Pottermore Reveal Details on New ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Character Yusuf Kama

Oct 15, 2018

Posted by: Emma Pocock

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Yusuf Kama is an enigma in the world of Fantastic Beasts – we’ve caught glimpses of him at Circus Arcanus in the trailer, seen photos of him in the sewer system in Paris, and in meeting with Newt Scamander and Jacob Kowalski, and now Pottermore and Entertainment Weekly are exclusively revealing more details about his character, who has taken an Unbreakable Vow!

During our Crimes of Grindelwald set visit, we discovered that Yusuf Kama – portrayed by William Nadylam – is “an elegant French-African wizard” hiding out in the Parisian sewer system, who says he is “the last male in his pureblood family line”.


After theorising that he is related to Leta Lestrange (and her mother, Laurena Lestrange) and catching glimpses of him in front of what looks like a family tree connecting Credence and the Lestrange family in his hideout in the Parisian sewer system, Entertainment Weekly have brought us words straight from Pottermore in their latest issue, confirming that he is indeed connected to Leta:

“Yusuf also has a connection to Leta Lestrange (Zoë Kravitz) in the new film: he’s actually her half-brother. How? Well, again, according to his biography, Yusuf’s mother was “taken” by an evil wizard called Corvus Lestrange, and ended up having a child with him — Leta”


In our on-set interviews with director David Yates and producer David Heyman, we learned that Kama is suffering an ’emotional wound’ and has an important mission. He’s been obsessively searching for Credence, and tracks him down in Paris, but we have no idea why! Entertainment Weekly exclusively reveals:

” Yusuf has actually taken an Unbreakable Vow to track Credence down — a magical promise meaning that if he doesn’t fulfill his task, he will die.”

An Unbreakable Vow?! What important role do you think Credence plays in this story? Why would Kama go to such extremes to find him? We know that Credence is searching for his identity, but will he accept it, when he discovers his past? Let us know your thoughts!

These insights come from Pottermore’s upcoming feature, A guide to the new characters from Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald – we can’t wait to read the full piece!


Entertainment Weekly recently shared a first look at Nicolas Flamel’s house (and the Philosopher’s Stone), interviews with the cast, as well as details on Claudia Kim’s audition process for the role of Nagini, all promoting their special Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts issue, containing exclusive insights, as well as a rare interview with J.K. Rowling. Find out more here.


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