Ian McKellen Reveals The ‘Nonsense’ Reason He Didn’t Play Dumbledore In Harry Potter — Plus 12 Other Films That Almost Had Different Stars!

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Sir Ian McKellen‘s many iconic purpose is Gandalf in a Lord of a Rings films, though he could have played an almighty sorceress from another dear book-turned-movie array too!

That’s right, a maestro actor was approached about holding over as Albus Dumbledore in a Harry Potter films following a 2002 genocide of a OG Richard Harris.

Making an coming on BBC‘s HARDtalk show, a 77-year-old explained he couldn’t take over Harris’ purpose since he knew a late actor wasn’t a fan of his behaving abilities!

Host Stephen Sackur brought adult a purported quote by Harris, where he called McKellen and a few other actors “technically shining though passionless.” While McKellen thinks Harris’ critique is “nonsense,” he still “couldn’t take over a partial from an actor who I’d famous didn’t approve of me.”

Eventually, Michael Gambon took over as a Hogwarts Headmaster for a rest of a series. But McKellen doesn’t have any tough feelings, quipping that Gandalf is “the genuine wizard.” Ha!

And a shadiest, apparently! For some-more roles that could have been…

CLICK HERE to perspective “Movies That Almost Had Completely Different Stars!”

CLICK HERE to perspective “Movies That Almost Had Completely Different Stars!”

CLICK HERE to perspective “Movies That Almost Had Completely Different Stars!”

CLICK HERE to perspective “Movies That Almost Had Completely Different Stars!”

CLICK HERE to perspective “Movies That Almost Had Completely Different Stars!”

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