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Michael Gambon

Sir Michael Gambon was born in Cabra, Dublin, Ireland, to Mary (Hoare), a seamstress, and Edward Gambon, an engineer. 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 ... See full bio »
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 18 wins & 16 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Professor Albus Dumbledore
Sleepy Hollow
Sleepy Hollow Baltus Van Tassel
Gosford Park
Gosford Park William McCordle


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 2017 Fearless (TV Series) (filming)
 2017 Viceroy's House (completed)
General Hastings Ismay
 2017 Mad to Be Normal (completed)
Sydney Kotok
  The Last Witness (filming)
 2016 The Hollow Crown (TV Series)
- Henry VI Part 1 (2016) ... Mortimer
 2016 Hail, Caesar!
Narrator (voice)
 2016 The Nightmare Worlds of H.G. Wells (TV Mini-Series)
Egbert Elvesham
- The Late Mr Elvesham (2016) ... Egbert Elvesham
 2015 The Casual Vacancy (TV Mini-Series)
Howard Mollison
- Episode #1.3 (2015) ... Howard Mollison
- Episode #1.2 (2015) ... Howard Mollison
- Episode #1.1 (2015) ... Howard Mollison
 2014 On Angel Wings (TV Short)
 2014 Paddington
Uncle Pastuzo (voice)
 2014 Common (TV Movie)
 2014 Elder Scrolls Online (Video Game)
The Prophet (voice)
 2013 Lucan (TV Movie)
John Burke
 2013 Fifty Years on Stage (TV Movie)
 2012 Restless (TV Movie)
Lord Romer
 2012 Luck (TV Series)
- Episode #1.9 (2012) ... Michael
- Episode #1.8 (2012) ... Michael
- Episode #1.7 (2012) ... Michael
- Episode #1.6 (2012) ... Michael
- Episode #1.4 (2012) ... Michael
 2011 Page Eight (TV Movie)
Benedict Baron
 2011 Comic Relief: Uptown Downstairs Abbey (TV Movie)
Narrator (uncredited)
 2009 Emma (TV Mini-Series)
Mr. Woodhouse
 2009 Kröd Mändoon and the Flaming Sword of Fire (TV Series)
- Wench Trouble (2009) ... Narrator
 2007 Joe's Palace (TV Movie)
Elliot Graham
 2007 The Baker
 2007 The Alps (Documentary)
 2007 Celebration (TV Movie)
 2007 The Good Night
Alan Weigert
 2006 John Duffy's Brother (Short)
 2003 Ghost Hunter (Video Game)
Hawksmoor (voice, as Sir Michael Gambon)
 2003 Sylvia
Professor Thomas
 2003 Little Wolf's Book of Badness (Short)
Uncle Bigbad (voice, as Sir Michael Gambon)
 2003 Standing Room Only (Short)
 2003 The Actors
 2003 The Lost Prince (TV Movie)
Edward VII
 2002 Path to War (TV Movie)
Lyndon Johnson
 2002 Ali G Indahouse
Prime Minister
 2002 Gosford Park: Deleted Scenes (Video short)
William McCordle
 2001 Charlotte Gray
 2001 High Heels and Low Lifes
 2001 Perfect Strangers (TV Mini-Series)
- Episode #1.3 (2001) ... Raymond
- Episode #1.2 (2001) ... Raymond
- Episode #1.1 (2001) ... Raymond
 2001 Shackleton's Antarctic Adventure (Documentary short)
Sir Ernest Shackleton (voice)
 2000 Endgame (TV Movie)
 2000 Longitude (TV Movie)
John Harrison
 1999 Dead on Time (Short)
 1999 Le château des singes
Master Martin (English version, voice)
 1999 The Last September
Sir Richard Naylor
 1999 Plunkett & Macleane
Lord Gibson
 1998 Dancing at Lughnasa
Father Jack Mundy
 1997 The Wings of the Dove
Kate's Father
 1996 The Willows in Winter (TV Movie)
Badger (voice)
 1996 Samson and Delilah (TV Movie)
Re Hamun
 1996 Midnight in Saint Petersburg (TV Movie)
 1996 The Innocent Sleep
Det. Insp. Matheson
 1995 The Wind in the Willows (TV Movie)
Badger (voice)
 1995 Two Deaths
Daniel Pavenic
 1995 Nothing Personal
 1995 Bullet to Beijing (TV Movie)
 1994 Squanto: A Warrior's Tale
Sir George
 1993 Mama's Back (TV Movie)
Ian Hamilton
 1993 Performance (TV Series)
Archie Rice
 1991 Minder (TV Series)
Tommy Hambury
- Guess Who's Coming to Pinner (1991) ... Tommy Hambury
 1989 The Heat of the Day (TV Movie)
 1989 About Face (TV Series)
- Searching for Señor Duende (1989) ... Trevor
 1989 A Dry White Season
 1989 The Jim Henson Hour (TV Series)
- Monster Maker (1989) ... Ultragorgon (voice)
 1989 The Rachel Papers
Doctor Knowd
 1988 Paris by Night
Gerald Paige
 1988 Missing Link
Narrator (voice)
 1987 Theatre Night (TV Series)
Pastor Manders
- Ghosts (1987) ... Pastor Manders
 1987 Bergerac (TV Series)
Jarvis McLeod
- Winner Takes All (1987) ... Jarvis McLeod
 1985 Absurd Person Singular (TV Movie)
Geoffrey Jackson
 1985 Tropical Moon Over Dorking (TV Movie)
 1985 Oscar (TV Series)
Oscar Wilde
- De Profundis (1985) ... Oscar Wilde
- Trials (1985) ... Oscar Wilde
- Gilded Youth (1985) ... Oscar Wilde
 1982 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
Charles Battle
- The Breadwinner (1982) ... Charles Battle
 1982 La ronde (TV Movie)
 1980 Tales of the Unexpected (TV Series)
- The Umbrella Man (1980) ... Andrew
 1978 Premiere (TV Mini-Series)
 1978 Play for Love (TV Series)
- The Party of the First Part (1978) ... John
 1977 Chalk and Cheese (TV Series)
 1977 The Sunday Drama (TV Series)
David Patton
- The Man Who Liked Elephants (1977) ... David Patton
 1972-1976 Play for Today (TV Series)
Piers / Robin / Max
- Tiptoe Through the Tulips (1976) ... Piers
- The Other Woman (1976) ... Robin
- Cows (1972) ... Max
 1976 ITV Sunday Night Drama (TV Series)
- Now Is Too Late (1976) ... Adam
 1976 Centre Play (TV Series)
Edith Harrison
- In the Labyrinth (1976) ... Edith Harrison
 1975 The Secret Agent (TV Movie)
Tom Ossipon
 1974 Masquerade (TV Series)
- May We Come In? (1974) ... Stewart
 1974 The Beast Must Die
 1974 Second City Firsts (TV Series)
- Bold Face: Condensed (1974) ... John
 1974 Zodiac (TV Series)
Reuben Keiser
- The Cool Aquarian (1974) ... Reuben Keiser
 1973 Conflict
Brother Kevin
 1973 Great Mysteries (TV Series)
Maj. Rolfe
- An Affair of Honour (1973) ... Maj. Rolfe
 1973 ITV Saturday Night Theatre (TV Series)
Brother Kevin
- Catholics (1973) ... Brother Kevin
 1973 Six Days of Justice (TV Series)
- Stranger in Paradise (1973) ... Mr.Golding
 1973 Arthur of the Britons (TV Series)
- The Prisoner (1973) ... Roland
 1973 Special Branch (TV Series)
Herr Muller
- Hostage (1973) ... Herr Muller
 1973 A Picture of Katherine Mansfield (TV Series)
- Episode #1.5 (1973) ... Harry
 1973 Menace (TV Series)
- Judas Goat (1973) ... Ellis
 1973 Love Story (TV Series)
- Kippers and White Wine (1973) ... Paul
 1973 Nothing But the Night
Inspector Grant
 1972 Softly Softly: Task Force (TV Series)
- Welcome to the Club (1972) ... Cranley
 1972 Kate (TV Series)
- A Fact of Life (1972) ... Edward
 1972 The Man Outside (TV Series)
Ralph Kenward
- Cuculus Canorus (1972) ... Ralph Kenward
 1972 The Challengers (TV Series)
John Killane
- What About England? (1972) ... John Killane
- The Salesmen (1972) ... John Killane
- Whose Law? Whose Order? (1972) ... John Killane
- The Tomorrow Business (1972) ... John Killane
- History Does Not Pay the Rent ... John Killane
 1970 Confession (TV Series)
Mr. Tennent
- People Who Visit Glass Houses (1970) ... Mr. Tennent
 1969 Fraud Squad (TV Series)
Rex Lucien
- Last Exit to Leichstenstein (1969) ... Rex Lucien
 1968 Public Eye (TV Series)
P.C. Thwaites
- Have Mud, Will Throw (1968) ... P.C. Thwaites
 1967 Softly Softly (TV Series)
Pete Lucas
 1967 Much Ado About Nothing (TV Movie)
Watchman #4
 1965 Othello
Senators-Soldiers-Cypriots (as Mike Gambon)
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He acted in Fred Hoyle's play, "Rockets in URSA Major," at the Mermaid Theatre in London, England with Sean Scully, Nicholas Selby, Peter Cellier, John Pickles, Philip Morant, Denise Coffey, Ronald Herdman, and John Woodvine in the cast. Peter Duguid was director. See more »

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Alternate Names:

Mike Gambon | Sir Michael Gambon


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Personal Quote:

A child did approach me in a restaurant in Cornwall, but he thought I was Gandalf. See more »


On 8 February 2015 he announced that at the age of 74 he was retiring from stage acting because long-standing problems with his memory were making it increasingly difficult for him to remember his lines. For several years before that he had relied on an earpiece over which he could be prompted if he forgot his lines. See more »


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