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Gandalf-Professor Dumbledore confusion, Sir Ian McKellen says fans get confused over the two

Although Half Of Them Think That I'm Dumbledore! Which I'm Not''.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Chanshimla Varah | Updated on: 04 Mar 2019, 01:18:31 PM
Ian McKellen says fans get confused between Gandalf and Prof Dumbledore (Photo: Twitter)

New Delhi:

Let’s us all be very clear Sir Ian McKellen is not Sir Michael Gambon! Both the roles are just two wizards with long white beard wizard and immense powers. According to, McKellen says he gets pestered by Harry Potter fans who confuse his Lord of the Rings (LOTR) character Gandalf for Professor Dumbledore. Surprisingly McKellen also added that his fellow star and onscreen lookalike Dumbledore actor Michael Gambon, who played Harry Potter's mentor in six films, has the same problem with LOTR fans thinking he's Gandalf all the time.

Speaking on "David Tennant Does A Podcast With...', McKellen said: "I used to be very shy, to go to a party to me was misery because I didn't feel I could talk to anybody... When I should have been meeting people I'd be sitting in the corner waiting for it to be over." 

"Now I can walk into a room of strangers almost anywhere in the world and they'll be somebody who knows who I am and be happy to meet me, well that's a wonderful way for a shy person to go into a room now.

"Although half of them think that I'm Dumbledore! Which I'm not. I said to Michael Gambon, 'Do you ever get mistaken for me? Because I'm often mistaken for you'. He said, 'Oh, yes. They give me their wretched photographs and I sign your name’’, the veteran star adds.

Ian McKellen is being loved by millions across the globe for his Gandalf role in The Lord of the Rings series and is clearly still in tune with the beloved wizard.

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First Published : 04 Mar 2019, 01:16:30 PM