Top Stories

Ian McKellen Reveals Why He Turned Down Dumbledore Role in 'Harry Potter' Films

Ian McKellen Reveals Why He Turned Down Dumbledore Role in 'Harry Potter' Films

Ian McKellen was once offered a chance at the role of Dumbledore in the Harry Potter films after the original actor chosen for the role, Richard Harris, passed away after making the first two movies in the franchise.

“When they called me up and said would I be interested in being in the Harry Potter films, they didn’t say in what part,” Ian said during an appearance on the BBC. “I worked out what they were thinking, and I couldn’t… I couldn’t take over the part from an actor who I’d known didn’t approve of me.”

Richard apparently called Ian‘s acting, “technically brilliant but passionless,” in the past.

Just Jared on Facebook

JJ Links Around The Web

Getty
  • Donald Trump's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame has been vandalized again - TMZ
  • Kris Jenner is furious over ex Caitlyn Jenner's new memoir - Gossip Cop
  • Gigi Hadid celebrates her birthday with boyfriend Zayn Malik - Just Jared Jr
  • Rihanna posts tons of photoshopped pics of Queen Elizabeth on Instagram - Wetpaint
  • Brie Larson and Armie Hammer premiere their new film - Lainey Gossip
  • A CNN anchor is opening up about being sexually abused by Bill O'Reilly - The Hollywood Reporter
  • busted

    He would have been great.

  • ali

    He would’ve been better than Gambon

  • Anna

    Anyone would have been better than Michael Gambon. The guy didn’t even read the books, did a horrible job portraying Dumbledore. Richard was perfect for the role. RIP.

  • Joannaescott

    Google is paying $97 per hour! Work for few hours & have longer with friends and family! !wr156c:
    On monday I got a great new mclaren f1 from having earned $12778 this last four weeks.. 3 to 5 hours of work a day… Weekly paychecks… Bonus opportunities…Its the most-financialy rewarding I’ve had.. It sounds unbelievable but you wont forgive yourself if you don’t check it
    !wr156c:
    ➽➽
    ➽➽➽➽ http://GoogleFinancialCashJobs156OnlineLive/GetPaid$97/Hour… ★✫★★✫★✫★★✫★✫★★✫★✫★★✫★✫★★✫★✫★★✫★✫★★✫★✫★★✫★✫★★✫★✫★★✫★✫★★✫:::!wr156u:……