Harry Potter cast Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint pay heartfelt tributes for Michael Gambon
Harry Potter star cast Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint pay heartwarming tribute to Michael Gambon aka Professor Dumbledore.
Michael Gambon as Professor Dumbledore
Michael Gambon who was known for his stellar portrayal of Professor Dumbledore in the Harry Potter film franchise passed away on September 27, 2023, after suffering from pneumonia. His Harry Potter co-stars Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, and Emma Watson have now been pouring in their tributes for him. They also recalled their fond memories while working with him on the cult classic franchise.
Daniel Radcliffe remembers Michael Gambon
Talking about the same, Daniel Radcliffe who essayed the titular part of Harry Potter revealed to People, “The world just became considerably less fun" with the news of Gambon's death. Michael Gambon was one of the most brilliant, effortless actors I’ve ever had the privilege of working with, but despite his immense talent, the thing I will remember most about him is how much fun he had doing his job. He was silly, irreverent, and hilarious. He loved his job, but never seemed defined by it. He was an incredible story and joke teller and his habit of blurring the lines of fact and fiction when talking to journalists meant that he was also one of the most entertaining people with whom you could ever wish to do a press junket. The sixth film was where I got to spend the most time working with Michael and he made the hours spent in front of a green screen together more memorable and joyous than they had any right to be. I’m so sad to hear he has passed, but I am so grateful for the fact that I am one of the lucky people who got to work with him.”
Emma Watson's tribute post for Michael Gambon
On the other hand, Emma Watson who played Hermoine Granger paid her condolences to Michael Gambon on her Instagram story. She wrote, “Kind kind kind Michael Gambon. You never took it too seriously but somehow delivered the most serious moments with all the gravitas. Thank you for showing us what it looks like to wear greatness lightly. We will miss you.”
Rupert Grint aka Ron Weasley shared a post on his social media handle which said, “So sad to hear about Michael. He brought so much warmth and mischief to every day on set. He captivated me as a kid and became a personal role model of mine for finding the fun and eccentricities in life. Sending all my love to his family."
Apart from this, Harry Potter author JK Rowling also remembered Michael Gambon fondly. She stated on Twitter that Gambon was marvelous not only in the Harry Potter franchise but also in the movie, The Casual Vacancy. Michael had taken over the role of Albus Dumbledore after the death of Richard Harris who had portrayed the character in the first two movies.