People: Mar. 5, 2007

Q&A MICHAEL GAMBON

Michael Gambon plays an 18th century British abolitionist in the new film Amazing Grace and Dumbledore, the headmaster, in the Harry Potter movies

What do you think of the quiet way the abolitionists got the job done?

It's a bit of a thriller, isn't it? Will they succeed?

What's with the powdered wigs?

God knows. Gentlemen wore them. It was a sign of a rebel to take it off. My character takes his off quite a bit.

You're a theater actor. How has playing Dumbledore changed your fan base?

I was in the makeup chair recently, and someone...

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