IMDb reports that Sir Ian McKellen has confessed he was offered the role of Professor Dumbledore in the Harry Potter films before Richard Harris died. The LOTR star has not confirmed or denied whether he has been approached again or if he wants to take over the part, but a posting on his official website teases, “I still haven’t seen the first Harry Potter. Before Richard Harris died there was an enquiry from the Potter camp about filching Gandalf. The Grey or the White was not specified.”
Peter Jackson sat down for a small featurette to discuss taking The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit into 4k.