The The long-awaited Harry Potter reunion On January 1, Amazon started airing Prime Video. It brought back many stars like Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Gary Oldman, Tom Felton, Jason Isaacs, Ralph Fiennes, Ivanna Lynch, Matthew Lewis, Mark Williams and Helena Bonham. , Recalls the iconic franchise that continues to mesmerize fans.
However, the crucial cast did not appear. Michael Gambon, who played the role of Albus Dumbledore in six films, did not appear at all in the Reunion Special beyond the footage in the movies, after taking over from the late Richard Harris. In fact, he was rarely mentioned in the episode, which left fans wondering why he was ‘completely withdrawn’. “Why was Michael Gambon completely ignored? Is there a story?” Asked one fan on Twitter.
Another mentioned how their joy at watching the special was overshadowed by his absence. Maggie Smith and series writer JK Rowling are also missing. One fan tweeted, “The cast that missed my joy of the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter includes a few names like Maggie Smith, Timothy Spall, Imelda Stanton, David Bradley. Whatever your thoughts on JK Rowling, she should be included as well.
Coming back to Hogwarts is interesting. Overall was delighted and felt it was a good reunion and tribute specifically to the film universe. I want them to talk a little more about key cast like Maggie Smith and Michael Gambon. Otherwise very well done
– Tired (@incognito_mood) January 2, 2022
Okay, so the weirdest thing about the Potter Reunion is that it’s not even the JKR thing … they’ve talked too much about Richard Harris and not mentioned Michael Gambon. Who did he annoy?
– Esther Zuckerman (@ezwrites) January 1, 2022
– Cindy Rodriguez (rubyalexi) January 1, 2022
In contrast to Richard Harris’ serene take on Dumbledore, Gambon’s more passionate portrayal has always been the talk of the town. His description of the character deviates from how he is described in the books.
Michael Gambon expressed his enthusiasm to play the role of headmaster, as he had a habit of ‘playing cheaters and killers’ before Dumbledore. “Then Dumbledore is the complete opposite, right? He’s a good old man, ”he once said in an interview. He described how it would be ‘the happiest memory ever’.
In 2015, Michael Gambon revealed that he could no longer play the stage due to memory loss. “Admitting is a terrible thing, but I can not do it,” he told the Sunday Times. He said it took him forever to ‘learn the script’ and that it scared him.