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

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


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.


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.”


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.