Warner Bros. Reveals the Result of the London Casting Call for ‘Fantastic Beasts’

Aug 05, 2015

Posted by: Milka Väinämö

Casting, Fantastic Beasts, Movies, News

On July 18th, RadioTimes reported that an estimated 14,000 girls aged between eight and 12 stayed in line for hours to audition for the role of Modesty. One of our own Leaky editors was there to report on the event. Now Warner Bros. has revealed to BBC Newsround the results of the Open Casting for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them which took place on July 18th.

The name of the 10-year-old actress who has been cast to play a character named Modesty is Faith Wood-Balgrove. WB has described Modesty as “a haunted young girl with an inner strength and stillness. She has an ability to see deep into people and understand them.”

Faith Wood-Balgrove is set to join the star-studded cast of Fantastic Beasts later this month. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is set to release in November 2016.

Filming is to begin later this month. Please join us here at Leaky & warmly welcome Faith to the expanding Harry Potter family!

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