Harry Potter and the Cursed Child casts black Hermione
The Swaziland-born, Dumezweni, 45, also won a best supporting actress Olivier award in 2005 for her role in A Raisin in the Sun.
She will be joined by Jamie Parker, who is currently starring in the West End show Guys and Dolls, as an adult Harry. London Road star Paul Thornley completes the trio as Ron Weasley.
But it's the news of Noma's role that has got people talking, and it seems that JK Rowling and fans are pleased.
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