JK Rowling graces the blue carpet for Fantastic Beasts premiere

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Harry Potter author JK Rowling and actor Eddie Redmayne have arrived in Leicester Square ahead of the premiere of Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them.

JK Rowling and Eddie
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JK looked glamorous in her gold dress on the carpet - which had been turned blue for the occasion.

JK Rowling
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The film is based on JK's book of the same name and is set 60 years earlier than the novels about the boy wizard, in 1926 New York.

Cast
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In the film, Eddie plays "magizoologist" Newt Scamander as he explores the American branch of the magical world, with a mysterious suitcase full of magical creatures.

Eddie Redmayne
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The rest of the film's cast also walked the carpet including Ezra Miller.

Ezra Miller
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Also attending were McFly's Danny Jones, Tom Fletcher and Harry Judd.

McFly
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Game Of Thrones actress Maisie Williams also attended the premiere as did Guy Ritchie and wife Jacqui Ainsley.

Maise Williams
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Guy Ritchie and Jacqui Ainsley
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Also gracing the carpet was the latest Strictly star to leave the show, Daisy Lowe.

Daisy Lowe, (L - R) Aljaz Skorjanec and Janette Manrara attending the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them European Premiere at Leicester Square, London.
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Daisy was joined by professional dancers Aljaz Skorjanec and Janette Manrara.