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It looks like we have a new Albus Dumbledore!

Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them has announced that Jude Law will take on the role of Dumbledore for the upcoming installment of the movie.

The role was previously played by the late Richard Harris and Michael Gambon.

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Discussing the announcement that Jude will step into the magical headmaster's role, casting director David Yates said he can't wait for Jude to step into Dubmledore's shoes.

"Jude Law is a phenomenally talented actor whose work I've long admired and I'm looking forward to finally having the opportunity to work with him.

"I know he will brilliantly capture all the unexpected facets of Albus Dumbledore as JK Rowling reveals this very different time in his life."

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In the film, it is reported that Dumbledore with battle his friend-turned-rival Grindelward.

It was previously announced that Johnny Depp will take on the role of Grindelwad, after a brief appearance in the first film.



Few film franchises have awoken the imagination of the public quite like Harry Potter, and any actor would jump at the chance to play one of the iconic roles, right?

Well, Sir Ian McKellen has revealed why he turned down the chance to portray the legendary wizard, Albus Dumbledore.

Richard Harris, who originally played the role, died in 2002 following the release of The Chamber of Secrets, leaving producers with huge boots to fill.

Sir Ian McKellen, who played Gandalf in The Lord of The Rings movies, was offered a part in the films but turned it down, because according to him, Richard Harris thought he was a “technically brilliant but passionless” actor.

Although producers never officially offered him the role of Albus Dumbledore, Ian is pretty sure he knew what they were thinking.

Speaking on BBC’s Hardline, the actor said – ‘When he died – he played Dumbledore, the wizard – I played the real wizard [Gandalf] of course – but when they called me up and said would I be interested in being in the Harry Potter films, they didn’t say what part.’

He added, ‘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 hadn’t approved of me.’

Although he never actually played the role, Ian admitted that he does sometimes get mistaken for the man himself!

‘Well sometimes when I see posters of Michael Gambon, the actor who gloriously plays Dumbledore, I think it’s me. You know, we get asked for each other’s autographs!’

In fairness, we can see where the confusion arises…



Now this is something we're totally on board with!

JK Rowling has hinted that Dumbledore will be openly gay in the new Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

During the week, director David Yates confirmed that the mighty wizard will be in the upcoming movie, and fans have been going mental to find out who will portray him.

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However, JK has implied that young Albus will have a relationship with the dark wizard Gellet Grindelwald, who will be played by Johnny Depp.

In a press conference yesterday, the author said: "I can't tell you everything I would like to say because this is obviously a five-part story so there’s lots to unpack in that relationship.

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"You will see Dumbledore as a younger man and quite a troubled man — he wasn't always the sage. We’ll see him at that formative period of his life.

"And as far as his sexuality is concerned … Watch this space."

Yaaas! Slay Dumbledore, slaaay.



This is just so heartbreaking.

Author of the Harry Potter series, J.K. Rowling, has sent a letter to 15-year-old, Cassidy Stay, in the voice of Dumbledore.

The move comes after the teen’s mum, dad and siblings were all shot dead by her uncle in Texas at the beginning of July.

During a memorial service for her family, the brave girl took to the podium and quoted Dumbledore in her moving and inspirational tribute: “Happiness can be found in the darkest times if one only remembers to turn on the light.”

J.K. Rowling heard of the girl’s words through a social media campaign and sent Cassidy a handwritten letter from Dumbledore, and lots of Harry Potter items such as a wand and a signed book.