Numerous young cast members in the Harry Potter films were chosen through open auditions, including Rupert Grint who played best friend Ron Weasley.

Open auditions taking place at Excel Centre in London have attracted scores of budding actresses between 8-12 hoping to be the chosen for the role Modesty, a “haunted young girl with an inner strength and stillness”.

Already set to star Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol and Dan Fogler, the David Yates-directed movie follows Newt Scamander (Redmayne), the Wizarding World’s preeminent magizoologist, who in his travels has encountered and documented a…

Fans of “Harry Potter” series are dying to have Daniel Radcliffe back; however, the actor himself confirmed he is not playing cameos in the film’s prequel “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them“. The author announced that the number was false because the Ministry of Magic covered the cost of all magical education in her Potter universe. In a character description sent out by studio Warner Bros, Modesty was said to posses the “ability to see deep into people and understand them”.

Those auditioning have to be accompanied by one parent or guardian over the age of 18.

“It was great fun but I think they were looking for a tall willowy kind of girl and weren’t that bothered if she could act”.

It is set in New York 70 years before the Harry’s story begins.