I agree with you. Gambon is a great actor...its just this role that does not suit him and the shoes he has to fill on this makes it even harder. It is the exact reason why Ian McKellan (Magneto from X-Men) turned down the role when it was offered to him after RH passed. Yes he is so much more harsh and really shows way more emotion that what was portrayed by Harris as well as how Rowlings portrayed him in her books. Seems like the role was made for Harris and his demeanor. I would have loved to have seen RH in the Dept of Mysteries taking on Voldemort. You are so right with Dale...I am almost tempted to go get any audiobook as long as he is reading it. I use to lay int he bed and play the audiobook and close my eyes and let the whole story run free in my mind. Yes, Dale should win a award for it. He can retrieve 200 voices?!?!?!