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WATCH: Ian McKellen Explains Why He Passed on Playing Dumbledore in ‘Harry Potter’

Legendary actor Ian McKellen has held many magical roles, literally.  Arguably best known as Gandolf from The Lord of the Rings films, it's safe to say that McKellen has a familiarity with film wizardry and, he was almost part of another magical franchise. During a recent appearance on the BBC show HARDtalk, McKellen discussed being offered the role of Albus Dumbledore after Richard Harris, the actor to originate the role, passed away.  Ultimately, McKellen passed on the role but, nobody really knew why, until now. When HARDtalk host Stephen Sackur brought...