Michael Gambon and David Bradley Nominated for Olivier Award


Feb 03, 2009

Posted by SueTLC

Congratulations are in order today for two Harry Potter actors who have been recognized for their work in British theater this year. Actors Michael Gambon (Professor Dumbledore) and David Bradley (Argus Filch) both were nominated today at the prestigious Laurence Olivier Awards in the category of “Best Actor” for their performances in the play “No Man’s Land.”

It should be noted as well, that actor David Tennant (Barty Crouch, Jr.) had been widely speculated to be included in the group, was not mentioned today with the Olivier awards. However, David was honored recently with a win for the Best Shakespearean actor for his turn in Hamlet in awards presented recently by the Critics’ Circle Theatre Awards in London, England. Upon winning his award, David (seen most recently in the hit TV series Doctor Who) said “When I was at drama school, I
waited at the stage door of Glasgow Theatre Royal to get Derek Jacobi’s
autograph, after his breathtaking Richard II.

“I was utterly inspired by that night, so to be sharing a prize for
Shakespeare with such an amazing actor means more than I can say.” Finally at the same Critics’ awards, actor Kenneth Branagh (Gilderoy Lockhart) was a winner as well for his performance as Ivanov.

The Laurence Olivier Awards will be presented Sunday, March 8, 2009 in London, England. Congratulations to all!

25 Responses to Michael Gambon and David Bradley Nominated for Olivier Award

Avatar Imagescarletti1 says: congrats to Michael Gambon and David Bradley! What an honor!Avatar Imagegaminette says: Hmmm. I was going to say that I'd never heard of this movie, but then re-read and noticed it's actually a play. Figures - London theater gets Dumbledore and Filch while we in NYC only get naked Harry. Ah, well. Avatar ImageGraymayne says: Only the best actors will do for the Harry Potter franchise!!Avatar ImageAbiDumbledore says: Congratulations :) My friends, who saw No Man's Land said they were very good so they deserve the recognition.Avatar ImageDolemite says: Congrats to them both!Avatar Imagestarkitty313 says: Congratulations to Gambon and Bradley for their nominations, and to Tennant and Branagh for their wins!Avatar ImageSophie Treklemmer says: Congratulations! :-DAvatar Imagejeannemcl says: Good luck to them. Don't you agree that the kids involved with the HP franchise have had the very best teachers? Working with Gambon, Bradley, Smith, Oldman, Coltrane, and all the other adults must have been amazing.Avatar ImageGinevra86 says: Congratulations gentlemen!Avatar Imageanne1 says: Brilliant! I saw the play in December and they were both absolutely fantastic in it! It will be hard to choose between the two. @gaminette, London stage also got naked Harry last year so he is in good company!Avatar Imageanne1 says: ps, well done to Ken and David for their wins. I didn't get to see either play but wanted to see Ivanov. David was injured for most of his run(!) but good that he was inspired into doing Shakespeare by my favourite actor, Derek Jacobi.Avatar ImageChantyBabez says: YAY! That's great :D Congratulations to them :D xxxAvatar Image13_lucky_charms says: yay! congrats to them both :3Avatar ImageDuckyLynn says: congratulations! I'm really not surprised, though. They are both amazing actors.Avatar ImageKaraDawlish says: MG!!!!! Who doesnt watch the movies or read the books!!! woooh!!! Nah good man though, i have hope for in in HBP<3 Lets keep our fingers crossed! Thats a question to ask people who have scene the movie actually now that i think of it. If michal gambon as dumbledore has evolved in anywayAvatar Imageahs_12505 says: Congratulations to them both!Avatar ImageLunaGinervaBlack says: yayyyAvatar Imagespicefan1978 says: Congrats on such an honor!Avatar Imagecheeserpleaser says: Congratulations to both of them for being nominated, and I hope one of them wins!Avatar ImageThe Hufflepuff Giraffe says: Yay, Michael Gambon! I would actually really like to see him in something other than HP, because he's never going to be excellent as my Dumbledore, but obviously he's an excellent actor.. Avatar Imagethereshegoes says: Both are excellent actors so congratulations to both of them :)Avatar Imagemhaeyemhaeye says: That's awesome! Congratulations Mr. Gambon and Mr. Bradley!Avatar Imagenimbus xl says: Well done and good luck to both of them.Avatar ImageAntoast says: david bradley shouldn't have been nominated in my opinionAvatar ImageGarden State Geek says: I wish Gambon would read the books! Maybe then he'd have an idea of what Prof. Dumbledore is like.

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