Veteran actor Sir Michael Gambon has yet to read a book by J.K. Rowling despite starring in several on-screen adaptations of her work.

The 74-year-old star played Albus Dumbledore in six Harry Potter movies and currently features as pompous politician Howard Mollison in The Casual Vacancy, a television mini-series based on Rowling's novel of the same name.

However, Gambon admits he has never read any of the British author's works, telling Britain's The Sunday Times Magazine, "No (I haven't read The Casual Vacancy.) (Rowling) did send me one (a copy of the book), which was very kind, but it didn't arrive until I got home, having just finished (filming) the whole thing. It's a bit thick for my storyline. No (I haven't read Harry Potter). I've only read my part. Is this terrible, what I'm saying?"

The Casual Vacancy airs in the U.K. on Sunday (15Feb15).

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