Whoa! This is a surprise!
Harry Potter’s getting a brand new headmaster–and his name isn’t Ian McKellen.
May I say, “I told you so?”
Except… it seems that the headmaster will not be played by any of the gents whose names were bandied about:
Following Harris’ death from cancer in October, there had been much speculation over who would take over the role, with leading candidates supposedly including McKellen and even Harris’ stand-in. But McKellen never seriously considered the role (he’s already done the franchise thing with The Lord of the Rings and X-Men) and producers ultimately went with [Michael] Gambon, a classically trained actor who studied with Laurence Olivier and whose credits include Gosford Park, The Insider and the lead in the British miniseries The Singing Detective.
Well, well, well. Michael Gambon. This will be very, very interesting…
(Thanks, Ginger Girl!)