Several actors from the “Harry Potter” film series share moving memories of their co-star Michael Gambon after his death at the age of 82.
Tributes to the Irish-English actor, whose decades on stage and screen made him one of Britain’s most revered talents, came from “Harry Potter” stars Emma Watson, Rupert Grint and Daniel Radcliffe, who said The world is now “significantly less fun”. .”
“Michael Gambon was one of the most brilliant and effortless actors I have ever had the pleasure of working with.” Radcliffe said in a statement to Variety on Thursday. “But despite his immense talent, what I will remember most is how much fun he had at his job.”
“He was silly, irreverent and hilarious,” Radcliffe continued. “He loved his job, but never seemed defined by it…His habit of blurring the lines between fact and fiction in conversations with journalists also made him one of the most entertaining people you could ever hope to do press work with could.” Junket.”
Gambon, who studied under the legendary Sir Laurence Olivier, has had roles in acclaimed films such as The Insider (1999) and Gosford Park (2001). But it was his role as Albus Dumbledore from 2004 to 2011 in six of the eight “Harry Potter” films that made him an international star.
“Friendly, friendly, friendly, Michael Gambon” Watson wrote on Instagram on Thursday. “You never took it too seriously, but somehow you delivered the most serious moments with all seriousness. Thank you for showing us what it looks like, size easy to wear. We will miss you.”
Gambon’s family released a statement through his publicist on Thursday announcing that he died after “a bout with pneumonia.” The husband and father of three children allegedly died peacefully with his wife Anne Miller and their son Fergus at his side.
“It’s so sad to hear about Michael” Grint wrote on Instagram on Thursday. “He brought so much warmth and mischief to the set every day. He fascinated me as a child and has become a personal role model for me when it comes to finding fun and eccentricity in life.”
Gambon’s career included four British Academy of Film and Television Arts awards, three Laurence Olivier Awards and two Critics’ Circle Theater Awards. However, he reportedly had to retire from the stage in 2015 after having difficulty remembering his lines.
“I can not” he later told the Sunday Times Magazine. “This breaks my heart.”