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Saturday 10 December 2016

Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne to star in Harry Potter spin-off

Eddie Redmayne with with his best actor Oscar for The Theory Of Everything
Eddie Redmayne with with his best actor Oscar for The Theory Of Everything

Oscar-winning actor Eddie Redmayne has been confirmed to star in the Harry Potter spin-off film Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them.

The Theory Of Everything star (left) had been one of the frontrunners, alongside Benedict Cumberbatch, to play magizoologist and textbook author Newt Scamander in Warner Bros' big-screen adaptation of JK Rowling's book.

"Eddie Redmayne has emerged as one of today's most extraordinarily talented and acclaimed actors," said Warner executive Greg Silverman.

"We are thrilled to welcome him into JK Rowling's Wizarding World, where we know he will deliver a remarkable performance as Newt Scamander."

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