Fantastic Beasts Star Fiona Glascott Reveals What It Is Like to Wave a Wand from Harry Potter

PEOPLE.com | 1/16/2019 | Staff
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Fiona Glascott is best known for her role as Professor Minerva McGonagall in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, but she has long been a fan of the famous franchise.

With a busy year ahead, Glascott, 36, spoke to PEOPLE about all things Harry Potter and also gave a little insight into her world.

Roles - Film - Brooklyn - Saoirse - Ronan

Aside from her roles in the critically-acclaimed film Brooklyn (opposite Saoirse Ronan) and BBC2/Showtime series Episodes (as Matt LeBlanc‘s ex-wife), Glascott has also dabbled in theater across the pond, where she currently resides with her husband and daughter.

Before you start seeing her all over the big screen, here are six things to know about the rising Irish actress.

Year - Glascott - Films

2019 will be a big year for Glascott, as she is slated to star in two major films.

In SUPERVIZED, the actress will be featured alongside Tom Berenger and Beau Bridges to take on the gloriously villainous role of Alicia. The story will follow four elderly superheroes living in a retirement home in Ireland that come together for one last mission.

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Also set to premiere this year is The Martini Shot, which Glascott will star in alongside John Cleese and Matthew Modine. In the existential drama, which follows a film director beginning a project at his final leg of life, Glascott will play the role of Mary.

While Glascott said it was “amazing to work with these legends” on both projects, she revealed that one particular film was likely to captivate audiences.

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“I have to say The Martini Shot is a film I haven’t seen before,” the actress said. “It’s something I think will really resonate with people because its quite an existential piece but it’s a comedy and it’s about humans and told in a very interesting way… it was a real joy to work on.”

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