Harry Potter actor Michael Gambon passes away

New Delhi:

Famous British-Irish actor Michael Gambon is no longer in this world. He has died at the age of 82. Michael Gambon played the lead role as Albus Dumbledore in six of the eight Harry Potter films. Michael's family has given information about his death on Thursday. "We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of Sir Michael Gambone. Dear husband and father, Michael has passed away in hospital due to pneumonia.

Born in Ireland, Gambon started his acting career in theater. In 1962, he acted for the first time at the Gates Theater in Dublin, the Irish capital. He was best known in Britain for playing a French spy in the ITV series Magritte and for his role as Philip Marlowe in screenwriter Dennis Potter's The Singing Detective in 1986. Michael Gambon won four television BAFTAs and an Olivier Award during his decades-long acting career in television, film, radio and theatre.

He played a key role in period dramas like 2001's Gosford Park and 2010's The King's Speech. But he worked as Dumbledore in the Harry Potter films, beginning with 1997's Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. Michael Gambon played the role of headmaster of the Wizarding School Hogwarts in the Harry Potter film series. She also starred in JK Rowling's "The Casual Vacancy" in BBC's 2015.