REDMAYNE One of the things I love about Newt is that he’s completely his own person. He’s learned to be content with that – or he thinks he’s content with it. In the last movie, he connected with the [principal] trio, and particularly with Tina, who saw elements in him which other people had never seen. Probably one of the only other people in his life who had seen that was Dumbledore. As his teacher, Dumbledore, I think, had always admired his complete commitment to who he was.
LAW He has a really beautiful moral compass. We all have those friends that you just know make the right moral decision, and you go to them because they’re good.
REDMAYNE And Dumbledore likes to manipulate that [laughs]. One of the lovely things about the relationship between Dumbledore and Newt is that it is master/apprentice, but the apprentice is growing up and challenging the master. He’s aware that he’s being manipulated but is going along with it anyway.