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Michael Gambon

1940-10-19 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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The Death & Life of John F. Donovan Man in Diner 2018-09-10
Citizen Lane Lord Ardilaun 2018-05-18
The Last Witness Frank Hamilton 2018-05-11
King of Thieves Billy 'The Fish' Lincoln 2018-09-04
Johnny English Strikes Again Agent Five 2018-09-13
Paddington 2 Uncle Pastuzo (voice) 2017-11-09
Mad to Be Normal Sydney Kotok 2017-04-06
Viceroy's House General Hastings Ismay 2017-03-03
Victoria & Abdul Lord Salisbury 2017-09-14
Kingsman: The Golden Circle Arthur 2017-09-20
Dad's Army Private Godfrey 2016-02-05
Hail, Caesar! Narrator (voice) 2016-02-05
Churchill's Secret Winston Churchill 2016-02-29
Unity Himself - Narrator (voice) 2015-08-12
Paddington Uncle Pastuzo (voice) 2014-11-24
Common Judge 2014-07-06
National Theatre Live: 50 Years on Stage Hirst 2013-11-02
Muse of Fire Himself 2013-09-26
Lucan John Burke 2013-12-11
London: The Modern Babylon Self (voice) 2012-08-03
Quartet Cedric Livingston 2012-09-08
Page Eight Benedict Baron 2011-08-28
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 Albus Dumbledore 2011-07-07
The King's Speech King George V 2010-09-06
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Doctor Who: A Christmas Carol Kazran/Elliot Sardick 2010-12-25
The Book of Eli George 2010-01-11
Fantastic Mr. Fox Franklin Bean (voice) 2009-10-23
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Albus Dumbledore 2009-07-07
Brideshead Revisited Lord Marchmain 2008-07-25
The Baker Leo 2007-02-09
Joe's Palace Elliot Graham 2007-11-04
The Alps - Climb of Your Life Narrator (voice) 2007-03-30
The Good Night Alan Weigert 2007-01-25
Celebration Lambert 2007-02-26
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Albus Dumbledore 2007-06-28
The Good Shepherd Dr. Fredericks 2006-12-11
The Omen Bugenhagen 2006-06-06
Amazing Grace Lord Charles Fox 2006-09-16
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Albus Dumbledore 2005-11-16
Being Julia Jimmie Langton 2004-09-03
Layer Cake Eddie Temple 2004-09-30
Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow Paley 2004-09-17
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Albus Dumbledore 2004-05-31
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou Oseary Drakoulias 2004-12-10
Stories of Lost Souls Larry 2004-11-12
Deep Blue Narrator (voice) 2003-05-18
The Actors Barreller 2003-03-16
Sylvia Professor Thomas 2003-10-17
Little Wolf's Book of Badness Uncle Bigbad (voice) 2003-12-08
Open Range Denton Baxter 2003-08-29
Path to War Lyndon Johnson 2003-10-28
Ali G Indahouse Prime Minister 2002-03-21
The Making of Gosford Park Himself 2002-06-18
Christmas Carol: The Movie Ghost of Christmas Present (voice) 2001-12-07
High Heels and Low Lifes Kerrigan 2001-07-16
Gosford Park William McCordle 2001-11-07
Charlotte Gray Levade 2001-12-17
Sleepy Hollow: Behind the Legend Himself 2000-05-23
The Last September Sir Richard Naylor 2000-04-28
Endgame Hamm 2000-09-10
Longitude John Harrison 2000-01-02
Plunkett & MacLeane Lord Gibson 1999-01-22
The Insider Thomas Sandefur 1999-03-10
Sleepy Hollow Baltus Van Tassel 1999-11-18
Le château des singes Master Martin (voice) 1999-06-02
Dancing at Lughnasa Father Jack Mundy 1998-09-04
A Roll of the Dice: The Capeman on Broadway Narration 1998-04-04
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The Wings of the Dove Lionel Croy 1997-09-04
The Willows in Winter Badger 1997-06-16
Midnight in Saint Petersburg Alex 1996-01-01
Mary Reilly Mary’s Father 1996-02-23
The Innocent Sleep Det. Insp. Matheson 1996-01-25
Samson and Delilah King Hamun 1996-12-08
Nothing Personal Leonard 1996-10-18
Two Deaths Daniel Pavenic 1995-09-10
The Wind in the Willows Badger 1995-12-24
Bullet to Beijing Alexei 1995-12-20
A Man of No Importance Ivor J. Carney 1994-12-24
The Browning Version Dr. Frobisher 1994-10-12
Squanto: A Warrior's Tale Sir George 1994-10-28
Clean Slate Cornell 1994-05-06
The Entertainer Archie Rice 1993-12-04
Toys Lt. General Leland Zevo 1992-12-18
Mobsters Don Salvatore Faranzano 1991-07-26
A Dry White Season Magistrate 1989-01-01
Monster Maker Ultragorgon 1989-01-23
The Rachel Papers Doctor Knowd 1989-05-12
The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover Albert Spica 1989-10-13
The Heat of the Day Harrison 1989-06-09
Missing Link Narrator (voice) 1988-11-04
Mountain Language Sergeant 1988-12-11
Paris by Night Gerald Paige 1988-09-13
Ghosts 1987-06-14
Turtle Diary George Fairbairn 1985-12-06
The Seagull Trigorin 1978-02-05
Tiptoe Through the Tulips Piers 1976-03-16
French Without Tears Lt Cmdr Rogers 1976-05-16
The Other Woman Robin 1976-01-06
The Beast Must Die Jan Jarmokowski 1974-04-01
The Catholics Brother Kevin 1973-11-29
Nothing But the Night Insp. Grant 1973-02-16
Cows Max 1972-02-24
Othello 1965-12-15
Othello Senators-Soldiers-Cypriots 1965-12-15