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Who Plays Young Newt Scamander in Fantastic Beasts?

Meet the Up and Coming Actor Playing Young Newt Scamander in Fantastic Beasts 2

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We can already tell that Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald will be filled with magical revelations when it hits theaters on November 16. Not only are we meeting a younger Dumbledore (played by Jude Law), but we'll also get a glimpse of Newt Scamander's time at Hogwarts. While Eddie Redmayne won us over with his role as the Hufflepuff wizard in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, a brand new actor will be stepping into the role during flashbacks in the sequel.

On Thursday, Entertainment Weekly revealed that up and coming actor Joshua Shea will be taking on the role when they provided the first look of young Newt in the film. While he certainly bares a striking resemblance to Redmayne, little is known about the British star. According to an interview with Song Academy in April, he is 15 and hails from Jersey, which is near the coast of Normandy, France. This is actually his first feature film! He previously had a guest-starring role on E!'s The Royals as a young student named Simon (below).

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We certainly can't wait to see what he'll bring to the character and learn even more about Newt's past. Check out the latest trailer for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald now!

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