Michael Gambon

Actor | * 10/19/1940 (79) | Cabra, Dublin, Ireland
Sir Michael John Gambon (born 19 October 1940) is a British–Irish actor who has worked in theatre, television, and film. He is also known as The Great Gambon as dubbed by actor Ralph Richardson. He was trained under Laurence Olivier and started his long work on stage in the National Theatre. He received a Tony Award nomination for Best Actor in a Play for his work in David Hare’s Skylight on Broadway. Gambon retired from stage acting in 2015 due to memory loss. Gambon is most famous for portraying Professor Albus Dumbledore in the Harry Potter film series, starting in the 3rd film after the death of original actor Richard Harris. His other films include, The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (1989), The Wings of the Dove (1997), Gosford Park (2001), Amazing Grace (2006), The King's Speech (2010), and ()
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Sir Michael Gambon is an Irish-British actor who has worked in theatre, television and film. A highly respected theatre actor, Gambon is recognised for his role in The Singing Detective and for his role as Albus Dumbledore in the Harry Potter film series, replacing the late actor Richard Harris. Gambon was born in Cabra, Dublin during World War II. His father, Edward Gambon, was an engineer, and his mother, Mary, was a seamstress. His father decided to seek work in the rebuilding of London, and so the family moved to Mornington Crescent in North London, when Gambon was five. His father had him made a British citizen - a decision that would later allow Michael to receive an actual, rather than honorary, knighthood. Gambon married Anne Miller when he was 22, but has always been secretive about his personal life, responding to one interviewer's question about her: "What wife?" The couple lived near Gravesend, Kent, where she has a workshop. While filming Gosford Park, Gambon brought Philippa Hart on to the set and introduced her to co-stars as his girlfriend. When the affair was revealed in 2002, he moved out of the marital home and bought a bachelor pad. In February 2007, it was revealed that Hart was pregnant with Gambon's child, and gave birth to son, Michael, in May 2007. On 22 June 2009 she gave birth to her second child, a boy named William, who is Gambon's third child. Gambon is a qualified private pilot and his love of cars led to his appearance on the BBC's Top Gear programme. Gambon raced the Suzuki Liana and was driving so aggressively that it went round the last corner of his timed lap on two wheels. The final corner of the Dunsfold Park track has been named "Gambon" in his honour.

Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Comedies | Thriller

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Awards & Nominations for Michael Gambon

3x Laurence Olivier Award Commander of The Order of The British Empire Knight Bachelor 3x Evening Standard Award British Independent Film Award – The Richard Harris Award Irish Film & Television Awards Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie

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Movies with Michael Gambon as Actor(108)

as Mr. Moses2019 Cordelia
as Bernard Delfont2019 Judy
as Billy 'The Fish' Lincoln2018 King of Thieves
as Frank Hamilton2018 The Last Witness
as Lord Ardilaun2018 Citizen Lane
as Uncle Pastuzo (voice)2017 Paddington 2
as Sir Giles / Arthur2017 Kingsman: The Golden Circle
as Sydney Kotok2017 Mad to Be Normal
as Lord Salisbury2017 Victoria & Abdul
as General Hastings Ismay2017 Viceroy's House
as Winston Churchill2016 Churchill's Secret
as Narrator (voice)2016 Hail, Caesar!
as Private Godfrey2016 Dad's Army
as Himself - Narrator (voice)2015 Unity
as Judge2014 Common
as Uncle Pastuzo (voice)2014 Paddington
as John Burke2013 Lucan
as himself2013 Muse of Fire
as Cedric Livingston2012 Quartet
as Benedict Baron2011 Page Eight
as King George V2010 The King's Speech
as George2010 The Book of Eli
as Kazran/Elliot Sardick2010 Doctor Who: A Christmas Carol
as Franklin Bean (voice)2009 Fantastic Mr. Fox
as Lord Marchmain2008 Brideshead Revisited
as Narrator2007 The Alps
as Leo2007 The Baker
as Elliot Graham2007 Joe's Palace
as Narrator (voice)2007 The Alps - Climb of Your Life
as Lambert2007 Celebration
as Alan Weigert2007 The Good Night
as Bugenhagen2006 The Omen
as Dr. Fredericks2006 The Good Shepherd
as Lord Charles Fox2006 Amazing Grace
as Albus Dumbledore2005 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
as Edward VII2005 The Lost Prince
as Eddie Temple2004 Layer Cake
as Jimmie Langton2004 Being Julia
as Oseary Drakoulias2004 The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
as Professor Thomas2003 Sylvia
as Barreller2003 The Actors
as Narrator2003 Deep Blue
as Denton Baxter2003 Open Range
as Uncle Bigbad (voice)2003 Little Wolf's Book of Badness
as Prime Minister2002 Ali G Indahouse
as Ghost of Christmas Present (voice)2001 Christmas Carol: The Movie
as Levade2001 Charlotte Gray
as William McCordle2001 Gosford Park
as Kerrigan2001 High Heels and Low Lifes
as Hamm2000 Endgame
as John Harrison2000 Longitude
as Sir Richard Naylor2000 The Last September
as Master Martin (voice)1999 A Monkey's Tale
as Lord Gibson1999 Plunkett & MacLeane
as Baltus Van Tassel1999 Sleepy Hollow
as Thomas Sandefur1999 The Insider
as Father Jack Mundy1998 Dancing at Lughnasa
as Fyodor Dostoyevsky1997 The Gambler
as Badger1997 The Willows in Winter
as Lionel Croy1997 The Wings of the Dove
as Leonard1996 Nothing Personal
as Det. Insp. Matheson1996 The Innocent Sleep
as Mary’s Father1996 Mary Reilly
as King Hamun1996 Samson and Delilah
as Alexei1995 Bullet to Beijing
as Daniel Pavenic1995 Two Deaths
as Cornell1994 Clean Slate
as Dr. Frobisher1994 The Browning Version
as Sir George1994 Squanto: A Warrior's Tale
as Ivor J. Carney1994 A Man of No Importance
as Archie Rice1993 The Entertainer
as Lt. General Leland Zevo1992 Toys
as Don Salvatore Faranzano1991 Mobsters
as Magistrate1989 A Dry White Season
as Ultragorgon1989 Monster Maker
as Doctor Knowd1989 The Rachel Papers
as Harrison1989 The Heat of the Day
as Sergeant1988 Mountain Language
as Narrator (voice)1988 Missing Link
1987 Ghosts
as George Fairbairn (turtle keeper)1985 Turtle Diary
as Trigorin1978 The Seagull
as Robin1976 The Other Woman
as Lt Cmdr Rogers1976 French Without Tears
as Jan Jarmokowski1974 The Beast Must Die
as Brother Kevin1973 Católicos
as Insp. Grant1973 Nothing But the Night
as Max1972 Cows
1965 Othello

TV Shows/Series with Michael Gambon as Actor(35)

as Sir Alistair McKinnon2017 Fearless
as Prior 12016 BTS: Bon Voyage
as Elderly Philosopher2016 The Nightmare Worlds of H.G. Wells
as Henry Tyson2015 Fortitude
as Howard Mollison2015 The Casual Vacancy
as Judge Garret Griffin2014 Quirke
as King Edward VII2013 Hostages
as Michael2012 Luck
as Kazran2005 Doctor Who
as Raymond2001 Perfect Strangers
as Squire Hamley1999 Wives and Daughters
as Peter John Moreton1994 Faith
1993 GMTV
as Chief Inspector Maigret1992 Maigret
as The Storyteller1991 The Storyteller: Greek Myths
as The Storyteller1988 The Storyteller
as Philip Marlow1986 The Singing Detective
as Oscar Wilde1985 Oscar
as Mr. Woodhouse1972 Trip for One Smile
as Gavin Ker1968 The Borderers

Full Name: Michael Gambon
Born: Saturday, 10/19 1940 (October) in Cabra (current age: 79 years + 128 days)
Zodiac sign: Libra (Chinese zodiac sign: Dragon)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: Royal Academy of Dramatic Art
Other names for Michael Gambon (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Майкл Гэмбон"
Michael Gambon frequently works together with these people:
Maggie Smith (10x, Actress)
Ralph Fiennes (9x, Actor)
David Heyman (8x, Crew)
Nicholas Briggs (8x, Actor)
Alan Rickman (7x, Actor)
Julie Walters (7x, Actress)
Miranda Richardson (7x, Actress)
David Tennant (7x, Actor)
Helen McCrory (7x, Actress)
Stuart Craig (7x, Crew)
Geraldine Somerville (7x, Actress)
Jany Temime (7x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:462, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 02/23/2020