“Fantastic Beasts”‘s Modesty Has Been Cast!

A few weeks ago, we told you about the open auditions for the role of Modesty in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Today, we have learned that the part has been cast!

BBC is reporting that ten-year-old Faith Wood-Blagrove, a new actress from the UK, will play the “haunted” character. Thousands of girls ages 8-12 auditioned for the role. The character was described to have an “inner strength and stillness.”

This casting is, of course, reminiscent of the Luna Lovegood casting, which brought us the fabulous Evanna Lynch. BBC also compared it to Rupert Grint’s casting as Ron Weasley.

Fantastic Beasts will be released next year. Filming should be starting very soon.

We’re thrilled about this casting and can’t wait to see what Faith will bring to the role! From all of us here at MuggleNet, welcome to the Potter family, Faith!

Alison Siggard

Alison is a Gryffinpuff and probably what Hermione Granger would be like in real life, from bossiness to reliance on books to bushy brown hair. She is a teacher, writer, traveler, and a lover of all kinds of stories and storytelling. She is MuggleNet's staff coordinator and a host on Alohomora!