TWO decades have passed since the magical world of Hogwarts first graced our screens – and one of the actors looks completely unrecognisable since appearing.
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone was the perfect start to capture the imaginations of a generation and featured an array of weird and wonderful characters.
Josh Herdmen appeared as Gregory Goyle in the Harry Potter film franchise
He looks completely unrecognisable these days and has since taken up a career in MMA
After debuting as a fresh-faced 13-year-old, Josh returned to his role as Goyle over the next decade in all seven sequels.
Herdman, a black belt in Japanese Jiu Jitsu and life long martial artist, won his first fight against Janusz Walachowski in 2016.
His most recent fight was in February 2018, which ended in another win for the former Slytherin wizard.
The father-of-two, now 33, told the Daily Star he chose the sport because he was a “party animal” and “needed something to focus on”.
He explained: “I chose MMA because I love the sport – it’s raw, exciting and unpredictable.
“You need discipline, you need tenacity and you need the drive to keep at it.”
The tattooed fighter – now totally unrecognisable since appearing in Harry Potter – frequently appears at conventions dedicated to the film around the world.
As of right now, the 33-year-old is continuing with his MMA career – but has no plans to fight any time soon.
Gregory Goyle appeared as the devoted sidekick of villain Draco Malfoy
Josh returned to his role as Goyle over the next decade in all seven sequels.