Harry Potter star Sir Michael Gambon, 78, ‘withdraws from Sky One comedy Breeders after struggling to remember his lines’ – four years after revealing his Alzheimer’s fears over ‘frightening’ memory loss
- Harry Potter star Sir Michael Gambon has withdrawn from Sky One’s Breeders
- Sir Michael has taken part in the pilot for series but has not been signed up to it
- It’s claimed that his withdrawal comes after he ‘struggled to remember lines’
- It comes four years after the 78-year-old actor revealed Alzheimer’s fears
- At the time he quit stage acting because he said he couldn’t remember his lines
Harry Potter star Sir Michael Gambon has been withdrawn from a Sky One comedy series after ‘struggling to remember his lines’, it is claimed.
Sir Michael, 78, who plays Dumbledore in the Harry Potter films had taken part in the pilot episode of Breeders.
Although his castmates are due to appear in the ten-part series which will airs next year, the Irish-born actor has not been signed up to it.
Harry Potter star Sir Michael Gambon has withdrawn from a Sky One series after ‘struggling to remember his lines’, it is claimed.
The news comes four years after he announced his fears that he had Alzheimeimer’s and that he was quitting his stage career because he can’t remember his lines.
A source told The Sun: ‘Michael is an incredible actor, and was extremely popular on set.
‘But age appears to have caught up with him and he was struggling with the script.
‘Lines weren’t going in and sticking as they normally would.
Sir Michael, 78, who plays Dumbledore in the Harry Potter films had taken part in the pilot episode of Breeders. He is pictured in character as Dumbledore
The source added that the pilot episode ‘went really well’ and that Sky execs were heavily behind it.
Among the cast of Breeders, is Sherlock star Martin Freeman
The shows is being scripted by comedy writer who has also created shows such as Michell & Web sitcom Back.
Sir Michael revealed before he quit stage acting that he been checked by two doctors for Alzheimer’s disease.
Among the cast of Sky One’s Breeders TV series is Sherlock star Martin Freeman
The tests were negative for the illness but it prompted the actor to use a an earpiece while acting which linked him to a stage prompt in case he forgot his lines.
A Sky spokesman said Michael would not be taking part in Breeders but declined to comment further.
A spokesman for Sir Michael Gambon declined to comment.