25 facts about Mad Men. The father of Jared Harris (Lane Pryce) is Richard Harris — the man who played the original Dumbledore. MIND: BLOWN!

25 Things You Didn't Know About "Mad Men" That Will Blow Your Mind

25 facts about Mad Men. The father of Jared Harris (Lane Pryce) is Richard Harris — the man who played the original Dumbledore.

Richard Harris as the original Dumbledore. (And to me, he will always be the only Dumbledore!)

Professors Minerva McGonagall (Maggie Smith) Pomona Sprout (Miriam Margolyes) Albus Dumbledore (Richard Harris), and Severus Snape (Alan Rickman) in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Since the five Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them films will take place over a span of 19 years, it will good to cast someone in their forties or fifties.  Dumbledore would be 45 in 1926 and 64 when fighting Grindelwald in 1945.  Jared Harris is 55, a redhead (as young Dumbledore was), British, and has a resemblance to his father, the late Richard Harris, the original Dumbledore actor.  Many fans prefer Harris Dumbledore over Gambon Dumbledore.

Fans Back Richard Harris's Son To Play Dumbledore in Fantastic Beasts

Fans want Jared Harris (son of the original Dumbledore actor) to play him in Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them!

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