December 26, 2008
Gambon mourns death of playwright Pinter
Irish actor Michael Gambon has called British playwright Harold Pinter, who died of cancer this week, a
god for actors.
Pinter penned dozens of plays including
The Caretaker and
The Birthday Party, as well as scripts for the films
The French Lieutenant's Woman and
Sleuth. He died Wednesday at the age of 78.
Gambon, who is best known for playing Albus Dumbledore in the three most recent
Harry Potter films, has appeared in numerous Pinter plays throughout his career. He is scheduled to star in a new production of the scribe's
No Man's Land in London Friday, the BBC said.
He was our God, Harold Pinter, for actors, Gambon told The Guardian newspaper in London.
He was the man who wrote the plays you wanted to be in.
The BBC quoted Pinter's wife, author Antonia Fraser, as saying,
He was a great and it was a privilege to live with him for over 33 years.