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Michael Gambon


    Starbirth:
    October 19, 1940
Birthplace:
Cabra, Dublin, Ireland
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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.


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Judy Bernard Delfont 2019
The Death & Life of John F. Donovan Narrator 2019
Johnny English Strikes Again Agent Five 2018
King of Thieves Billy 'The Fish' Lincoln 2018
Citizen Lane Lord Ardilaun 2018
The Last Witness Frank Hamilton 2018
Paddington 2 Uncle Pastuzo (voice) 2017
Kingsman: The Golden Circle Sir Giles / Arthur 2017
Victoria & Abdul Lord Salisbury 2017
Mad to Be Normal Sydney Kotok 2017
Viceroy's House General Hastings Ismay 2017
Churchill's Secret Winston Churchill 2016
Hail, Caesar! Narrator (voice) 2016
Dad's Army Private Godfrey 2016
Unity Himself - Narrator (voice) 2015
Paddington Uncle Pastuzo (voice) 2014
Common Judge 2014
Lucan John Burke 2013
National Theatre Live: Fifty Years on Stage Hirst 2013
Muse of Fire Himself 2013
Quartet Cedric Livingston 2012
London: The Modern Babylon Narrator 2012
Page Eight Benedict Baron 2011
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 Albus Dumbledore 2011
Doctor Who: A Christmas Carol Kazran/Elliot Sardick 2010
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 Albus Dumbledore 2010
The King's Speech King George V 2010
The Book of Eli George 2010
Fantastic Mr. Fox Franklin Bean (voice) 2009
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Albus Dumbledore 2009
Brideshead Revisited Lord Marchmain 2008
Joe's Palace Elliot Graham 2007
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Albus Dumbledore 2007
The Alps - Climb of Your Life Narrator (voice) 2007
The Alps Narrator 2007
Celebration Lambert 2007
The Baker Leo 2007
The Good Night Alan Weigert 2007
The Good Shepherd Dr. Fredericks 2006
Amazing Grace Lord Charles Fox 2006
The Omen Bugenhagen 2006
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Albus Dumbledore 2005
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou Oseary Drakoulias 2004
Stories of Lost Souls Larry 2004
Layer Cake Eddie Temple 2004
Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow Paley 2004
Being Julia Jimmie Langton 2004
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Albus Dumbledore 2004
Little Wolf's Book of Badness Uncle Bigbad (voice) 2003
Sylvia Professor Thomas 2003
Open Range Denton Baxter 2003
Deep Blue Narrator 2003
The Actors Barreller 2003
Ali G Indahouse Prime Minister 2002
Path to War 2002
Charlotte Gray Levade 2001
Christmas Carol: The Movie Ghost of Christmas Present (voice) 2001
Gosford Park William McCordle 2001
High Heels and Low Lifes Kerrigan 2001
Endgame Hamm 2000
Sleepy Hollow: Behind the Legend 2000
The Last September Sir Richard Naylor 2000
Longitude John Harrison 2000
Sleepy Hollow Baltus Van Tassel 1999
The Insider Thomas Sandefur 1999
A Monkey's Tale Master Martin (voice) 1999
Plunkett & MacLeane Lord Gibson 1999
Dancing at Lughnasa Father Jack Mundy 1998
A Roll of the Dice: The Capeman on Broadway Narration 1998
The Wings of the Dove Lionel Croy 1997
The Gambler Fyodor Dostoyevsky 1997
The Willows in Winter Badger 1997
Samson and Delilah King Hamun 1996
Nothing Personal Leonard 1996
Mary Reilly Mary’s Father 1996
The Innocent Sleep Det. Insp. Matheson 1996
Midnight in Saint Petersburg Alex 1996
The Wind in the Willows Badger 1995
Bullet to Beijing Alexei 1995
Two Deaths Daniel Pavenic 1995
A Man of No Importance Ivor J. Carney 1994
Squanto: A Warrior's Tale Sir George 1994
The Browning Version Dr. Frobisher 1994
Clean Slate Cornell 1994
The Entertainer Archie Rice 1993
Toys Lt. General Leland Zevo 1992
Mobsters Don Salvatore Faranzano 1991
The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover Albert Spica 1989
The Heat of the Day Harrison 1989
The Rachel Papers Doctor Knowd 1989
Monster Maker Ultragorgon 1989
A Dry White Season Magistrate 1989
Mountain Language Sergeant 1988
Missing Link Narrator (voice) 1988
Paris by Night Gerald Paige 1988
Ghosts <blank> 1987
Turtle Diary George Fairbairn (turtle keeper) 1985
The Seagull Trigorin 1978
French Without Tears Lt Cmdr Rogers 1976
Tiptoe Through the Tulips Piers 1976
The Other Woman Robin 1976
The Beast Must Die Jan Jarmokowski 1974
The Catholics Brother Kevin 1973
Nothing But the Night Insp. Grant 1973
Cows Max 1972
Othello 1965
Cordelia Mr. Moses
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The One Show <blank> <mt>
The Nightmare Worlds of H.G. Wells Elderly Philosopher <mt>
Room 101 <blank> <mt>
Arthur of the Britons <blank> <mt>
Public Eye <blank> <mt>
The Borderers Gavin Ker <mt>
Play for Today <blank> <mt>
GMTV <blank> <mt>
Luck Michael <mt>
Top Gear <blank> <mt>
The Storyteller The Storyteller <mt>
The Singing Detective Philip Marlow <mt>
Bergerac <blank> <mt>
Softly, Softly <blank> <mt>
Tales of the Unexpected <blank> <mt>
Richard & Judy <blank> <mt>
Longitude John Harrison <mt>
Perfect Strangers Raymond <mt>
Wives and Daughters Squire Hamley <mt>
Angels in America <blank> <mt>
The Lost Prince King Edward VII <mt>
Emma Mr. Woodhouse <mt>
Play of the Month <blank> <mt>
Orson Welles' Great Mysteries <blank> <mt>
Oscar Oscar Wilde <mt>
The Michael Ball Show <blank> <mt>
Fortitude Henry Tyson <mt>
Quirke Judge Garret Griffin <mt>
The Casual Vacancy Howard Mollison <mt>
Maigret Chief Inspector Maigret <mt>
Cranford Mr. Holbrook <mt>
Cranford Thomas Holbrook <mt>
About Face <blank> <mt>
Krod Mandoon and the Flaming Sword of Fire Narrator <mt>
Doctor Who Kazran <mt>
Fearless Sir Alistair McKinnon <mt>
Little Women Mr. Laurence <mt>
Faith Peter John Moreton <mt>
Restless Baron Mansfield / Lucas Romer <mt>
Angels in America Prior 1 <mt>
Lucan John Burke <mt>
The Storyteller: Greek Myths The Storyteller <mt>
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