Rowling used several chapters in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows to reveal two main matters concerning Dumbledore: Retrieved 10 October A year-old from Colorado asked about the avuncular headmaster of Hogwarts School: In the Chamber of Secrets DVD interview, screenwriter Steve Kloves stated that he considers Dumbledore a fascinating character because of the wisdom he provides, but he feels that "Dumbledore bears such a tremendous dark burden, and he knows secrets and I think in many ways he bears the weight of the future of the wizard world" and the "only way that he can keep that at bay, the darkness, is to be whimsical and humorous". But I am disappointed that she did not make Dumbledore's sexuality explicit in the Harry Potter book.
Rowling, 42, said if she had known that would be the response, she would have revealed her thoughts on Dumbledore earlier.
J.K. Rowling responds to gay Dumbledore controversy
In the film adaptations of Philosopher's Stone and Chamber of SecretsDumbledore was played by Richard Harriswho was expected to play the character throughout the series. During the last half of the novel, Lucius Malfoy forces the school's other eleven governors to suspend Dumbledore as Headmaster in the wake of attacks by a basilisk in the school when the Chamber of Secrets is opened. In the seventh novel, Harry realises that he and Dumbledore see the same thing in the Mirror: During the following year at Hogwarts, the Ministry passes Educational Decree Twenty-two, allowing Fudge to place Dolores Umbridge to the post of Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher after Dumbledore failed to find a suitable candidate. He departs with the final phrase, "Good luck, Harry. Harry though, only wakes up later to find Minister for Magic Cornelius Fudge in the hospital wing arguing with McGonagall and Dumbledore.
Dumbledore leaves Harry upon the doorstep of the Dursley home with a letter explaining the situation. And this month, Rowling learned this the hard way. At the beginning of the third novel, Dumbledore is forced to accept Dementors onto his school's grounds for the protection of his students from Sirius Blackthe supposed murderer and accessory to murder, who had escaped from Azkaban. Yet despite his benign nature, it is said that Dumbledore was the only wizard Lord Voldemort ever truly feared. In the film adaptations of Philosopher's Stone and Chamber of SecretsDumbledore was played by Richard Harriswho was expected to play the character throughout the series.