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Who is the actor playing Aberforth Dumbledore in Fantastic Beasts 3?

Amber Peake December 14, 2021
Who is the actor playing Aberforth Dumbledore in Fantastic Beasts 3?


The trailer for Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets Of Dumbledore, which looks into the past of Albus Dumbledore, has finally dropped, with fans excited for its 2022 release.

The teaser for the film hints that Albus’ brother will feature, with fans curious to know which actor will play Aberforth Dumbledore in Fantastic Beasts 3. Let’s take a look…

Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore | Official Trailer

Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore | Official Trailer
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Who is the actor playing Aberforth Dumbledore in Fantastic Beasts 3?

As the title suggests, Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets Of Dumbledore explores the back story of Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) before he became headmaster of Hogwarts school of witchcraft and wizardry.

Therefore it may be no surprise to Harry Potter and Fantastic Beast fans alike that Albus’ brother, Aberforth, features in the new release. Aberforth will be portrayed by Richard Coyle, with fans able to see the actor in character in the latest Fantastic Beasts trailer, which dropped on Monday (13 December).

Coyle can be seen at the start of the film’s teaser as Eddie Redmayne’s character Newt approaches Aberforth to ask after Albus. Aberforth, who has his back to Newt, turns around with the one-liner: “That would be my brother.”

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Fans are here for Richard Coyle’s Aberforth casting

Following Richard Coyle’s reveal as Aberforth in the trailer, fans took to social media to share their excitement over the casting:

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Why does he look familiar?

If you’re a fan of the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, you may recognise Richard Coyle as Father Faustus Blackwood, former high priest of the Church Of Night.

Other notable TV credits include BBC’s Coupling, Amazon Original historical drama The Collection, and NBC’s Crossbones. Coyle also had a brief feature in popular BBC drama The Fall, where he starred alongside Gillian Anderson and Jamie Dornan.

The actor is also known for his film roles and recently starred in Discovery+ film Resurrection, which was released in March.

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Amber is an entertainment journalist with a love for anything showbiz, celeb or reality TV. After graduating with a degree in Journalism at Brunel University she became a Showbiz Reporter at Having written for both HITC and The Focus, Amber is now a staff writer for The Focus covering the latest celeb and entertainment trends.