Biography

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.

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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Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 140

Birthday 1940-10-19

Place of Birth Cabra, Dublin, Ireland

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

Judy as Bernard Delfont
Cordelia as Mr. Moses
2018 Johnny English Strikes Again as Agent Five
2018 The Death & Life of John F. Donovan as Narrator
2018 King of Thieves as Billy 'The Fish' Lincoln
2018 Citizen Lane as Lord Ardilaun
2018 The Last Witness as Frank Hamilton
2017 Little Women(3 episodes) as Mr. Laurence
2017 Paddington 2 as Uncle Pastuzo (voice)
2017 Kingsman: The Golden Circle as Sir Giles / Arthur
2017 Victoria & Abdul as Lord Salisbury
2017 Fearless(6 episodes) as Sir Alistair McKinnon
2017 Mad to Be Normal as Sydney Kotok
2017 Viceroy's House as General Hastings Ismay
2016 Churchill's Secret as Winston Churchill
2016 Hail, Caesar! as Narrator (voice)
2016 Dad's Army as Private Godfrey
2016 The Nightmare Worlds of H.G. Wells(1 episode) as Elderly Philosopher
2015 Unity as Himself - Narrator (voice)
2015 The Casual Vacancy(3 episodes) as Howard Mollison
2015 Fortitude(11 episodes) as Henry Tyson
2014 Paddington as Uncle Pastuzo (voice)
2014 Common as Judge
2014 Quirke(3 episodes) as Judge Garret Griffin
2013 Lucan as John Burke
2013 National Theatre Live: Fifty Years on Stage as Hirst
2013 Muse of Fire as Himself
2012 Restless(2 episodes) as Baron Mansfield / Lucas Romer
2012 Quartet as Cedric Livingston
2012 London: The Modern Babylon as Narrator
2012 Luck(9 episodes) as Michael
2011 Page Eight as Benedict Baron
2011 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 as Albus Dumbledore
2010 Doctor Who: A Christmas Carol as Kazran/Elliot Sardick
2010 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 as Albus Dumbledore
2010 The King's Speech as King George V
2010 The Michael Ball Show(1 episode)
2010 The Book of Eli as George
2009 Creating the World of Harry Potter. Part 2: Characters as Himself
2009 Fantastic Mr. Fox as Franklin Bean (voice)
2009 Emma(8 episodes) as Mr. Woodhouse
2009 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince as Albus Dumbledore
2009 Krod Mandoon and the Flaming Sword of Fire(1 episode) as Narrator
2008 Brideshead Revisited as Lord Marchmain
2007 Cranford(1 episode) as Thomas Holbrook
2007 Cranford(1 episode) as Mr. Holbrook
2007 Joe's Palace as Elliot Graham
2007 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix as Albus Dumbledore
2007 The Alps: Climb of Your Life as Narrator (voice)
2007 The Alps as Narrator
2007 Celebration as Lambert
2007 The Baker as Leo
2007 The Good Night as Alan Weigert
2006 The Good Shepherd as Dr. Fredericks
2006 Amazing Grace as Lord Charles Fox
2006 The One Show(1 episode)
2006 The Omen as Bugenhagen
2005 The Lost Prince as Edward VII
2005 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire as Albus Dumbledore
2005 Doctor Who(1 episode) as Kazran
2004 The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou as Oseary Drakoulias
2004 Stories of Lost Souls as Larry
2004 Layer Cake as Eddie Temple
2004 Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow as Paley
2004 Being Julia as Jimmie Langton
2004 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban as Albus Dumbledore
2003 Angels in America(6 episodes) as Prior 1
2003 Angels in America(3 episodes)
2003 Sylvia as Professor Thomas
2003 Open Range as Denton Baxter
2003 Deep Blue as Narrator
2003 The Actors as Barreller
2003 The Lost Prince(2 episodes) as King Edward VII
2002 Top Gear(4 episodes)
2002 Ali G Indahouse as Prime Minister
2002 Path to War
2001 Charlotte Gray as Levade
2001 Christmas Carol: The Movie as Ghost of Christmas Present (voice)
2001 Richard & Judy(1 episode)
2001 Gosford Park as William McCordle
2001 High Heels and Low Lifes as Kerrigan
2001 Perfect Strangers(3 episodes) as Raymond
2000 Endgame as Hamm
2000 The Last September as Sir Richard Naylor
2000 Longitude as John Harrison
2000 Longitude(3 episodes) as John Harrison
1999 Wives and Daughters(8 episodes) as Squire Hamley
1999 Sleepy Hollow as Baltus Van Tassel
1999 The Insider as Thomas Sandefur
1999 Plunkett & MacLeane as Lord Gibson
1998 Dancing at Lughnasa as Father Jack Mundy
1997 The Wings of the Dove as Lionel Croy
1997 The Gambler as Fyodor Dostoyevsky
1997 The Willows in Winter as Badger
1996 Samson and Delilah as King Hamun
1996 Nothing Personal as Leonard
1996 Mary Reilly as Marys Vater
1996 The Innocent Sleep as Det. Insp. Matheson
1996 Midnight in Saint Petersburg as Alex
1995 The Wind in the Willows as Badger
1995 Bullet to Beijing as Alexei
1995 Two Deaths as Daniel Pavenic
1994 A Man of No Importance as Ivor J. Carney
1994 Squanto: A Warrior's Tale as Sir George
1994 The Browning Version as Dr. Frobisher
1994 Faith(2 episodes) as Peter John Moreton
1994 Room 101(1 episode)
1994 Clean Slate as Cornell
1993 The Entertainer as Archie Rice
1993 GMTV(1 episode)
1992 Toys as Lt. General Leland Zevo
1992 Maigret(12 episodes) as Chief Inspector Maigret
1991 Mobsters as Don Salvatore Faranzano
1989 About Face(1 episode)
1989 The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover as Albert Spica
1989 The Rachel Papers as Doctor Knowd
1989 Monster Maker as Ultragorgon
1989 A Dry White Season as Magistrate
1988 Missing Link as Narrator (voice)
1988 Paris by Night
1988 The Storyteller(4 episodes) as The Storyteller
1987 Ghosts
1986 The Singing Detective(9 episodes) as Philip Marlow
1985 Turtle Diary as George Fairbairn (turtle keeper)
1985 Oscar(3 episodes) as Oscar Wilde
1981 Bergerac(1 episode)
1979 Tales of the Unexpected(1 episode)
1978 The Seagull as Trigorin
1976 French Without Tears as Lt Cmdr Rogers
1976 Tiptoe Through the Tulips as Piers
1976 The Other Woman as Robin
1974 The Beast Must Die as Jan Jarmokowski
1973 Conflict as Brother Kevin
1973 Orson Welles' Great Mysteries(1 episode)
1973 Nothing but the Night as Insp. Grant
1972 Arthur of the Britons(1 episode)
1972 Cows as Max
1970 Play for Today(2 episodes)
1968 The Borderers(26 episodes)
1966 Softly, Softly(1 episode)
1965 Play of the Month(1 episode)
1965 Public Eye(1 episode)

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