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Wizards unite! Benedict Cumberbatch and Eddie Redmayne to share Graham Norton’s sofa

With Breaking Bad’s Bryan Cranston making up a star-powered trio


This autumn is shaping up to be pretty magical, with both sorcerous superhero movie Doctor Strange and Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them set to hit screens in the next couple of months. 

And now it’s been revealed that this spellbinding season will be reflected in an upcoming episode of BBC1’s The Graham Norton Show, where British actors Eddie Redmayne (Fantastic Beasts’ Newt Scamander) and Benedict Cumberbatch (the titular star of Marvel’s Doctor Strange) will enchant audiences on The Graham Norton Show Friday 28th October.

Hopefully, no wands will be drawn in anger – but if they are, we’re sure fellow guests Bryan Cranston and Leann Rimes (who sadly for the conceit of this piece haven’t played magical characters) will be happy to act as seconds. That’s just wise wizarding.

Eddie Redmayne about to star in a film about exactly the same story? Two months ago we told you about The Last Days of Night, an upcoming film about the battle between Edison and Westinghouse to bring electric light to America in the late 19th century.

Eddie won’t play Edison, however, but Paul Cravath, the brilliant young lawyer who defended Westinghouse when Edison sued him for infringing his patent. It’s written by Graham Moore, who won an Oscar for his screenplay for The Imitation Game, starring… Benedict Cumberbatch.

Curiouser and curiouser. That film, as we’re sure you remember, bagged Benedict his first Oscar nomination, though on the night he lost out to, yup, you guessed it, Eddie Redmayne.

Looks like two films about an historic battle are about to go into battle themselves. According to Deadline, The Current War is aiming to go quickly into production this December, while cameras on The Last Days of Night are due to start rolling in January.

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