The legendary Michael Gambon - RIP

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The legendary Michael Gambon - RIP

Postby Samoan » 28 Sep 2023, 13:34

Sir Michael Gambon, whose extraordinary acting career took him from Laurence Olivier’s nascent National Theatre to screen roles in The Singing Detective and the Harry Potter films, has died at the age of 82.

https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2023/ ... es-aged-82

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Re: The legendary Michael Gambon - RIP

Postby The Prof » 28 Sep 2023, 15:16

It's funny, no matter how long or varied an actor's career is, once they've appeared in a Harry Potter film they become "Happy Potter actor, ..........."

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Re: The legendary Michael Gambon - RIP

Postby C » 28 Sep 2023, 16:11

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-66949848

The Singing Detective was the first thing Sir Michael was in that I remember.

A BBC television serial drama, written by Dennis Potter, starring Michael Gambon. It had six episodes: "Skin", "Heat", "Lovely Days", "Clues", "Pitter Patter" and "Who Done It".

The serial was broadcast in the UK on BBC1 in 1986 on Sunday nights




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Re: The legendary Michael Gambon - RIP

Postby Samoan » 28 Sep 2023, 16:34

The Prof wrote:It's funny, no matter how long or varied an actor's career is, once they've appeared in a Harry Potter film they become "Happy Potter actor, ..........."

I Disagree. If they're of Gambon's calibre, their other important stage and screen work is invariably referenced.

" He was knighted for services to the entertainment industry in 1998. Although Irish-born, he had become a British citizen in his childhood.
The actor, known as "The Great Gambon" in acting circles, had last appeared on stage in 2012 in a London production of Samuel Beckett's play, All That Fall.
Taoiseach (Irish prime minister) Leo Varadkar paid tribute, saying: "A great actor. Whether performing in Beckett, Dennis Potter or Harry Potter, he gave his all to every performance."


- I really admired him as Maigret, especially the episodes filmed in battered, run-down Budapest architecture as well as in rural France, although that was likely filmed in Hungary also judging by the credits.
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