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 Who was considered for Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban?

Richard Attenborough
Richard Attenborough is said to have lobbied for the role of Dumbledore.

Marc Forster
According to IMDB, Marc Forster was offered the director's chair but chose to direct "Finding Neverland" instead.

Robson Green
Robson Green was reportedly considered for the role of Sirius Black.

Christopher Lee
Christopher Lee was reported to be in the running to take over the role of Dumbledore.

Ian McKellen
Ian McKellen turned down the role of Albus Dumbledore afer Richard Harris passed away. He was quoted as saying "I had enough trouble living up to one legend. Two would be too much to hope for." (referring to his role as Gandalf in Lord of the Rings)
Actor who got the part: Michael Gambon

Peter O'Toole
Considered to replace close friend Sir Richard Harris as Professor Albus Dumbledore but politely refused.
Actor who got the part: Michael Gambon

Tilda Swinton
Tilda Swinton was reportedly originally offered the role of Professor Trelawney but declined.
Actor who got the part: Emma Thompson

Guillermo Del Toro
According to IMDB, Guillermo del Toro was considered to direct but he chose to do Hellboy instead.

Paul Whitehouse
Originally, Paul Whitehouse had a much more significant role as Sir Cadogan but it was almost completely cut from the film.

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