Percival Graves is the Auror played by Irish actor Colin Farrell in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. He is the principal investigator of a group of magicians who work as special agents in New York. He holds a leading position at Magical Congress of the United States of America, MACOSA. He is the Director of Magical Security at MACOSA. His duty is to investigate crimes against magicians, against any expression of black magic among the wizarding community. He is an extremely powerful magician.
The paths of Percival Graves and Newt Scamander collide on Scamander’s arrival to New York. The escape of several magical creatures from the suitcase of Newt Scamander cause a series of disastrous incidents in the American city where exposure of magic is much more dangerous for the magical community than in Britain. Percival Graves chase Scamander and the magical beasts as his position dictates.
Graves is a disciplined, hard shell man. He is a sharp and cunning agent. Sometimes he lacks empathy but he is not an evil, heartless character.
Charming Clothing of Graves
Colleen Atwood, the Oscar winning costume designer with Alice in Wonderland and Memoirs of a Geisha, talked about the dresses of Graves (Colin Farrell), especially the black coat shining in the first trailer. As you know, Percival’s mission is to locate Newt Scamander -the Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne– and stop his creatures.
“Graves is the ultimate magician, so I wanted for him the elegance of the 20s with a touch of glamor, fantasy,” says Atwood. “That’s why I chose a coat and did a little longer, exaggerated shoulders and gave him a little way. I designed a spectacular piece of cashmere that had plenty of light […] also it has some lurex -hilo metálica- fiber, so it catches the light at night and almost looks wet conditions […] I also sharpen his things so that they are black and white, in a way that made him special. “
There may be much more than we know about Percival Graves. Here, you can read more details about Percival and even his relation to Deathly Hallows.