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Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol and Eddie Redmayne | © Culture Trip
Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol and Eddie Redmayne | © Culture Trip
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'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' Cast Tell Us About Working With JK Rowling

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Film Editor
Updated: 14 November 2016
Culture Trip spoke to the cast of magical new movie ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them’ about exploring their characters and working with Harry Potter author and screenwriter JK Rowling.

Eddie Redmayne, who plays Newt Scamander in the new film, spoke of how it was “thrilling” to join the Potterverse, a world he is already very familiar with.

Redmayne spoke of playing a fictional character and how that process was aided by having JK Rowling involved in this film.

Dan Fogler added that it was like stepping onto a “fun, familiar playground” and co-star Alison Sudol told us about the “freedom” that came with playing a character not written in the book series.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them opens in 1926 as Newt Scamander has just completed a global excursion to find and document an extraordinary array of magical creatures. He arrives in New York for a brief stopover, which might have come and gone without incident were it not for a No-Maj (the American for Muggle) named Jacob, a misplaced magical case, and the escape of some of Newt’s fantastic beasts, which could spell trouble for both the wizarding and No-Maj worlds.

Dan Fogler, Eddie Redmayne and Alison Sudol in 'Fantastic Beats and Where To Find Them' | © Warner Bros
Dan Fogler, Eddie Redmayne and Alison Sudol in ‘Fantastic Beats and Where To Find Them’ | © Warner Bros

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them also stars Katherine Waterston (Steve Jobs, Inherent Vice) as Tina; Dan Fogler as Jacob; Alison Sudol (Dig, Transparent) as Tina’s sister, Queenie; Ezra Miller (Trainwreck) as Credence; two-time Oscar nominee Samantha Morton (In America, Sweet and Lowdown) as Mary Lou; Oscar winner Jon Voight (Coming Home, Ray Donovan) as Henry Shaw, Sr.; Ron Perlman (Hellboy) as Gnarlack; Carmen Ejogo (Selma) as Seraphina; Jenn Murray (Brooklyn) as Chastity; young newcomer Faith Wood-Blagrove as Modesty; and Colin Farrell (True Detective) as Percival Graves.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is set for worldwide release in 3D and IMAX on November 18, 2016.