Michael Gambon misses Potter money

Michael Gambon doesn't miss the 'Harry Potter' franchise but he does miss the paycheques

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Michael Gambon

Michael Gambon misses his 'Harry Potter' paycheques.

The 74-year-old star, who played beloved wizard Professor Dumbledore in the majority of the film adaptations of J.K. Rowling's novels, claims he hasn't missed working on the movies since the final instalment was released in 2011 but confessed he wouldn't mind receiving the hefty salary again.

Asked if he misses the film franchise, he said: "No. I miss the money, mind you."

The 'Fortitude' actor - who is currently starring in the TV adaptation of Rowling's novel 'The Casual Vacancy' - has admitted he's "always" been plagued by self doubt but that his nerves are getting worse with age.

Quizzed on whether he still gets nervous after all these years, he told Radio Times magazine: "I think more so as you get older. You get more frightened. That applies to me, anyway. When I was an actor 50 years ago, I was quite relaxed. I don't suppose I had as much to do. I was playing smaller parts."

Michael recently opened up about his pain at no longer being able to take on theatre roles because of his difficulty in remembering his lines.

He said: "Now I can't really do theatre. It breaks my heart, but I can't really remember lines. That was my whole life. I did more than 20 West End plays."

Asked if there is a medical reason behind his memory troubles, he added: "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."

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