Did you know that another actor almost played Album Dumbledore in the ‘Harry Potter’ film series!?
It’s true. After the Richard Harris, who played the Hogwarts headmaster in films 1 & 2, passed away Sir Ian McKellen was approached about the role.
While chatting on a BBC show called HARDtalk McKellen revealed why he didn’t take on the part of Professor Dumbledore. Apparently Harris once called him “technically brilliant but passionless.”
“When they called me up and said would I be interested in being in the Harry Potter films, they wouldn’t say what part but I worked out what they were thinking. I couldn’t take over the part from an actor who I know disapproved of me,” said McKellen.
Even though McKellen turned down the part of Dumbledore something tells me he got his fill of wizardry starring as Gandalf in the ‘Lord of The Rings’ trilogy.