Albus Dumbledore

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Albus Dumbledore

Fictional character in J. K. Rowlings Harry Potter series add

Category: Movies & TV (150)

Launched in 2001.

Countries: (46%), United Kingdom (31%), United States (15%)

Main connections: Harry Potter (film series), Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film), Michael Gambon

Linked to: Reuters, YouTube, Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry




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This date supersedes Rowling's statement in 2001 that Dumbledore was "about 150 years old" and fits better with the dates that appear in Book 7 add something


Richard Harris - After Gladiator, Harris gained further fame playing the supporting role of Albus Dumbledore in the first two of the Harry Potter films, and as Abbe Faria in Kevin Reynolds' 2002 film adaptation of The Count of Monte Cristo.


Harry Potter (film series) - Richard Harris, who played the role of Professor Albus Dumbledore, passed away on 25 October 2002 causing the role to be re-cast for the third instalment, "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban"


Michael Gambon - In 2004, he began playing Albus Dumbledore, Hogwarts's headmaster in the third installment of J. K. Rowling's franchise, "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban", taking over the role after the death of Richard Harris


In a 2005 interview, Rowling commented: "Immense brainpower does not protect you from emotional mistakes, and I think Dumbledore really exemplifies that add something


However, Rowling confirmed on 2 August 2006 that Dumbledore was, in fact, dead, humorously apologising to the website as she did so add something


Along with, a collection of essays, "Who Killed Albus Dumbledore-: What Really Happened in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince- Six Expert Harry Potter Detectives Examine the Evidence", was published by Zossima Press in November 2006 add something


On 19 October 2007, JK Rowling was asked by a young fan whether Dumbledore finds "true love add something


Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film) - On 5 February 2009, the first three promotional teaser posters were released, featuring Dumbledore and Harry


Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film) - On 27 March 2009 six character posters were released: Harry, Dumbledore, Ron, Hermione, Draco, and Professor Snape


Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film) - On 20 May, first clip from the film was released through The Ellen DeGeneres Show's official website, showing love-struck Ron. Another clip of the film, showing Dumbledore visiting Tom Riddle's Orphanage was released on 31 May 2009, at MTV *awards


Regarding Dumbledore's sexuality in the "Fantastic Beasts" series, Rowling said in 2016 that, "As far as his sexuality is concerned, watch the space add something


Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (film) - In April 2017, it was confirmed that Jude Law had been cast for the role of Albus Dumbledore at around the time he was the Transfiguration professor at Hogwarts