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Happy Birthday, Michael Gambon

Actor Birthdays
Posted by: Edward
October 19, 2008, 09:29 AM

Happy Birthday wishes go out to actor Michael Gambon (Albus Dumbledore) who is celebrating his 68th birthday today.  Please join us in wishing Mr. Gambon a wonderful birthday.  Cheers!

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45 Comments

Serge Gingras

Happy birthday, Sir Michael.

May your next interpretation of Albus D. be closer still to the book’s. You have made progress. Keep on trying.

You are very good at your other caracters in films and TV.

Keep on trucking!

Posted by Serge Gingras on October 19, 2008, 06:41 PM report to moderator
Confederate Lady

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SIR MICHAEL!!!!!!! Many more.

Posted by Confederate Lady on October 19, 2008, 07:29 PM report to moderator
Peter

If we send him books and he ACTUALLY reads them, we might make him feel bad! He’ll find out what a HORRIBLE job he does as Dumbledore. lol. Just kidding. Actually, he has been getting SLOWLY better. I hear he is great in HBP. LETS HOPE!

Happy Birthday!

Posted by Peter on October 19, 2008, 07:35 PM report to moderator
anne

Happy birthday to one of my favourite actors and a very funny man. Looking forward to coming to see you in Pinter’s No Man’s Land in December, a highlight of my year since there’s to be no HBP this year. PS Always liked your Dumbledore!! (controversial I know! :P)

Posted by anne on October 19, 2008, 07:42 PM report to moderator
sarah

hehehe, yeah, I sent him the paperbacks, not the hard backs. I was laughing all the time while I posted them, my post office must think I’m crazy. XD

I love how you said “keep on trying”, Serge. And yes, supposedly he is getting SLOWLY better. Then again, the directors always say “he/she is great in this movie!! absolutely great!” and we all saw how gambon acted in GoF…. “DID YOU PUT YOUR NAME IN THE GOBLET OF FIRE?????!”

oh well, I’ve seen other films of Mr. Gambon and in them he’s quite a good actor. Just wish he would take the Harry Potter films more seriously. Anyway, Happy Birthday!

Posted by sarah on October 19, 2008, 07:45 PM report to moderator
Hagiographer13

Happiest birthday ever, Sir Michael! I love your work!

Posted by Hagiographer13 on October 19, 2008, 07:49 PM report to moderator
Harley

wooohoooo happy birthday Dumbledore!!!!! well he does not really have a b-day cause he fell of the tower and died!! waaaaa but happy bday anyways. I am so obsessed with harry potter! no can be more obsessed than i am whoo!!

Posted by Harley on October 19, 2008, 07:50 PM report to moderator
blu3tick

old dumbledore mo betta… i don’t feel this guy does him justice… Can u seriously hear this guy saying “Alas, Earwax”??? Love HP… but dumbledore is dissapointing…

Posted by blu3tick on October 19, 2008, 07:54 PM report to moderator
Hagiographer13

BTW — some of you are kinda rude to complain about the man in his birthday post. Just sayin’ . . .

Posted by Hagiographer13 on October 19, 2008, 08:13 PM report to moderator
Professor Potter

Wow, you guys really sent Gambon the HP books?!? Well, he may well read them or he might just have them donated to charity or something. But somehow I dont think he will place any priority over it. Michael Gambon is a serious actor, a highly regarded craftsman. When given a script he crafts a character of his own signature that envelopes what he reads from the script. It is then up to the director to point out any directions that he feel Gambon needs to know. Many people didnt like when Gambon shouted at Harry in GoF but for the purpose of the scene, it was to add more dramatic effect, in fact it made for a great scene imho. Certain scenes needs dramatic enhancement on film. I like Gambon’s take on Dumbledore. No, it isnt quite the calm, quirky Dumbledore of the books but for the big screen this interpretation is fine and still serves the overall plot. Oh and Happy bday Sir Michael Gambon (I didnt know he was a knight!)

Posted by Professor Potter on October 19, 2008, 08:54 PM report to moderator
petunia2

BTW — some of you are kinda rude to complain about the man in his birthday post. Just sayin’ . . .
Posted by Hagiographer13 on October 19, 2008, 04:13 PM

Yeah, coz I’m sure he is reading this.

Posted by petunia2 on October 19, 2008, 08:56 PM report to moderator
Ammar Minhas

yes lets all congratulate the birth of the guy who ruined dumbledores character in film

Posted by Ammar Minhas on October 19, 2008, 09:22 PM report to moderator
L Smith

Happy birthday to the angry, disinterested and miscast one.

Posted by L Smith on October 19, 2008, 09:29 PM report to moderator
ANDREA

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! GUESS WHAT ITS MY B-DAY TOO

Posted by ANDREA on October 19, 2008, 10:03 PM report to moderator
ANDREA

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! GUESS WHAT ITS MY B-DAY TOO

Posted by ANDREA on October 19, 2008, 10:03 PM report to moderator
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