Could Matt Smith be Newt Scamander in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them?
Could Matt Smith be set to star in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter spin off adaptation Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find them?
Any Potterhead with tell you that of course Rowling didn’t write the book at all, it was in fact penned by Newton Artemis Fido “Newt” Scamander, O.M. (Second Class), (b. 1897) who was, a famed Magizoologist which is a person who studies magical creatures (a field known as magizoology), they may possibly also be referred to as wizarding naturalists.
Of course the rumour started in a rather, shall we say, unrealiable British tabloid which stated the former Doctor Who actor is ‘interested’ in the part. Hmmmm, we’ll take this as is, a rumour but we can definitely see him in the role. What do you think?
About Fantastic Beasts
As featured in the first year set texts reading list in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is an extensive introduction to the magical beasts that exist in the magical, non-Muggle world. Some of the animals featured in the A-Z you will have already met in the existing Harry Potter books: for example Hippogriff, Flobberworm, Kappa – others you certainly won’t: read on to find out exactly what a Chizpurfle is, or why one should always beware of the sinister Lethifold …As Albus Dumbledore says in his introduction, this set text book by Newt Scamander has given the perfect grounding to many a Hogwarts student. It will be helpful to all Muggles out there too …On reading the book you will also find that Harry, Ron and (in one instance) Hermione – couldn’t resist grafittiing the book, and adding their own personal hand-written opinions.