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Old 02-21-03, 12:34 PM
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New Dumbledore Cast For 'Potter' Movies

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Gambon Replaces Late Harris

POSTED: 12:47 p.m. EST February 21, 2003

The "Harry Potter" movies have found a new professor to head the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

Studio Warner Bros. has confirmed that veteran Irish actor Michael Gambon will replace the late Richard Harris, who died in October of Hodgkin's disease. Harris appeared in the first two films, "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" and "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets."

Gambon has appeared in over 70 films and television roles. His most recent projects include the films "The Insider," "Sleepy Hollow," "Charlotte Gray," "High Heels and Low Lifes" and "Gosford Park."

Gambon had been rumored for months to be the replacement for Harris. Veteran actors Christopher Lee and Ian McKellen balked at early rumors that they were being considered as the replacement.

Both Lee and McKellen play wizards in the "Lord of the Rings" films.

Shooting on the third Potter film, "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban," starts Monday in England. Veteran British actor Gary Oldman will play the prisoner.


His face looks familiar!

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That's cool, he seems like a decent choice.
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was he in "toys" with robin williams?
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Originally posted by Aaron Amos
was he in "toys" with robin williams?

Looks like he was!

Michael Gambon .... Lieutenant General Leland Zevo


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I think he's a great choice. No disrespect to Richard Harris, but his age and illness showed a lot in Chamber and Dumbledore is supposed to be a wee bit energetic.
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excellent choice
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Old 02-21-03, 01:20 PM
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Not familir with Gambon, but Gary Oldman will rock as Sirius Black!!!
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I agree excellent choice!
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also happy with the choice, however, i'm still weary about oldman as sirius....
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The railway station used in the Harry Potters is the one in my home town in England. Wonder if I could have got myself a part as an extra.
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Sounds like a good replacement. Big thumbs up to Oldman being cast as Sirius.
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Excellent choice. Gambon is a terrific actor I always enjoy seeing. Finally now, people will know who he is.
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Gambon should fit well to fill Harris' wizard shoes in the next Harry Potter movies. I also am very excited about Gary Oldman as Sirius Black, can't wait!
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Originally posted by movielib
Excellent choice. Gambon is a terrific actor I always enjoy seeing. Finally now, people will know who he is.
Do'nt people already know him from his past work in movies like "The Insider"," Sleepy Hollow" ," Gosford Park and "Toys" to name a few other movies he has been in?

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Actor - filmography
(2000s) (1990s) (1980s) (1970s) (1960s)

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004) .... Aldus Dumbledore
Actors, The (2003) .... Barreller
"Angels in America" (2003) (mini) TV Series
Open Range (2003) .... Baxter
Lost Prince, The (2003) (TV) .... King Edwards VII
Standing Room Only (2002)
Path to War (2002) (TV) .... Lyndon Baines Johnson
Ali G Indahouse (2002) .... Prime Minister
Charlotte Gray (2001) .... Levade
... aka Liebe der Charlotte Gray, Die (2002) (Germany)
Making of 'Gosford Park', The (2001) (TV) .... Himself
Gosford Park (2001) .... Sir William McCordle
... aka Gosford Park (2001) (Germany)
Christmas Carol: The Movie (2001) (voice) .... Ghost of Christmas Present
Larry and Vivien: The Oliviers in Love (2001) (TV) .... Himself
High Heels and Low Lifes (2001) .... Kerrigan
Perfect Strangers (2001) (TV) .... Raymond
... aka Almost Strangers (2001) (TV) (UK)
100 Greatest TV Characters, The (2001) (TV) (archive footage) .... Philip E. Marlow
Endgame (2000) (TV) .... Hamm
Longitude (2000) (TV) .... John Harrison


Dead On Time (1999) .... Maurice
"Wives and Daughters" (1999) (mini) TV Series .... Squire Hamley
Sleepy Hollow (1999) .... Baltus Van Tassel
Insider, The (1999) .... Thomas Sandefur, CEO Brown & Williamson
Château des singes, Le (1999) (English voice) .... Master Martin
... aka Kwom und der König der Affen (2002) (Germany)
... aka Monkey's Tale, A (1999) (UK)
Last September, The (1999) .... Sir Richard Naylor
... aka Last September, The (1999) (France)
Plunkett & Macleane (1999) .... Lord Gibson
Dancing at Lughnasa (1998) .... Father Jack Mundy
Gambler, The (1997) .... Fyodor Dostoyevsky
... aka Játékos, A (1998) (Hungary)
Wings of the Dove, The (1997) .... Lionel Croy
Willows in Winter, The (1996) (TV) .... Badger
Wind in the Willows, The (1996/II) (TV) (voice) .... Badger
Samson and Delilah (1996) (TV) .... Re hamun
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Mary Reilly (1996) .... Mary's Father
Innocent Sleep, The (1996) .... Det. Insp. Matheson
Bullet to Beijing (1995) (TV) .... Alex
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Midnight in St. Petersburg (1995) .... Alex
Nothing Personal (1995) .... Leonard
Two Deaths (1995) .... Daniel Pavenic
Art of Conducting: Great Conductors of the Past, The (1995) (TV) .... Himself/Narrator (video version)
Faith (1994) (TV) .... Peter John Moreton
Squanto: A Warrior's Tale (1994) .... Sir George
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Man of No Importance, A (1994) .... Ivor J. Carney, the Butcher
Browning Version, The (1994) .... Dr. Frobisher
Clean Slate (1994) .... Cornell
Toys (1992) .... Lieutenant General Leland Zevo
"Inspector Maigret" (1991) TV Series .... Inspector Jules Maigret
Mobsters (1991) .... Don Salvatore Maranzano
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"Storyteller: Greek Myths, The" (1990) (mini) TV Series .... The Storyteller
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"About Face" (1989) TV Series .... Trevor
Heat of the Day, The (1989) (TV) .... Harrison
Monster Maker (1989) (TV) (voice) .... Ultragorgon
Cook the Thief His Wife & Her Lover, The (1989) .... Albert Spica
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Dry White Season, A (1989) .... Magistrate
Rachel Papers, The (1989) .... Doctor Knowd
Missing Link (1988) (voice) .... Narrator
Paris by Night (1988) .... Gerald Paige
Ghosts (1986) (TV) .... Pastor Manders
"Oscar" (1986) TV Series .... Oscar Wilde
"Singing Detective, The" (1986) (mini) TV Series .... Philip E. Marlow
Absurd Person Singular (1985) (TV) .... Geoffrey Jackson
Turtle Diary (1985) .... George Fairbairn, Turtle Keeper
Tropical Moon Over Dorking (1985) (TV)


"Chalk and Cheese" (1979) TV Series
Seagull, The (1978) (TV)
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"Other One, The" (1977) TV Series .... Brian
Forbidden Passion: Oscar Wilde (1976) .... Oscar Wilde
Tiptoe Through the Tulips (1976) (TV)
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In the Labyrinth (1976) (TV)
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Beast Must Die, The (1974) .... Jan Jarmokowski
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Catholics (1973) (TV) .... Brother Kevin
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"Challengers, The" (1972) TV Series
Nothing But the Night (1972) .... Insp. Grant
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Cows (1972) (TV)
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Eyeless in Gaza (1971)
Midsummer Night's Dream, A (1971) (TV)
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Othello (1965) .... Company
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Originally posted by Aaron Amos
Do'nt people already know him from his past work in movies like "The Insider"," Sleepy Hollow" ," Gosford Park and "Toys" to name a few other movies he has been in?
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I think if you stopped a hundred people at random on the street and asked them if they knew who he was you'd be very lucky to get ten who did.

You're probably the only person in Burley who knows who he is.

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Originally posted by Hari Seldon
.. Gary Oldman will rock as Sirius Black!!!
absolutely!
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I was hoping Peter O'Toole would get it. But Gambon is a good choice.
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So far here's who we have as new additions to the Potter franchise:

Gary Oldman - Sirius Black


Michael Gambon - Albus Dumbledore


David Thewlis - Remus Lupin <--


Timothy Spall - Peter Pettigrew


Pam Ferris - Aunt Marge


Paul Whitehouse - Sir Cadogan


I wonder who they'll get for Prof. Trelawney?
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Tim Spall is underrated. He should have more award nominations and wins due to his acting range IMHO.
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thought i'd resurrect this thread since a photo surfaced showing gambon as dumbledore...

http://www.thesun.co.uk/article/0,,2-2003232287,00.html

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Paul Whitehouse - Brilliant !

I love him I need to re-read this so I can figure out sir cadogan...
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I've always thought of Trelawney as a Judy Tenuda type, not that anyone in their right mind would ever cast her in anything.
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This is going to be the best Potter film yet. After reading the book, seeing the cast choices and getting familiar with Cuaron's work, I'm definitely pumped.
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