JK Rowling has been pottering around the set of Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them

The Harry Potter author has been checking out the new film starring Eddie Redmayne, which is due for release in 2016

Yesterday was a pretty normal Thursday: we all got up, went to work, came home, watched a bit of I’m A Celeb, the usual.


JK Rowling’s Thursday, however, was infinitely more magical because she spent it sitting in this lovely chair.

The Harry Potter author confirmed that she was on the set of upcoming Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find them, which is currently filming in locations around the UK.

Liverpool has been doubling for 1920’s New York where Oscar-winning wizard in waiting Eddie Redmayne finds himself when the film opens. His character, Newt Scamander, is in the US city hoping to finish his book on Fantastic Beasts when the creatures – and all hell – breaks loose.

“It’s got got the charm of the fourth [Harry Potter film]” producer David Heyman told Entertainment Weekly. “It’s like the fourth. It has the romantic comedy, that fish-out-of-water humour, that very human, natural character comedy.”

“[Beasts} is very funny, it’s got a big heart, and there’s darkness too”, he said. 


Well, if JK Rowling approves we’re certainly going to remain hopeful that this adventure in the wizarding world will be a hoot. Even if they have gone and changed Muggle to No-Maj.