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Eddie Redmayne Actor is 'Newt Scamander' in 'Harry Potter' spin-off

Eddie Redmayne has landed the lead character in 'Harry Potter' spinoff film 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them'.

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Eddie Redmayne to star in Harry Potter spin off movie play

Eddie Redmayne to star in Harry Potter spin off movie

Academy Award-winning actor Eddie Redmayne has been confirmed as Newt Scamander in Warner Bros. Pictures’ much-anticipated 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them'.

“Eddie Redmayne has emerged as one of today’s most extraordinarily talented and acclaimed actors.

“We are thrilled to welcome him into J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World, where we know he will deliver a remarkable performance as Newt Scamander, the central character in ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them." - Greg Silverman, President of Creative Development and Worldwide Production, Warner Bros. Pictures said.

To be written by 'Potter' author J.K. Rowling , long time director David Yates will return to helm movie.

'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' has been scheduled for a worldwide release on November 18, 2016.

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