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Michael Gambon and David Bradley Nominated for Olivier Award

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Posted by: sue
February 03, 2009, 08:33 AM

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!

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Congratulations to them both!

Posted by on February 03, 2009, 05:39 PM report to moderator
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yayyy

Posted by LunaGinevraBlack on February 03, 2009, 06:08 PM report to moderator
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Congrats on such an honor!

Posted by spicefan78 OoM1 {ROAR!} on February 03, 2009, 07:09 PM report to moderator
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3048 Points

Congratulations to both of them for being nominated, and I hope one of them wins!

Posted by Kirk on February 03, 2009, 07:38 PM report to moderator
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622 Points

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..

Posted by The Hufflepuff Giraffe on February 03, 2009, 11:25 PM report to moderator
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586 Points

Both are excellent actors so congratulations to both of them :)

Posted by thereshegoes on February 04, 2009, 07:16 AM report to moderator
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That’s awesome! Congratulations Mr. Gambon and Mr. Bradley!

Posted by Mhæy™⌠R☺AR⌡ on February 04, 2009, 08:31 AM report to moderator
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261 Points

Well done and good luck to both of them.

Posted by nimbus xl on February 04, 2009, 02:06 PM report to moderator
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david bradley shouldn’t have been nominated in my opinion

Posted by Andonut (Greek Ninja) [FTC!] (SHEIKRA) on February 04, 2009, 05:12 PM report to moderator
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13596 Points

I wish Gambon would read the books! Maybe then he’d have an idea of what Prof. Dumbledore is like.

Posted by Garden State Geek on February 24, 2009, 11:06 AM report to moderator
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