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Why Did Ian Mckellen Decline The Invitation To Play Dumbledore?

Fans of both Harry Potter and Ian McKellen will be aggrieved to learn that the actor was actually considered for the role of Professor Dumbledore following the death of Richard Harris, but he turned it...

Ian Mckellen Reveals Why He Rejected Dumbledore Role

Sir Ian McKellen rejected the role of Professor Dumbledore in the 'Harry Potter' movies because Richard Harris didn't respect him as an actor.The 77-year-old star was offered the chance to replace Harris as the headmaster...

This Sporting Life Author David Storey Dies

Storey, whose 1960 book based on his experiences as a rugby player was made into an Oscar-nominated 1963 film, passed away on Monday (27Mar17) while surrounded by his family. A...

Jason Isaacs' Funniest Memory Of Alan Rickman

Alan Rickman stole from Gringotts bank in 'Harry Potter'.His co-star Jason Isaacs had a hard time trying to ''steal'' any props from the set as the late actor - who portrayed Professor Severus Snape -...

Dumbledore To Appear In Fantastic Beasts Sequel

Professor Albus Dumbledore will appear in the 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' series.A younger version of the late Hogwarts headmaster - who was originally portrayed in the 'Harry Potter' series by the late...

Richard Harris Was Watching Eastwood Film When Director Offered Him Unforgiven Role

Eastwood had already cast friends Gene Hackman and Morgan Freeman in the Western and he thought movie great Harris would be perfect for the film, so he tracked him down to his vacation...

Sons Honour Richard Harris At Film Festival

Richard Harris' actor sons and granddaughter gathered in Limerick, Ireland at the weekend (24-26Oct14) to celebrate the late movie legend's life.Jared and Jamie Harris and Ella Harris were special guests at the second Richard Harris...

Warwick Davis: Harry Potter Set Smelled

The 'Harry Potter' set used to smell of rotting food, Warwick Davis has recalled.The 44-year-old actor - who played both Professor Flitwick and goblin bank teller Griphook in the fantasy franchise - has revealed that...

Brittany Murphy's 'Something Wicked' To Be Released, Other Posthumous Movie Releases

Brittany Murphy’s final movie ‘Something Wicked’ is due to be released over four years since her tragic and ambiguous death. The plot focuses on a young couple who find themselves faced with a past that...

Peter O'toole Dies

Peter O'Toole has died. The legendary 'Lawrence of Arabia' star passed away aged 81 at a London Hospital yesterday (14.12.13) following a long illness. The Irish-born actor got his big break when Sir David Lean...

Julie Walters To Be Honoured At British Independent Film Awards

Julie Walters is to be honoured with an outstanding achievement award at the Moet British Independent Film Awards on Sunday (08.12.13).The 'Harry Potter' actress will receive the Richard Harris Award for her contributions to British...

Jared Harris Engaged To Allegra Riggio

Jared Harris is engaged to his long-term girlfriend, Allegra Riggio.The former 'Mad Men' star, 51, and his 38-year-old fiancee are ''giddy and adorable'' after he popped the question with a heart-shaped rose-gold diamond ring, with...

Daniel Radcliffe: 'I Was A Pathetic Drunk'

Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe gave up his quest to become an enigmatic drunk when he realised he wasn't as interesting as his hellraising heroes Gary Oldman and Richard Harris when under the influence of...

Daniel Radcliffe Wanted A 'Crazy' Lifestyle

Daniel Radcliffe always wanted a "crazy" party lifestyle.The 21-year-old actor always aspired to lead a wild life but gave up drinking alcohol last year when he realised his behaviour was "boring and pathetic".He said: "My...

Kenneth Branagh Honoured At Bifas

Kenneth Branagh was honoured with a major prize at the British Independent Film Awards (BIFAs) last night (04.12.11). The actor-and-director picked up the Variety Award at the ceremony in London's Old Billingsgate for helping to...

Ralph Fiennes To Receive Film Prize

Ralph Fiennes and Kenneth Branagh are set to earn major prizes at the Moet British Independent Film Awards.The 'Harry Potter' star will pick up the Richard Harris Award - which recognises an outstanding contribution to...

The King's Speech Dominates Independent Film Awards

'The King's Speech' was the big winner at last night's (05.12.10) Moet British Independent Film Awards.The Tom Hopper-directed drama about the stuttering British King George VI, starring Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush and Helena Bonham Carter...

Richard Harris Was Caught Drinking Elizabeth Taylor's Perfume

ELIZABETH TAYLOR once kicked legendary hellraiser RICHARD HARRIS out of her Hollywood home, after catching him drinking her expensive perfume. Harris, who died in 2002, was a famous Hollywood party animal and lifelong drinker - part...

Mckellen Turned Down Less Superior Harry Potter Role

Actor SIR IAN MCKELLEN refused to take over RICHARD HARRIS' role of Professor Dumbledore in the HARRY POTTER film franchise - because his portrayal of wizard Gandalf in the LORD OF THE RINGS trilogy is...

Harris Honoured In Ireland

Late movie star RICHARD HARRIS has been honoured with a statue in his hometown of Limerick, Ireland - 20 years after former Mayor PAT KENNEDY launched a bid to immortalise the star. The lifesize bronze...

Radcliffe Pays Tribute To Harris

HARRY POTTER star DANIEL RADCLIFFE has paid an emotional tribute to his late co-star RICHARD HARRIS, maintaining filming is less fun without him. Harris, who played Professor Albus Dumbledore in the first two installments of...

Harry Potter's Dumbledore To Become Father At 66

HARRY POTTER star SIR MICHAEL GAMBON is to become a father at the age of 66. The Irish actor, who took over the role of wizard ALBUS DUMBLEDORE from RICHARD HARRIS in the hit films,...

O'toole Has No Regrets Over Hellraising Past

Acclaimed actor PETER O'TOOLE would not change one thing about his hard-drinking past, insisting he does not "regret one drop". The LAWRENCE OF ARABIA icon, 74, made a name for himself as a wildman in...

O'toole Picks His Fights Carefully

Acting great PETER O'TOOLE has to pick his fights carefully these days, because the 74-year-old still thinks he's a hellraising brawler. The Irish actor made a name for himself as a wildman in his youth...

Crowe Flies Across The World For Harris Statue Unveiling

Hollywood star RUSSELL CROWE has flown 17,000 kilometres (10,000 miles) from Australia to a small village in Ireland to attend the unveiling of a statue of his close friend, actor RICHARD HARRIS. Oscar winner Crowe...

Crowe Pays Tribute To Harris At Irish Ceremony

RUSSELL CROWE unveiled a bronze statue in honour of late screen wildman RICHARD HARRIS in the iconic actor's native Ireland this weekend (29SEP06). The Antipodean movie star, who first met the star on the set...

Psychologist Landy Dies

Psychologist-to-the-stars EUGENE LANDY has lost his battle with lung cancer in Honolulu, Hawaii. He was 71. Landy's celebrity clients include ALICE COOPER and RICHARD HARRIS, but he's perhaps best known for his treatment of BEACH...

Rhys Meyers Quits Drinking For Gym Life

Irish actor JONATHAN RHYS MEYERS has given up alcohol after becoming addicted to working out at his local gym. The MATCH POINT star spends over two hours in the gym every day and insists...

Actor James Booth Dies

Veteran British actor JAMES BOOTH died of natural causes last week (11AUG05). He was 77. Booth grabbed international acclaim with his scene-stealing portrayal of rogue soldier Private HENRY HOOK in 1964 historical epic ZULU...

Betting Bonanza Raises Fears Of Harry Potter Leak

Bookmakers are convinced the plot of the next HARRY POTTER novel has been leaked - despite the fact the new book is being held under strict security at a printing press in Germany. Publishers...

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