Michael Gambon

Michael Coveney on Maggie Smith's 'unique' stage career
Hints that Dame Maggie will no longer appear on stage signal the end of an illustrious chapter, writes her biographer
Michael Gambon and Alan Rickman among guests at opening night of The Nether
Stars of stage and screen packed into the Duke of York's theatre last night for the transfer of Jennifer Haley's award-winning play
Michael Coveney: Royal 'Sher-speare' Company makes plans as Dame Diana goes solo
Reflections on recent developments in Stratford and some classic critical put-downs
Michael Coveney: Geraldine McEwan was a great comic stylist
McEwan, who has died aged 82, had a 'syrupy, seductive voice and a forthright, sparkling manner'
Maggie Smith's top 10 theatrical films
Our chief critic Michael Coveney, who is Maggie Smith's biographer, selects ten of her most theatrical films to tie in with the BFI's new season
Read Nicholas Hytner's introduction to the NT 50th anniversary gala
By Nicholas Hytner
The National Theatre, which celebrated its 50th anniversary with a star-studded gala on Saturday, has 'always been about who works here', said artistic director Nicholas Hytner in his programme introduction
Michael Coveney: National comes alive in memories at its own 50th birthday gala
A dream cast list and a canny selection of scenes sent our chief critic into raptures on Saturday night
Judi Dench, Michael Gambon, Ralph Fiennes and History Boys line up to mark National's 50th
A plethora of big names from the National Theatre's history are reportedly set to feature in a gala marking the venue's 50th birthday on 2 November
Michael Gambon says memory loss caused Habit of Art withdrawal
Michael Gambon has revealed that problems with his memory caused him to withdraw from Alan Bennett's The Habit of Art in 2009