Eddie Redmayne attended auditions for Voldemort

The prequel to the saga of the wizard boy who lives, Fantastic Beasts is directed by David Yates and scripted by J.K. Rowling will be in cinemas on November 18.

Eddie Redmayne is a star of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the Harry Potter prequel taking place in New York in 1926. Oscar-winning actor for his portrayal of Stephen Hawking in The theory of everything gives life to Newt Scamander; a magizoologist who has been collecting magical creatures along his travels around the world. Obviously, Harry Potter has many followers, how many of the fans know that Redmayne has attended auditions to take part in Harry Potter series? Moreover, did you know that Daniel Radcliffe auditioned for a character in the new saga?

Eddie speaks to Empire

The actor has revealed to Empire that he has attended auditions for Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, but did not get the role he wanted. If he succeeded we would be facing him in the Harry Potter universe as a far different character, as young Lord Voldemort. “I attended auditions to give life to Tom Riddle when I returned to college,” he says. “I failed and they did not call me,” he adds. However, Redmayne had hoped they would contact him to play one of the brothers of Ron Weasley. “For years I always had the hope that maybe I manage to be a member of the Weasley family, but unfortunately I did not,” he concludes. Finally, fate was not far off and, although it was Christian Coulson who played Tom Riddle, now Redmayne is starring in the prequel to the saga.

Weasley Brothers
Weasley Brothers

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, directed by David Yates and scripted by J. K. Rowling, follows adventures of Newt Scamander, a magizoologist who arrives in New York with his old reliable suitcase full of magical creatures that he has collected in his travels around the world. In this new adventure, when his suitcase is opened unexpectedly and the many animals that he carries within it are released, Newt discovers that American magical community hides fearfully from nomaj (muggles) and that exposure of magic in public has worse consequences than in the UK.

Katherine Waterston (Porpentina), Alison Sudol (Queenie), Colin Farrell (Percival Graves) Dan Fogler (Jacob), Samantha Morton (Mary Lou) and Ezra Miller (Credence Barebone) compose the cast of the film. After these lines, do not miss the trailer. World Premiere is on November 18!

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