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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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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
(2011)
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Professor Albus Dumbledore
(2009)
Sleepy Hollow
Sleepy Hollow Baltus Van Tassel
(1999)
Gosford Park
Gosford Park William McCordle
(2001)

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 2016 The Hollow Crown (TV Series)
Mortimer
- Henry VI Part 1 (2016) ... Mortimer
 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)
Grandfather
 2014 Common (TV Movie)
Judge
 2013 Lucan (TV Movie)
John Burke
 2012 Restless (TV Movie)
Lord Romer
 2012 Luck (TV Series)
Michael
- 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)
Narrator
- Wench Trouble (2009) ... Narrator
 2007 Joe's Palace (TV Movie)
Elliot Graham
 2007 Celebration (TV Movie)
Lambert
 2003 The Lost Prince (TV Movie)
Edward VII
 2002 Path to War (TV Movie)
Lyndon Johnson
 2001 Perfect Strangers (TV Mini-Series)
Raymond
- Episode #1.3 (2001) ... Raymond
- Episode #1.2 (2001) ... Raymond
- Episode #1.1 (2001) ... Raymond
 2000 Endgame (TV Movie)
Hamm
 2000 Longitude (TV Movie)
John Harrison
 1996 The Willows in Winter (TV Movie)
Badger (voice)
 1996 Samson and Delilah (TV Movie)
Re Hamun
 1996 Midnight in Saint Petersburg (TV Movie)
Alex
 1995 The Wind in the Willows (TV Movie)
Badger (voice)
 1995 Bullet to Beijing (TV Movie)
Alex
 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)
Harrison
 1989 About Face (TV Series)
Trevor
- Searching for Señor Duende (1989) ... Trevor
 1989 The Jim Henson Hour (TV Series)
Ultragorgon
- Monster Maker (1989) ... Ultragorgon (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)
Bill
 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)
Husband
 1980 Tales of the Unexpected (TV Series)
Andrew
- The Umbrella Man (1980) ... Andrew
 1978 Premiere (TV Mini-Series)
Kenny
 1978 Play for Love (TV Series)
John
- 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)
Adam
- 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)
Stewart
- May We Come In? (1974) ... Stewart
 1974 Second City Firsts (TV Series)
John
- Bold Face: Condensed (1974) ... John
 1974 Zodiac (TV Series)
Reuben Keiser
- The Cool Aquarian (1974) ... Reuben Keiser
 1973 Great Mysteries (TV Series)
Maj. Rolfe
- An Affair of Honour (1973) ... Maj. Rolfe
 1973 ITV Sunday Night Theatre (TV Series)
Brother Kevin
- Catholics (1973) ... Brother Kevin
 1973 Six Days of Justice (TV Series)
Mr.Golding
- Stranger in Paradise (1973) ... Mr.Golding
 1973 Arthur of the Britons (TV Series)
Roland
- The Prisoner (1973) ... Roland
 1973 Special Branch (TV Series)
Herr Muller
- Hostage (1973) ... Herr Muller
 1973 A Picture of Katherine Mansfield (TV Series)
Harry
- Episode #1.5 (1973) ... Harry
 1973 Menace (TV Series)
Ellis
- Judas Goat (1973) ... Ellis
 1973 Love Story (TV Series)
Paul
- Kippers and White Wine (1973) ... Paul
 1972 Softly Softly: Task Force (TV Series)
Cranley
- Welcome to the Club (1972) ... Cranley
 1972 Kate (TV Series)
Edward
- 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)
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Other Works:

TV commercial for washing machine detergent, providing the voice of the washing machine. See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Interviews | 2 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Mike Gambon | Sir Michael Gambon

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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I belong to quite a lot of learned societies. We collect firearms and discuss them at dinners and clubs and things. See more »

Trivia:

As of 2014, has appeared in three films that were nominated for the Best Picture Oscar: The Insider (1999), Gosford Park (2001) and The King's Speech (2010). The latter won in the category. See more »

Trademark:

Rich smooth voice

Star Sign:

Libra

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