Michael Gambon Cast in HBO New Series LUCK

Michael Gambon

The cast for HBO’s new series LUCK is coming along nicely. In a report from Deadline.com , the latest addition to the series is veteran British actor Michael Gambon, in his first appearance in a U. S. television series. Gambon, who earned an Emmy nomination for his portrayal of Lyndon Johnson in the 2002 HBO movie Path to War, plays King George V in Oscar hopeful The King’s Speech and reprises his role as Prof. Albus Dumbledore in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Pt. 1.

Luck is a David Milch/Michael Mann collaboration starring Dustin Hoffman. The series takes a look at the sport of horse racing from the inside out – everything from the jockeys and gamblers to the horse owners and industry bigwigs. Gambon (who worked with Mann before on The Insider) will play a character that has yet to be named but has been described as a nemesis/worthy adversary for Hoffman’s Ace Bernstein.

Luck is currently in production and in addition to Gambon and Hoffman, actor Patrick J. Adams (Friday Night Lights, Lost, NCIS, Lie To Me) has also been added to the series with a recurring role as Nathan Israel, who works closely with Bernstein. Also joining the cast is actress Joan Allen (who also appeared in Mann’s Manhunter).

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