Legendary British actor Sir Michael Gambon has lent his voice to the first production of Jamie Lloyd’s Pinter at the Pinter season.
Celebrating the legacy of one of the “most influential, provocative and poetic dramatist of his generation” (The Guardian), Pinter One is a dynamic collection of Harold Pinter’s most potent and dangerous political plays including One for The Road, The New World Order, Mountain Language, Ashes to Ashes and The Pres and an Officer.
As part of Mountain Language – which is about four prisoners not allowed to speak their own language – the Gambon’s voice will be used as the part of ‘The Guard’.
Gambon, whose credits include playing Professor Dumbledore in all-but-one of the Harry Potter films, starred in the premiere of the play in 1988 opposite Miranda Richardson at the National Theatre, as well as Pinter’s plays Betrayal, The Caretaker and Old Times. Gambon announced in early 2015 that due to the increasing difficulty of memorising lines he had reluctantly given up stage acting.
His part has been pre-recorded, and he will not appear on stage in the production, which does star Paapa Essiedu, Kate O’Flynn, Jonjo O’Neill, Antony Sher and Maggie Steed.
Pinter One is booking from 6 September 2018 to 20 October 2018 at the Harold Pinter Theatre, London.