Thursday, August 8, 2019

Nicolas Flamel on Screen

The recent film Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) continues to develop the Wizarding World of J. K. Rowling and marks the first full appearance of Dumbledore’s associate, Nicolas Flamel. The character is based on a historical figure (c. 1340-1418) and first referenced in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone in 1997. In the film, Flamel is a wizard-alchemist living in Paris, six-hundred years old, and semi-retired but, as the climax of the film reveals, still capable of powerful magic.

Flamel features briefly in the following trailer for the film at 1:09, and the climax is very quickly teased at 1:52 :

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