‘She has a lovely wand,’ says Bohanna. ‘It has a much more obvious shell design – it was a piece of mother of pearl that had been sculpted into a kind of snail’s shell shape. Again that had a very simple shaft to it, made out of a dark rosewood. It is a nice simple aesthetic in connection with the character.’
In other words, it is very elegant but not for the sake of it.
When it came to her wand, Katherine Waterston requested some ‘heft’. She wanted to make Tina’s spell-casting forceful, as if magic was something she takes very seriously. ‘Tina’s was nice,’ says Pierre Bohanna. ‘Quite simple and quite classic.’
Percival Graves’s wand
‘His wand was fairly straightforward in the sense it was all ebony,’ says Bohanna of Graves’s darkly coloured wand, ‘but dividing the main tip and the handle was a silver band. Again, it was done in a very simple Art Deco style, so the handle was fashioned with a rear tip, almost like a walking stick, albeit it scaled up at the back of the handle.’
Very impressive but still mysterious.
We also glimpse the wand belonging to President Seraphina Picquery, which has a purple jewelled handle.
You can learn more about Newt Scamander’s wand here.
Read more behind-the-scenes facts in Inside the Magic: the Making of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, from HarperCollins.