Harry Potter's Michael Gambon Retires from Stage Due to Memory Loss: 'It's a Horrible Thing to Admit'
Veteran British actor Michael Gambon, best known for portraying Professor Dumbledore in six of the eight Harry Potter films, is retiring from the stage due to memory issues.
“It’s a horrible thing to admit, but I can’t do it,” the actor, 74, told London’s Sunday Times magazine. “It breaks my heart. It’s when the script’s in front of me and it takes forever to learn. It’s frightening.”