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'It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.' Actor Who Played Dumbledore Chooses First U.S. Series Role Deadline.com

Marking his first U.S. series role, British actor Sir Michael Gambon -- perhaps best known to U.S. audiences as Albus Dumbledore in the "Harry Potter" films -- has signed on with the new HBO drama "Luck," reports Deadline.com

In "Luck," which stars Dustin Hoffman and is a David Milch/Michael Mann collaboration, Gambon will play an as-yet unnamed character who's the nemesis to Hoffman's character, named Ace Bernstein. The story revolves around the world of horse racing, including the owners, gamblers, jockeys and industry participants, the story says.

The series also added Patrick J. Adams, who will play Nathan Israel, an associate to Hoffman's character, the article adds.

Though this would be Gambon's first U.S. series role, he is no stranger to TV. Among other TV projects, in 1986 Gambon starred in one of the most acclaimed TV mini-series of all-time, the BBC production of Dennis Potter's "The Singing Detective."