In Harry Potter:
Gambon replaced the late Richard Harris as twinkly-eyed headmaster Albus Dumbledore. A bit shouty for some tastes, although Gambon certainly nailed the headmaster’s vigour and urgency.
What They Did Next:
Gambon can currently be seen in HBO’s latest hit show,
, as Dustin Hoffman’s nemesis in the world of horse-racing, Mike.
Most Potter-esque Role:
Gambon cropped up in the 2010 Christmas special of
, as the stern but ultimately good-natured Kazran. Not as loveable as Dumbledore then, but in a similar ballpark.