Actor Sir Michael Gambon passed away on Thursday but left behind a legacy of some of his most iconic roles. Daniel Radcliffe, the lead star of the film series Harry Potter is remembering his late co-star, who passed away at the age of 82.
“Michael Gambon was one of the most brilliant, effortless actors I’ve ever had the privilege of working with, but despite his immense talent that I will remember the most about him is how much fun he had doing his job,” stated the actor in a statement to Variety. He added that Gambon loved his job but never seemed to be defined by it. He also called the late actor “silly, irrelevant, and hilarious.”
Another costar from Harry Potter, Rupert Grint, who played the role of Ron Weasley, posted a tribute to Gambon on Instagram. He wrote, “So sad to hear about Michael. He brought so much warmth and mischief to every day on set. He captivated me as a kid and became a personal role model of mine for finding the fun and eccentricities in life. Sending all my love to his family, Rupert.”
Gambon stepped in the shoes of Richard Harris post his death in 2002 and went on to feature as Dumbledore in six out of eight Harry Potter movies.