Eddie Redmayne was ‘desperate’ to play a Weasley in Harry Potter

It's lucky Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them came along, really

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Eddie Redmayne may be one of the most famous red-maned-men in the world, but he is still nursing old wounds with the Harry Potter franchise.

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Apparently the ginger actor was “desperate” to play one of the Weasleys.

“For years I was always, like, ‘in the Harry Potter films, there was a whole ginger family, and I never got an audition!'” he joked on ITV’s Lorraine.

“Every actor in England was in the Harry Potter films, but I never got the call.”

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We’re sure the subsequent Oscar for The Theory of Everything, not to mention his starring role as Newt Scamander in the upcoming Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them have helped a little.