Magazine article Screen International

Filming Begins on Harry Potter Spin-Off 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them'

Magazine article Screen International

Filming Begins on Harry Potter Spin-Off 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them'

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Principal photography has begun on Warner Bros. Pictures' Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the new adventure set in the wizarding world created by J.K. Rowling in her best-selling Harry Potter series.

Filming started today (Aug 17) at Warner Bros. Studios, Leavesden, under the direction of David Yates, who helmed the last four Harry Potter feature films - part of the highest-grossing film franchise of all time.

Oscar-winner Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything) stars as Newt Scamander, the wizarding world's preeminent 'magizoologist', who stops in New York following his travels to find and document magical creatures.

The film also stars Katherine Waterston (Inherent Vice) as Tina; Alison Sudol (Transparent) as Tina's sister, Queenie; Dan Fogler as Jacob; Ezra Miller (Trainwreck) as Credence; Samantha Morton (In America) as Mary Lou; Jenn Murray (Brooklyn) as Chastity; newcomer Faith Wood-Blagrove as Modesty; and Colin Farrell (The Lobster) as Graves. …

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