Michael Gambon To Film King’s Cross Scene for Deathly Hallows February, 2010


Jul 12, 2009

Posted by SueTLC

Last week during the UK premiere of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, actor Michael Gambon confirmed his return appearance as Albus Dumbledore for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Thanks to Quint at Aint it Cool, we now know that Mr. Gambon will be filming the King’s Cross scenes in February of 2010 Quotage:

Quint: Have you read the script for the 7th movie?
Michael Gambon: No, I haven’t had it yet because I’m not wanted until next February. They’re shooting my bit after Christmas.
Quint: But you know how you play in the next movie, yeah?
Michael Gambon: I’m a ghost, is that right?
Quint: You’re also a painting, I think.
Michael Gambon: There’s a long scene as a ghost with Harry, where I appear to him.
Quint: It could have been very easy for JK Rowling to cop-out, but it would have taken everything away from your moment in this story if Dumbledore had just popped up fine and dandy in the next film. I’m glad she found a way to bring Dumbledore back into the story without taking anything away from his sacrifice.
Michael Gambon: Yeah, sure, sure. I’m glad as well because I need the money! (laughs)

49 Responses to Michael Gambon To Film King’s Cross Scene for Deathly Hallows February, 2010

Avatar Imagecallicott3 says: ROFLMAO! Mr Gambon is such a great person! I am so glad they are bringing Dumbledore back! Wouldn't be the same, without him!Avatar Imageele0206 says: well, he's not properly a ghost. I don't really like the idea... like Dumbledore says, it's all in Harry's mind, but at the same time it's real.Avatar Imagesianletley says: He is in the last book so not surprised! Wonder if he will be in 1 or both of the films... I hope bothAvatar Imagekiwimci says: I'm sure it won't be long til we get the purists and the Gambon bashing on the way. But I have to say I now love the man, he has such a dry wicked sense of humour. He's good as Dumbledore apart from 2 lines in the entire series. I think he's great. "I'm glad aswell because I need the money!" Love him. The funny thing is if Dumbledore were a real person I bet he'd laugh at Gambon playing him, I bet they'd be drinking buddies at the Hog's Head Avatar ImageTschudiff says: February 2009 *g* and I don't like the idea of seeing him as a ghost Avatar Imagejdbeaner says: February 2010, yes? Very exciting!!Avatar ImageMugglejeff says: Dumbledore was not a ghost, But it was the only way a movie could make the King's Cross scenes work.Avatar Imagex_Potter_Lover_Forever_x says: Bet he is a really funny man! Can't wait to see that scence. Sounds' brilliant already! :DAvatar Imagesirius17 says: I always get the feeling that he doesn't really enjoy making the films, but I am so excited he's coming back for king's cross. What are they leaving out of this movie it seems they're keeping everything!Avatar ImageiLoveDolores says: i really want to see this part of the movie, but in a way i dont. i havent been impressed with gambon in the past, and this is such an important, and emotional scene..... god i wish he would just open a book and read it... its almost as if this is just a pay cheque to him, but i know thats being harsh. he cares a bout the films, but i cant help wishing Richard Harris were still around. i will never forget his portrayal :)Avatar ImageLuce_depp says: Gambom has gotten better over time. Everyone loses their mind over the GoF, which yes was horrible, i don't thik we should right him off. He did well in Ootp and seems pretty spot of for HBP I think he took the wrong angle with DD for GoF and that is all. He'll do really well in DH i think. He'd understand by now how pivitol it all is.Avatar ImageFonty says: Well, I liked GoF the first time I saw it. Only later I felt all the missing stuff (Bagman, house elves, spew, classes, Dursleys, Molly) and minded the chnages. As a movie it worked well, but it is still the worst adaptation. :) With 6, we´ll see. Some of the clips look great, even though the are not neccesarily from the book. But again, it has to work as a film. Avatar ImageLucius Lovegood says: That is going to be one of the most difficult scenes for anyone to be in. I know he will do great, but what about the other actors. I really hope that everything goes well.Avatar Imagestarkitty313 says: Glad to see he's coming back. And I do agree he's gotten better over time. I'm sure it must be hard to take over someone else's role who we all thought was great at it, it's easy to be biased a little.Avatar ImageSteph94 says: He's soooo funny!!! i love the part when he said that he needs the money!!!!Avatar Imagerotfang07 says: Gambon is incredible in HBP. He slowly takes over the film in terms of power, personality, and sheer presence, until he eventually ends up dominating the screen. It's true they have had to change the details of the scenes to keep the momentum going but still you just forget about it as you get swept along. The other thing is Dan works with him so well, you understand it is a relationship between a general and a loyal soldier. Their understanding and mutual respect will make the King's Cross scene a memorable classic one, of that, I have absolutely no doubt. Avatar ImageMatea says: hahaha Sir! you crack me up! :D thats a great chapter! but I wonder wil they film Harry naked? I don't think so...Avatar ImagegaylebathanHP says: ROFLMAO!!! Michael Gambon is hilarious.. Haahahhaa!!Avatar Imagesunlitdays says: BOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! im sorry i just really dont like the manAvatar ImageHPNAIV says: Lol! He's so funny :DAvatar Imagemuggle..andproudofit says: well i don't think Albus is a "ghost" pre-say he's more of a figment in Harry's mind's eye. Michael Gambon is a good Dumbldore but Richard Harris will alway be my favorite Dumldore ...may Richard Harris rest in peace :,) (Avatar ImageAnna Luiza says: funny? It sounded like he is doing this just for the money, like he isn´t interested in the character, it didn´t sound like a joke to me. I never liked him as Dumbledore, I prefer Richard Harris. He is Gandalf, but definetly not Dumbledore. Boo! Avatar ImageWolfyWizard says: All this filming news makes me excited for DH, the King's Cross scene was a great scene in the book and i can' t wait to see it on film!Avatar Imagegryffindor1991 says: Dumbledore doesnt reappear as a ghost. He appears as normal along with Harry after he gets knocked out. Im glad hes coming back. I cant wait to see DH either.Avatar ImageAbiDumbledore says: I am so going to try and go to kings cross/ St pancras! I hope i have a dentist appointment that day! =) <3Avatar Imageeaglephot says: HAHAHAHAHA!!! I love Gambon's last line. "I need the money". He's grown on me since OotP. Still miss Richard, though.Avatar ImageHermione Elizabeth says: So cool! :)Avatar ImageAurora_7 says: Ha, I just hope someone explains that he's not exactly a ghost by the time they get round to filming. The King's Cross Scene is going to be so weird to finally witness I think. Super excited for DH.Avatar Imagebiswajit says: Wow ...kings cross scene... It is best chapter in 7th book.Avatar ImageFloridianFlounder95 says: Michael Gambon IS funny! I do hope he did a good job in HBP, some us haven't seen the movie!Avatar Imagebadger666 says: Glad he's coming back.Avatar Imagefelixfelicis11 says: Hahah I love him, and this scene will probably be so sad!Avatar ImageFigment says: I'll be a great ghost...although I don't know if I would exactly call him a ghost in that sceneAvatar Imagegirlatty1 says: A great scene, but Richard Harris was great.Avatar Imagehewy says: The scene will be great I'm sure but a ghost??? May be in the minority but still think Richard Harris would make it so much better. Still agrivated with him for dying! RIP Mr. H.! Also, wish Gambon would at least do a cursory review of the books so he knows what the H is going on.Avatar ImageJadeDanielle says: I myself am not a fan of him as Dumbledore, but I'm quite excited to see this particular scene. I hope it's as touching as I found it to be in the book :}Avatar ImagePax says: I like Michael Gambon in the role...perhaps he doesn't read the books because he wants to go in without any pre-conceptions that might interfere with him following the director's instructions. :)Avatar ImageWON_TWO says: Lovely...Avatar Imagelau399 says: I actually like Gambon a lot! he is going to be amazing! I'm so glad he is back after HBPAvatar Imagepansy parkinson says: I can't wait to see this scene! I have to disagreew Ilovedolores that Richard Harris was better, tho, because after rewatching #1 and #2 he seems to wimpy to be the BAMF that Dumbledore is in later films.Avatar ImageKC Nox says: oh dear gambon!Avatar Imageclabwag says: I really find it interesting people still complain about him and seem to still believe he hasn't read the books. Michael Gambon is hilarious, and a brilliant Dumbledore. If you can't get sarcasm, then you need to get a brain. Richard Harris had very little to do in the first 2 films, whereas Gambon has done far more - there is no comparison, he IS Dumbledore whether you like it or not. Avatar ImageMidnightSun321 says: lol!!!!! hes funny :)Avatar Imagebeewell says: Just wish he could have portrayed Dumbledore more like Richard Harris. He was the image of Dumbledore that I got from the books. Know Mr. Gambon does his best and he is funny at times.Avatar ImageDobbyandWinky says: He's just greatAvatar Imageauror_in_training says: arrgh. I'm sure the scene will still be great, but I can't help being annoyed at Gambon. Sure, he's a great actor, but not as Dumbledore, IMHO. Avatar Imagebudgie says: I am looking forward to seeing him again.Avatar Imagehermyone08 says: should be quite emotional if they do it rightAvatar Imagenagsan says: If somebody knows when exactly (on which days) in February, please send me an email about it. Thank you my email:[email protected]

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