Related Questions More Answers Below. It was Richard Harris who played as Dumbledore in the first two Harry Potter films and Micheal Gambon in the remaining ones because of Mr. Harris’ death while Ian McKellan played Gandalf in the Lord of the Rings films. So, obviously no, not the same actor.
Of course, neither Gandalf or Dumbledore have any ancient wisdom close to the “Darth Plagueis the Wise” monologue from Emperor Palpatine. But honestly, who does? Advice for being a wizard is, I imagine, something like advice for being a parent.
Ian McKellan has played Gandalf in all of the Lord of the Rings films directed by Peter Jackson. As you can see, these are three separate actors. I believe that Ian McKellan would also have been a superb choice for Dumbledore. Yet he chose wisely to be the only impression so far created for Gandalf.
Answer Wiki. The first Dumbledore was played by Richard Harris, who died shortly after the finish of The Chamber of Secrets. Michael Gambon was hired to replace Mr. Harris as Dumbledore in all the subsequent Harry Potter films. Ian McKellan has played Gandalf in all of the Lord of the Rings films directed by Peter Jackson.
What is Gandalf’s weapon?
Wizards are known for their magical weapons. Sometimes, they just serve the purpose of giving that magical weapon to the hero, but occasionally, they get to keep them themselves. Gandalf has two pretty impressive weapons at his disposal. First is the sword Glamdring, a powerful blade and scourge to malicious creatures. Then there’s his staff, which we’ve seen scare off Nazgûl and break the spell holding King Théoden. But neither of those weapons’ feats compare to the Elder Wand. Not only was it crafted by Death himself, the Elder Wand is a more compact, versatile tool for a wizard in combat. It’s one of the three most powerful objects in all of Harry Potter, and though it might not be as powerful as the One Ring, it definitely tops anything Gandalf has ever used.
However, when it comes to actually stepping up as a leader, Albus Dumbledore is ahead above his Lord of the Rings match. It’s not that Gandalf hasn’t lead groups before, it’s that he’s known to break off from them to pursue his own adventures.
Not only was it crafted by Death himself, the Elder Wand is a more compact, versatile tool for a wizard in combat. It’s one of the three most powerful objects in all of Harry Potter, and though it might not be as powerful as the One Ring, it definitely tops anything Gandalf has ever used.
Dumbledore has been with us for a total of seven books, ten movies, and one play, all officially recognized as canon. Gandalf, meanwhile, appears in four completed books (technically two, if you count Lord of the Rings as one book like J.R.R. Tolkien did) and six movies.
10 Age : Gandalf. Usually, wizards are pretty old. Yes, the Harry Potter franchise made wizards young, but the idea of a wizard in pop culture is still one of an old man. You know, the long beard, the gray hair, etc.
You know that old saying, “You don’t have to be perfect, you just have to be there?” Probably applies to magic-wielders as much as dads, right? If that’s the case, then Dumbledore is a better wizard in this regard. Dumbledore has been with us for a total of seven books, ten movies, and one play, all officially recognized as canon. Gandalf, meanwhile, appears in four completed books (technically two, if you count Lord of the Rings as one book like J.R.R. Tolkien did) and six movies. Yes, there are some canon Tolkien writings in which Gandalf appears, but since many of them were left unfinished by the man himself, we’re giving this one to Dumbledore. Sorry, Silmarillion fans.
Dumbledore kicks some serious ass , especially when it comes to wizarding duels, but in a contest of all-out-brawls, we’ve got to give this point to Gandalf. Gandalf will frequently throw himself into the heat of battle, dispatching orc after orc with his sword and staff combo.
Who played Gandalf in Harry Potter?
No. Gandalf is played by Sir Ian McKellen. Dumbledore has been played by two actors: Richard Harris portrayed Dumbledore in the first two Harry Potter films. Following his death, he was replaced by Sir Michael Gambon.
Albus Dumbledore was played by Richard Harris in the first two Harry Potter movies. Michael Gambon played Dumbledore in the remainder of the movies. Ian McKellan played Gandalf in the Lord of the Rings. So, no, they weren’t the same actor. I’ve heard that McKellan was offered the role of Albus Dumbledore after the death of Harris.
There’s been two Dumbledore actors, Richard Harris in the first two movies, and Michael Gambom for the rest. Gandalf in Lord Of The Rings has had around five actors, all for different ages and flashbacks, but the present, main Gandalf actor you’re referring to is Ian McKellen.
A Dumbledore running to Harry after his name came out of the Goblet. That was in no way the Albus Dumbledore of the books or of the first two movies. I respect Mr. Gambon for not trying to be the Richard Harris Dumbledore and to make the character his own, which he did do in other parts.
No, the same actor did not play both roles. In the first 2 Harry Potter movies the actor was: Richard Harris. The movies 3–8 the actor of Harry Potter was Michael Gambon as Albus Dumbledore. Instead in the Lord of the Rings series the actor was different.
I see you’ve added the film name, but there were a handful of Harry Potter films. Richard Harris played the role in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, until his death in 2002. Michael Gambon played the role in all other Harry Potter movies after 2002.
No they do look kind of same but they are different people. Infact in the first movie Dumbledore is played by Richard Harris and from the second movie onwards the character is portrayed by Michael Gambon. Whereas Ian McKellen plays Gandalf in LOTR. 319 views · Answer requested by.
What would happen if Gandalf was allowed to defend himself against mortals?
It would be Dumbledore. If Gandalf was allowed to properly defend himself against mortals, there would be a heck of a lot more dead goblins, orcs, and trolls, then what we’ve seen. He’d also just be able to zap the thing in the lake instead of trying to guess the password while the party was getting eaten.
If the fight is in Magical Britain then Gandalf doesn’t really have any moral obligation of not going all out. He’d live up to what he’s implied to be like others here said.