Michael Gambon

Michael Gambon

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    • October 19th, 1940
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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Acting (92 Credits)

2019Judy as Bernard Delfont
2019Cordelia as Mr. Moses
2018The Last Witness as Frank Hamilton
2018King of Thieves as Billy 'The Fish' Lincoln
2018Johnny English Strikes Again as Agent Five
2018The Death & Life of John F. Donovan as Man in Diner
2018The Death & Life of John F. Donovan as Man in Diner
2017Mad to Be Normal as Sydney Kotok
2017Viceroy's House as General Hastings Ismay
2017Victoria & Abdul as Lord Salisbury
2017Paddington 2 as Uncle Pastuzo (voice)
2017Kingsman: The Golden Circle as Arthur
2017Little Women (2017) as Mr. Laurence
2017Fearless (2017) as Sir Alistair McKinnon
2016Churchill's Secret as Winston Churchill
2016Dad's Army as Private Godfrey
2016Hail, Caesar! as Narrator (voice)
2015The Casual Vacancy as Howard Mollison
2014Paddington as Uncle Pastuzo (voice)
2014Common as Judge
2013Quirke as Judge Garret Griffin
2012Quartet as Cedric Livingston
2012Restless as Baron Mansfield / Lucas Romer
2011Page Eight as Benedict Baron
2011Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 as Albus Dumbledore
2011Luck as Michael
2010Doctor Who: A Christmas Carol as Kazran/Elliot Sardick
2010The Book of Eli as George
2010The King's Speech as King George V
2010Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 as Professor Albus Dumbledore
2009Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince as Albus Dumbledore
2009Fantastic Mr. Fox as Franklin Bean (voice)
2009Emma as Mr. Woodhouse
2008Brideshead Revisited as Lord Marchmain
2007Joe's Palace as Elliot Graham
2007Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix as Albus Dumbledore
2007The Baker as Leo
2007The Good Night as Alan Weigert
2006Amazing Grace as Lord Charles Fox
2006The Good Shepherd as Dr. Fredericks
2006The Omen as Bugenhagen
2005Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire as Albus Dumbledore
2005Stories of Lost Souls as Larry
2004Being Julia as Jimmie Langton
2004Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow as Paley
2004The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou as Oseary Drakoulias
2004Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban as Albus Dumbledore
2004Layer Cake as Eddie Temple
2003Deep Blue as Narrator (voice)
2003Open Range as Denton Baxter
2003The Actors as Barreller
2003Sylvia as Professor Thomas
2003The Lost Prince as King Edward VII
2003Angels in America as Prior 1
2002Path to War as Lyndon Johnson
2002Ali G Indahouse as Prime Minister
2001Gosford Park as William McCordle
2001Charlotte Gray as Levade
2001High Heels and Low Lifes as Kerrigan
2001Christmas Carol: The Movie as Ghost of Christmas Present (voice)
2001Perfect Strangers (2001) as Raymond
2000Longitude as John Harrison
2000Longitude as John Harrison
1999The Last September as Sir Richard Naylor
1999Sleepy Hollow as Baltus Van Tassel
1999Plunkett & Macleane as Lord Gibson
1999The Insider as Thomas Sandefur
1999Wives and Daughters as Squire Hamley
1998Dancing at Lughnasa as Father Jack Mundy
1997The Wings of the Dove as Lionel Croy
1996Midnight in Saint Petersburg as Alex
1996Mary Reilly as Mary’s Father
1996Samson and Delilah as King Hamun
1995The Wind in the Willows as Badger
1995Bullet to Beijing as Alexei
1994A Man of No Importance as Ivor J. Carney
1994Clean Slate as Cornell
1994The Browning Version as Dr. Frobisher
1994Squanto: A Warrior's Tale as Sir George
1992Toys as Lt. General Leland Zevo
1992Maigret (1992) as Chief Inspector Maigret
1991Mobsters as Don Salvatore Faranzano
1990The Storyteller: Greek Myths as The Storyteller
1989The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover as Albert Spica
1989The Rachel Papers as Doctor Knowd
1989A Dry White Season as Magistrate
1987Jim Henson's The Storyteller as The Storyteller
1986The Singing Detective as Philip Marlow
1985Turtle Diary as George Fairbairn
1974The Beast Must Die as Jan Jarmokowski
1973Nothing But the Night as Insp. Grant

Himself (2 Credits)

2015Unity as Himself - Narrator (voice)
2012London: The Modern Babylon as Self (voice)


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