Warwick Davis’s “Fantastic Beasts” Documentary Now Available to Watch Online
Last November, Warwick Davis announced that he was at the world premiere of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them working on a documentary for ITV. The documentary, titled Fantastic Beasts and J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World, aimed to explore J.K. Rowling’s expansive wizarding world, with a particular focus on the new Fantastic Beasts series. The documentary aired on ITV and was available to UK residents but has recently been made available to the wider public on YouTube.
Warwick Davis, who played Professor Filius Flitwick and Griphook throughout the Harry Potter series, has an interesting perspective of the wizarding world, having been a part of it from the production of the very first Harry Potter film. Warwick Davis begins his behind-the-scenes look at J.K. Rowling’s wizarding world by hunting down first-edition copies of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
Throughout the documentary, Warwick travels to iconic wizarding world locations across the globe: Warner Bros. Studios, Leavesden; the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Hollywood; the Palace Theatre, London; and the world premiere of Fantastic Beasts in New York City. Along the way, Warwick interviewed fans about their feelings toward the original Harry Potter series, Cursed Child, and Fantastic Beasts.
Warwick also had exclusive access to the cast and crew behind the scenes of Fantastic Beasts. While visiting Leavesden, Warwick gives fans an inside look into how the first Fantastic Beasts film was made, from interviewing the people behind its genesis to showing a breakdown of the filming process. Warwick conducts brief interviews with visual effects supervisors Christian Manz and Tim Burke, producer David Heyman, director David Yates, Eddie Redmayne, Ezra Miller, J.K. Rowling, Katherine Waterston, prop modeler Pierre Bohanna, and production designer Stuart Craig, piecing together how Fantastic Beasts came about.
The documentary, with its vast amounts of behind-the-scenes filming and interviews, can be viewed below. Please watch and tell us what you think in the comments!