Eddie Redmayne wraps up in a dark grey coat and black jumper as he steps out for a stroll in NYC

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Eddie Redmayne wraps up in a dark grey coat and black jumper as he steps out for a stroll in New York

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He is back on the big screen with his returning role of Newt Scamander in Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets Of Dumbledore. 

And Eddie Redmayne cut a casual figure as he stepped out for a stroll in SoHo in New York City on Tuesday.

The actor, 40, sported a black and white striped jumper for the outing along with a pair of black trousers.

Outing; Eddie Redmayne cut a casual figure in a striped jumper and black trousers as he stepped out for a stroll in SoHo in New York City on Tuesday.

Outing; Eddie Redmayne cut a casual figure in a striped jumper and black trousers as he stepped out for a stroll in SoHo in New York City on Tuesday.

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The film star wrapped up in a dark grey coat and also wore a pair of black shoes with a patterned detail.

At another point during the day, Eddie was seen in a dark green bomber jacket and carrying a bag pack. 

His outing comes after critics gave their verdict on the much-delayed The Secrets Of Dumbledore, branding the latest film in the Harry Potter spin-off series ‘good-natured entertainment’

Following the much-maligned Crimes Of Grindewald, the third instalment earned mixed reviews, as while many lauded the performance of Mads Mikkelson, others were quick to slam the ‘confusing’ plot.

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Casual: The actor underwent an outfit change as he sported a dark green bomber jacket at one point during the day

Outfit: He wrapped up in a dark grey coat

Casual: The actor underwent an outfit change as he sported a dark green bomber jacket at one point during the day

The Secrets Of Dumbledore sees Newt Scamander and the legendary wizard join forces to save the world from Grindewald, under the backdrop of 1930s Berlin.

Awarding the film three stars, The Guardian’s Peter Bradshaw praised the film as ‘good-natured magical entertainment’, though noted the film’s plot doesn’t shy away from making a political statement.

He said: ‘By invoking fascism and the approaching world war, the film is gesturing at something overwhelmingly evil, and yet by the end you might find the essentially non-committal storytelling style of franchise film-making, with its suspended resolutions, works against this.

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‘It’s good-natured entertainment, though there is still something weightless and formless about the narrative.’ 

Film: Eddie is back on the big screen with his returning role of Newt Scamander in Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets Of Dumbledore

Film: Eddie is back on the big screen with his returning role of Newt Scamander in Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets Of Dumbledore

Writing for The Mirror, Andy Lea also offered note to Mads’ ‘less showy and more creepy’ portrayal of Grindewald.

He added: ‘Thankfully, while still nowhere near as enchanting as a trip to Hogwarts, the third Fantastic Beasts film brings some movie magic back to Rowling’s Wizarding World.’

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‘Grindelwald remains a crushingly familiar villain (he’s basically Voldermort with a nose), but Mikklesen delivers a less showy and more creepy villain to Depp’s.

‘Sadly, there remains a Hogwarts-sized hole at the heart of this series. I suspect it was the Quidditch games, playground spats and the childish wonder of its young heroes that made the five Potter flicks so magical.’

Plot: The Secrets Of Dumbledore sees Newt Scamander and the legendary wizard join forces to save the world from Grindewald, under the backdrop of 1930s Berlin

Plot: The Secrets Of Dumbledore sees Newt Scamander and the legendary wizard join forces to save the world from Grindewald, under the backdrop of 1930s Berlin

Writing for The Evening Standard, Charlotte O’Sullivan awarded the film four stars, offering praise for Rowling’s ‘risky but rousing experiment,’ and Mads’ ‘welcome replacement’ of Johnny Depp in the film.

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‘Secrets of Dumbledore shows an impressive willingness to mess with the HP formula (and formulas in general). It’s a work in progress and within a whisker of being fantastic,’ she wrote.

‘Note to Warners: don’t panic. There may be dark days ahead, in terms of box office receipts. But Rowling’s got this and should be allowed to see her wild experiment through to the end.’

Praise: Critics have given their verdict on the much-delayed Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets Of Dumbledore, branding the film a 'weightless and good-natured' return to form

Praise: Critics have given their verdict on the much-delayed Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets Of Dumbledore, branding the film a ‘weightless and good-natured’ return to form

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