“Fantastic Beasts” Open Casting Call!

Bummed that you never got to portray your favorite character in the Harry Potter films? Well, now is your chance to take part in the new Fantastic Beasts trilogy! Warner Bros. Pictures is holding an open casting call this Saturday!

The role call is for girls ages 8-12 for the role of Modesty.

Modesty is a haunted young girl with an inner strength and stillness. She has an ability to see deep into people and understand them.

The open call will take place this Saturday, July 18, at ExCel Centre Hall, from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Warner Bros. called us directly with all the official details, which can be found below.

The lucky young lady who gets cast as Modesty will join the ranks of Eddie Redmayne as Newt, Katherine Waterston as Porpentina (Tina), Alison Sudol as Queenie, and Dan Fogler as Jacob.

Be sure to keep checking back with MuggleNet for more official casting news, direct from the source. After all, Evanna Lynch found out about Luna from an open casting call right here on MuggleNet. Will you be next?


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Warner Bros Pictures and the makers of the Harry Potter films are casting a role in their new film ‘Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them’.

We are looking for a girl between the ages of 8- 12 yrs for the role of ‘Modesty’.

‘Modesty’ is a haunted young girl with an inner strength and stillness. She has an ability to see deep into people and understand them.

If you would like to apply to be considered for this role and you fit the criteria below, please come along to make an application and to meet a member of the Casting Team and have a photo taken.

Saturday 18 July 2015

Excel Centre Hall
Royal Victoria Dock
1 Western Gateway
London E16 1XL

Please see travel information attached.

Queue will open at 9:00am and will close promptly at 1:00pm. No one will be permitted to join the queue after 1:00pm
Application process will begin at 10:00am
There are no facilities for overnight queuing and camping is strictly prohibited.
Please‎ wear comfortable shoes and dress appropriately for the weather on the day. Even if sunny it may be advisable to bring a sweater for air conditioned areas.

Application Criteria/ Restrictions.

– All girls between the ages of 8-12yrs may apply.
– All applicants must be available for the shooting dates between August 2015 – January 2016.
– All applicants must be eligible to work in the UK
– All applicants must be accompanied by one parent or legal guardian over the age of 18 yrs.
– Additional guests cannot be admitted into the venue.
– Unaccompanied minors will not be permitted to make an application.
– Travel expenses will not be reimbursed.


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Travel Recommendations from ExCel

Travelling By Tube

The Jubilee Line is recommended as the quickest route to ExCeL London and the ICC. Alight at Canning Town and change onto a Beckton-bound DLR train, for the quick 2-stop journey to Custom House for ExCeL (West) or Prince Regent for ExCeL (East) and ICC London.

Travelling By Rail

As the Capital of the United Kingdom, London is connected by rail to all major cities in Great Britain

London’s main rail terminuses are Charing Cross, Euston, Kings Cross/ St Pancras International, Liverpool Street, London Bridge, Marylebone, Moorgate, Paddington, Victoria and Waterloo.

Travel by Road

When driving to ExCeL London follow signs for Royal Docks, City Airport and ExCeL. There is easy access from the M25, M11, A406 and A13. For a map showing major local roads

Please contact the AA for information on planning your journey and 24-hour live traffic reports, by calling on +44 (0) 906 888 4322.

For a map of ExCeL London’s location please visit www.streetmap.co.uk and search for ExCeL London by postcode – E16 1XL.

For Sat Nav purposes, we recommend using postcode – E16 1DR.

ExCeL London offers on-site car parking for 3,700 cars.

Parking Information

All onsite parking is pay and display, with the exception of the Royal Victoria multi-storey car park, which is located at the west end of the site. Parking in the Royal Victoria multi-storey car park can be paid for at one of the three pay points located within the car park at the end of your visit.(the machines are located on level two and level zero and all machines accept both cash and credit card).

Click here to download our parking map

Parking across our onsite locations is £15 for up to 24 hours.

This tariff is applicable for the following locations – Royal Victoria multi-storey car park, Undercroft parking (Orange and Purple) and the East Car Park.

Please note the multi-storey and undercroft areas only permit vehicles up to a maximum of 1.9 metres high.


Pay and Display Machines

Please use the correct change as no change will be given or notes returned.

For refund enquiries please contact traffic@excel-london.co.uk

Motorcycles can be parked free of charge in the designated motorcycle parking area.

We also operate an additional tariff for our lorry and coach park areas and these are charged as follows (costs based on 24 hour durations);

Transit Vans up to 3.5 T / Mini bus £20.00
Coach £30.00
Vehicles over above 3.5 T / Lorry £35.00

As ExCeL London is a green venue all pay and display machines will be found on stand-by. However, the machine will activate as soon as you insert your card or cash.

ExCeL London offers 158 disabled parking spaces, located within close proximity of the venue. Spaces are available to blue badge holders only and badges must be displayed at all times. Parking for disabled visitors is charged at the normal rate.

For enquiries please call+44 (0)20 7069 4568 (within office hours).

Travel by River and Cable Car

The Emirates Air Line (Cable Car) connecting ExCeL London and the O2 opened in summer 2012, making it possible to travel by Thames Clipper between central London and the O2 and then by Cable Car across the Thames to ExCeL London

Ticket prices:

  • Cash Single Fare: £4.40
  • Oyster Fare: £3.30

MBNA Thames Clippers (Connections by River):

MBNA Thames Clippers is the leading commuter boat service on the River Thames. Departures are available  from all major piers, including The O2, Greenwich, Canary Wharf, Tower, London Bridge, Embankment and Waterloo, every 20 minutes during peak hours. See below for timetable:


Ticket prices:

  • Adult Single: £6.80
  • Oyster Card £6.12
  • Travelcard (1/3 off): £4.50

From the O2 visitors can use the Emirates Air-Line Cable Car for the quick 5-minute connection to ExCeL London.

Cycling to ExCeL

ExCeL London has 60 cycle racks in total.

6 cycle racks are located at the West entrance taxi drop off point just underneath the DLR walkway.

54 cycle racks are located next to the East Entrance underneath the stairway connecting Level 0 to Level 1.

There is no charge to use the cycle racks.

For a map of ExCeL London’s location please visit www.streetmap.co.uk and search for ExCeL London by postcode – E16 1XL.

If you are using satellite navigation, we recommend using postcode – E16 1DR.

Barclays Cycle Superhighways

ExCeL London is located very close to the Superhighway route CS3 which runs from Barking to Tower Gateway. For more information on the route please visithttp://www.tfl.gov.uk/roadusers/cycling/11901.aspx


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  • Jess

    Gutted. I’m 14 and i really would’ve loved to have done this

    • Anyone who’s 8, 9, 10, 11 or 12 can go there, right? Do they seriously mean anyone?

      • Diane

        Yes, they mean it! Go ahead and do it!

  • Jade

    2 years to old ;-;

    • Age is just a number. You can lie!! 😉

    • 🙁

  • BiihIsMe

    I am 12 and I would love to go, but I’m really far away, in Portugal. I’m sure I cannot go… :'(

    • We’re in the same boat, you and I. I’m 12 too but I’m too far away. I wish I lived in London. *sigh* Let’s just listen to sad songs and mourn. Or let;s badger our parents to take us to London?

      • BiihIsMe

        Yeah, I’m gonna do that. But I know is never gonna work out. I’m gonna cry and… cry.

        • Joana

          Tambem sou de Portugal e lembro me q quando anunciaram o Fantastic Beasts eu implorei aos meus pais q me deixavam ir a londres se houvesse um open casting call. Eles deixaram me. Infelizmente já tenho 15 anos e parece q tenho 18. Se parecesse mais nova ia na mesma

  • I’m soo sad. I’m 12!!! But I’m in the UAE? WHY WHY WHY? 🙁 🙁 Good luck to whoever is going!

  • Kate A

    Some are not able to attend some are way older, like me. They are 11 Years too late. 🙁

  • Katie

    Say, what would they do if you just try it as an older person, looking quite young? Would they immediately throw you out? Since I’ve heard of actresses being casted as a very young character though older than the wanted age. There could be a tiny chance, isn’t there?

    • hpforever

      No they would find out and throw you out, I’m 15 and I look about 10 but I asked my agent and he said they’d find out and kick you off. 🙁

  • CharlesLH

    I got my hopes up when I read this headline. I’m male, fifteen, and an entire ocean away from London. Sigh.

  • Zoe

    I would love to go and witness this extraordinary opportunity, being I would be rather good for the roll, but unfortunately I am unable due to the fact I live in the US and my passport has expired since.

  • My Little witch Ella . I get told on the daily by strangers that she looks right through them. Plus , she’s knows every HP spell . Young though, will only be 5 in 2016.

  • Nicole H

    I’m 14 and from Peru… very, very far away from London 🙁

  • flo

    I’m 13 but look look much more like a 12 year old

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  • HP5ever

    I’m 15, but everyone says I look 11:) got so excited when read the headline, but very sad when I read the appropriate age😑

  • Silver The Dragon

    I am 13 but smaller than almost all the 11 and 12 year olds I know I think I’m going to go for it but do you think it will matter much? I have heard of older people playing younger parts like Arya Stark in Game of Thrones she’s 11 or something but is played by a 15 year old or something like that please tell me if you think it will be alright

    • HProx

      I’m sorry but they will ask for your date of birth; if you are 13 they will find out, it’s so annoying though as I’m too old for this role. I’m 13 as well but people say I look 10 and I asked my agent and he said that they will find out if your not in the right age limit 🙁

  • Ashmita

    This would be a dream come true for me. Too bad that I’m too old and not in England 🙁

  • Hermionee

    Darn, I have a deep understanding of people in general, but I’m too old for the part!

  • Alessandra

    anyone knows if knowledge of the english language is required? My daughter is almost nine and would love to try… But she doesn’t speak english… Don’t want to do all the traveling and not be able to audition because of this…. Thank you for your suggestions…

    • Samantha

      Yes, I am 100% positive knowledge of the english language is required. (obviously)

  • Lora Barenttt

    my daughter Savanna is going to be 10 next month and we just live 30 mins away from the venue so we will be there !! is there anything Savanna needs to prepare ? she has a monologue and a C.V ? GOOD LUCK SAVANNA FINGERS CROSSED XX

    • SafariDesert

      It’s recommended that you read the book

  • Freya

    If you’re 13 and you want to audition, GO FOR IT! Because I mean if you are 13, you were 12 only a few months ago 😉 You don’t have anything to lose!

    • TyKaia Riley

      Freya is right because you dont exactly have to be 8-12, you just need to look like you’re 8-12.

      • yalay

        No you don’t, there will be no point in going if your older as it will be a waste of time, IF THERE’S A CRITERIA YOU HAVE TO STICK TO IT!

    • Samantha

      You do if your flying half-way across the world only to be rejected because of your age.

      • Freya

        Yes, if you live in London you should go! (don’t hop on a plane though just in case)

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  • Bella

    My sister is 12 years old and has loved every HP movie and book, so have i however i am 3 years too old. We live about 2 hours away by train, would that still be ok?

  • Bella

    This my sister Kitty…

  • Molly

    I’m 11 and so I will be there I live 1 1/2 hours away but I am still going. Sympathy to those who don’t fit the criteria!😢

  • Millie

    WIll a resume be needed? It’s only a children’s audition

  • TyKaia Riley

    I hope it is okay to send an audition tape because I don’t live in London and my parents don’t believe in me enough to drop everything and go to London. Plus, we’re moving. But I know that I can get this role!

    • Hermione

      It isn’t actually an audition, it’s an application process. The only thing happening on Saturday is you have to fill in a form and have a photo taken, so there is no point of sending in a tape as they won’t have anything to do with it. They will pick the girls they want from Saturday (supposedly just by looking at them) and start auditioning from there.

      • Millie

        What kind of form? Is it possible to write out one and send it with a photo?

      • davevanti

        My wife took our daughter there on Saturday and it WAS an audition. They went in groups of 10 and pulled a girl out of about every 15-20 groups to go and do a taped audition in another part of the building. One of the girls in our group of 10 was selected and we found out from them that this is what they did. All the girls who did tapes were pretty small, so I think the character is nearer 8 than 12….

      • Issy Southernwood

        Actually they go in groups of ten and have to say their name and their ideal Christmas present then they get a certificate

  • Tasha Gilbey

    Hey! I look 10-12ish but I am 15, would I still be able to audition?? Thank you! XxX

    • voodooo

      No, you HAVE to stick with the criteria, my uncle is working on this film and THEY WILL FIND OUT IF YOU DON’T FIT THE CRITERIA!! Sorry! x

  • Samantha

    Why can’t they do auditions around the world and then narrow it down so that you don’t throw away money traveling there when you’re never going to get the part. I live in Australia and Harry Potter is my life. I can tell you firsthand that it is the worst feeling to know that you can’t have a chance at your dreams because you live in the wrong place.

    • Luna Ravenclaw

      Samantha, I don’t live in the UK either so I am sending in an audition tape to the casting director Fiona Weir. You should too. Best of luck!

      • lila

        how did you do ???

      • HiyaHarry

        YOU HAVE TO LIV EIN THE UK!! You have to be able for filming between August and January next year, sending in a tape is pointless as it will be thrown away as you have to live in the UK!!

      • Samantha

        How would I do that (this is a genuine question and I swear I’m not being snobby)

      • Issy Southernwood

        That won’t work, they’ll throw it away and plus it voice doesn’t sound the same of tape..

  • Dave

    I’m not in the criteria, but do you think I could audition too? I’m a 40 year old man.

    • Hermione

      Ha ha #veryfunny #LOL(not)

  • Arantxa

    Does anyone have Fiona Wier’s contact information?

  • Tabitha

    If I want to send an audition to Warner Bros, I know they will probably ignore it but what should it include? A headshot and a resume? Somebody reply please.

    • Molly

      There is NO POINT!! It will be thrown away and people will ignore it, it’s heart reaking as I can’t go but there is NO POINT IN SENDING IN A TAPE!! IF THEY WANTED A TAPE THEY WOULD ASK!!

      • Tabitha

        It’s for my little sister. She would have LOVED to go but our parents said no, and now it’s too late… :'(

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