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Mads Mikkelsen to replace Johnny Depp in 'Fantastic Beasts 3'

Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen is to replace Johnny Depp as the evil wizard Gellert Grindelwald in the third Fantastic Beasts film, Warner Bros has announced.Depp was forced to quit the role after losing his libel trial against The Sun earlier this month.

Mikkelsen is known for his role as serial killer Hannibal Lecter in US television series Hannibal.The 55-year-old has made his name playing villains, such as Le Chiffre in Bond movie Casino Royale and Kaecilius in Marvel film Doctor Strange.

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