Michael Gambon, 'giáo sư Dumbledore' trong phim 'Harry Potter', qua đời ở tuổi 82
Michael Gambon, the Irish-born actor (diễn viên) who drew acclaim (ca ngợi) from both audiences and peers for his stage and screen work, and who won even wider renown as Albus Dumbledore, the firm but kindly headmaster (hiệu trưởng) of the Hogwarts wizarding school (trường phù thủy), in the “Harry Potter” films, died on Wednesday night. He was 82.
“Michael died peacefully in hospital with his wife, Anne, and son Fergus at his bedside (bên giường bệnh, lúc lâm chung), following a bout of pneumonia (viêm phổi),” the statement said. It did not identify the hospital where he died.
The breakthrough that led the actor Ralph Richardson to call him “the great Gambon” came with Mr. Gambon’s performance in Bertolt Brecht’s “Life of Galileo” at London’s National Theater in 1980,
...That brought Mr. Gambon a best-actor nomination (đề cử nam diễn viên chính xuất sắc nhất) at the Olivier Awards. He would win the award in 1987 for his performance as Eddie Carbone in Arthur Miller’s “A View From the Bridge” at the National Theater. Again it was his blend of vulnerability (dễ bị tổn thương) and visceral force (sức mạnh nội tạng) that impressed audiences; Miller declared that Mr. Gambon’s performance as the embattled longshoreman (người chở hàng trên bờ) was the best he had seen. Mr. Ayckbourn, who directed the production, described Mr. Gambon as awe-inspiring (đầy cảm hứng).
Michael John Gambon was born in Dublin on Oct. 19, 1940. He became a dual British and Irish citizen after he and his seamstress (thợ may) mother, Mary, moved to London to join his father, Edward, an engineer helping to reconstruct the city after it had been badly bombed in 1945.
By his own admission he was a dreamy student, often lost in fantasies of being other people, and he left school “pig ignorant, with no qualifications, nothing.” When the family moved from North London to Kent, he became an apprentice (người học việc) toolmaker at Vickers-Armstrongs, which was famous for having built Britain’s Spitfire fighter planes (máy bay chiến đấu).