|The Radio Times
is reporting that Sir Michael Gambon recently spoke at the Oxford Students’ Union.
During his speech he responded to the 'debate' relating to casting a black Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Asked by a student for his view on the controversy surrounding Dumezweni's casting, he replied, "It doesn't matter what colour you are, does it? It doesn't make a difference if you're a black actress or a white actress.
"You'd forget it in five minutes, wouldn't you? When the tabs go up on a play, and the person who's in it starts talking, you soon forget about it. It doesn't matter what colour they are, for God's sake."