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Michael Gambon
October 19, 1940 -
Nationality: British
Category: Actor
Subcategory: British Actor

I just play him as myself, I don't ease myself into any role really. I stick a beard on and play me.


Every part I play is just a variant of my own personality. No real character actor, of course, just me.


Television has dried up for my generation, so it's plays and films.


I learn the lines that JK Rowling or whoever writes them, and say them.


There's no subtext in Harry Potter really; it's all magic, anything can happen. Why do I say this? Because it's a magic spell. It's quite nice in a way. There is a real freedom to it.


I am a theatre actor, but the last ten years I've taken parts in movies because it keeps me in money.


Richard was in heavy, heavy costume, he could hardly sit, you know, and I turned up and they put me in two layers of silk, so I played him much lighter - you know, floating around in a pair of slippers, a bit of a hippy.


There were no spells at my school, just a smack in the mouth.


You get used to being lazy doing films, but classical theatre's going to finish me off.


I promise myself that I would go and do a play every year.


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