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Robin Williams Lost Out On ‘Harry Potter’ Role Because He Wasn’t British

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Robin Williams was in the running to play Professor Lupin in the “Harry Potter” films but lost out on a technicality. Chris Columbus, who directed the first two “Harry Potter” films in the franchise, told Total Film about how Williams wanted to play Lupin.

RELATED: Actor Jamie Costa’s Uncanny Spot-On Impersonation Of Robin Williams Leaves Viewers Calling For A Biopic “I had a conversation with Robin Williams, who wanted to play Lupin,” Columbus said, before revealing that they only would cast British actors.

Adding, “It was very difficult for me to say ‘It’s all British. There’s nothing I can do.’” The part of Remus Lupin went to David Thewlis.

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