the BBC reports that actor Kevin Guthrie, seen in both fantastic beasts and where to find them and Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald as ‘Abernathy’ was sentenced to three years in prison and indefinite placement on the sex offender register in Scotland. In court, Sheriff Tom Hughes told actor: “The jury has accepted that you have committed these heinous crimes and the only appropriate sentence is jail. The circumstances of the crime of which Guthrie was convicted can be found in their report. Guthrie’s trial lasted four days before the jury’s conviction.
Guthrie’s role in the Fantastic Beasts films was that of Mr. Abernathy, a minor character in the first film who would appear in the sequel as a disciple of Gellert Grindelwald. His other credits as an actor include Dunkirk, The English Game and The Terror. The actor was apparently set to reprise his role for the third film in the Harry Potter spinoff series, as a now-deleted post from the Fantastic Beasts official site. Given the seriousness of his role, it would be possible for the studio to exclude him from the film entirely if he had actually shot something for him since production resumed.
It wouldn’t be the first member of the Fantastic Beasts film cast to be banned from the films, assuming Guthrie was involved in the third film at all. Last November it was confirmed that actor Johnny Depp would no longer play the role of Gellert Grindelwald in the fantastic beasts and where to find them franchise. Depp’s departure came just days after he lost a libel lawsuit against a British tabloid that characterized him as abusive, although Warner Bros. did not mention it in his statement on the matter by simply writing:
“Johnny Depp will be leaving the Fantastic beasts franchise. We thank Johnny for his work on the films to date. Fantastic beasts 3 is currently in production and the role of Gellert Grindelwald will be recast. The film will debut in theaters around the world in the summer of 2022. “
Depp was replaced on the call sheet by former Doctor Strange and Casino Royale star Mads Mikkelsen, who revealed he was a fan of the Harry Potter franchise and was delighted to get the call to join the film. . That said, don’t make an impression of Jhonny Depp.
“Nobody cares that I go in there and try to copy anything, it would immediately be creative suicide, especially when it’s been done before and in a big way,” Mikkelsen said. Collider. “So everyone expects us to find a different path. Having said that, we need a bridge between what he’s done and what I’m going to do, so those bridges that you have to find together, whether it’s a certain look, whether it’s a certain attitude in certain situations, but you have to make it your own. Everything else would just be creatively stupid. “
Fantastic beasts 3 is slated to hit theaters on July 15, 2022.