Actor Michael Gambon, best known for playing Albus Dumbledore in the Harry Potter film series, has died. He was 82 years old.
A statement from his publicist said, “We are very saddened to announce the defeat of Sir Michael Gambon.”
“Beloved husband and father, Michael died peacefully in hospital from pneumonia with his wife Anne and son Fergus in his heart “.
Actor Michael Gambon take the role of Albus Dumbledore. He purchased a different time period for the role, which was deliberately different from the character’s portrayal in the original books. Actor Michael Gambon told The LA Times in 2009 that since he was dealing with the screenwriter’s words, “There’s no point in reading the books.”
Gambon was born in Ireland in 1940. He began his acting career on stage and was recruited by Laurence Olivier to appear in the National Theatre’s first production of Hamlet. He won several awards for his stage performances, including 3 Olivier Awards.
He became a well-known actor in Britain after appearing in the BBC series The Singing Detective in 1986. The role won him the first of four BAFTA awards. Gambon was knighted in 1998.
In addition to reprising his role as Albus Dumbledore in the Harry Potter series, he was a versatile actor who appeared in film and television roles such as Paddington, Hail, Caesar! And by BBC J.K. Conversion of. Rowling’s novel The Casual Vacancy.
He was a fan of Rowling’s work, but it was not his main priority as an actor. I did it because I wanted money.”