June 12, 2015

Fantastic Beasts Will Star Eddie Redmayne

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Fantastic Beast Cast Announcement!

Last year, we gave you news of J.K. Rowling’s next wizarding world movie Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them. The movie is coming to theaters in November 2016, and we finally have our Newt Scamander: Eddie Redmayne!

“I’m hugely excited,” Redmayne told the London Evening Standard. “J.K. Rowling’s a genius, I am so thrilled to be a part of it but I can’t say a single word beyond that . . . I’ve always loved that world and I feel thrilled to be invited into it.”

33-year-old Edward John David Redmayne was born and raised in London, England. Eddie is one of five children. He took drama lessons from a young age. His first stage appearance was as a workhouse boy in Oliver! in London’s West End.

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Les Miserables photo courtesy Universal Pictures

In 2012, he co-starred in the musical Les Misérables (rated PG-13) as Marius Pontmercy.

In 2014, he played scientist Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything (rated PG-13), and won multiple awards, including the Academy Award for Best Actor.

J. K. Rowling said herself on Twitter that she is “Thrilled that Eddie Redmayne will be starring in Fantastic Beasts. He’ll be a perfect Newt Scamander!”

With his red hair and freckles, he totally could have been a Weasley in the Harry Potter movies, but that never happened. Either way, I’m excited to see him in Fantastic Beasts, and just basically really, REALLY excited to see this movie!

What do you think? Does he look like Newt Scamander to you? Are you excited? Watch the movie trailer here and leave a Comment!

Sonja, STACKS Staffer

  1. roline

    i think that hes still alive.He was in harry potter that is a bad movie its just wands n brooms.Everybody including babys saw TOM n JERRY on CARTOON NETWORK with a witch.What is wrong some of the violence is to entense for babys n kids that r five n bellow.

  2. Corina.A

    omg I love love love harry potter !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. marion

    i loved harry potter and quitting through the ages but fantastic bests and wear to find them was kind of boring

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