Jared Harris Responds To Rumours About Playing Young Dumbledore

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There has been a lot of noise made about Jared Harris playing young Dumbledore in a Fantastic Beasts sequel. This comes from Harris being the son of the late Richard Harris who played the character in the first two movies. Well, that, and being a very fine actor.

Harris (Jnr.) recently got to sit down with The Standard, who asked him about the rumours. Harris is clearly aware of the fan demonstrations, but seemed a little unsure of the efforts more than anything. He said:

They're obviously thinking about it. I haven't heard anything and I don't expect to. It's not up to me.

Having seen [fan campaigns] before I find that [film bosses] don't like to have their hands forced. These campaigns almost always go in a different direction.

This of course doesn't mean the actor doesn't want the part, just that he is unsure if the fans will be able to push it through. These could even be read as a man not getting his hopes up. Harris is clearly gifted, and he has been in some killer roles recently. While he might not be the blockbuster name, I have no doubt he could do great work, with a nice familial bond to the role helping.


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