Some of the actors of colour suggested by tumblr for Newt Scamander following casting news for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Newt’s grandson, Rolf Scamander, is described as “swarthy”, meaning dark skinned and it potentially codes him as POC. This opens up the possibility of Newt himself being POC since British does not mean white only.
Nathan Stewart-Jarrett Riz Ahmed Richard Ayoade Dev Patel Gary Carr Suraj Sharma Ukweli Roach Rahul Kohli
back when they announced the FB movie i saw this lovely gifset with nathan stewart-jarrett as newt and basically accepted that as a fact
and while i enjoyed the movie a lot it was painfully obvious how non diverse it is and im honestly embarrassed for the people involved that no one at any point during production went like oh wait we forgot something