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Katherine Waterston (Pic: Craig Barritt/Getty Images)
Katherine Waterston (Pic: Craig Barritt/Getty Images)
Katherine Waterston (Pic: Craig Barritt/Getty Images)

Inherent Vice star Katherine Waterston has been confirmed as the latest member of the cast of J.K. Rowling’s Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

She’ll be playing the witch Porpentina . Harry Potter fans will already know she becomes the wife of the magizoologist Newt Scamander, as played by Eddie Redmayne, although we don’t much else about her life as yet.

J.K. Rowling expressed her delight at the news from her Twitter feed:

And then, in a slightly strange twist of fate, the actor Robert Lindsay (My Family, Grace of Monaco) tweeted her asking for a role in the movie:

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is scheduled for release in November 2016.

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