Jared Harris talks about playing young Albus Dumbledore

Time schedule for Fantastic Beasts 2 is already set. The second part of the adventures of magician Newt Scamander will be in theaters on November 16, 2018.

Since the director David Yates and producer David Heyman confirmed that a young Albus Dumledore would appear in the second part of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, fans have rushed into social media in search of the perfect actor to play the famous director of Hogwarts. Among the names that sound most strongly is that of Jared Harris (Lost in Space, Pompeii), the son of the actor who played the powerful wizard in the first two episodes of Harry Potter, Richard Harris.

Richard Harris as old Dumbledore
Richard Harris, the father, as old Dumbledore

Fan campaign in social media

On this subject the actor has spoken to the Standard Media, confirming that he has not received any offer on the matter but that “obviously they are thinking”. With thousands of fans asking for their choice on social networks with tweets like: “If they are going to make more of @ Fantastic Beasts, I demand that Jared Harris make the young Dumbledore,” Harris is somewhat skeptical. He says “Having seen fan campaigns before, I feel that producers do not like having their hands tied. These campaigns almost always end up going in a different direction,”.

Jared Harris would be a choice that would carry a nostalgic touch for the potterheads, but its possibility is still vague. For now we know that the second installment of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them will delve into the relationship between Dumbledore and Grindelwald, who is given life by Johnny Depp. A stormy friendship for Albus, who was in love with the dark magician, that will end with the duel between both and Aberforth, in which his sister Ariana dies. How would you like the choice of Jared Harris as this character? You can have a look at Harris in his new movie, Allies, a spy drama in World War II starring Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard.

Aberforth Dumbledore with Hermione and Ron Weasley
Aberforth Dumbledore with Hermione and Ron Weasley

2 thoughts on “Jared Harris talks about playing young Albus Dumbledore

  • November 29, 2016 at 7:31 pm

    This campaign should succeed!

  • November 29, 2016 at 8:07 pm

    Yes, it would mean a lot for Potter lovers!


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