Actor Jamie Waylett was unable to shoot in the last two feature films of the Harry Potter saga because he had been convicted of possession of cannabis. He played Vincent Crabbe, one of Draco Malfoy’s acolytes.
In 2009, the Harry Potter saga was deprived of one of its secondary actors with a face well known to fans. The British media then announced that Jamie Waylett, who played Vincent Crabbe, accomplice of Gregory Goyle and Draco Malfoy in the Slytherin House, had just been arrested by the police.
the July 21, 2009, Jamie Waylett, 19, hangs out in a car with a friend, walks past police officers and takes pictures of them before rushing off. The agents begin an investigation and get their hands on the car of the two young people, a black Audi, in which they find bags of cannabis.
Police push the investigation to the home of Waylett, who lives with her mother in Kilburn, a town in northwest London. On the spot, they find to their surprise ten cannabis plants!
John Innis, Waylett’s friend, admits illegally possessing 11 bags of cannabis and a knife. As for Waylett, he is tried for possession and cultivation of plants, and is sentenced to 120 hours of community service by the court of Westminster.
A few months later it appears in a rap clip, Then BBC reports his sentence to 1 year in prison for theft and 2 years for violent behavior during the London riots of 2011.
After playing Crabbe in 6 Harry Potter films and dubbing the character in several video games, Waylett will not return to the saga, fired after Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. In both parts of Deathly Hallows, we will only see Goyle and unknown characters alongside Malfoy (Tom Felton).
Incidentally, Jamie Waylett originally auditioned for the role of Dudley Dursley, a character who would eventually be played by Harry Melling, and this is how Waylett was “consoled with the role of Crabbe.”
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