Star comes out

Child actor Nathan Gamble, 10, appeared Friday night at Regal Auburn Stadium 17 theaters for the premiere of “The Dark Knight,” the latest Batman saga. Gamble, who lives with his family and attends school in the Tacoma area, plays a bit role as Commissioner Gordon’s son, James Gordon Jr.

“It’s an OK role. I have a few lines,” said Gamble, prior to joining friends from the Auburn area for his first view of the blockbuster movie. “My role in the movie took about three weeks to do. For others, it went six months.” Gamble says this Batman movie is different, and “a lot more darker. … It’s very good.”

Gamble, born in Tacoma, also has appeared in “Dry Rain,” “Saving Sam,” “Diggers,” “Horse Whisperer” and “The Mist.”

He also had a role as a missing child on an episode of “Without a Trace.” “The Dark Knight,” directed by Christopher Nolan, also stars Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Aaron Eckhart, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Gary Oldman, Morgan Freeman and the late Heath Ledger, who played the Joker in the film.