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Michael Gambon

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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Born:
Oct 19, 1940 In Cabra, Dublin, Ireland
Movie/TV Credits:
143
First Appeared:
In the movie The Last Witness
Latest Project:
Movie The Death & Life of John F. Donovan 2018-01-18
Known For
Poster of Luck
Poster of Harry Potter et la Coupe de feu
Poster of Layer Cake
Poster of Révélations
Filmography
Movie The Last Witness Frank Hamilton 2018
Movie The Death & Life of John F. Donovan Narrator 2018-01-18
Movie The Death and Life of John F. Donovan Narrator 2018-01-18
Movie Le Dernier Vice-Roi des Indes General Hastings Ismay 2017-03-03
Movie Muse of Fire Himself 2017-09-22
Movie Victoria and Abdul Lord Salisbury 2017-09-22
Movie Kingsman: The Golden Circle Arthur 2017-09-22
Series Perfect Strangers Raymond 2016
Movie La British Compagnie Private Godfrey 2016-02-05
Movie Ave, César ! Narrator (voice) 2016-02-05
Movie Churchill's Secret Winston Churchill 2016-02-29
Series Fortitude Henry Tyson 2015-01-29
Series Une Place à prendre Howard Mollison 2015-02-15
Movie The Casual Vacancy 2015-02-15
Movie Unity Himself - Narrator (voice) 2015-08-12
Movie Restless Lord Romer 2015-05-15
Series Quirke Judge Garret Griffin 2014-02-16
Movie Common Judge 2014-07-06
Movie Quirke Judge Garret Griffin 2014-02-16
Movie Paddington Uncle Pastuzo (voice) 2014-11-27
Movie Muse of Fire Himself 2013-09-26
Movie Fifty Years on Stage Hirst 2013-11-02
Series Luck Michael 2012-01-29
Series Luck Michael 2012-01-29
Movie Restless Baron Mansfield / Lucas Romer 2012-12-07
Movie Quartet Cedric Livingston 2012-09-08
Movie London: The Modern Babylon Narrator 2012-08-03
Movie Page 8 Benedict Baron 2011-08-28
Movie Harry Potter et les reliques de la mort - 2ème partie Albus Dumbledore 2011-07-07
Movie Le livre d'Éli George 2010-01-14
Movie Harry Potter et les reliques de la mort - 1ère partie Albus Dumbledore 2010-10-17
Movie Le discours d'un Roi King George V 2010-09-06
Movie Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Professor Albus Dumbledore 2009-07-15
Series Emma Mr. Woodhouse 2009-10-04
Movie Harry Potter et le Prince de sang-mêlé Albus Dumbledore 2009-07-07
Movie Emma Mr. Woodhouse 2009-10-11
Movie Fantastic Mr. Fox Franklin Bean (voice) 2009-10-23
Movie Fantastic Mr. Fox Franklin Bean 2009-11-25
Movie The Good Night Alan Weigert 2008-01-18
Movie The Baker Leo 2008-05-26
Movie Brideshead Revisited Lord Marchmain 2008-07-25
Movie The Good Night Alan Weigert 2007-01-25
Movie The Baker Leo 2007-02-09
Movie Amazing Grace Lord Charles Fox 2007-02-23
Movie Harry Potter et l'Ordre du Phénix Albus Dumbledore 2007-06-28
Movie Joe's Palace Elliot Graham 2007-11-04
Movie The Alps: Climb of Your Life Narrator (voice) 2007-03-30
Movie Celebration Lambert 2007-02-26
Movie La Malédiction 666 Bugenhagen 2006-06-06
Series The One Show Unknown 2006-08-14
Movie Raisons d'état Dr. Fredericks 2006-12-11
Movie Amazing Grace Lord Charles Fox 2006-09-16
Movie The Good Shepherd Dr. Fredericks 2006-12-22
Movie Brave New World Paley 2005-01-25
Movie Harry Potter et la Coupe de feu Albus Dumbledore 2005-11-05
Movie Being Julia Jimmie Langton 2005-02-18
Movie The Lost Prince Edward VII 2005-12-18
Movie Harry Potter et le Prisonnier d'Azkaban Albus Dumbledore 2004-05-31
Movie Adorable Julia Jimmie Langton 2004-09-03
Movie Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow Editor Paley 2004-09-17
Movie La vie aquatique Oseary Drakoulias 2004-12-10
Movie Layer Cake Eddie Temple 2004-09-30
Movie Stories of Lost Souls Larry 2004-11-12
Movie Capitaine Sky et le Monde de demain Paley 2004-09-17
Movie The Actors Barreller 2003-03-16
Series The Lost Prince 2003-01-19
Movie The Actors Barreller 2003-05-16
Series Angels in America Unknown 2003-12-07
Movie Sylvia Professor Thomas 2003-10-17
Movie La Planète bleue Narrator 2003-05-18
Movie Open Range Denton Baxter 2003-08-29
Movie Endgame Hamm 2003-07-21
Movie Path to War 2002-01-01
Series Top Gear Unknown 2002-10-20
Movie Ali G Prime Minister 2002-03-21
Movie Charlotte Gray Levade 2001-12-17
Movie Perfect Strangers 2001-05-09
Movie Rouge à lèvres et arme à feu Kerrigan 2001-07-16
Movie Christmas Carol: The Movie Ghost of Christmas Present (voice) 2001-12-07
Movie Gosford Park William McCordle 2001-11-07
Movie Longitude John Harrison 2000-01-13
Series Longitude John Harrison 2000-01-02
Movie The Last September Sir Richard Naylor 2000-04-28
Movie Endgame Hamm 2000-09-10
Movie Révélations Thomas Sandefur 1999-10-28
Movie Guns 1748 Lord Gibson 1999-01-22
Movie The Insider Thomas Sandefur 1999-11-05
Movie Sleepy Hollow, la légende du cavalier sans tête Baltus Van Tassel 1999-11-18
Movie Wives and Daughters Squire Hamley 1999-11-28
Series Wives and Daughters Squire Hamley 1999-11-28
Movie Sleepy Hollow Baltus Van Tassel 1999-11-19
Movie Dancing at Lughnasa Father Jack Mundy 1998-09-04
Movie The Gambler Fyodor Dostoyevsky 1997-10-30
Movie The Wings of the Dove Lionel Croy 1997-11-07
Movie The Willows in Winter Badger 1997-06-16
Movie Sansone e Dalila 1996-01-01
Movie Témoin innocent Det. Insp. Matheson 1996-01-25
Movie Midnight in Saint Petersburg Alex 1996-01-01
Movie Sansón y Dalila: Vol. I Una Fuerza Prodigiosa 1996-09-22
Series Expert Witness Himself - Presenter / ... 1996-08-08
Movie Mary Reilly Marys Vater 1996-02-23
Movie Two Deaths Daniel Pavenic 1995-09-10
Movie Bullet to Beijing Alexei 1995-12-20
Movie The Wind in the Willows Badger 1995-12-24
Series Room 101 Unknown 1994-07-04
Movie Clean Slate Cornell 1994-05-06
Movie Trou de mémoire Cornell 1994-05-06
Movie Faith Peter John Moreton 1994-09-07
Movie The Browning Version Dr. Frobisher 1994-10-12
Movie A Man of No Importance Ivor J. Carney 1994-12-22
Movie Squanto - A Warrior's Tale Sir George 1994-10-28
Movie Squanto: A Warrior's Tale Sir George 1994-10-28
Movie Les leçons de la vie Dr. Frobisher 1994-10-12
Series Maigret Chief Inspector Maigret 1992-02-11
Movie Toys Lt. General Leland Zevo 1992-12-18
Movie Toys Lt. General Leland Zevo 1992-12-18
Movie Mobsters Don Faranzano 1991-07-26
Movie Les indomptés Don Salvatore Faranzano 1991-07-26
Movie Le cuisinier, le voleur, sa femme et son amant Albert Spica 1989-09-10
Movie Monster Maker Ultragorgon 1989-01-23
Movie Une Saison blanche et sèche Magistrate 1989-01-01
Movie Le dossier Rachel Doctor Knowd 1989-05-12
Movie The Rachel Papers Doctor Knowd 1989-05-12
Series Monstres et merveilles The Storyteller 1988-05-15
Movie Missing Link Narrator (voice) 1988-11-04
Movie Ghosts 1987-06-14
Series The Singing Detective Philip Marlow 1986-11-16
Movie The Singing Detective Philip Marlow 1986-11-16
Movie Turtle Diary George Fairbairn (turtle keeper) 1985-09-10
Series Bergerac Unknown 1981-10-18
Series Bizarre, bizarre Unknown 1979-03-24
Movie The Seagull Trigorin 1978-02-05
Movie The Other Woman Robin 1976-01-06
Movie French Without Tears Lt Cmdr Rogers 1976-05-16
Movie Le Mystère de la bête humaine Jan Jarmokowski 1974-04-01
Movie Conflict 1973-11-29
Movie Nothing But the Night Insp. Grant 1973-01-01
Series The Challengers John Killane 1972-01-03
Series Play for Today Max / ... 1970-10-15
Series Confession Mr. Tennent 1970-07-03
Series The Borderers 1968-12-31
Series Omnibus Himself 1967-10-13
Series Public Eye Unknown 1965-01-23