HARRY POTTER AND THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN star SIR Michael Gambon was once considered as James Bond.

The British thespian, who takes over the role of PROFESSOR ALBUS DUMBLEDORE for the late Richard Harris in the Potter movies, was interviewed for the role of 007 after producers were unhappy with GEORGE LAZENBY's portrayal of the secret agent in ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE.

Gambon explains, "They didn't like what they did. They got a lot of English theatre actors and interviewed us all. It would have been brilliant to play James Bond."

07/06/2004 09:26