Talent Search for ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 2’ major roles


Warner Bros. Pictures and Heyday Films in association with Wigram Productions and Wychwood Picture Company will begin shooting “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 2” principal photography in August, 2017. Warner Bros. is currently conducting an international talent search for young actors to play young versions of Newt Scamander, Leta Lestrange, Gellert Grindelwald and Albus Dumbledore. The only requirement is that all talent be legally eligible to work in the entertainment industry in London and in the United Kingdom, where filming will take place.

“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 2” will be the second movie in a five-film series that is a spin-off from the Harry Potter film franchise, and will move deeper into an increasingly dark time for the Wizarding World, where Newt and other heroes have to decide on their allegiances. Newt will move his adventures across the Atlantic, with the story set in Paris and Watford, England. Recent plot rumors posted at IMDb are unconfirmed by Warner Bros. Studios.

Three-time Academy Award nominee Johnny Depp will now play a starring role in “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 2”, with the expansion of his role as Gellert Grindelwald. Also returning is Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne, Independent Spirit Awards winner Katherine Waterston, British Independent Film Awards nominee Ezra Miller, two-time Black Reel Awards nominee Zoe Kravitz, two-time Domani Vision Award winner Dan Fogler, and Alison Sudol.

Primetime Emmy Award nominee David Yates will direct the film from a screenplay written by BAFTA Awards winner J.K. Rowling. Producing are Academy Award nominees David Heyman and Steve Kloves, along with Lionel Wigram and J.K. Rowling. Executive producers are Neil Blair, Danny Cohen, Tim Lewis, and Rick Senat.

“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 2” is currently scheduled to be released in theaters on November 16, 2018.

“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 2” Casting Call

The casting directors for “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 2” are conducting a talent search seeking young actors to portray five new roles in the film. Three actors between 13 – 16 years of age will be cast to portray young versions of Newt Scamander, Leta Lestrange, and another character called Sebastian. Two actors between 16 – 18 years of age will be cast to portray both Gellert Grindelwald and Albus Dumbledore as teenagers. To be considered, you must be legally eligible to work in London and in the United Kingdom. The London Actors Resource Guide eBook contains the information and documents for adults, minors, and foreign talent who would like to work as an actor or extra on film and television productions in London and the United Kingdom. All Actors Resource Guide eBooks are available here.

If you would like to be considered for an in-person audition, please submit the following:

-Full Name
-Home Address
-Date of Birth
-Contact Phone Number(s)
-Recent Color Photo (must be taken within the last two months)
NOTE: Anyone under 18 must ask a parent or guardian to send the application.

Email the above to casting.prod@wb.uc-ns.com

There is no experience required to be considered. You must be available for filming in the UK between August and November 2017. The deadline to submit is Tuesday June 20, 2017 at midnight GMT. If there is interest in pursuing an application further, the applicant will hear back within 14 days of their original submission. While every applicant will be considered, only those passing the initial consideration round will be contacted.

Principal Actor Casting Director Mailing Address:

Fiona Weir Casting
2nd Floor
138 Portobello Road
London W11 2DZ
United Kingdom


Ruth Earley
Early Bird Casting
4th Floor, 86-90 Paul Street
London, United Kingdom

Extras can pre-register online here.

Production Companies:

Do NOT send photos and resumes to the production companies, as they will end up being thrown away. They do not cast the films, rather they hire casting directors who sort through the thousands of submissions (see above).

Heyday Films
5 Denmark Street
London, WC2H 8LP

The Blair Partnership
Middlesex House
4th Floor
34-42 Cleveland Street
London, W1T 4JE

Wigram Productions
4000 Warner Blvd.
Building 81, Room 202
Burbank CA 91522

Wynchwood Picture Company
Sargeant House
15 Alcester Road
Studley, Warwickshire England
United Kingdom B80 7AN

Warner Bros. Pictures
4000 Warner Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91522

Executive Producers:

Neil Blair
Danny Cohen
Tim Lewis
Rick Senat


David Heyman
Steve Kloves
Lionel Wigram
J.K. Rowling


J.K. Rowling


David Yates


Eddie Redmayne – Newt Scamander
Zoë Kravitz – Leta Lestrange
Johnny Depp – Gellert Grindelwald
Katherine Waterston – Tina Goldstein
Ezra Miller – Credence Barebone
Alison Sudol – Queenie Goldstein
Jude Law – Albus Dumbledore
Dan Fogler – Jacob Kowalski
Callum Turner – Theseus Scamander


The second installment of the ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ series which follows the adventures of Newt Scamander.


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In 2002, Alan became interested in working on committees at the Screen Actors Guild, and has served on the Background Actors Committee and the Native American Committee. On February 26, 2008, Alan Baltes became "A United Journey For Humanity's Creative Innovators Advocating A Global Difference Honoree". Alan Baltes founded his company, AB Media Publishing LLC in 2007, which publishes the "Actors Resource Guides" for actors among others. His company also publishes a network of casting calls and auditions information websites. Alan is also an IMDb Pro News Desk Partner. In 2014, Alan Baltes opened a PR Services division of his company, providing publicity services for entertainment industry professionals. Alan is also a film and television casting director, with credits ranging from extras to lead role actors. Alan Baltes is the proud parent of two amazing young daughters, and strives to educate young actors about the trials and tribulations of an entertainment industry career. You can follow Alan Baltes at his Verified Facebook Profile (https://www.facebook.com/alanbaltes) and his Verified Twitter Page (https://twitter.com/alanbaltes).

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