Skip to main content

Ron Perlman is joining the cast of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

ron perlman fantastic beasts and where to find them hand of god
Image used with permission by copyright holder
He played a demon with a heart of gold in the Hellboy franchise, and now Ron Perlman is headed back to the big screen — and very likely the makeup and prosthetics studio — to play another kind of creature in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

Perlman will reportedly play a goblin in the upcoming Harry Potter spinoff movie, which is currently filming in England.

The news of Perlman’s casting arrives via The Hollywood Reporter, and any additional details regarding Perlman’s role are unknown at this point.

Featuring a script penned by Harry Potter creator J.K. Rowling, Fantastic Beasts stars Eddie Redmayne as “magizoologist” Newt Scamander, who travels the world studying magical creatures. The film is set 70 years before the events of the Harry Potter films, and is based on the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them textbook used by Harry and his student pals at Hogwarts School.

Along with Redmayne and Perlman, the cast of the film includes Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller, Dan Fogler, Colin Farrell, Jenn Murray, and Faith Wood-Blagrove. Farrell is reportedly playing a wizard named “Graves” who meets Scamander in New York. Jon Voight, Gemma Chan, and Carmen Ejogo joined the cast of the film earlier this week.

David Yates, the director of the last four installments of the Harry Potter franchise (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, and the two-part Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows), is also directing Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

Perlman recently starred in the Amazon Studios series Hand of God, and previously starred in six of the seven seasons of FX’s hit drama Sons of Anarchy. He also appeared in Guillermo Del Toro’s sci-fi blockbuster Pacific Rim.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is scheduled to arrive in 3D, IMAX, and standard theaters November 18, 2016.

Editors' Recommendations

Rick Marshall
A veteran journalist with more than two decades of experience covering local and national news, arts and entertainment, and…
Fantastic Beasts 3 now has an official title and 2022 release date
Jude Law and Eddie Redmayne in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.

Nearly three years ago, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, the most recent installment in the Harry Potter prequel film series, left moviegoers with a big cliffhanger. Now, we know when the next sequel will arrive. Warner Bros. has announced that Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore will hit theaters on Friday, April 15, 2022.

Harry Potter creator J.K. Rowling is once again collaborating with screenwriter Steve Kloves on the script. David Yates, the director of four Harry Potter films and both of the earlier Fantastic Beasts movies, is also returning to helm The Secrets of Dumbledore.

Read more
Everything you need to know about Yellowstone season 5, part 2
Kevin Costner in Yellowstone.

Kevin Costner recently unveiled the first look at his upcoming multipart Western Horizon: An American Saga. However, for the vast majority of Yellowstone fans, the only saga they want is the conclusion of the Dutton family's story and a glimpse of what comes next. Costner reinvigorated his career by headlining Yellowstone as John Dutton, but his clashes with Paramount Network and showrunner Taylor Sheridan have left Costner's future with the franchise in question.

Although we're still several months away from the return of the series, we're sharing everything we know about Yellowstone season 5, part 2. And we'll keep updating this post when anything newsworthy comes up.
When will Yellowstone season 5, part 2 premiere?

Read more
The best new shows to stream on Netflix, Hulu, Max (HBO), and more
A man and a woman talk in court in Presumed Innocent.

After last week's logjam of new seasons for The Boys and House of the Dragon, it was inevitable that the next week wouldn't be quite as spectacular. The only noteworthy new show is Hulu's Canadian comedy series Shoresy. And since it would have been lost in the shuffle last week, we're taking a look at Apple TV+'s legal drama Presumed Innocent.

Taken together with the other shows that have premiered this month, including The Acolyte and Clipped, as well as a new half season of Bridgerton, it doesn't get much better than this in the streaming-verse. To catch all of these series and more, check out the best new shows to stream below.

Read more