AP Interview with Michael Gambon


Jul 16, 2009

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The Associated Press has released their interview with Michael Gambon where he discusses his role as Professor Albus Dumbledore in the Harry Potter films. Echoing many of his comments heard earlier from the LA Times, this acclaimed and versatile actor remarks on playing an iconic figure like the beloved Hogwarts Headmaster:

He established himself on the stage with widely hailed performances
of Shakespeare (“Othello,” “Macbeth,” “King Lear”) and Harold Pinter
(“Betrayal,” “The Caretaker”). He was given the nickname “The Great
Gambon,” praised for the physicality, nuance and unpredictability of
his performances. “I’ve played quite a lot of crooks and killers,
and that’s quite interesting,” says Gambon. “Then Dumbledore is the
complete opposite, isn’t he? He’s a nice old man.”…Gambon says, it’s common for a young child to anxiously spy him while sipping coffee at a cafe. “It’s
very odd,” Gambon said in an interview shortly after the film’s crazed
London premiere. “I hadn’t realized before just how powerful these
things are. I just do the job and go home and you forget it” ” adding a
snap of his finger…This[being part of the Harry Potter series] will stick out as being a happy memory, being with a thing for so
long and the worldwide love of it,” says Gambon. “You never forget

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