While he is actually the fourth son born to Martin and Julia Herdman, Joshua is the only one in
his family to follow in his father’s acting footsteps.  

He was about the age of seven when his father noted his passion and talent for performing.
Because of his experience in the business, he knew the right people to contact and the exact
phone calls to make.

It wasn’t long before he found an agent for Joshua who agreed that he had a natural talent and
began searching for auditions for his new client.

Success took a while to find Joshua. In the meantime, he attended St. Margaret’s School. He
experienced a normal childhood. He especially enjoyed going to the movies with his friends
and listening to rap music.

He got his big break when his agent called with an audition for
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s
. At the time of his audition, Jamie Waylett had already been cast as Vincent Crabbe, one-
half of Draco Malfoy’s sidekicks. Casting directors though Joshua matched up perfectly with
Jamie, and he was soon cast as the other half — Gregory Goyle.

Joshua Herdman had reprised that role in every
Harry Potter film to date. He once stated in an
interview that although he enjoys his role, the worst thing about his character is being a bully
and looking mean.

Unlike his partner, Joshua has managed to land other acting roles throughout his time in the
Harry Potter series. He guest starred in various television series, including episodes of The Crust,
The Bill
, and UGetMe. He also appeared in the 2002 movie Thunderpants alongside Harry Potter co-
star Rupert Grint, better known as Ron Weasley in the films. He is also lined up to appear in the
The Estate, though the movie has yet to set a release date.

Joshua Herdman will reprise his role as Gregory Goyle for the final two
Harry Potter films,
where his character just became an asset to a climactic scene. The major script change arose due
to the recent arrest of Jamie Waylett, who played Vincent Crabbe. Jamie and his character have
been removed from the final films despite the fact that Crabbe is responsible for summoning the
fiendfyre that destroys a horcrux but unfortunately takes his life. Goyle has now been chosen to
step into that role.

Nowadays, Joshua enjoys boxing, writing movie scripts, and making short films.

Joshua has also self-appointed himself as a promoter of the new films.  During a recent
interview, he revealed where the split between Deathly Hallows Part I and Deathly Hallows
Part II would take place.  He stated that the first movie would end with Harry, Ron, and
Hermione being captured by the snatchers, and the second movie would begin at the Malfoy

Director David Yates and producer David Heyman quickly explained that despite the accuracy
of Joshua’s revelation, the split is still subject to change.
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Full Name:
    Joshua Mintone Herdman


Date of Birth:
    9 September 1987       

Place of Birth:
    Hampton, Middlesex, England

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