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Who Plays Theseus In Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets Of Dumbledore?

Newt (Eddie Redmayne) isn't the only Scamander who is fighting the rise of the evil Grindelwald in the "Fantastic Beasts" franchise. His older brother Theseus has been fighting for the wizarding world for years. While there isn't much of his background revealed in the films, Theseus Scamander is an extremely capable wizard who served in the First World War, The Global Wizarding War, and the hunt for Gellert Grindelwald. He often works at the behest of the Ministry of Magic and compels his younger brother to act reputably. While Newt is the hero we follow through the "Harry Potter" prequel franchise, Theseus adds a much-needed layer to the character and stands as a guide for the younger brother to follow (or resist as younger brothers do).

As a powerful wizard who serves as law enforcement (Auror) and a soldier, he is a great opposite to the more gentle, intellectual, and mild-mannered Newt. While this of course can make conflict an inevitability, it also creates a powerful dynamic team of both strength and knowledge. But who plays the honored older brother from the Ministry of Magic in "Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore"?

Callum Turner plays Theseus Scamander

Callum Turner is a 32-year-old British actor who got his start in the 2010s, appearing in many series, including "Leaving," "The Borgias," and "The Town. The first big break for Turner came in the hard-hitting 2015 film, "Green Room." The film follows a punk rock band called "That Ain't Rights" (of which Turner's character, Tiger, is the lead singer) when they witness a murder committed by skinheads. The critically acclaimed film is a brutal tale of survival that also stars the late Anton Yelchin, Imogen Poots, and the always-amazing Patrick Stewart.

 In an interview with The Hollywood News, Turner discussed how difficult it was to film the violent scenes. "There were some times when I didn't want to go back into the room," he said. "Just because it was so heavy. But saying that – it was a joy being there with everyone. We all knew we were onto something special and interesting, and I think unique."

Turner then took on the role of Anatole Kuragin in BBC1's adaptation of "War & Peace." While the character has a particularly cringy storyline, Turner told What's on TV that such storyline aspects were simply implied and not outright confirmed.

He played Nathan in Assassin's Creed

Callum Turner picked up some more exposure by doing his first big-budget blockbuster when he appeared in the 2016 video game adaptation, "Assassin's Creed." He took on the role of Nathan, one of the many people forced to submit to memory experiments for Abstergo Industries. When asked about how he felt about following up "Green Room" with a big blockbuster, he said It's incredible. It's a huge blockbuster. "It's [Michael] Fassbender at his best, and Justin Kurzel at the helm who did 'Macbeth' and 'Snowtown.' Fassbender is one of my favorite actors; I couldn't wait to work with him. He's also one of the nicest guys, the same with Justin. He's just a brilliant, brilliant director, and so much fun to be around on set. He makes everything really relaxed." (via THN)

Turner then jumped on board Marc Webb's 2017 drama "Only Boy in New York." He starred alongside other massive stars, Jeff Bridges, Pierce Brosnan, and Kate Beckinsale. The film follows Turner's character, whose life is turned upside down when he discovers his father has a mistress. When describing his character in an interview with Build, Turner said he "wants to be a writer and is stuck in a rut. He can't work out how to move forward until he meets his neighbor." The neighbor in question is Jeff Bridges, who shows him a different, more artistic side of New York.