors from new and long-running productions into the same categories (where applicable). The 2016 West End Frame Awards began in June with Rachelle Ann Go winning Best Performance of a Song for her rendition of 'I Dreamed A Dream' in Les Miserables. Last month Curious Incident's Thomas Dennis won Understudy of the Year. 
Photo Credit: Charlie Gray

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