Michael Gambon

Age: 73
Birthplace: 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.

Movie Character Year
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Ghiscpfemcgt2u53bhzhn5geoim The Cook the Thief His Wife & Her Lover Albert Spica 1989
Apqwgx9x0xm3f908cibfzw1byf9 Toys Lt. General Leland Zevo 1992
Ijzcrfnp3qvllefwj2fy9r6lztu Squanto - A Warrior's Tale Sir George 1994
Cxllk3jqggrxqzihszysus7aceu A Man of No Importance Ivor J. Carney 1994
Tlec71ioy9jdllvt1purl5evruu Midnight in Saint Petersburg Alex 1996
8rvwbczsbllvb9wqwzlurtg5rf6 Mary Reilly Marys Vater 1996
F2jypnlw7vie4m9loshaebl8wmo The Wings of the Dove Lionel Croy 1997
Ewq7aexw0ercwqvrbxx5whanfpl Dancing at Lughnasa Father Jack Mundy 1998
Syqsmml4og56ntfankdxujhhoda The Insider Thomas Sandefur 1999
Hd2cl4eneloydu5rnfxqlvwdkxt Sleepy Hollow Baltus Van Tassel 1999
2qitqljcug85pzdaqyomhzsk1dr Longitude John Harrison 2000
Wksifxi2luqgblksyhc4y4ptjnr Gosford Park William McCordle 2001
Pnpcvr5nc1bydgukv6wcng47qnt Deep Blue Erzähler 2003
Qmxkzkhi4hfmbzhjb5nztqulctn Open Range Denton Baxter 2003
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Aox7rzwdpvyl71oqgy1mcobtiun Being Julia Jimmie Langton 2004
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Npm5xvlmvdztcj6x1gpr8ravyjs Stories of Lost Souls Larry 2004
Kkwnrepeqtfc6dnnljzz1yx44ir The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou Oseary Drakoulias 2004
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S2rykrxrjuiyolmzym37kpltkrz The Good Shepherd Dr. Fredericks 2006
Kdzjrxypjfoa5sggwbgh8kfzx0h The Good Night Alan Weigert 2007
Lmymoxvzvrtadfxhz3v1ysqa1fn Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Albus Dumbledore 2007
Ip6fxogtxpi56o14b4oiscbm4lf Brideshead Revisited Lord Marchmain 2008
Bfxys2nhalwdvpkf3dp3vvdfn8b Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Professor Albus Dumbledore 2009
3hnnm4tzqwuffi5ninxlm2ow1sa Fantastic Mr. Fox Franklin Bean (voice) 2009
Ql3fneug9dybcabxvb0ot3djmju The Book of Eli George 2010
T8khgknrooruvdgcme41byaqetl The King's Speech George V 2010
6nhrntf3qoy19m07pati8ideafu Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 Albus Dumbledore 2010
Amkuvxjgcrugvdvo48v2yfxarny Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 Albus Dumbledore 2011
Zxg7nt7x2vvffhjhelcjti5cb4x Page Eight Benedict Baron 2011
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Jegl2qe4cswdst9izwhptqem0ho Restless Baron Mansfield / Lucas Romer 2012
Stpx1khjpayrgh2nuwhrcfheazo Muse of Fire Himself 2013
Nt9is1cpy8xaszozrwtfezqcchx Lucan 2013
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