‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 2’ casting new lead and supporting 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. The casting directors are now auditioning talent for new lead roles including young Albus Dumbeldore, with additional supporting roles also being cast, both male and female. Filming will take place at the Warner Bros. Studios in Leavesden, England among other undisclosed locations in the United Kingdom. To be considered, all actors MUST have legal eligibility to work in the entertainment industry in London. Details below.

“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 Information

All talent are required to 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.

Principal Actor Casting Director:

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.


Starring and supporting roles are mainly being cast through talent agents. You can find comprehensive listings and submission addresses for talent agents here. However, if you are not signed with an agent and wish to self-submit, I highly recommend that your 8×10 color headshot and resume along with the cover letter be sent in a 9 x 12 Clear Full Face Window Envelope with the photo visible in the window. Click Here to purchase 9 x 12 Clear Full Face Window Envelopes. Click Here to purchase the best resume and cover letter paper.

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
Johnny Depp – Gellert Grindelwald
Katherine Waterston – Tina
Ezra Miller – Credence Barebone
Zoe Kravitz – Leta Lestrange
Alison Sudol – Queenie
Dan Fogler – Kowalski


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