Michael Gambon is a worthy successor to RICHARD HARRIS' PROFESSOR DUMBLEDORE in the Harry Potter movie series, according to the late actor's son JARED.

Gambon inherited Dumbledore's robes and flowing beard for the third Harry Potter movie, HARRY POTTER AND THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN, following Harris' death last year (OCT02) - and actor Jared, who appears with Gambon himself in new movie Sylvia, insists Potter producers cast the right man.

Jared says, "I didn't discuss it with Michael during Sylvia, as we didn't meet on set, but he is a fine actor and I'm sure he will make the part his own. But there will be a tinge of sadness when I see the films."

10/11/2003 18:20