Remembering Sir Michael Gambon

Michael Gambon

Dublin-born actor, Sir Michael Gambon, of HARRY POTTER fame, has died at the age of 82. Gambon was known for his extensive catalog of work across TV, film and radio, with another of his biggest roles as the psoriasis-ridden sleuth in the 1980s hit series THE SINGING DETECTIVE. He grew up in an Irish immigrant community in Camden and his first job was as an apprentice toolmaker. 

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Byrne pays tribute to Julian Sands

Gabriel Byrne

Irish actor Gabriel Byrne has paid a heartfelt tribute to his friend the late actor Julian Sands, who he described as having a “fierce intelligence” and a “unquenchable curiosity”. Writing in The Guardian, Byrne said “images of Julian have been recurring in my mind”, in recent months. Byrne said, Sands was “destined – everyone said – to be a Hollywood heartthrob” but that was not what Julian wanted and instead, he “craved distant fields and mighty rivers”.

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Remembering Ray Stevenson

Ray Stevenson

Ray Stevenson, the Northern Irish actor who played the villainous British governor in RRR, Volstagg in the THOR films and a main antagonist in the upcoming STAR WARS series Ahsoka, has died aged 58. Representatives for Stevenson said he had died on Sunday, four days before his birthday. The Italian newspaper La Repubblica reported he had been hospitalised with a sudden illness on the island of Ischia, while in production on the film CASSINO in Ischia.

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