Harry Potter star Josh Herdman looks unrecognisable from his Hogwarts days as actor becomes a cage fighter

Posted on Feb 19 2018 - 5:57pm by admin

Former Harry Potter star Josh Herdman weights in ahead of his cage fight Former Harry Potter star Josh Herdman weights in ahead of his cage fight [Paul Jacobs]

Josh Herdman is best known for his role as Gregory Goyle in the Harry Potter franchise.

Often seen on screen with his sidekick Crabbe, Goyle was a Slytherin and one half of Draco Malfoy’s followers. 

Josh Herdman last appeared in the final Harry Potter film, The Deathly Hallows Part II seven years ago. 

Josh Herdman won his second fight Josh Herdman won his second fight [Rise of Champions/ Twitter]

The 30 year old former actor has now turned to other pursuits besides acting as he becomes a cage fighter. 

Josh was pictured showing off his muscles ahead of his cage fight at Brentwood Leisure Centre for the Rise of Champions show. 

He faced Samuel Radley in his second MMA fight, which he went on to win. 

Josh is still acting as well as being an MMA starJosh is still acting as well as being an MMA star [Josh Herdman/ Twitter]

However, Josh is still acting and is reported to have used the fight to prepare for a new movie he will be starring in called Cagefighter.  

Herdman is a black belt in Jui Jitsu and used his skills in the cage to continue his unbeaten record so far.

According to The Daily Star, Josh admits he partied too much following the success of Harry Potter. 

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 05: Joshua 'Josh' Herdman attends the Call of Duty Black Ops III launch at One Mayfair on November 5, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by John Phillips/Getty Images for EA Sports)Josh Herdman in November 2015 [Getty]

Harry Potter actor Josh Herdman doesn't look like this anymoreHarry Potter actor Josh Herdman as Goyle 

He said: “I was a party animal. But I had enough of it so I decided I was going to get fit and I needed something to focus on and martial arts did change my life.

“You need a discipline, you need a tenacity and you need a drive to keep at it. When you start you’re getting hammered, you’re a novice.”

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