Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: Watch the European premiere livestream of the Harry Potter spin-off

The 1920s-set film stars Eddie Redmayne as the ever curious, creature-obsessed Newt Scamander

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It's nearly time to return to the Wizard World - Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is right around the corner. 

The Harry Potter spin-off will receive its European premiere in London tonight; as the likes of Eddie Redmayne, Ezra Miller, and J.K. Rowling walk the red carpet into order to launch the very first in the planned five film franchise

The film sees Redmayne's young wizard Newt Scamander arrive in 1920s New York with a sense of adventure in his heart, and an obsession with magical beasties. However, an unfortunate incident with his case containing all his finest specimens unleashes said beasts onto an unknowing muggle population, threatening to tear the fabric of magical/non-magical society apart.

Cast members Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller, Samantha Morton, and Carmen Ejogo will also be attending; alongside director David Yates, and producer David Heyman. 

Fantastic Beasts has so far received universally positive reviews; putting the franchise in good stead for its 2018 sequel, which already has an appearance from young Dumbledore in the works, with the potential to finally explore his sexuality

You can watch the livestream below, starting from 5.45pm. 

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them hits UK cinemas 18 November.