Meet the heroine of the new ‘Harry Potter’ prequel

Eddie Redmayne is officially Newt Scamander in the forthcoming Harry Potter prequel, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, and the movie just found its female lead.

British actress Katherine Waterston will star alongside Redmayne as Porpentina (or Tina for short). Tina, an American witch, meets Scamander on his quest to find and document magical creatures.

We last saw Waterston in Paul Thomas Anderson’s trippy comedy Inherent Vice, where she played the ex-girlfriend of Joaquin Phoenix’s burnout P.I. character.

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Waterston also appeared in Robot and Frank (2012) and Michael Clayton (2007), and was a recurring character in Boardwalk Empire.

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