Daniel Radcliffe shared some fond memories recently in remembrance of his late Harry Potter co-star Michael Gambon, the actor known for playing Dumbledore who recently died at the age of 82 after becoming ill with pneumonia.
While talking on Monday at Variety’s annual Business of Broadway Breakfast, Radcliffe shared some of his fond memories of his late co-star who sadly passed away recently as of writing on the 28th of September.
Radcliffe shared the screen with two Dumbledore actors throughout his eight Harry Potter movie saga career, the first being the late Richard Harris who was replaced after the second movie by the now late Gambon.
Spending his time shooting six movies with the second Dumbledore actor, throughout the younger years of his life up to his early 20s, he was lucky enough to learn and act alongside Gambon for years.
“The wonderful thing about Michael is that he wasn’t an actor you talked about acting with,” the Harry Potter star said. He added that Gambon’s “true passion was restoring 19th-century Italian dueling pistols”, insinuating that was a conversational topic between the two more so than acting.
However, Radcliffe went on to state that there was a method to his co-star’s tactics, as he went on to add that Gambon would mess with the younger actors on the Harry Potter sets right before “action” was called by each movie’s director.
Radcliffe shown his appreciation for his late co-star, telling Variety: “He knows he’s at his best when he’s at his most playful, his ability to switch on was second to none.”