Michael Gambon

Michael Gambon

Oct. 19th, 1940
Born in
Dublin, Ireland

Michael Gambon's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Cranford (UK) TV Show
Cranford (UK)
Jim Henson's The Storyteller: Greek Myths (UK) TV Show
Jim Henson's The Storyteller: Greek Myths (UK)
Emma (UK) (2009) TV Show
Emma (UK) (2009)
Maigret (UK) TV Show
Maigret (UK)
Restless (UK) TV Show
Restless (UK)
The Other One (UK) TV Show
The Other One (UK)
The Singing Detective (UK) TV Show
The Singing Detective (UK)
Six Days of Justice (UK) TV Show
Six Days of Justice (UK)
The Borderers (UK) TV Show
The Borderers (UK)

Main Movie Roles

2010 - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I
2010 - The Book of Eli
2010 - The King's Speech
2009 - Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
2009 - Fantastic Mr. Fox
2008 - Brideshead Revisited
2007 - The Alps
2007 - Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
2007 - The Good Night
2007 - The Baker
2006 - The Good Shepherd
2006 - The Omen
2006 - Amazing Grace
2005 - Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
2004 - Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow
2004 - Sylvia
2004 - The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou
2004 - Being Julia
2004 - Layer Cake
2004 - Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
2003 - Open Range
2003 - The Actors
2003 - Deep Blue
2002 - Ali G Indahouse
2001 - Charlotte Gray
2001 - Gosford Park
2001 - Shackleton's Antarctic Adventure
2001 - High Heels and Low Lifes
1999 - The Insider
1999 - Sleepy Hollow
1999 - Plunkett & MacLeane
1998 - Dancing at Lughnasa
1997 - The Wings of the Dove
1996 - Midnight in Saint Petersburg
1996 - Mary Reilly
1995 - Bullet to Beijing
1994 - Clean Slate
1992 - Toys
1991 - Mobsters
1989 - A Dry White Season
1989 - The Rachel Papers
1974 - The Beast Must Die

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Oscar Wilde
Reuben Keiser
Jarvis McLeod
Elliot Sardick
Herr Muller
Pete Lucas
Tommy Hambury
[Complete List]


After joining the National Theatre, under the Artistic Directorship of Sir Laurence Olivier, Gambon went on to appear in a number of leading roles in plays written by Alan Ayckbourn. His career was catapulted in 1980 when he took the lead role in John Dexter (II)'s production of "Galileo". Since then, Gambon has regularly appeared at the Royal National Theatre and the RSC. Roles include, King Lear, Othello, Mark Anthony and Volpone. He was described by the late Sir Ralph Richardson (I) as being "The Great Gambon" and he is now considered to be one of the British theatre's leading lights. He was made a CBE in 1992.

  • Graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA), London, England.
  • He was awarded the CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in 1992 and was Knighthood of the British Empire in the 1998 Queen's New Years Honors List for his services to drama.
  • He was nominated for a 'Laurence Olivier' (qv) Theatre Award in 2001 (2000 season) for Best Actor for his performance in "The Caretaker" at the Comedy Theatre.
  • During an appearance on the BBC program "Top Gear", Gambon took part in the show's regular "Star in a Reasonably-Priced Car" segment. He went around the final corner of the track on two wheels, and, in honor of the feat, the corner has henceforth been dubbed "Gambon" by the show's hosts.
  • He has twice played two roles previously played by 'Richard Harris (I)' (qv). The character of Jules Maigret, which 'Richard Harris (I)' (qv) played in a 1988 TV movie and secondly Albus Dumbledore of the Harry Potter Movies.
  • In 2002 Gambon moved out of his marital home in Kent, England, to live with his now companion, Philippa Hart. The pair welcomed a son, Michael, in May 2007, and they are now expecting another baby for 2009.
  • He was nominated for a 1998 'Laurence Olivier' (qv) Theatre Award for Best Actor of the 1997 season for his performance in "Tom and Clem" at the Aldwych Theatre.
  • In 2002, was named the successor to the late 'Richard Harris (I)' (qv) as Professor Dumbledore in the Harry Potter series.

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