Eddie Redmayne and Children’s Charities

Nov 19, 2016

Posted by: Catherine

Charity, Fantastic Beasts, News, Redmayne

Earlier this week, Eddie Redmayne appeared in a Fantastic Beasts themed awareness video for BBC’s Children in Need. BBC’s Children in Need supports a variety of projects throughout the United Kingdom, helping to better children’s lives. They use grants to support safe, happy, secure environments that allow children the chance to reach their full potential. Their vision statement is outlined below:


What We Do

We provide grants to projects in the UK which focus on children and young people who are disadvantaged. We are local to people in all corners of the UK and support small and large organisations which empower children and extend their life choices.

We are currently supporting 2,400 projects all across the UK. The projects we fund help children facing a range of disadvantages for example poverty and deprivation; children who have been the victims of abuse or neglect or disabled young people.

Our grant programmes are open all year round for applications. We give our small grants awards four times a year and main grants three times a year. Click here to find out more about our grant programmes, to apply for a grant or to hear about some of the differences made to children’s lives by grants from BBC Children in Need.


Watch Eddie’s Fantastic Beasts video, featuring a number of special guests, below:

Last week, during the press coverage of Fantastic Beast’s World (and European) Premiere, Eddie discussed his new, ongoing research into Lumos–J.K. Rowling’s children’s initiative to end the institutionalization of children and reunite families. He also sat down with Jo to discuss Lumos and help raise awareness. Lumos had previously released a clip from this talk with their report of the event, and have since released the full video (which can be seen below).

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is currently in theaters. The published screenplay is now available to purchase from practically any book vender; the ebook can also be downloaded through Pottermore, Amazon, Barnes and Nobel.

The Leaky Cauldron is not associated with J.K. Rowling, Warner Bros., or any of the individuals or companies associated with producing and publishing Harry Potter books and films.