Michael Gambon

19 Oct 1940

Actor

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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Filmography (67 titles)

Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Narrator)
(movie, 2017)
···Paddington 2
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Animation
Role: Actor (as Uncle Pastuzo (voice))
(movie, 2017)
···Kingsman: The Golden Circle
Genre: Action, Adventure
Role: Actor (as Sir Giles · Arthur)
(movie, 2017)
···Victoria & Abdul
Genre: Drama, History
Role: Actor (as Lord Salisbury)
(movie, 2017)
···Viceroy's House
Genre: Drama, History
Role: Actor (as General Hastings Ismay)
(movie, 2016)
···Dad's Army
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Private Godfrey)
(movie, 2016)
···Hail, Caesar!
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Role: Actor (as Narrator (voice))
(movie, 2014)
···Paddington
Genre: Family, Comedy
Role: Actor (as Uncle Pastuzo (voice))
(movie, 2014)
···Common
Genre: Crime, Drama
Role: Actor (as Judge)
(movie, 2014)
···Quirke
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Judge Garret Griffin)
(movie, 2012)
···Quartet
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Romance
Role: Actor (as Cedric Livingston)
(movie, 2012)
···Restless
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Baron Mansfield · Lucas Romer)
(movie, 2011)
···Page Eight
Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Drama
Role: Actor (as Benedict Baron)
Genre: Family, Fantasy, Adventure
Role: Actor (as Albus Dumbledore)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Family
Role: Actor (as Albus Dumbledore)
(movie, 2010)
7.3The King's Speech
Genre: Drama, History
Role: Actor (as King George V)
(movie, 2010)
7.2The Book of Eli
Genre: Action, Thriller, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as George)
(movie, 2009)
···Fantastic Mr. Fox
Genre: Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family
Role: Actor (as Franklin Bean (voice))
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Family
Role: Actor (as Albus Dumbledore)
(movie, 2008)
···Brideshead Revisited
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Lord Marchmain)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Family, Mystery
Role: Actor (as Albus Dumbledore)
(movie, 2007)
···The Baker
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Leo)
(movie, 2007)
···Joe's Palace
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Elliot Graham)
(movie, 2006)
···The Good Shepherd
Genre: Drama, Thriller, History
Role: Actor (as Dr. Fredericks)
(movie, 2006)
···The Omen
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Bugenhagen)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Family
Role: Actor (as Albus Dumbledore)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Oseary Drakoulias)
(movie, 2004)
···Stories of Lost Souls
Genre: Drama
By: Various
Role: Actor (as Larry)
(movie, 2004)
···Layer Cake
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Eddie Temple)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Mystery, Science Fiction, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Paley)
(movie, 2004)
···Being Julia
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Jimmie Langton)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Family
Role: Actor (as Albus Dumbledore)
(movie, 2003)
···Open Range
Genre: Western
Role: Actor (as Denton Baxter)
(movie, 2003)
···The Actors
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Role: Actor (as Barreller)
(movie, 2002)
···Ali G Indahouse
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Prime Minister)
(movie, 2002)
···Path to War
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Lyndon Johnson)
(movie, 2001)
···Gosford Park
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Role: Actor (as William McCordle)
(movie, 2001)
···High Heels and Low Lifes
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Foreign
Role: Actor (as Kerrigan)
(movie, 2000)
···Longitude
Genre: Drama, History
Role: Actor (as John Harrison)
(movie, 2000)
···Endgame
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Hamm)
(movie, 1999)
···Sleepy Hollow
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Thriller, Mystery
Role: Actor (as Baltus Van Tassel)
(movie, 1999)
···The Insider
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Thomas Sandefur)
(movie, 1999)
···Plunkett & MacLeane
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Lord Gibson)
(movie, 1999)
···The Last September
Genre: Drama, Romance, History
Role: Actor (as Sir Richard Naylor)
(movie, 1998)
···Dancing at Lughnasa
Genre: Drama, Foreign
Role: Actor (as Father Jack Mundy)
(movie, 1997)
···The Wings of the Dove
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Lionel Croy)
(movie, 1997)
···The Gambler
Genre: Drama, Romance, Biography
Role: Actor (as Fyodor Dostoyevsky)
(movie, 1996)
···Mary Reilly
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller, Romance
Role: Actor (as Marys Vater)
(movie, 1996)
···Samson and Delilah
Genre: Drama, Adventure, History
Role: Actor (as Re Hamun)
(movie, 1996)
···The Innocent Sleep
Genre: Drama, Crime, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Det. Insp. Matheson)
(movie, 1996)
···The Willows in Winter
Genre: Animation, Family
Role: Actor (as Badger)
(movie, 1995)
···The Wind in the Willows
Genre: Family, Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Role: Actor (as Badger)
(movie, 1995)
···Nothing Personal
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Leonard)
(movie, 1994)
···Clean Slate
Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Cornell)
(movie, 1994)
···A Man of No Importance
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Ivor J. Carney)
(movie, 1994)
···Faith
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Peter John Moreton)
(movie, 1992)
···Toys
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Lt. General Leland Zevo)
(movie, 1991)
···Mobsters
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Don Salvatore Faranzano)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Foreign
Role: Actor (as Albert Spica)
(movie, 1989)
···A Dry White Season
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Role: Actor (as Magistrate)
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Albert Spica)
(movie, 1989)
···The Heat of the Day
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Harrison)
(movie, 1988)
···Missing Link
Genre: Adventure
Role: Actor (as Narrator)
(movie, 1988)
···Paris by Night
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Gerald Paige)
(movie, 1985)
···Turtle Diary
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as George Fairbairn (turtle keeper))
(movie, 1973)
···Conflict
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor