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Jude Law to play the young Dumbledore in new Fantastic Beasts

Jude Law is an incredibly talented actor whom we have loved in films like Talented Mr Ripley, Enemy At The Gates and Sherlock Holmes, to name a few.

One of the most anticipated roles of Jude Law is his performance as Young Albus Dumbledore in the second instalment of Fantastic Beasts.

The movie will release in November. But ahead of San Diego Comic-Con panel this year, Law revealed how his version of the Hogwarts professor will be like.

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly to promote Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, Jude Law revealed that younger version of Dumbledore will be unlike we have ever seen.

Before Jude Law got the chance to play the character, Richard Harris and Michael Gambon donned the iconic grey garb for Harry Potter movies. Law revealed that though these portrayals were at the back of his mind, his take on the character is completely unique.

“I talked with (director) David Yates about that and we both decided that it wasn’t necessary to do an impersonation of one of them as a younger man. This is a man with almost 100 years ahead of him before he became that character so we wanted to look at who he was in this moment and construct our own version,” said Law.

The Yong Pope actor also revealed that author and screenwriter JK Rowling gave him insight into Dumbledore’s interior life.

“There was so much reference to interior life. The one thing that came out was the sense of play. He has a youthful mercurial approach to life, but that there’s something that hangs heavy in his heart, in his past, that underlies all of that. There’s a root of good humour and good heart and sense of self and a sense of past,” Law told the magazine.

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald will be part of Warner Bros panel in Hall H at San Diego Comic-Con this weekend. The movie will release on 16th November 2018.

Anuj Radia
Journalist and film enthusiast.

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