Date: 18th September 2000

Harris Drops Out Of Potter

Richard Harris, who had been cast as Professor Dumbledore, the headmaster of Harry Potter's school, has rejected the terms of the contract offered by producers, the British magazine OK reported on Saturday.

The magazine said that while Harris had been offered "a substantial salary" to play the character, he had held out for a deal like the one Alec Guinness received for appearing in Star Wars: a percentage of the film's theater and merchandising profits.

Source: Studio Briefing