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Two Icelandic actors to star in next FANTASTIC BEASTS film

The Icelandic actors Ólafur Darri Ólafsson and Ingvar E.Sigurðsson will star in the next Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

Ólafsson is best known for his role in the Icelandic crime thriller series Trapped, which he starred in alongside Sigurðsson. Sigurðsson is a regular in many Icelandic films, including the films of Baltasar Kormakur and Of Horses and Men.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is the spinoff of the Harry Potter film series, produced and written by J.K. Rowling. In total, five films will be made in the series.

Filming on the new film started yesterday at the Warner Bros. studios in the United Kingdom.

According to mbl.is the two actors, Ólafsson and Sigurðsson, who are good friends, didn’t know about each others casting in the film until recently. Sigurðsson is already in England for the filming.

 

Emma Vestrheim is the editor-in-chief of Cinema Scandinavia. Originally from Australia, she is now based in Bergen, Norway, and attends major Nordic film festivals to conduct interviews and review new films.