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Watch Eddie Redmayne and Benedict Cumberbatch perform an actual magic trick together

Ellie Walker-Arnott

One is a magizoologist from JK Rowling's wizarding world. The other is Doctor Strange, the most powerful sorcerer the world has ever known. So it makes perfect sense that when you get the two of them together, the result is rather magical. 

Eddie Redmayne, the star of upcoming movie 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them', shared a sofa with 'Doctor Strange' actor Benedict Cumberbatch this weekend. The pair were on 'The Graham Norton Show', with 'Breaking Bad' alumnus Bryan Cranston, to discuss their respective movies — and soon started showing off their bewitching abilities. 

'This is my moment to be on television doing magic,' said Redmayne before attempting a trick, with the help of Cranston and Cumberbatch, who finished off the feat with a flourish of Redmayne's magic wand. 

Impressed? Of course we are. Oscar-winner Redmayne can now add master magician to his bulging CV.

The pair even joked about a potential crossover between their two magical realms. 'Maybe for full on Marvel wizarding crossover, the potential for Doctor Strange to come into the wizarding world, will you give us a spell?' Redmayne said, handing Cumberbatch his wand. 

'Crossover wizardness. Hello. We might get sued for this,' joked Cumberbatch. 

'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' is in UK cinemas November 18. 'Doctor Strange' is in UK cinemas now. 

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