Monday 18 December 2017

Honour for acting master Gambon

Michael Gambon speaking to students of the University Philosophical Society in Trinity College
Michael Gambon speaking to students of the University Philosophical Society in Trinity College
Allison Bray

Allison Bray

Legendary actor Michael Gambon was given top honours by the provost of Trinity College last night for his outstanding contribution to film and theatre.

The 70-year-old star was the guest of honour at the college's University Philosophical Society where he was awarded the Honorary Patronage of the Society and the society's gold medal by Dr John Hegarty.

He recently played King George V in 'The King's Speech' and is currently cast in the role of Hogwarts headmaster Dumbledore in the 'Harry Potter' film series.

Addressing students in a conversation with Gate Theatre director John Colgan, he gave hilarious anecdotes of his stellar career in film, stage and television spanning several decades as well as his colourful life off-stage.

Irish Independent

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