When J.K. Rowling thought of Harry Potter and the magical world he lived in, she had no idea it would turn into a worldwide phenomenon comprised of seven books and eight films. It launched her from a life of financial difficulty to multi-million dollar status (or perhaps billionaire status, but she donates so much of her money that it’s hard to get an exact figure for her net worth). Clearly, something about Harry Potter was extraordinary. Here are some interesting tidbits about the Harry Potter movies that even the biggest fans may not know.
12. Ian McKellen Was Almost Dumbledore
Sir Ian McKellen was offered the role of Dumbledore, but he turned it down. Dumbledore was then played by Richard Harris in the Philosopher’s Stone and the Chamber of Secrets. After Harris died, Dumbledore was played by Michael Gambon.