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The Late Late Show line-up welcomes a Harry Potter legend

The Late Late Show line-up is here and on Friday night RTÉ will be welcoming a Harry Potter legend on it’s couch.

Acting legend Michael Gambon, best known for his role as Dumbledore in the hit film series, who was born in Dublin will take to the Gate Theatre stage soon.

The actor will chat to Ryan Tubridy alongside Michael Colgan, who is preparing to bring the curtain down more than three decades as The Gate’s artistic director.

Acting legend: Michael will join Ryan on the couch to chat about his upcoming play | WARNER BROS

Also on the show is Nathan Carter’s talented brother Jake Carter who will make his television debut and will treat the audience to a performance of ‘Trouble’ and sitting down for a chat about becoming a star in his own right. Brian Kennedy will also provide music on the night.

Actor and writer Emmet Kirwan’s powerful take on the state of the nation, ‘Heartbreak’, went viral earlier this year – however, it’s not the first time people have turned to the Tallaght-born performer to vent their anger and frustration, with 2012’s ‘Just Saying’ also capturing the zeitgeist.

Emmet will be chatting about striking a chord with his latest work and where he thinks Ireland is at right now.

Rosemary Adser, a mixed-race woman who grew up in 1950s Ireland, will appear on the show and open up about her horrendous experience growing up – from the sexual and physical abuse she suffered to being pregnant at 16 and sent to a mother-and-baby home.

Rosemary will tell her story alongside Brian Rothery, the foster father who helped to build her back up after years of suffering.

Professor Sabina Brennan will be talking to Ryan about why Ireland needs to wise up when it comes to ageing and a panel including Mary O’Rourke, George Hook and Rita Ann Higgins will be telling us their experiences of life after getting the bus pass.


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