michael gambon to be the new dumbledore

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  1. andrew markworthy

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    According to today's [London] Sunday Times (which is usually reliable on JK Rowling-related things) the new Dumbledore will be Michael Gambon. He is a v. good actor who has been in lots of things, but is perhaps best known for the lead role in Dennis Potter's 'the Singing Detective' (he also did the finest stage performance of King Lear I've ever seen, but that isn't really relevant to this).
     
  2. MikeRS

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    The director of "Y Tu Mama Tambien"........

    Albert from "The Cook, The Thief, His Wife, And Her Lover"....


    Interesting children's stew, Warners is creating. [​IMG]
     
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    I'd have thought Alfonso Cuaron was suitable because of the splendid children's film "A Little Princess". Pick it up chaps, highly recommended.
     
  4. andrew markworthy

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    Michael Gambon has done *lots* of work of different kinds. I guess he's better known in the UK than the USA.

    Regarding the new director, if I can make an analogy - who'd have thought that the director of Bad Taste and Meet the Feebles could have directed Lord of The Rings?
     
  5. MikeRS

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    I've seen it. Most definitely a great children's fable. [​IMG]

    But I'm leaning on Warners also being impressed with his direction of a certain teenage coming of age story. [​IMG] Raunchy or not, the Potter kids are growing up, and would benefit from the guide behind Y TU MAMA TAMBIEN.
     
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    Also in Tim Burton's Sleepy Hollow. Christina Ricci's papa.

    Sean
     
  8. MikeRS

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    And a Tobacco company CEO in THE INSIDER.
     
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    Still think McKellan would have been better, as I think he more closely resembles Harris, especially under a full beard.
     
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    He was also the General in TOYS. One of my guilty pleasures.
     
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  12. Shaun

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    No way, the only person perfect for the role of Dumbledore is, in my opinion, Max Von Sydow.
     

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