“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?


[toggle title=”Application Criteria” state=”close” ]

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.


[toggle title=”Travel Recommendations” state=”close” ]

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


Welcome to MuggleNet!


Would you like to join our mailing list?