University of East Anglia Harry Potter actor stars in episode of BBC One’s Casualty

UEA student and Harry Potter actor Rohan Gotobed starred in the 'Thirty Years' episode of Casualty,

UEA student and Harry Potter actor Rohan Gotobed starred in the 'Thirty Years' episode of Casualty, Left image: BBC - Credit: Archant

Rohan Gotobed, a first year Drama and English Literature student at UEA, swapped Hogwarts for the hospital on Saturday night when he starred in the 'Thirty Years' episode of BBC One's Casualty.

Rohan Gotobed starred in the 'Thirty Years' episode of Casualty. Picture: BBC

Rohan Gotobed starred in the 'Thirty Years' episode of Casualty. Picture: BBC - Credit: Archant

The 18-year-old, orginally from Poole, Dorset played patient Rhys Morry in the popular BBC drama, which follows the lives of staff at the Holby City Hospital emergency room.

He played a character with severe epilepsy and is seen having a seizure at the start of the episode.

After being taken into the A&E department at Holby City doctors debate whether Rhys should have neurosurgery.

Rohan said: 'Being able to work on Casualty was a wonderful opportunity and my weeks on set were a delight.

Rohan's character is seen having a seizure at the start of the episode. Picture: BBC

Rohan's character is seen having a seizure at the start of the episode. Picture: BBC - Credit: Archant


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'It was an honour to bring Rhys' story to the screen and I really hope that I did the character and his condition justice.

'I have seen some positive reactions on social media, which I think really vindicates how much effort the entire cast and crew put in.'

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The show celebrates its 30th anniversary this year.

But this isn't the first time the aspiring actor has appeared on our screens as he played the young Sirius Black in 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2.'

He starred in Snape's flashback as the young Sirius where it is revealed he bullied the professor along with his friend James Potter.

His credits also include the Trebor Mint Adverts, Hoff the Record and Doctors.

Other notable UEA alumni include Paul Whitehouse, Matt Smith and Ian McEwan.

Do you know someone from Norfolk set to appear on TV or film? Email Louisa.Baldwin@Archant.co.uk

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