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Eddie Redmayne struggles to keep Fantastic Beasts' secrets

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Eddie Redmayne struggles to keep Fantastic Beasts' secrets

Eddie Redmayne is relieved 'Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them' will be released soon - as he is "so bad at keeping secrets".

The 34-year-old actor - who plays protagonist Newt Scamander in the hotly anticipated movie - is thrilled that the film gets it release date later this week as him and his co-stars aren't so good at keeping the closely guarded details to themselves.

Speaking on the blue carpet at the European premiere of 'Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them' in London's Leicester Square, he said: "Everything about this film was so shrouded in secrecy.

"And as a cast, we are so bad at keeping secrets that we're so thrilled that it is finally going out into the world and we can stop being in charge of the secret keeping."

And Eddie - who has five-month-old daughter Iris with his wife Hannah Bagshawe - is hopeful that the fans will warm to the 'Fantastic Beasts' franchise as much as they did to the 'Harry Potter' series.

He added: "All of us involved in this film were 'Harry Potter' fans and if you're a fan of something, you don't want to be the one to come in and screw it up.

"When I read the script, it was so filled with wonder and excitement, all the warmth of the Potter films but 70 years before and a new energy to it so I'm hoping you guys will embrace it as much as we enjoyed making it."

Meanwhile, Eddie previously admitted he was worried about "screwing up" the movie.

He shared: "Of course you feel pressure. Also, particularly because I loved the Potter films. There was something so warming about being able to dive back into that world every year or two. And if you've enjoyed something, you don't want to be the one who comes in and screws it up.

"But pressure's there with every film. With 'The Theory of Everything' it was knowing Stephen and Jane Hawking and the family would see the film. With 'The Danish Girl' it was all the people that I'd met in preparation for the film who came from the trans community. It's pressure here of a different type, which is called hard core fandom."