Michael Gambon
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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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Deep Blue

Character : Narrator (voice)

Path to War

Character : Lyndon Johnson

Joe's Palace

Character : Elliot Graham



Character : Hamm

The Last September

Character : Sir Richard Naylor

Being Julia

Character : Jimmie Langton

London: The Modern Babylon

Character : Self (voice)

The Gambler

Character : Fyodor Dostoyevsky

The Entertainer

Character : Archie Rice

The Seagull

Character : Trigorin

The Alps - Climb of Your Life

Character : Narrator (voice)

Churchill's Secret

Character : Winston Churchill

Mountain Language

Character : Sergeant

Gosford Park

Character : William McCordle


Character : Lt. General Leland Zevo

The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover

Character : Albert Spica


Character : John Harrison

The Willows in Winter

Character : Badger


Character : No character defined

Missing Link

Character : Narrator (voice)

Ali G Indahouse

Character : Prime Minister

Paris by Night

Character : Gerald Paige

Paddington 2

Character : Uncle Pastuzo (voice)

Little Wolf's Book of Badness

Character : Uncle Bigbad (voice)

A Roll of the Dice: The Capeman on Broadway

Character : Narration

The Heat of the Day

Character : Harrison

Open Range

Character : Denton Baxter

Midnight in Saint Petersburg

Character : Alex

The Actors

Character : Barreller

A Man of No Importance

Character : Ivor J. Carney

The Wind in the Willows

Character : Badger

Turtle Diary

Character : George Fairbairn

Two Deaths

Character : Daniel Pavenic

The Innocent Sleep

Character : Det. Insp. Matheson

Dad's Army

Character : Private Godfrey

Mad to Be Normal

Character : Sydney Kotok

Charlotte Gray

Character : Levade

French Without Tears

Character : Lt Cmdr Rogers

Viceroy's House

Character : General Hastings Ismay

Citizen Lane

Character : Lord Ardilaun

Tiptoe Through the Tulips

Character : Piers

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Character : Albus Dumbledore

Sleepy Hollow

Character : Baltus Van Tassel

Mary Reilly

Character : Mary’s Father

The Baker

Character : Leo

Bullet to Beijing

Character : Alexei

Page Eight

Character : Benedict Baron

Monster Maker

Character : Ultragorgon


Character : Professor Thomas

The Other Woman

Character : Robin


Character : Bernard Delfont

The Last Witness

Character : Frank Hamilton

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Character : Albus Dumbledore

High Heels and Low Lifes

Character : Kerrigan

Brideshead Revisited

Character : Lord Marchmain

Amazing Grace

Character : Lord Charles Fox

Clean Slate

Character : Cornell


Character : Cedric Livingston

Plunkett & MacLeane

Character : Lord Gibson

Christmas Carol: The Movie

Character : Ghost of Christmas Present (voice)


Character : Lambert

Doctor Who: A Christmas Carol

Character : Kazran/Elliot Sardick

The Browning Version

Character : Dr. Frobisher

Nothing Personal

Character : Leonard


Character : Max

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Character : Albus Dumbledore

Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow

Character : Paley

Dancing at Lughnasa

Character : Father Jack Mundy

Squanto: A Warrior's Tale

Character : Sir George

The King's Speech

Character : King George V


Character : Don Salvatore Faranzano

The Rachel Papers

Character : Doctor Knowd

Victoria & Abdul

Character : Lord Salisbury


Character : John Burke


Character : Mr. Moses

King of Thieves

Character : Billy 'The Fish' Lincoln

Sleepy Hollow: Behind the Legend

Character : Himself

The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

Character : Oseary Drakoulias

The Book of Eli

Character : George

The Catholics

Character : Brother Kevin

The Wings of the Dove

Character : Lionel Croy

Stories of Lost Souls

Character : Larry

Muse of Fire

Character : Himself

Johnny English Strikes Again

Character : Agent Five

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Character : Albus Dumbledore

The Good Shepherd

Character : Dr. Fredericks

The Good Night

Character : Alan Weigert

The Beast Must Die

Character : Jan Jarmokowski

Fantastic Mr. Fox

Character : Franklin Bean (voice)

Layer Cake

Character : Eddie Temple

Nothing But the Night

Character : Insp. Grant

Samson and Delilah

Character : King Hamun

The Omen

Character : Bugenhagen


Character : Judge


Character : Uncle Pastuzo (voice)


Character : No character defined

The Making of Gosford Park

Character : Himself

The Insider

Character : Thomas Sandefur

The Death & Life of John F. Donovan

Character : Man in Diner

Le château des singes

Character : Master Martin (voice)

National Theatre Live: 50 Years on Stage

Character : Hirst

Kingsman: The Golden Circle

Character : Arthur

A Dry White Season

Character : Magistrate


Character : Senators-Soldiers-Cypriots

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

Character : Albus Dumbledore

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1

Character : Professor Albus Dumbledore


Character : Himself - Narrator (voice)

Hail, Caesar!

Character : Narrator (voice)

Michael Gambon Tv Credits

The One Show

Character : No character defined

The Nightmare Worlds of H.G. Wells

Character : Elderly Philosopher

Room 101

Character : No character defined

Arthur of the Britons

Character : No character defined

Public Eye

Character : No character defined

Play for Today

Character : No character defined

The Borderers

Character : Gavin Ker


Character : No character defined


Character : Michael

Top Gear

Character : No character defined

The Storyteller

Character : The Storyteller

The Singing Detective

Character : Philip Marlow


Character : No character defined

Softly, Softly

Character : No character defined

Tales of the Unexpected

Character : Andrew

Richard & Judy

Character : No character defined


Character : John Harrison

Perfect Strangers

Character : Raymond

Wives and Daughters

Character : Squire Hamley

Angels in America

Character : No character defined

The Lost Prince

Character : King Edward VII


Character : Mr. Woodhouse

Play of the Month

Character : No character defined

Orson Welles' Great Mysteries

Character : No character defined


Character : Oscar Wilde

The Michael Ball Show

Character : No character defined


Character : Henry Tyson


Character : Judge Garret Griffin

The Casual Vacancy

Character : Howard Mollison


Character : Chief Inspector Maigret


Character : Thomas Holbrook

About Face

Character : No character defined

Kröd Mändoon and the Flaming Sword of Fire

Character : Narrator

Doctor Who

Character : Kazran


Character : Sir Alistair McKinnon

Little Women

Character : Mr. Laurence


Character : Peter John Moreton


Character : Baron Mansfield / Lucas Romer

Angels in America

Character : Prior 1


Character : John Burke

The Storyteller: Greek Myths

Character : The Storyteller

Great Performances

Character : Self