Michael Gambon Quotes


12 Michael Gambon quotes:



"Every part I play is just a variant of my own personality. No real character actor, of course, just me."
"I am a theatre actor, but the last ten years I've taken parts in movies because it keeps me in money."
"I just play him as myself, I don't ease myself into any role really. I stick a beard on and play me."
"I learn the lines that JK Rowling or whoever writes them, and say them."
"I promise myself that I would go and do a play every year."
"People who have read the books get miserable because of all the bits that have been cut out. So I just read the script. That's the best way."
"Richard was in heavy, heavy costume, he could hardly sit, you know, and I turned up and they put me in two layers of silk, so I played him much lighter - you know, floating around in a pair of slippers, a bit of a hippy."
"Television has dried up for my generation, so it's plays and films."
"The main problem is gluing the beard on. It takes 15 minutes, but I could have a really complicated scene to play and worry more about the beard."
"There were no spells at my school, just a smack in the mouth."
"There's no subtext in Harry Potter really; it's all magic, anything can happen. Why do I say this? Because it's a magic spell. It's quite nice in a way. There is a real freedom to it."
"You get used to being lazy doing films, but classical theatre's going to finish me off."



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