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Eddie Redmayne surprises Harry Potter fans with a visit to Hogwarts

The Pottermore News Team

Eddie Redmayne and Dan Fogler in the Great Hall at Warner Bros. Studio Tour London.
Eddie Redmayne and Dan Fogler with Fantastic Beasts fans, in the Great Hall at Warner Bros. Studio Tour London.TM & © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. 
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Actors Eddie Redmayne and Dan Fogler surprised Fantastic Beasts fans with a special appearance at Warner Bros. Studio Tour London.

Today, when the doors to the set of Hogwarts Great Hall parted at Warner Bros. Studio Tour London, Eddie Redmayne was there to greet visitors with his Fantastic Beasts co-star Dan Fogler.

Emerging from the Great Hall, Eddie and Dan were met with screams of excitement, then posed for photos with everyone from the tour group of stunned Harry Potter fans.

Eddie Redmayne and Dan Fogler opening the doors to Hogwarts.
Eddie Redmayne and Dan Fogler opening the doors to Hogwarts. TM & © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. 
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The first hint that something was up came when guests were gifted free Fantastic Beasts posters. Once inside, they were asked to look under their seats in the pre-tour screening room, only to find their own replica of Newt Scamander’s wand.

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Warner Bros. Studio Tour London is the attraction next door to Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden, where all eight Harry Potter movies and were filmed as well as Fantastic Beasts.

Eddie and Dan will be back on set later this year to film the as-yet-unnamed sequel to Fantastic Beasts.

Dan and Eddie outside the doors of the Great Hall.
Dan and Eddie outside the doors of the Great Hall. TM & © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. 
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Earlier this week an updated edition of the Hogwarts Library book Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them was published, revealing six new magical creatures not included in the 2001 original, and a brand new foreword from Newt Scamander.

As well as confirming that Newt is still alive in 2017, the foreword includes commentary on the plot of the 2016 film, as well as some enigmatic hints at Newt’s association with Dumbledore.

WBSTL Dan Fogler and Eddie Redmayne meet a Newt Scamander cosplayer
Dan Fogler and Eddie Redmayne meet a Newt Scamander cosplayer. TM & © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. 
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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is available for digital download in the US and UK now. The DVD and Blu-ray will be released 27 March in the UK and 28 March in the US.