The Tragic Reason Harry Potter's Dumbledore Has To Give Up Stage Acting

February 9, 2015 8:45 PM

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Old age is a spectacular bitch who eats away at every single one of us, no matter what we try to do to avoid her icy grip. And when we hear about old age chipping away at some of our industry’s vintage talents, we can’t help but feel bad that they no longer can be at the top of their game because of failing health and diminishing abilities.

The actor has been on the decline from some time. The Times notes two instances from 2009 where Gambon had to be brought to the hospital while rehearsing at the National Theatre because of memory-loss issues. I’m so thankful that we will always have stage performances like Endgame preserved on the W...

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