1 Updates
Sir Michael Gambon: Acting is 'dodgy' career

Sir Michael Gambon: Acting is 'dodgy' career

Dec 10 2012, 4:12am CST | by

Sir Michael Gambon thinks acting is a terrible career. The 72-year-old star - who was granted the Richard Harris Award for outstanding contribution by an actor to British film at the BIFA Awards...

Filed under: news

YouTube Videos

 
 
 

1 year ago

Sir Michael Gambon: Acting is 'dodgy' career

Dec 10 2012, 4:12am CST | by

Sir Michael Gambon thinks acting is a terrible career.

The 72-year-old star - who was granted the Richard Harris Award for outstanding contribution by an actor to British film at the BIFA Awards yesterday (09.12.12) - has urged young people to reconsider pursuing a film career because it's too stressful and isn't financially secure enough.

Speaking at the Moet British Independent Film Awards in London's Old Billingsgate, Michael told BANG Showbiz: '''Don't', that's what I'd say to the young people. Unless there's some machine inside of you, unless you're driven by some enormous desire, don't do it, don't be an actor. It's too dodgy, and the money is not really good''.

The acting legend's 50-year career was honoured at the 15th annual awards ceremony, which celebrates films made outside major studios, and Michael admitted that despite experiencing such longevity in the industry, the only time he actually had fun and relaxed on set was while shooting magical family favourite 'Harry Potter'.

He laughed: ''[When I was watching all those clips of me] I thought it was amazing, all the things I've done. Today I've been an actor for 50 years and I can't believe that. It seems like time just flies.

''I've spent my whole life worried doing television and films; always concerned and never relaxed, apart from 'Harry Potter', where I just had fun''.

Jude Law, Olivia Coleman and Elle Fanning joined Michael on the red carpet at the glittering awards, which saw gritty drama 'Broken' crowned Best British Independent Film and psychological thriller 'Berberian Sound Studio' pick up the most awards. The latter received four trophies, including Best Director for Peter Strickland and Best Actor for Toby Jones.

List of 2012 BIFA Winners:

Best British Independent Film: Broken

Best Director: Peter Strickland - Berberian Sound Studio

The Douglas Hickox Award (Best Debut Director): Basrt Lyton - The Imposter

Best Screenplay: Alice Lowe, Steve Oram, Amy Jump - Sightseers

Best Actress: Andrea Riseborough - Shadow Dancer

Best Actor: Toby Jones - Berberian Sound Studio

Best Supporting Actress: Olivia Colman - Hyde Park on Hudson

Best Supporting Actor: Rory Kinnear - Broken

Most Promising Newcomer: James Floyd - My brother the Devil

Best Achievement in Production: Berberian Sound Studio

Best Technical Achievevent: Joakim Sundström, Stevie Haywood AMS IPS (Sound Design) - Berberian Sound Studio

Best Documentary: The Imposter

Best British Short: Volume

Best Intenational Independent Film: The Hunt

The Raindance Award: Strings

The Richards Harris Awards: Sir Michael Gambon

The Variety Award: Jude Law

The Special Jury Prize: Sandra Hebron

 

Don't miss ...

 

<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/8" rel="author">Luigi Lugmayr</a>
Luigi is the founding Chief Editor of I4U News and brings over 15 years experience in the technology field to the ever evolving and exciting world of gadgets. He started I4U News back in 2000 and evolved it into vibrant technology magazine.
Luigi can be contacted directly at ml@i4u.com. Luigi posts regularly on LuigiMe.com about his experience running I4U.

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Lena Dunham condemns naked photo leak
Los Angeles, Sep 2 (IANS) Actress-writer Lena Dunham has condemned a mystery hacker who leaked nude photographs of celebrities, including actress Jennifer Lawrence.
 
 
Jennifer Aniston eases exercise regime
Los Angeles, Sep 2 (IANS) Actress Jennifer Aniston, who admits she's "eased up" her workout regime, says it's important to take time off from working hard in the gym to simply enjoy life sometimes.
 
 
Wesley Snipes 'to reprise Blade role'
Wesley Snipes 'to reprise Blade role'
Wesley Snipes is keen to reprise the role of Blade in a new movie, according to a report.
 
 
Australian govt helps fund Pirates of the Caribbean 5
Australian govt helps fund Pirates of the Caribbean 5
The Australian government has offered a huge deal to Disney to encourage the studio to film 'Pirates of the Caribbean 5' Down Under.
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

Lena Dunham condemns naked photo leak
Los Angeles, Sep 2 (IANS) Actress-writer Lena Dunham has condemned a mystery hacker who leaked nude photographs of celebrities, including actress Jennifer Lawrence. Lawrence hit headlines Sunday when intimate snaps of...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Three children, teacher killed in China school stabbing
Beijing, Sep 2 (IANS) A stabbing spree in a Chinese school has left three children and a teacher dead Monday. Chen Yanfu, 43, who was upset that his daughter was not allowed to register at the school, rampaged through...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Jennifer Aniston eases exercise regime
Los Angeles, Sep 2 (IANS) Actress Jennifer Aniston, who admits she's "eased up" her workout regime, says it's important to take time off from working hard in the gym to simply enjoy life sometimes. The 45-year-old,...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Nigeria to get Japanese drug for Ebola treatment
Abuja, Sep 2 (IANS) Nigeria will soon get a Japanese drug to treat Ebola, the country's Health Minister Onyebuchi Chukwu said Monday. The drug named Favipiravir and developed by a subsidiary of Fujifilm Holdings in...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Miley Cyrus: The internet is more damaging than drugs
Miley Cyrus thinks the internet ''hurts your brain'' more than drugs. The 21-year-old singer believes social media - such as Facebook and Instagram - causes more damage to your mental health than smoking cannabis. She...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Britney Spears in contact with ex-boyfriend from 6 years ago
Britney Spears is reportedly in contact with her ex-boyfriend from six years ago. The 'Piece of Me' hitmaker only split from her beau David Lucado last week after it emerged he'd allegedly cheated on her and now the...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Joan Rivers may end up 'as a vegetable' or in 'wheelchair'
Joan Rivers' doctors fear she may end up ''as a vegetable'' or ''needing a wheelchair'' after she suffered a cardiac arrest last week. The 81-year-old comedienne's relatives are reportedly preparing themselves for the...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Kate Upton will 'pursue anyone' who shares naked photos of her
Kate Upton's lawyer will ''pursue anyone'' who shares naked pictures of her. Nude photographs of the 22-year-old model were reportedly leaked online after her mobile phone's online storage system iCloud was allegedly...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
'Ukrainian conflict has escalated into war'
Kiev, Sep 1 (IANS) Ukrainian Defence Minister Valeriy Geletey Monday said the conflict in eastern Ukraine between government troops and pro-independence insurgents has escalated into a "war". "A great war came at our...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
IS slogan found on school walls in Saudi Arabia
Riyadh, Sep 1 (IANS) Slogans praising Sunni militant group Islamic State (IS) were found on the walls of some schools in the Saudi Arabia capital following Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz's call for coordinated...
Read more on Politics Balla