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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:
128
First Appeared:
In the series The Other One
Latest Project:
Movie The Death & Life of John F. Donovan 2018-01-18
Known For
Poster of Fortitude
Poster of Stories of Lost Souls
Poster of Longitude
Poster of The Browning Version
Filmography
Movie The Death & Life of John F. Donovan Narrator 2018-01-18
Series The Cranford Chronicles Unknown 2018
Series The Other One Unknown 2018
Movie Το Στέμμα Των Ινδιών General Hastings Ismay 2017-03-03
Series Fearless Sir Alistair McKinnon 2017-06-12
Series Little Women Mr. Laurence 2017-12-26
Movie Kingsman: Ο Χρυσός Κύκλος Sir Giles / Arthur 2017-09-20
Movie Βικτώρια & Αμπντούλ Lord Salisbury 2017-09-14
Movie Ο Στρατός του Μπαμπά Private Godfrey 2016-02-05
Movie Churchill's Secret Winston Churchill 2016-02-29
Movie The Hollow Crown: Henry VI - part 1 Mortimer 2016-05-07
Movie Χαίρε, Καίσαρ! Narrator (voice) 2016-02-05
Series Fortitude Henry Tyson 2015-01-29
Series The Casual Vacancy Howard Mollison 2015-02-15
Movie Unity Himself - Narrator (voice) 2015-08-12
Movie Quirke Judge Garret Griffin 2014-02-16
Series Quirke Judge Garret Griffin 2014-02-16
Movie Πάντινγκτον Uncle Pastuzo (voice) 2014-11-27
Movie Common Judge 2014-07-06
Movie Muse of Fire Himself 2013-09-26
Movie Fifty Years on Stage Hirst 2013-11-02
Series Luck Michael 2012-01-29
Movie Κουαρτέτο Cedric Livingston 2012-09-08
Movie Restless Baron Mansfield / Lucas Romer 2012-12-07
Movie London: The Modern Babylon Narrator 2012-08-03
Movie Ο Χάρι Πότερ Και Οι Κλήροι Του Θανάτου: Μέρος Β Albus Dumbledore 2011-07-07
Movie Page Eight Benedict Baron 2011-08-28
Movie Doctor Who: A Christmas Carol Kazran/Elliot Sardick 2010-12-25
Movie Ο Χάρι Πότερ Και Οι Κλήροι Του Θανάτου: Μέρος Α Albus Dumbledore 2010-10-17
Movie Ο Εκλεκτός George 2010-01-14
Series The Michael Ball Show Unknown 2010-08-16
Movie Ο Λόγος Του Βασιλιά King George V 2010-09-06
Movie Ο Χάρι Πότερ Και Ο Ημίαιμος Πρίγκιψ Albus Dumbledore 2009-07-07
Series Emma Mr. Woodhouse 2009-10-04
Movie Ο απίθανος κύριος Φοξ Franklin Bean (voice) 2009-10-23
Movie Emma Mr. Woodhouse 2009-10-11
Movie Επιστροφή στο Μπράιντσχεντ Lord Marchmain 2008-07-25
Movie The Good Night Alan Weigert 2007-01-25
Movie Ο Φούρναρης Leo 2007-02-09
Movie Celebration Lambert 2007-02-26
Movie Joe's Palace Elliot Graham 2007-11-04
Movie Ο Χάρι Πότερ Και Το Τάγμα Του Φοίνικα Albus Dumbledore 2007-06-28
Movie The Alps: Climb of Your Life Narrator (voice) 2007-03-30
Movie The Omen Bugenhagen 2006-06-06
Movie Ο Δρόμος για την Ελευθερία Lord Charles Fox 2006-09-16
Movie Ο Καθοδηγητής Dr. Fredericks 2006-12-11
Series The One Show Unknown 2006-08-14
Movie Ο Χάρι Πότερ Και Το Κύπελλο Της Φωτιάς Albus Dumbledore 2005-11-16
Movie The Lost Prince Edward VII 2005-12-18
Movie Ο Χάρι Πότερ Και Ο Αιχμάλωτος Του Αζκαμπάν Albus Dumbledore 2004-05-31
Movie Η Τελευταία Λέξη της Τζούλια Jimmie Langton 2004-09-03
Movie Χάπια, Σφαίρες & 2.000.000 Λίρες Eddie Temple 2004-09-30
Movie Sky Captain: Ο Κόσμος του Αύριο Paley 2004-09-17
Movie Stories of Lost Souls Larry 2004-11-12
Movie Υδάτινες ιστορίες Oseary Drakoulias 2004-12-10
Movie The Actors Barreller 2003-03-16
Series The Lost Prince 2003-01-19
Movie Σύλβια Professor Thomas 2003-10-17
Series Angels in America Unknown 2003-12-07
Movie Ο Αγραφος Νόμος της Δύσης Denton Baxter 2003-08-29
Movie Βαθύ Μπλε Narrator 2003-05-18
Movie Το μονοπάτι του Πολέμου 2002-01-01
Series Top Gear Unknown 2002-10-20
Movie Ali G Indahouse Prime Minister 2002-03-21
Movie Perfect Strangers 2001-05-09
Series Perfect Strangers Raymond 2001-05-10
Movie Christmas Carol: The Movie Ghost of Christmas Present (voice) 2001-12-07
Movie Charlotte Gray Levade 2001-12-17
Movie High Heels and Low Lifes Kerrigan 2001-07-16
Series Richard & Judy Unknown 2001-11-26
Movie Έγκλημα στο Γκόσφορντ Παρκ William McCordle 2001-11-07
Series Longitude John Harrison 2000-01-02
Movie Longitude John Harrison 2000-01-13
Movie Endgame Hamm 2000-09-10
Movie The Last September Sir Richard Naylor 2000-04-28
Movie Plunkett & MacLeane Lord Gibson 1999-01-22
Movie Ο Μύθος του Ακέφαλου Καβαλάρη Baltus Van Tassel 1999-11-18
Series Wives and Daughters Squire Hamley 1999-11-28
Movie Wives and Daughters Squire Hamley 1999-11-28
Movie The Insider Thomas Sandefur 1999-10-28
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 Midnight in Saint Petersburg Alex 1996-01-01
Movie Sansón y Dalila: Vol. I Una Fuerza Prodigiosa 1996-09-22
Movie Sansone e Dalila 1996-01-01
Movie The Innocent Sleep Det. Insp. Matheson 1996-01-25
Movie Μαίρη Ράιλι Marys Vater 1996-02-23
Movie Two Deaths Daniel Pavenic 1995-09-10
Movie The Wind in the Willows Badger 1995-12-24
Movie Bullet to Beijing Alexei 1995-12-20
Movie Clean Slate Cornell 1994-05-06
Series Room 101 Unknown 1994-07-04
Movie Squanto: A Warrior's Tale Sir George 1994-10-28
Movie A Man of No Importance Ivor J. Carney 1994-12-22
Movie The Browning Version Dr. Frobisher 1994-10-12
Movie Faith Peter John Moreton 1994-09-07
Series GMTV Unknown 1993-01-01
Movie The Entertainer Archie Rice 1993-12-04
Series Maigret Chief Inspector Maigret 1992-02-11
Movie Toys Lt. General Leland Zevo 1992-12-18
Movie Mobsters Don Salvatore Faranzano 1991-07-26
Movie A Dry White Season Magistrate 1989-01-01
Movie The Rachel Papers Doctor Knowd 1989-05-12
Movie Ο Μάγειρας, ο Κλέφτης, η Γυναίκα του και ο Εραστής της Albert Spica 1989-09-10
Movie Monster Maker Ultragorgon 1989-01-23
Series The Storyteller 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
Series Oscar Oscar Wilde 1985-03-26
Movie Turtle Diary George Fairbairn (turtle keeper) 1985-09-10
Series Bergerac Unknown 1981-10-18
Series Tales of the Unexpected Unknown 1979-03-24
Movie The Seagull Trigorin 1978-02-05
Movie The Other Woman Robin 1976-01-06
Movie The Beast Must Die Jan Jarmokowski 1974-04-01
Movie Nothing But the Night Insp. Grant 1973-01-01
Movie Conflict 1973-11-29
Series Orson Welles' Great Mysteries Unknown 1973-09-01
Series Arthur of the Britons Unknown 1972-12-06
Series Play for Today Unknown 1970-10-15
Series The Borderers 1968-12-31
Series Softly, Softly Unknown 1966-01-05
Series Public Eye Unknown 1965-01-23
Series Play of the Month Unknown 1965-10-19