Michael Gambon

Michael Gambon


  • Known For: Acting
  • Birthday: 19-10-1940
  • Gender: Male
  • Place of Birth: Cabra, Dublin, Ireland
  • Also Known As:

    Майкл Гэмбон

  • Popularity: 8.99
  • Homepage: N/A


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.




Year Movie Character
2003 Deep Blue as Narrator (voice)
2003 Path to War as Lyndon Johnson
2007 Joe's Palace as Elliot Graham
2000 Endgame as Hamm
2000 The Last September as Sir Richard Naylor
2004 Being Julia as Jimmie Langton
2012 London: The Modern Babylon as Narrator (voice)
1997 The Gambler as Fyodor Dostoyevsky
1993 The Entertainer as Archie Rice
1978 The Seagull as Trigorin
2007 The Alps - Climb of Your Life as Narrator (voice)
2016 Churchill's Secret as Winston Churchill
1988 Mountain Language as Sergeant
1992 Toys as Lt. General Leland Zevo
1989 The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover as Albert Spica
2000 Longitude as John Harrison
1997 The Willows in Winter as Badger
1987 Ghosts
1988 Missing Link as Narrator (voice)
2002 Ali G Indahouse as Prime Minister
1988 Paris by Night as Gerald Paige
2017 Paddington 2 as Uncle Pastuzo (voice)
2003 Little Wolf's Book of Badness as Uncle Bigbad (voice)
1998 A Roll of the Dice: The Capeman on Broadway as Narration
1989 The Heat of the Day as Harrison
2003 Open Range as Denton Baxter
1996 Midnight in Saint Petersburg as Alex
2003 The Actors as Barreller
1994 A Man of No Importance as Ivor J. Carney
1995 The Wind in the Willows as Badger
1985 Turtle Diary as George Fairbairn
1995 Two Deaths as Daniel Pavenic
1996 The Innocent Sleep as Det. Insp. Matheson
2016 Dad's Army as Private Godfrey
2017 Mad to Be Normal as Sydney Kotok
2001 Charlotte Gray as Levade
2017 Viceroy's House as General Hastings Ismay
2020 Cordelia as Mr. Moses
2018 Citizen Lane as Lord Ardilaun
1976 Tiptoe Through the Tulips as Piers
2007 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix as Albus Dumbledore
1999 Sleepy Hollow as Baltus Van Tassel
1996 Mary Reilly as Mary’s Father
2007 The Baker as Leo
1995 Bullet to Beijing as Alexei
2011 Page Eight as Benedict Baron
1989 Monster Maker as Ultragorgon
2003 Sylvia as Professor Thomas
1976 The Other Woman as Robin
2019 Judy as Bernard Delfont
2018 The Last Witness as Frank Hamilton
2009 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince as Albus Dumbledore
2001 High Heels and Low Lifes as Kerrigan
2008 Brideshead Revisited as Lord Marchmain
2006 Amazing Grace as Lord Charles Fox
1994 Clean Slate as Cornell
2012 Quartet as Cedric Livingston
1999 Plunkett & MacLeane as Lord Gibson
2001 Christmas Carol: The Movie as Ghost of Christmas Present (voice)
2007 Celebration as Lambert
2010 Doctor Who: A Christmas Carol as Kazran/Elliot Sardick
1994 The Browning Version as Dr. Frobisher
1996 Nothing Personal as Leonard
1972 Cows as Max
2005 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire as Albus Dumbledore
2004 Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow as Paley
1998 Dancing at Lughnasa as Father Jack Mundy
2010 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 as Albus Dumbledore
1994 Squanto: A Warrior's Tale as Sir George
2010 The King's Speech as King George V
1991 Mobsters as Don Salvatore Faranzano
1989 The Rachel Papers as Doctor Knowd
1976 French Without Tears as Lt Cmdr Rogers
2017 Victoria & Abdul as Lord Salisbury
2013 Lucan as John Burke
2018 King of Thieves as Billy 'The Fish' Lincoln
2000 Sleepy Hollow: Behind the Legend as Himself
2004 The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou as Oseary Drakoulias
2010 The Book of Eli as George
1973 Católicos as Brother Kevin
1997 The Wings of the Dove as Lionel Croy
2004 Stories of Lost Souls as Larry
2013 Muse of Fire as Himself
1999 A Monkey's Tale as Master Martin (voice)
2004 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban as Albus Dumbledore
2006 The Good Shepherd as Dr. Fredericks
2007 The Good Night as Alan Weigert
1974 The Beast Must Die as Jan Jarmokowski
2009 Fantastic Mr. Fox as Franklin Bean (voice)
2004 Layer Cake as Eddie Temple
1973 Nothing But the Night as Insp. Grant
1996 Samson and Delilah as King Hamun
2006 The Omen as Bugenhagen
2001 Gosford Park as William McCordle
2018 Johnny English Strikes Again as Agent Five
2014 Common as Judge
2014 Paddington as Uncle Pastuzo (voice)
1965 Othello
2019 The Death & Life of John F. Donovan as Man in Diner
1999 The Insider as Thomas Sandefur
2013 National Theatre Live: Fifty Years on Stage as Hirst
2017 Kingsman: The Golden Circle as Sir Giles / Arthur
1989 A Dry White Season as Magistrate
1965 Othello as Senators-Soldiers-Cypriots
2011 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 as Albus Dumbledore
2015 Unity as Himself - Narrator (voice)
2016 Hail, Caesar! as Narrator (voice)
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2006 The One Show (1 episode)
2016 The Nightmare Worlds of H.G. Wells (1 episode) as Elderly Philosopher
1994 Room 101 (1 episode)
1972 Arthur of the Britons (1 episode)
1965 Public Eye (1 episode)
1968 The Borderers (26 episode) as Gavin Ker
1970 Play for Today (2 episode)
1993 GMTV (1 episode)
2012 Luck (9 episode) as Michael
2002 Top Gear (4 episode)
1988 The Storyteller (4 episode) as The Storyteller
1986 The Singing Detective (6 episode) as Philip Marlow
1981 Bergerac (1 episode)
1966 Softly, Softly (1 episode)
1979 Tales of the Unexpected (1 episode)
2001 Richard & Judy (1 episode)
2000 Longitude (2 episode) as John Harrison
2001 Perfect Strangers (3 episode) as Raymond
1999 Wives and Daughters (6 episode) as Squire Hamley
2003 Angels in America (3 episode)
2003 The Lost Prince (2 episode) as King Edward VII
2009 Emma (4 episode) as Mr. Woodhouse
1965 Play of the Month (1 episode)
1973 Orson Welles' Great Mysteries (1 episode)
1985 Oscar (3 episode) as Oscar Wilde
2010 The Michael Ball Show (1 episode)
2015 Fortitude (11 episode) as Henry Tyson
2014 Quirke (3 episode) as Judge Garret Griffin
2015 The Casual Vacancy (3 episode) as Howard Mollison
1992 Maigret (12 episode) as Chief Inspector Maigret
2007 Cranford (2 episode) as Thomas Holbrook
1989 About Face (1 episode)
2009 Krod Mandoon and the Flaming Sword of Fire (1 episode) as Narrator
2005 Doctor Who (1 episode) as Kazran
2017 Fearless (6 episode) as Sir Alistair McKinnon
2017 Little Women (3 episode) as Mr. Laurence
1994 Faith (2 episode) as Peter John Moreton
2012 Restless (2 episode) as Baron Mansfield / Lucas Romer
2003 Angels in America (6 episode) as Prior 1
2013 Lucan (1 episode) as John Burke
1991 The Storyteller: Greek Myths (4 episode) as The Storyteller

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