Harry Potter stars pay tribute to Michael Gambon

Harry Potter stars pay tribute to Michael Gambon

Many actors from the film saga Harry Potterincluding Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint, paid tribute to Michael Gambon.

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On Thursday, the family of the beloved actor announced his death at the age of 82 after suffering from pneumonia. The British comedian played Hogwarts headmaster Professor Albus Dumbledore in six of the films Harry Potter.

Daniel Radcliffe described his late co-star as one of the “brightest and easiest” actors he ever worked with. “Despite his tremendous talent, what I will remember most about him is how much fun he had doing his job,” he said in a statement. It was funny, irreverent and delightful. »

Rupert Grint said that he was “very sad” when he learned of the death of his former colleague, whom he considered a role model.

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“He brought so much warmth and mischief every day on set,” he said on Instagram. He captivated me as a child and became one of my personal role models for finding joy and weirdness in life. »

The official account on InstagramHarry Potter He posted a series of black and white photos of Michael Gambon. We read in a message attached to the photos: “We will keep his memory in our hearts forever.”

Author of books Harry PotterRowling, expressed how much she enjoyed seeing the actor bring the character of Dumbledore to life. “The first time I saw him was inside King Lear, in 1982, she explained in a press release posted on Twitter/X. If you had told me that this wonderful actor would appear in everything I wrote, I would have thought you were crazy. »

Michael Gambon has had an established and successful career, having appeared in many successful series and films, including Maigret, King’s speech, Gosford Park And Layer cake. The Dublin-born actor leaves behind his wife Lady Gambon and their son Fergus as well as the two children he had with Philippa Hart.

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