Tributes pour in for stage and screen veteran Michael Gambon

West End theatres will dim their marquee lights tomorrow evening, 29 September in memoriam

Michael Gambon
Michael Gambon, © Dan Wooller for WhatsOnStage

WhatsOnStage reported the sad news earlier today that Michael Gambon has passed away at the age of 82. Since then, messages of condolence have poured in from across the industry.

In addition, the Society of London Theatre has confirmed that West End venues will honour his career by dimming their lights for two minutes at 7pm tomorrow evening, 29 September 2023.

Hannah Essex, Co-CEO of SOLT and UK Theatre, stated: “The theatre world has lost an incredible talent today. Through his 60 years on both stage and screen, the impact that Sir Michael Gambon made on the arts is immeasurable. Our deepest condolences are with his family and loved ones, and we are proud to be able to honour his talent and career in some small way.”

We have taken the opportunity to share a selection of tributes for the much-loved screen and stage favourite below: