Best known to the Wizarding World fandom as the man who plays Jacob Kowalski in the “Fantastic Beasts” films, Dan was kind enough to stop by for a chat on Episode 28 and Episode 96. Other notable appearances include his portrayal of Luke on “The Walking Dead” and of William Barfee in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, for which he won a Tony Award.
Poppy Corby-TuechEpisode 101
You know her as the woman who plays Vinda Rosier in Fantastic Beasts, and we know her as our new fashion and friendship icon. Check out what Poppy has to say about all things Wizarding World on Episode 101! You can also find her on The Royals as Prudence, and on The Rook as Sophia.
Chris RankinEpisode 86
Chris is not only a Potter fan, but he also played Percy Weasley in the “Harry Potter” films. (You may have seen him as one of the special guests at MuggleNet Live in 2017.) More recently, Chris has been working as a production assistant on shows like “Downton Abbey” and “A Discovery of Witches”. He was also our special guest on Episode 86!
James PaytonEpisode 76
James’s largest claim-to-fame in the Wizarding World Universe is his portrayal of Frank Longbottom in “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.” However, James now works as a stand-in on the “Fantastic Beasts” films, and we were lucky enough to talk to him about his experiences on set in Episode 76. (You may also recognize him as Hitler from “Captain America: The First Avenger”, a role he hopes he can reprise in a future Beasts film.)
William NadylamEpisode 97
William was kind enough to sit down with one of our hosts on Episode 97 to discuss the nuances of his character, Yusuf Kama, and what it’s like to work with such a wide-ranged, international cast.
Joshua SheaEpisode 145
Joshua Shea portrayed a young Newt Scamander in “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.” He stopped by the show on Episode 145 to talk to us about his experience on set.
Robin GuiverEpisode 155
Robin Guiver worked as the Supervising Creature Puppeteer on the first two “Fantastic Beasts” films. On Episode 155, Robin gave us insight into how a team of puppeteers and movement actors brought our favorite beasts to life on set, giving the actors something tangible to interact with.
Mitchell ThorntonEpisode 14
Mitchell stopped by to talk to us on Episode 14 about his work as a background character in “Fantastic Beasts!” He can also be found as Michael Lowton in the short film Logan, as well as Tom Marvolo Riddle in “Voldemort: Origins of the Heir.”
Eric ScullEpisodes 69 & 144
Eric Scull from MuggleCast is a friend to SpeakBeasty, coming to chat with us on more than one occasion about his love for diricawls.
Micah TannenbaumEpisode 144
Micah joined us for Episode 144, a SpeakBeasty/MuggleCast crossover episode where our hosts discussed the trailer for “Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore.”
Peyton KennedyEpisode 77
Peyton graced us with her presence on Episode 77 due to the fact that she is a major “Harry Potter” and “Fantastic Beasts” fan. You may recognize her as Betty Nelson on “Grey’s Anatomy” or as Kate Messner on “Everything Sucks!”
Ravina BajwaEpisode 82
We got to talk to Ravina, who works as Senior Commissioner for Audiobooks at Pottermore, on Episode 82! She shared her experiences with us from the set of “Crimes of Grindelwald.”
Hana Walker-BrownEpisode 82
Hana Walker-Brown is an Executive Producer at Audible, and is the main creative force behind the audiobook Fantastic Beasts: Makers, Mysteries, and Magic. We got to chat with Hana on Episode 82! Be sure to check out some of her other award-winning projects as well.
Thea JamesEpisode 134
Thea, a cookbook author, and one half of the duo behind “The Book Smugglers” book review blog, joined us on Episode 134 to discuss the role feasts and food play in sci-fi and fantasy literature.