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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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Oct 19, 1940 In Cabra, Dublin, Ireland
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Judy
Latest Project:
Movie The Death & Life of John F. Donovan 2018-09-10
Known For
Poster of Harry Potter und der Orden des Phönix
Poster of Amazing Grace
Poster of Insider
Poster of The Great Adventure
Series Unreal TV Levade 2019
Movie Judy Bernard Delfont 2019
Movie The Death & Life of John F. Donovan Narrator 2018-09-10
Movie Der Stern von Indien General Hastings Ismay 2017-03-03
Movie Mad to Be Normal Sydney Kotok 2017-04-06
Series Fearless Sir Alistair McKinnon 2017-06-12
Series Little Women Mr. Laurence 2017-12-26
Movie Paddington 2 Uncle Pastuzo (voice) 2017-11-09
Movie Kingsman: The Golden Circle Sir Giles / Arthur 2017-09-20
Movie Victoria & Abdul Lord Salisbury 2017-09-14
Series The Pretender 2001 Doctor Knowd 2016
Movie Hail, Caesar! Narrator (voice) 2016-02-18
Movie Dad's Army Private Godfrey 2016-02-05
Movie Churchill's Secret Winston Churchill 2016-02-29
Series Oscar Unknown 2016
Series Ellen's Design Challenge Edward VII 2015-01-26
Series Fortitude Henry Tyson 2015-01-29
Movie Unity Himself - Narrator (voice) 2015-08-12
Series Fai Nai Wayu 2014 Ivor J. Carney 2014-01-15
Movie Paddington Uncle Pastuzo (voice) 2014-11-28
Series Der Pathologe – Mörderisches Dublin Judge Garret Griffin 2014-02-16
Movie Quirke Judge Garret Griffin 2014-02-16
Movie Common Judge 2014-07-06
Movie Muse of Fire Himself 2013-09-26
Movie National Theatre Live: Fifty Years on Stage Hirst 2013-11-02
Series Luck Michael 2012-01-29
Movie London: The Modern Babylon Narrator 2012-08-03
Movie Quartett Cedric Livingston 2012-09-08
Series Ruhelos Baron Mansfield / Lucas Romer 2012-12-27
Movie Ruhelos Baron Mansfield / Lucas Romer 2012-12-07
Movie Harry Potter und die Heiligtümer des Todes - Teil 2 Albus Dumbledore 2011-07-07
Movie Die Verschwörung - Verrat auf höchster Ebene Benedict Baron 2011-08-28
Movie Some Say No Howard Mollison 2011-01-01
Movie The Book of Eli George 2010-01-11
Series The Michael Ball Show Unknown 2010-08-16
Movie The King’s Speech - Die Rede des Königs King George V 2010-09-06
Movie Emma Mr. Woodhouse 2009-10-11
Series Emma Mr. Woodhouse 2009-10-04
Movie Harry Potter und der Halbblutprinz Albus Dumbledore 2009-07-16
Movie CJ7 - Nicht von dieser Welt 2008-01-30
Movie Tot oder Torte Leo 2007-02-09
Movie The Good Night Alan Weigert 2007-01-25
Series Destilando Amor Lord Marchmain 2007-01-29
Movie Celebration Lambert 2007-02-26
Movie IMAX: Die Alpen Narrator (voice) 2007-03-30
Movie Borderland 2007-11-09
Movie Harry Potter und der Orden des Phönix Albus Dumbledore 2007-06-28
Movie Joe's Palace Elliot Graham 2007-11-04
Series The One Show Unknown 2006-08-14
Movie Amazing Grace Lord Charles Fox 2006-09-16
Movie Das Omen Bugenhagen 2006-06-06
Movie Harry Potter und der Feuerkelch Albus Dumbledore 2005-11-16
Series Extinct Paley 2005-12-09
Movie Die Tiefseetaucher Oseary Drakoulias 2004-12-10
Movie Stories of Lost Souls Larry 2004-11-12
Movie Harry Potter und der Gefangene von Askaban Albus Dumbledore 2004-05-31
Movie Layer Cake Eddie Temple 2004-09-30
Movie Being Julia Jimmie Langton 2004-09-03
Movie The Actors Barreller 2003-03-16
Series Monkey Dust Denton Baxter 2003-02-09
Movie Deep Blue Narrator 2003-05-18
Movie Sylvia Professor Thomas 2003-10-17
Series Angels in America Unknown 2003-12-07
Movie Kroko Unknown 2003-10-01
Movie Path to War - Entscheidung im Weißen Haus 2002-01-01
Series Top Gear Unknown 2002-10-20
Movie Ali G in da House Prime Minister 2002-03-21
Movie Perfect Strangers 2001-05-09
Series Richard & Judy Unknown 2001-11-26
Movie Gosford Park William McCordle 2001-11-07
Series Perfect Strangers Raymond 2001-05-10
Movie Endgame Hamm 2000-09-10
Series Longitude John Harrison 2000-01-02
Movie Longitude John Harrison 2000-01-13
Movie The Last September Sir Richard Naylor 2000-04-28
Movie Insider Thomas Sandefur 2000-04-27
Movie Plunkett & Macleane – Gegen Tod und Teufel Lord Gibson 1999-01-22
Movie Two Hands Unknown 1999-07-29
Movie Wives and Daughters Squire Hamley 1999-11-28
Series Wives and Daughters Squire Hamley 1999-11-28
Movie Tanz in die Freiheit Father Jack Mundy 1998-09-04
Movie The Gambler Fyodor Dostoyevsky 1997-10-30
Movie Wings of the Dove – Die Flügel der Taube Lionel Croy 1997-11-07
Movie The Willows in Winter Badger 1997-06-16
Movie Samson und Delilah 1996-01-01
Movie Der Augenzeuge - gnadenlos gejagt Det. Insp. Matheson 1996-01-25
Movie Nothing Personal Leonard 1996-10-18
Movie Mary Reilly Marys Vater 1996-02-23
Movie Compelling Evidence Unknown 1995-01-01
Movie Two Deaths Daniel Pavenic 1995-09-10
Movie Der Wind in den Weiden Badger 1995-12-24
Movie The Palmer Files - Der rote Tod Alexei 1995-12-20
Series Room 101 Unknown 1994-07-04
Movie Schrei in die Vergangenheit Dr. Frobisher 1994-10-12
Movie Blackout – Ein Detektiv sucht sich selbst Cornell 1994-05-06
Movie The Entertainer Archie Rice 1993-12-04
Series Maigret Chief Inspector Maigret 1992-02-09
Movie Toys Lt. General Leland Zevo 1992-12-18
Movie Die Wahren Bosse - Ein teuflisches Imperium Don Salvatore Faranzano 1991-07-26
Movie Monster Maker Ultragorgon 1989-01-23
Movie Der Koch, der Dieb, seine Frau und ihr Liebhaber Albert Spica 1989-09-10
Movie Weiße Zeit der Dürre Magistrate 1989-01-01
Movie Missing Link Narrator (voice) 1988-11-04
Series Jim Hensons Geschichten The Storyteller 1988-05-15
Movie Ghosts 1987-06-14
Series The Singing Detective Philip Marlow 1986-11-16
Series Downtown Insp. Grant 1986-09-27
Movie The Singing Detective Philip Marlow 1986-11-16
Movie Turtle Diary George Fairbairn (turtle keeper) 1985-09-10
Movie Britannia Hospital 1982-05-27
Series Bergerac Unknown 1981-10-18
Movie Reporters Unknown 1981-06-10
Series Sheriff Lobo Kerrigan 1979-09-18
Series Die unglaublichen Geschichten von Roald Dahl Unknown 1979-03-24
Movie The Seagull Trigorin 1978-02-05
Movie The Other Woman Robin 1976-01-06
Movie Mondblut Jan Jarmokowski 1974-04-01
Series Wickie und die starken Männer Ghost of Christmas Present (voice) 1974-04-03
Series Orson Welles' Great Mysteries Unknown 1973-09-01
Series The American Film Institute Salute to ... Alex 1973-04-02
Movie Conflict Brother Kevin 1973-11-29
Series Play for Today Unknown 1970-10-15
Series Softly, Softly Unknown 1966-01-05
Series Война и мир Sir George 1965-06-06
Series Play of the Month Unknown 1965-10-19
Series Public Eye Unknown 1965-01-23
Series The Patty Duke Show Albus Dumbledore 1963-09-18
Series The Great Adventure Dr. Fredericks 1963-09-27
Series Out of This World Baltus Van Tassel 1962-06-30
Movie Half Way to Hell Unknown 1955-01-01
Series This Is Your Life Franklin Bean (voice) 1952-10-01
Movie He Who Gets Slapped Unknown 1924-12-22