Joshua Colin Marian Herdman
26 March 1987
Hampton, London, England
|Occupation||Actor, mixed martial artist|
Herdman was born in Hampton, London. The son of actor and former professional rugby league footballer Martin Herdman and Jessica Herdman, the youngest of the four brothers. He was educated at Orleans Park School.
Herdman started acting when he was about 7 years old; his father found him an agent. At age 13, he was cast as Gregory Goyle, a sidekick of villain Draco Malfoy, in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (2001). Over the next decade, he returned as Goyle in all seven sequels. He had originally been in the running to play Dudley Dursley, Harry Potter's spoiled cousin, but the role went to Harry Melling.
After five years of practising jiujitsu, Herdman began his MMA career on 23 April 2016 in Romford with a decision win over Janusz Walachowski. He said, "I chose MMA because I love the sport. It's raw, exciting and unpredictable. I find it more interesting than boxing although I appreciate the beauty and art in boxing. It also made sense to move onto MMA because of my jujitsu training. I would like a few amateur fights first to get me started and where it goes from there, who knows?"
|2001||Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone||Gregory Goyle|
|2002||Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets||Gregory Goyle|
|2004||Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban|
|2005||Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire|
|2007||Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix|
|2009||Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince|
|2010||Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1|
|2011||Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2|
|2011||The Estate Film||Skunk|
|2003–2005||UGetMe||Ben||Recurring role, 47 episodes|
|2004||The Bill||David Wilson||Episode: "221"|
|2012||Wizards vs. Aliens||Steve||Episode: "Rebel Magic, Part 1"|
|2013||Coming Up||Eater||Episode: "Burger Van Champion"|
|2018||Marcella||Eric Davidson||8 episodes, series two|
- Births, Marriages & Deaths Index of England & Wales, 1916–2005.; at ancestry.com
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- "Harry Potter star Josh Herdman (Gregory Goyle) launches cage fighting career - BBC Newsbeat". 26 April 2016.
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