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Michael Gambon and David Bradley Nominated for Olivier Award

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Posted by: sue
February 03, 2009, 08:33 AM

Congratulations are in order today for two Harry Potter actors who have been recognized for their work in British theater this year. Actors Michael Gambon (Professor Dumbledore) and David Bradley (Argus Filch) both were nominated today at the prestigious Laurence Olivier Awards in the category of "Best Actor" for their performances in the play "No Man's Land."

It should be noted as well, that actor David Tennant (Barty Crouch, Jr.) had been widely speculated to be included in the group, was not mentioned today with the Olivier awards. However, David was honored recently with a win for the Best Shakespearean actor for his turn in Hamlet in awards presented recently by the Critics' Circle Theatre Awards in London, England. Upon winning his award, David (seen most recently in the hit TV series Doctor Who) said "When I was at drama school, I waited at the stage door of Glasgow Theatre Royal to get Derek Jacobi's autograph, after his breathtaking Richard II.

"I was utterly inspired by that night, so to be sharing a prize for Shakespeare with such an amazing actor means more than I can say." Finally at the same Critics' awards, actor Kenneth Branagh (Gilderoy Lockhart) was a winner as well for his performance as Ivanov.


The Laurence Olivier Awards will be presented Sunday, March 8, 2009 in London, England. Congratulations to all!

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congrats to Michael Gambon and David Bradley! What an honor!

Posted by scarletti1 on February 03, 2009, 08:38 AM report to moderator
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Hmmm. I was going to say that I’d never heard of this movie, but then re-read and noticed it’s actually a play. Figures – London theater gets Dumbledore and Filch while we in NYC only get naked Harry. Ah, well.

Posted by gaminette [GTFO!] on February 03, 2009, 08:59 AM report to moderator
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Only the best actors will do for the Harry Potter franchise!!

Posted by Graymayne on February 03, 2009, 09:45 AM report to moderator
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Congratulations :) My friends, who saw No Man’s Land said they were very good so they deserve the recognition.

Posted by AbiDumbledore on February 03, 2009, 09:55 AM report to moderator
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Congrats to them both!

Posted by Dolemite [FTC!] on February 03, 2009, 10:46 AM report to moderator
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Congratulations to Gambon and Bradley for their nominations, and to Tennant and Branagh for their wins!

Posted by starkitty313 on February 03, 2009, 11:43 AM report to moderator
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Congratulations! :-D

Posted by Sophie on February 03, 2009, 11:46 AM report to moderator
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Good luck to them. Don’t you agree that the kids involved with the HP franchise have had the very best teachers? Working with Gambon, Bradley, Smith, Oldman, Coltrane, and all the other adults must have been amazing.

Posted by jeannemclROAR on February 03, 2009, 11:56 AM report to moderator
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Congratulations gentlemen!

Posted by Ginevra86 on February 03, 2009, 12:09 PM report to moderator
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Brilliant! I saw the play in December and they were both absolutely fantastic in it! It will be hard to choose between the two.

@gaminette, London stage also got naked Harry last year so he is in good company!

Posted by anne1 on February 03, 2009, 12:12 PM report to moderator
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ps, well done to Ken and David for their wins. I didn’t get to see either play but wanted to see Ivanov. David was injured for most of his run(!) but good that he was inspired into doing Shakespeare by my favourite actor, Derek Jacobi.

Posted by anne1 on February 03, 2009, 12:14 PM report to moderator
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YAY! That’s great :D Congratulations to them :D xxx

Posted by ChantyBabez on February 03, 2009, 02:37 PM report to moderator
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yay! congrats to them both :3

Posted by 13_lucky_charms on February 03, 2009, 04:27 PM report to moderator
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congratulations! I’m really not surprised, though. They are both amazing actors.

Posted by DuckyLynn on February 03, 2009, 04:59 PM report to moderator
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MG!!!!! Who doesnt watch the movies or read the books!!! woooh!!! Nah good man though, i have hope for in in HBP<3 Lets keep our fingers crossed!

Thats a question to ask people who have scene the movie actually now that i think of it. If michal gambon as dumbledore has evolved in anyway

Posted by KaraDawlish on February 03, 2009, 05:08 PM report to moderator
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