Eddie Redmayne has revealed his favorite Harry Potter film and book, according to the Independent. The 34-year-old actor may be starring in the spin-off for the hit Harry Potter series, but it doesn’t mean he cannot have his favorite film from the universe about the wizard boy.
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Eddie Redmayne, who is starring as Newt Scamander in the Harry Potter spin-off titled Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, will officially unveil his Potter-esque abilities later this year when the film hits theaters in November.
It goes without saying that Eddie Redmayne, who won an Oscar for his role in The Theory of Everything for his role as Stephen Hawking last year, is a fan of the Harry Potter series, both films and books written by J. K. Rowling.
In his recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, the Oscar-winning actor revealed which of the installments of the Harry Potter series is his favorite. Eddie Redmayne, just like many other Harry Potter fans, thinks that the final film was the most exciting installment in the universe.
“With the last two, they had something I kept rewatching, going back and watching Ralph Fiennes and Daniel Radcliffe do that extraordinary duel.”
And it may not be surprising that the last two films of Harry Potter were directed by Fantastic Beasts’ director, David Yates. However, it doesn’t mean Eddie Redmayne liked the finale film for its storyline, as the actor said he most liked one of the series’ earlier installments of Harry Potter books.
In fact, Eddie Redmayne revealed that he loved the first book of the series written by Rowling.
“My little brother, when he was six-years-old, he would always read it, and it had that instant immersion into the world that made you release your imagination.”
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Fans of the Harry Potter films and books will have the opportunity to see Eddie Redmayne onscreen in November this year, when The Theory of Everything actor will go looking for fantastic beasts alongside True Detective actor Colin Farrell, The Perks of Being a Wallflower actor Ezra Miller, Minority Report actress Samantha Morton, and the Hellboy star Ron Perlman.
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Last week, Warner Bros confirmed a sequel to Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them starring Eddie Redmayne. It means that the movie company doesn’t want to wait to see the reception of the film and is planning to release J.K. Rowling’s planned trilogy of the Harry Potter spin-off regardless.
The announcement came more than three months before the film hits cinemas in November. The writer of the Harry Potter books, J. K. Rowling, who also served as a screenwriter for all cinematic adaptations of the Harry Potter movies, is set to write the script for the sequel.
In its statement, Warner Bros revealed that the Fantastic Beasts sequel explored “an increasingly dark time” for wizards. Eddie Redmayne is set to star in the continuation of the Harry Potter spin-off, while David Yates, director of the four last Harry Potter film adaptations, directs both Fantastic Beasts movies.
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Rowling has previously said that Fantastic Beasts will be made into a trilogy. It’s yet unclear whether the film will receive good reviews, but the spin-off is surely anticipated by all Harry Potter fans.
In other news, last week Eddie Redmayne recited war poems at Lichfield Cathedral, according to the BBC. In such a way, the Oscar-winning actor, who had a chance of winning his second consecutive Academy Award for The Danish Girl earlier this year, commemorated the Battle of the Somme.
Visitors of Lichfield Cathedral had the exclusive opportunity to witness Eddie Redmayne recite four war poems. The Fantastic Beasts actor wasn’t the only entertainment at the cathedral, as the exhibition also included light projections on the walls and floor.
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