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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 series Public Eye 1965-01-23
Latest Project:
Movie The Death & Life of John F. Donovan 2018-01-18
Known For
Poster of Fortitude
Poster of El libro de Eli
Poster of Harry Potter y la orden del Fénix
Poster of Life Aquatic
Series Arthur of the Britons Unknown 2018
Movie The Death & Life of John F. Donovan Narrator 2018-01-18
Series The Cranford Chronicles Unknown 2017
Series The Other One Unknown 2017
Series Perfect Strangers Raymond 2017
Movie Mad to Be Normal Sydney Kotok 2017-02-26
Movie Kingsman: El círculo de oro Sir Giles / Arthur 2017-09-20
Movie El último virrey de la India General Hastings Ismay 2017-03-03
Series The Nightmare Worlds of H.G. Wells Elderly Philosopher 2016-01-28
Movie ¡Ave, César! Narrator (voice) 2016-02-05
Movie Churchill's Secret Winston Churchill 2016-02-29
Movie Dad's Army: El pelotón rechazado Private Godfrey 2016-02-05
Series Fortitude Henry Tyson 2015-01-29
Series Una vacante imprevista Howard Mollison 2015-02-15
Movie Unity Himself - Narrator (voice) 2015-08-12
Series Quirke Judge Garret Griffin 2014-02-16
Movie Quirke Judge Garret Griffin 2014-02-16
Movie Common Judge 2014-07-06
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
Movie London: The Modern Babylon Narrator 2012-08-03
Movie Restless Baron Mansfield / Lucas Romer 2012-12-07
Movie El cuarteto Cedric Livingston 2012-09-08
Movie Harry Potter y las reliquias de la muerte - Parte II Albus Dumbledore 2011-07-07
Movie Entre líneas Benedict Baron 2011-08-28
Movie El libro de Eli George 2010-01-14
Movie Doctor Who: A Christmas Carol Kazran/Elliot Sardick 2010-12-25
Series The Michael Ball Show Unknown 2010-08-16
Movie El discurso del Rey King George V 2010-09-06
Movie Harry Potter y las reliquias de la muerte - Parte I Albus Dumbledore 2010-10-17
Series Kröd Mändoon and the Flaming Sword of Fire Narrator 2009-04-09
Movie Harry Potter y el misterio del príncipe Albus Dumbledore 2009-07-07
Movie Fantástico Sr. Fox Franklin Bean (voice) 2009-10-23
Movie Emma Mr. Woodhouse 2009-10-11
Series Emma Mr. Woodhouse 2009-10-04
Movie Retorno a Brideshead Lord Marchmain 2008-07-25
Movie Celebration Lambert 2007-02-26
Movie The Baker Leo 2007-02-09
Movie La chica de mis sueños (The good night) Alan Weigert 2007-01-25
Movie The Alps Narrator 2007-03-09
Movie Harry Potter y la orden del Fénix 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
Series Cranford Thomas Holbrook 2007-11-18
Series The One Show Unknown 2006-08-14
Movie La profecía Bugenhagen 2006-06-06
Movie Amazing Grace Lord Charles Fox 2006-09-16
Movie El buen pastor Dr. Fredericks 2006-12-11
Movie Harry Potter y el cáliz de fuego Albus Dumbledore 2005-11-05
Movie The Lost Prince Edward VII 2005-12-18
Movie Sky Captain y el mundo del mañana Paley 2004-09-17
Movie Harry Potter y el prisionero de Azkaban Albus Dumbledore 2004-05-31
Movie Conociendo a Julia Jimmie Langton 2004-09-03
Movie Layer Cake (Crimen organizado) Eddie Temple 2004-09-30
Movie Life Aquatic Oseary Drakoulias 2004-12-10
Movie Almas Perdidas Larry 2004-11-12
Movie The Actors Barreller 2003-03-16
Series The Lost Prince 2003-01-19
Movie Deep Blue Narrator 2003-05-18
Movie Sylvia Professor Thomas 2003-10-17
Movie Open Range Denton Baxter 2003-08-29
Series Angels in America Unknown 2003-12-07
Movie Camino a la guerra 2002-01-01
Movie Ali G anda suelto Prime Minister 2002-03-21
Series Top Gear Unknown 2002-10-20
Movie Arriba y abajo (High Heels and Low Lifes) Kerrigan 2001-07-16
Movie Gosford Park William McCordle 2001-11-07
Movie Perfect Strangers 2001-05-09
Series Richard & Judy Unknown 2001-11-26
Movie Charlotte Gray Levade 2001-12-17
Movie Cuento de Navidad, de Charles Dickens Ghost of Christmas Present (voice) 2001-12-07
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 Endgame Hamm 2000-09-10
Movie Plunkett y MacLeane Lord Gibson 1999-01-22
Movie Sleepy Hollow Baltus Van Tassel 1999-11-18
Movie El dilema (The Insider) Thomas Sandefur 1999-10-28
Series Esposas e hijas Squire Hamley 1999-11-28
Movie Esposa e hijas Squire Hamley 1999-11-28
Movie El baile de agosto Father Jack Mundy 1998-09-04
Movie The Willows in Winter Badger 1997-06-16
Movie Las alas de la paloma Lionel Croy 1997-11-07
Movie The Gambler Fyodor Dostoyevsky 1997-10-30
Movie Sansón y Dalila 1996-01-01
Movie Medianoche en San Petersburgo Alex 1996-01-01
Movie El secreto de Mary Relley Marys Vater 1996-02-23
Movie The Innocent Sleep Det. Insp. Matheson 1996-01-25
Movie Sansón y Dalila: Vol. I Una Fuerza Prodigiosa 1996-09-22
Movie Dos muertes Daniel Pavenic 1995-09-10
Movie El Expreso de Pekín Alexei 1995-12-20
Movie El viento en los sauces Badger 1995-12-24
Movie Faith Peter John Moreton 1994-09-07
Movie Borrón y cuenta nueva Cornell 1994-05-06
Series Room 101 Unknown 1994-07-04
Movie A Man of No Importance Ivor J. Carney 1994-12-22
Movie Squanto el ultimo gran guerrero Sir George 1994-10-28
Movie La versión Browning Dr. Frobisher 1994-10-12
Series GMTV Unknown 1993-01-01
Movie The Entertainer Archie Rice 1993-12-04
Series Maigret Chief Inspector Maigret 1992-02-11
Movie Toys: fabricando ilusiones Lt. General Leland Zevo 1992-12-18
Movie El imperio del mal Don Salvatore Faranzano 1991-07-26
Movie Una árida estación blanca Magistrate 1989-01-01
Movie Monster Maker Ultragorgon 1989-01-23
Series About Face Unknown 1989-11-06
Movie The Rachel Papers Doctor Knowd 1989-05-12
Movie El cocinero, el ladrón, su mujer y su amante Albert Spica 1989-09-10
Series El narrador de cuentos 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 Oscar Oscar Wilde 1985-03-26
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 French Without Tears Lt Cmdr Rogers 1976-05-16
Movie La bestia debe morir Jan Jarmokowski 1974-04-01
Movie Noche infernal Insp. Grant 1973-01-01
Series Orson Welles' Great Mysteries Unknown 1973-09-01
Movie Conflict 1973-11-29
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