There was a bit of a 'Harry Potter' and 'His Dark Materials' cross over in last night's episode of the BBC drama.
Eagle-eyed viewers spotted that Trollesund citizen Sysselmann looked very familiar, and was only the same actor who played Dudley Dursley in the 'Harry Potter' movies.
Sysselmann is played by Harry Melling, who actually also showed up an hour later in BBC's 'The War of the Worlds'.
Episode 4 of 'His Dark Materials' also featured the introduction of Lin-Manuel Miranda as aeronaut Lee Scoresby and armoured bear Iorick Byrnison, (voiced by Joe Tandberg). However, fans were much more interested in Dudley Dursley.
— Christian Liberman (@Corack252) November 24, 2019
— Rob Joyce (@Rob_Joyce_) November 24, 2019
Of course Dudley Dursley grew up to work for the Magisterium #HisDarkMaterials
— Laura (@lc1937el) November 24, 2019
— Fionnuala Minto 🇮🇪🇪🇺🇬🇧 (@FionnualaMinto) November 24, 2019
Feeling like IMDB when spotting Dudley Dursley in both ‘His Dark Materials’ AND ‘The War of the Worlds’ pic.twitter.com/ocDC3vLKYa
— michelle wright 💙 (@michiru80) November 24, 2019
— Ruth Aiello (@ruthhaz) November 24, 2019
Dudley Dursley is not having the best evening on BBC One.
— Simon Guerrier (@0tralala) November 24, 2019
— Sarah Goodwin (@sarahgoodwin89) November 24, 2019