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Author Gussow, Mel.

Title Michael Gambon : a life in acting / Mel Gussow
Published New York : Applause Theatre & Cinema Books, [2004]


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Description 231 pages 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits, plates ; 22 cm
Summary "This is the first book devoted to the actor who has created a judicious blend of high-definition performances on the British stage and a wide range of award-winning television and film roles. New York Times writer Mel Gussow interviewed Michael Gambon on many occasions, and those conversations comprise the majority of this book. Gussow also draws insights from some of the people who have worked with Gambon including the playwrights Dennis Potter, Alan Ayckbourn and Harold Pinter, directors Peter Hall and Deborah Warner, and the highly acclaimed actor Simon Russell Beale." "At the age of 23 and with no formal acting training, Gambon joined England's National Theatre under the artistic directorship of Sir Laurence Olivier. His breakthrough came in 1980 in Brecht's Galileo, followed by a daring King Lear at the Royal Shakespeare Company. More recently he has taken the leads in David Hare's Skylight, Caryl Churchill's A Number, and in a notable revival of Pinter's The Caretaker."
"He is still celebrated for his role in television's The Singing Detective musical mini-series. Gambon made his debut as Professor Dumbledore in 2004's Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and is featured more prominently in the 2005 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. He can also be seen in a growing number of films including Being Julia, Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, and Wes Anderson's The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Includes index
Subject Gambon, Michael -- Interviews.
Actors -- Ireland -- Interviews.
Genre/Form Interviews.
LC no. 2005000164
ISBN 1557836442