Michael Gambon has recently announced that he is retiring from theater acting. Michael Gambon is most famous for is role in Harry Potter, in which he played Dumbledore. Michael Gambon is loved by many, and a lot of his fans are sad to see him stop theater acting.
"It's a horrible thing to admit, but I can't do it. It breaks my heart. It's when the script's in front of me and it takes forever to learn. It's frightening," the 74-year-old told the Sunday Times Magazine.
"There was a girl in the wings and I had a plug in my ear so she could read me the lines. After about an hour I thought, 'This can't work,'" he explained. "You can't be in theater, free on the stage, shouting and screaming and running around, with someone reading you your lines.'"
Gambon has been to two different docters, thinking he has a disease that tampered with his memory. Both have confirmed that the memory loss was due to his age, and not by some disease or condition. Although Gambon has retired from theater, he will not be saying goodbye to movies soon. he actor will next be in the BBC adaptation of J.K. Rowling's "The Casual Vacancy" and in a movie remake of the classic sitcom "Dad's Army." So it's good to see that Gambon will still be making appearances in various projects, and hopefully will be there for some time.