Michael Gambon

 

 

Michael Gambon

Cabra, Dublin, Ireland

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.

 

Movies

The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
Oseary Drakoulias
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Albus Dumbledore
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Albus Dumbledore
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Albus Dumbledore
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Albus Dumbledore
The Omen
Bugenhagen
The Good Shepherd
Dr. Fredericks
High Heels and Low Lifes
Kerrigan
Open Range
Denton Baxter
Fantastic Mr. Fox
Franklin Bean (voice)
Sleepy Hollow
Baltus Van Tassel
Layer Cake
Eddie Temple
Deep Blue
Narrator
The Book of Eli
George
Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow
Paley
Gosford Park
William McCordle
Dancing at Lughnasa
Father Jack Mundy
Path to War
No character defined
Toys
Lt. General Leland Zevo
Midnight in Saint Petersburg
Alex
The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover
Albert Spica
A Dry White Season
Magistrate
The Insider
Thomas Sandefur
Mary Reilly
Marys Vater
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1
Albus Dumbledore
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
Albus Dumbledore
Brideshead Revisited
Lord Marchmain
The Actors
Barreller
Faith
Peter John Moreton
The Good Night
Alan Weigert
The Beast Must Die
Jan Jarmokowski
Nothing But the Night
Insp. Grant
The Baker
Leo
Conflict
No character defined
Bullet to Beijing
Alexei
Amazing Grace
Lord Charles Fox
Joe's Palace
Elliot Graham
The Wings of the Dove
Lionel Croy
Squanto: A Warrior's Tale
Sir George
The King's Speech
King George V
The Singing Detective
Philip Marlow
Endgame
Hamm
The Last September
Sir Richard Naylor
Clean Slate
Cornell
Being Julia
Jimmie Langton
Longitude
John Harrison
A Man of No Importance
Ivor J. Carney
Page Eight
Benedict Baron
Common
Judge
Stories of Lost Souls
Larry
The Wind in the Willows
Badger
The Willows in Winter
Badger
Ghosts
No character defined
Quartet
Cedric Livingston
Turtle Diary
George Fairbairn (turtle keeper)
Two Deaths
Daniel Pavenic
London: The Modern Babylon
Narrator
Restless
Baron Mansfield / Lucas Romer
Monster Maker
Ultragorgon
Sansone e Dalila
No character defined
The Gambler
Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Perfect Strangers
No character defined
Muse of Fire
Himself
The Entertainer
Archie Rice
Missing Link
Narrator (voice)
The Innocent Sleep
Det. Insp. Matheson
Plunkett & MacLeane
Lord Gibson
Quirke
Judge Garret Griffin
Mobsters
Don Salvatore Faranzano
Ali G Indahouse
Prime Minister
Paddington
Uncle Pastuzo (voice)
The Rachel Papers
Doctor Knowd
Christmas Carol: The Movie
Ghost of Christmas Present (voice)
The Seagull
Trigorin
The Alps: Climb of Your Life
Narrator (voice)
Unity
Himself - Narrator (voice)
Sylvia
Professor Thomas
Sansón y Dalila: Vol. I Una Fuerza Prodigiosa
No character defined
Dad's Army
Private Godfrey
Mad to Be Normal
Sydney Kotok
Churchill's Secret
Winston Churchill
Celebration
Lambert
Hail, Caesar!
Narrator (voice)
The Lost Prince
Edward VII
Wives and Daughters
Squire Hamley
The Alps
Narrator
Charlotte Gray
Levade
Emma
Mr. Woodhouse
The Other Woman
Robin
French Without Tears
Lt Cmdr Rogers
The Death & Life of John F. Donovan
Narrator
Doctor Who: A Christmas Carol
Kazran/Elliot Sardick
The Browning Version
Dr. Frobisher
Viceroy's House
General Hastings Ismay
Nothing Personal
Leonard
Fifty Years on Stage
Hirst
Victoria & Abdul
Lord Salisbury
Paris by Night
No character defined
Kingsman: The Golden Circle
Sir Giles / Arthur

Tv

The One Show
No character defined
The Nightmare Worlds of H.G. Wells
Elderly Philosopher
Room 101
No character defined
Arthur of the Britons
No character defined
Public Eye
No character defined
The Borderers
No character defined
Play for Today
No character defined
GMTV
No character defined
Luck
Michael
Top Gear
No character defined
The Storyteller
The Storyteller
The Singing Detective
Philip Marlow
Bergerac
No character defined
Softly, Softly
No character defined
Tales of the Unexpected
No character defined
Richard & Judy
No character defined
Longitude
John Harrison
Perfect Strangers
Raymond
Wives and Daughters
Squire Hamley
Angels in America
No character defined
The Lost Prince
No character defined
Emma
Mr. Woodhouse
Play of the Month
No character defined
Orson Welles' Great Mysteries
No character defined
Oscar
Oscar Wilde
The Michael Ball Show
No character defined
Fortitude
Henry Tyson
Quirke
Judge Garret Griffin
The Casual Vacancy
Howard Mollison
Maigret
Chief Inspector Maigret
Cranford
Mr. Holbrook
Cranford
Thomas Holbrook
About Face
No character defined
Kröd Mändoon and the Flaming Sword of Fire
Narrator
Doctor Who
Kazran
Fearless
Sir Alistair McKinnon
Little Women
Mr. Laurence