RUMOR: Sinéad Matthews Cast in “Fantastic Beasts”

Although Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them has already begun principal photography, the casting news keeps coming! It is rumored that English actress Sinéad Matthews has been cast in the film.

Matthews has appeared in a number of other projects involving Harry Potter alumni, such as Vera Drake (alongside Imelda Staunton and Jim Broadbent), Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang (alongside Emma Thompson), and Mr. Turner (alongside Timothy Spall).

While Matthews’s role in Fantastic Beasts is not yet confirmed, rumor has it that she is playing a known character. With what we know of the film and its timeline, this leaves an important question: Whom is she playing? Some possibilities that have been raised among the MuggleNet staff include an older version of Modesty or – if the known character is originally from the Harry Potter series – perhaps magical historian Bathilda Bagshot.

What do you think about this rumor? Do you have any ideas on whom Sinéad Matthews might be playing? Tell us in the comments below!