If you were wondering
Just recently J.K. Rowling answered the one thing every Harry Potter fan has always wanted to know, except it wasn’t quite the question that has played on our mind for the last six years.
No, not why did Harry survive, but why was Malfoy’s clueless companion Crabbe replaced in the last film?
As it transpires, actor Jamie Waylett was arrested in both 2009 and 2011 following some bad behaviour off screen.
Warner Brothers decided to remove Jamie from the production of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part two, which came out in 2011 during the time of the actor’s second arrest.
In a report from the BBC it was revealed that Jamie was first arrested in 2009 after being caught growing marijuana in his family home. The young actor, who was 20-years-old at the time, pleaded guilty to possession of cannabis and a knife and was sentenced to 120 hours of unpaid work by Westminster Magistrates’ Court.
Following his arrest, Warner Brothers decided to remove Jamie from the production of the final Harry Potter instalment and ultimately replaced the actor’s character of Crabbe with fellow Slytherin student Blaise Zabini in the iconic room of requirement battle scene many Harry Potter fans know and love.
The same year Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part two hit cinemas, Jamie was arrested again following violent behaviour during the London riots. According to BBC reports, Jamie was found guilty of the charges after being pictured ‘holding a petrol bomb’ and ‘swigging from a stolen bottle of champagne’ and sentenced to two years for violent disorder and 12 months for handling stolen goods.