Friday, November 11, 2005

James Mottram profiles actor Michael Gambon for the Scotsman.

Michael Gambon, famous actor of the stage, has been in more movies than he can actually remember. And, he likes playing Dumbledore--all his friends (Maggie Smith, Alan Rickman, et al) are on set. He tells Mottram, "'It's like going on holiday every day. You just muck about with your mates. Only having the beard stuck on makes your life miserable.'"

Gambon, at least in this interview and article, has a refreshing approach to acting for film. "Asked if he has found he was easing into the role of Dumbledore better second time around, he says: 'I just play myself. I don't have to ease into any role. I stick a beard on and play me. It's no great problem.'"