Alfred Burke
Date of Birth
Feb 28, 1918
Birth Place:
London, England, UK


Alfred Burke exemplifies poet Dylan Thomas' famous line: "Old age should burn and rage at close of day." Years past his 80th birthday, Burke signed on to play Professor Armando Dippet in the second Harry Potter film, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. The move was daring, for it risked turning Burke into an icon of Potter zealots more than 70 years his junior -- and possibly even into a...