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Q&A: Eddie Redmayne on finally getting his 'Harry Potter' shot

Q&A: Eddie Redmayne on finally getting his 'Harry Potter' shot

NEW YORK (AP) — After spending two straight falls consumed by awards season, Eddie Redmayne is taking a break from the Oscars and fronting his first franchise.

In the Harry Potter prequel "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them," the mantle of J.K. Rowling's leading man has been passed from Radcliffe to Redmayne. His Newt Scamander also wields a wand, but he's a humbler operator in the same magical realm. Newt is a sheepish Brit arriving in 1926 New York, with a leather case stuffed with wondrous but outlawed creatures.

Though the film, which also stars Colin Farrell, Katherine Waterson and Dan Fogler, is an ensemble, Redmayne is undoubtedly the freckled...

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