‘ Harry Potter’ fans will get a brand new Grindewald in ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore,’ after the ‘Sweeney Todd’ star left the franchise.

Albus Dumbledore, Newt Scamander, and business will take on with an all brand-new Gellert Grindelwald in Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore, when the brand-new Wizarding World film strikes theaters on April 15,2022 While the bad guy was played Johnny Depp in the Harry Potter spin-off’s very first 2 movies, the 58- year-old star resigned from the franchise in November 2020, after losing a libel match versus The Sun, including accusations of abuse from his ex-wife Amber Heard. Taking up the mantel as Grindelwald is Danish star Mads Mikkelsen,56!

Fans got their very first take a look at Mads as Grindelwald in the brand-new trailer for The Secrets of Dumbledore on Monday December13 Grindelwald can be seen utilizing the Elder Wand in one clip, along with discussing a “war with the Muggles,” in an extremely short look! Unlike Depp’s Grindelwald, Mads has his hair combed over and it’s primarily black, conserve for a white streak. This will make Mads the 4th star to play Grindelwald (not counting Colin Farrell, who played the character when he was camouflaged as Percival Graves). Aside from Johnny, the other stars to play him were Jamie Campbell Bower, who played a more youthful Grindelwald in both the very first Fantastic Beasts movie and Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 1, and Michael Byrne, who played the older Grindelwald in Deathly Hallows Part 1 Here’s whatever you require to understand about Mads Mikkelsen!

Mads Mikkelsen will debut as Grindelwald in the upcoming ‘Fantastic Beasts’ film. (Cristiano Minichiello/AGF/Shutterstock)

1. Mads has actually been acting for 25 years

While The Secrets of Dumbledore might be Mads’ Wizarding World launching, the Danish star is no complete stranger to the electronic camera. He made his movie launching in 1996 as part of the Danish film Pusher While he might just be getting in the Harry Potter universe for the very first time, Mads has actually belonged of a variety of various effective movie franchises. He played the bad guy Le Chiffre in the 2006 James Bond motion picture Casino Royale He likewise brought the comics villain Kaecilius to life in 2016’s Doctor Strange, which very same year he played Galen Erso in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Besides his motion picture functions, he likewise played Hannibal Lecter in the television series Hannibal

2. He was a dancer prior to he was a star

Before his acting profession started, Mads had actually trained as a gymnast because his youth. After several years, he altered courses and ended up being a dancer. He’s credited his dancing profession with assisting him get ready for stunts as a star in a 2012 interview with Scan Magazine “Being a dancer is available in useful in a great deal of circumstances as a star, specifically when you are handling stunts. And I would wreck the agreement if somebody else were doing my stunts. I state, ‘That is why I remain in the movie. I do not have the cool lines, I have the cool stunts and I will not provide away,'” he stated.

Mads has actually starred in many films considering that making his cinema launching in1996 (Lionsgate/Moviestore/Shutterstock)

3. He hasn’t talked to Depp prior to playing Grindelwald

With the news that Johnny Depp was leaving Fantastic Beasts, Mads confessed that the 2 had not touched base in a December 2020 interview with AP While the Pirates of the Caribbean star might not have actually connected to provide him some tips about the character, Mads did reveal some interest in talking. “I do not understand him,” he stated. “I want I had his contact number, however sadly that’s not the case.” Mads likewise stated what his technique would be for the fresh take on Grindelwald.

4. He’s married and has 2 kids

Mads has actually been wed to his better half Hanne Jacobsen, 60, given that2000 The set have a child Viola, 29, and kid Carl, 24 Mads discussed just how much he values his household in a 2010 interview with The New York Times “They join me on area if they have an opportunity, however I can likewise be house 3 or 4 months not doing anything, so I most likely see my kids more than individuals who work continuously all year long. If that modifications, we’ll need to have a household conference,” he described.

Mads has actually been wed to his other half Hanne Jacobsen given that2000 (LAURENT LAURENT VU/SIPA/Shutterstock)

5. He speaks 6 languages

Like lots of European stars, Mads is multi-lingual. While the reality that he speaks his native Danish and English are unsurprising (provided the number of English-speaking functions he’s had), he exposed that he can likewise speak German, Russian and French in an interview with The Global Town Hall His love of films taught him several tongues. “We enjoy various motion pictures so discover languages that method likewise,” he stated.


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