Michael Gambon Retiring From Stage Acting Because Of ‘Frightening’ Memory Issues

While he may be stepping away from live plays, he is still acting. Michael Gambon most recently appeared in the TV adaptation of JK Rowling’s ‘The Casual Vacancy,’ which will air on the BBC this spring.

“Now I can’t really do theatre. It breaks my heart, but I can’t really remember lines,” he also said to the Radio Times. “That was my whole life, I did more than 20 West End plays. I think it’s just age, your brain doesn’t work as well as it used to, it affects memory and that’s obviously connected to speech – I suppose that’s my problem.”

It’s sad to see such a stage legend walk away from his first love, but at least we will still be able to watch Michael Gambon appear in movies and on the small screen.

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