Michael Gambon


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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 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 21 wins & 21 nominations. See more awards »

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Gosford Park William McCordle
(2001)
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Professor Albus Dumbledore
(2009)
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Filmography

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 2019 Cordelia
Moses
 2019/II Judy
Bernard Delfont
 2015-2018 Fortitude (TV Series)
Henry Tyson
- Episode #3.4 (2018) ... Henry Tyson
- Episode #1.9 (2015) ... Henry Tyson
- Episode #1.8 (2015) ... Henry Tyson
- Episode #1.7 (2015) ... Henry Tyson
- Episode #1.5 (2015) ... Henry Tyson
 2018 Johnny English Strikes Again
Agent Five
 2018 King of Thieves
Billy 'The Fish' Lincoln
 2018 Citizen Lane (Documentary)
Lord Ardilaun
 2018 The Last Witness
Frank Hamilton
 2018 Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery (Video Game)
Professor Albus Dumbledore (voice)
 2017 Little Women (TV Mini Series)
Mr. Laurence
- Episode #1.3 (2017) ... Mr. Laurence
- Episode #1.2 (2017) ... Mr. Laurence
- Episode #1.1 (2017) ... Mr. Laurence
 2017 Paddington 2
Uncle Pastuzo (voice)
 2017 Victoria & Abdul
Lord Salisbury
 2017 Fearless (TV Mini Series)
Sir Alastair McKinnon
- Episode #1.6 (2017) ... Sir Alastair McKinnon
- Episode #1.5 (2017) ... Sir Alastair McKinnon
- Episode #1.4 (2017) ... Sir Alastair McKinnon
- Episode #1.3 (2017) ... Sir Alastair McKinnon
- Episode #1.2 (2017) ... Sir Alastair McKinnon
 2017 The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind (Video Game)
The Prophet (voice)
 2017 Mad to Be Normal
Sydney Kotok
 2017 Viceroy's House
Lord Lionel 'Pug' Ismay
 2016 The Hollow Crown (TV Mini Series)
Mortimer
- Henry VI Part 1 (2016) ... Mortimer
 2016 Churchill's Secret (TV Movie)
Winston Churchill
 2016 Dad's Army
Godfrey
 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 Movie)
Grandfather
 2014 Paddington
Uncle Pastuzo (voice)
 2014 Common (TV Movie)
Judge
 2014 The Elder Scrolls Online (Video Game)
The Prophet (voice)
 2014 Quirke (TV Mini Series)
Judge Garret Griffin
- Elegy for April (2014) ... Judge Garret Griffin
- The Silver Swan (2014) ... Judge Garret Griffin
- Christine Falls (2014) ... Judge Garret Griffin
 2013 Quartet: Deleted Scenes (Video short)
Cedric Livingston (uncredited)
 2013 Lucan (TV Mini Series)
John Burke
- Episode #1.1 (2013) ... John Burke
 2013 Fifty Years on Stage (TV Movie)
Hirst (segment "No Man's Land")
 2012 Restless (TV Movie)
Lord Romer
 2012 Quartet
Cedric Livingstone
 2012 Luck (TV Series)
Michael
- Two Prized Colts Go Head-to-Head (2012) ... Michael
- Ace and Claire Tour a Horse Farm (2012) ... Michael
- Ace Pitches a Deal (2012) ... Michael
- Ace Meets with a Colleague (2012) ... Michael
 2011 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
Professor Albus Dumbledore
 2011 Page Eight (TV Movie)
Benedict Baron
 2011 Comic Relief: Uptown Downstairs Abbey (TV Movie)
Narrator (uncredited)
 2010 Doctor Who (TV Series)
Kazran Sardick / Elliot Sardick
- A Christmas Carol (2010) ... Kazran Sardick / Elliot Sardick
 2010 Children in Need (TV Series)
Kazran Sardick
- Episode #1.31 (2010) ... Kazran Sardick
 2010 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1
Professor Albus Dumbledore
 2010 The King's Speech
King George V
 2010 Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey (Video short)
Albus Dumbledore
 2010 The Book of Eli
George
 2009 Emma (TV Mini Series)
Mr. Woodhouse
- Episode #1.4 (2009) ... Mr. Woodhouse
- Episode #1.3 (2009) ... Mr. Woodhouse
- Episode #1.2 (2009) ... Mr. Woodhouse
- Episode #1.1 (2009) ... Mr. Woodhouse
 2009 Fantastic Mr. Fox
Franklin Bean (voice)
 2009 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Professor Albus Dumbledore
 2009 Kröd Mändoon and the Flaming Sword of Fire (TV Series)
Narrator
- Wench Trouble (2009) ... Narrator
 2008 Brideshead Revisited
Lord Marchmain
 2007 Cranford (TV Series)
Thomas Holbrook / Mr Holbrook
- November 1842 (2007) ... Thomas Holbrook
- August 1842 (2007) ... Mr Holbrook
 2007 Joe's Palace (TV Movie)
Elliot Graham
 2007 The Baker
Leo
 2007 The Alps (Documentary)
Narrator
 2007 Celebration (TV Movie)
Lambert
 2007 The Good Night
Alan Weigert
 2006 The Good Shepherd
Dr. Fredericks
 2006 John Duffy's Brother (Short)
Narrator
 2006 Amazing Grace
Lord Charles Fox
 2006 The Omen
Bugenhagen
 2005 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Albus Dumbledore
 2004 The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
Oseary Drakoulias
 2004 Layer Cake
Eddie Temple
 2004 Being Julia
Jimmie Langton
 2003 Angels in America (TV Mini Series)
Prior Walter Ancestor #1
- Millennium Approaches: The Messenger (2003) ... Prior Walter Ancestor #1 (uncredited)
- Millennium Approaches: Bad News (2003) ... Prior Walter Ancestor #1 (uncredited)
 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 Open Range
Denton Baxter
 2003 Standing Room Only (Short)
Larry
 2003 The Actors
Barreller
 2003 The Lost Prince (TV Movie)
Edward VII
 2002 Gosford Park: Deleted Scenes (Video short)
William McCordle
 2002 Path to War (TV Movie)
Lyndon Johnson
 2002 Ali G Indahouse
Prime Minister
 2001 Charlotte Gray
Levade
 2001 Gosford Park
William McCordle
 2001 Christmas Carol: The Movie
Ghost of Christmas Present (voice)
 2001 High Heels and Low Lifes
Kerrigan
 2001 Perfect Strangers (TV Mini Series)
Raymond
- 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)
Hamm
 2000 Longitude (TV Movie)
John Harrison
 1999 Dead on Time (Short)
Maurice
 1999 Wives and Daughters (TV Mini Series)
Squire Hamley
- Episode #1.4 (1999) ... Squire Hamley
- Episode #1.3 (1999) ... Squire Hamley
- Episode #1.2 (1999) ... Squire Hamley
- Episode #1.1 (1999) ... Squire Hamley
 1999 Sleepy Hollow
Baltus Van Tassel
 1999 The Insider
Thomas Sandefur
 1999 A Monkey's Tale
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 Gambler
Fyodor Dostoyevsky
 1997 The Wings of the Dove
Kate's Father
 1996 The Willows in Winter (TV Movie)
Badger (voice)
 1996 Samson and Delilah (TV Mini Series)
Re Hamun
 1996 Mary Reilly
Mary's Father
 1996 Midnight in Saint Petersburg (TV Movie)
Alex
 1995 The Wind in the Willows (TV Movie)
Badger (voice)
 1995 The Innocent Sleep
Det. Insp. Matheson
 1995 Two Deaths
Daniel Pavenic
 1995 Nothing Personal
Leonard
 1995 Bullet to Beijing (TV Movie)
Alex
 1994 Squanto: A Warrior's Tale
Sir George
 1994 A Man of No Importance
Ivor J. Carney
 1994 Faith (TV Mini Series)
Peter John Moreton
- Episode #1.4 (1994) ... Peter John Moreton
- Episode #1.3 (1994) ... Peter John Moreton
- Episode #1.2 (1994) ... Peter John Moreton
- Episode #1.1 (1994) ... Peter John Moreton
 1994 The Browning Version
Dr. Frobisher
 1994 Clean Slate
Cornell
 1993 Mama's Back (TV Movie)
Ian Hamilton
 1993 Performance (TV Series)
Archie Rice
- The Entertainer (1993) ... Archie Rice
 1992-1993 Maigret (TV Series)
Chief Inspector Maigret / Chief Inspector Jules Maigret
- Maigret and the Maid (1993) ... Chief Inspector Maigret
- Maigret and the Minister (1993) ... Chief Inspector Maigret
- Maigret's Boyhood Friend (1993) ... Chief Inspector Maigret
- Maigret on the Defensive (1993) ... Chief Inspector Maigret
- Maigret and the Hotel Majestic (1993) ... Chief Inspector Maigret
 1992 Toys
Lt. General Leland Zevo
 1991 Minder (TV Series)
Tommy Hambury
- Guess Who's Coming to Pinner (1991) ... Tommy Hambury
 1991 Mobsters
Don Faranzano
 1991 The Storyteller: Greek Myths (TV Mini Series)
The Storyteller
- Theseus & the Minotaur (1991) ... The Storyteller
- Daedalus & Icarus (1991) ... The Storyteller
- Perseus & the Gorgon (1991) ... The Storyteller
- Orpheus & Eurydice (1991) ... The Storyteller
 1990 Blood Royal: William the Conqueror (TV Movie)
William I
 1990 The Heat of the Day (TV Movie)
Harrison
 1989 About Face (TV Series)
Trevor
- Searching for Señor Duende (1989) ... Trevor
 1989 A Dry White Season
Magistrate
 1989 The Jim Henson Hour (TV Series)
Ultragorgon
- Monster Maker (1989) ... Ultragorgon (voice)
 1989 The Rachel Papers
Doctor Knowd
 1988 Mountain Language (TV Short)
Sergeant
 1988 Missing Link
Narrator (voice)
 1988 Paris by Night
Gerald Paige
 1987 Theatre Night (TV Series)
Pastor Manders
- Ghosts (1987) ... Pastor Manders
 1987 Bergerac (TV Series)
Jarvis McLeod
- Winner Takes All (1987) ... Jarvis McLeod
 1986 The Singing Detective (TV Mini Series)
Philip Marlow
- Who Done It (1986) ... Philip Marlow
- Pitter Patter (1986) ... Philip Marlow
- Clues (1986) ... Philip Marlow
- Lovely Days (1986) ... Philip Marlow
- Heat (1986) ... Philip Marlow
 1985 Absurd Person Singular (TV Movie)
Geoffrey Jackson
 1985 Turtle Diary
George Fairbairn (turtle keeper)
 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)
The Husband
 1980 Tales of the Unexpected (TV Series)
Andrew
- The Umbrella Man (1980) ... Andrew
 1977-1979 The Other One (TV Series)
Brian Bryant
- Episode #2.6 (1979) ... Brian Bryant
- Episode #2.5 (1979) ... Brian Bryant
- Episode #2.4 (1979) ... Brian Bryant
- Episode #2.3 (1979) ... Brian Bryant
- Episode #2.2 (1979) ... Brian Bryant
 1978 Premiere (TV Series)
Kenny
 1978 Play for Love (TV Series)
John
- The Party of the First Part (1978) ... John
 1967-1978 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series)
Trigorin / Lt. Cmdr. Rogers / Theseus / ...
- The Seagull (1978) ... Trigorin
- French Without Tears (1976) ... Lt. Cmdr. Rogers
- A Midsummer Night's Dream (1971) ... Theseus
- Romeo and Juliet (1967) ... Gregory (as Mike Gambon)
 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)
Duncan Harrison
- In the Labyrinth (1976) ... Duncan Harrison
 1975 The Secret Agent (TV Movie)
Tom Ossipon
 1974 Masquerade (TV Series)
Stewart
- May We Come In? (1974) ... Stewart
 1974 The Beast Must Die
Jan
 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 Conflict
Brother Kevin
 1973 Orson Welles' 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
 1973 Nothing But the Night
Inspector Grant
 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
 1971 Eyeless in Gaza (TV Series)
Mark Staithes
- And Calm of Mind, All Passion Spent (1971) ... Mark Staithes
- All Is Best, Though We Oft Doubt (1971) ... Mark Staithes
- Come, Come, No Time for Lamentation Now (1971) ... Mark Staithes
- With Inward Eyes Illuminated (1971) ... Mark Staithes
- O Dark, Dark, Dark, Amid the Blaze of Noon (1971) ... Mark Staithes
 1970 Confession (TV Series)
Mr. Tennent
- People Who Visit Glass Houses (1970) ... Mr. Tennent
 1968-1970 The Borderers (TV Series)
Gavin Ker
- The Sea-Cole Man (1970) ... Gavin Ker
- The Terror of the March (1970) ... Gavin Ker
- Where the White Lillies Grow (1970) ... Gavin Ker
- Hostage (1970) ... Gavin Ker
- A Woman or an Epitaph (1970) ... Gavin Ker
 1969 Fraud Squad (TV Series)
Rex Lucien
- Last Exit to Liechstenstein (1969) ... Rex Lucien
 1968 Public Eye (TV Series)
P.C. Thwaites
- Have Mud, Will Throw (1968) ... P.C. Thwaites (as Mike Gambon)
 1967 Much Ado About Nothing (TV Movie)
Watchman #4
 1967 Softly Softly (TV Series)
Pete Lucas
- Appointment in Wyvern (1967) ... Pete Lucas
 1965 Othello
Senator / Soldier / Cypriot (as Mike Gambon)
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Other Works:

He acted in Arthur Miller's play, "A View from the Bridge," in a British National Theatre production at the Aldwych Theatre in London, England with Elizabeth Bell, Suzan Sylvester, Michael Simkins, Adrian Rawlins, James Hayes, and Richard Cordery in the cast. Alan Ayckbourn was director. See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Alternate Names:

Mike Gambon | Sir Michael Gambon

Height:

5' 11¼" (1.81 m)

Spouse:

Anne Miller  (separated)  (1 child)

Children:

Gambon, Fergus | See more »

Parents:

Hoare, Mary | Gambon, Edward
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Personal Quote:

I promise myself that I would go and do a play every year. See more »

Trivia:

He was nominated for a Laurence Olivier Theatre Award in 2001 (2000 season) for Best Actor for his performance in "The Caretaker" at the Comedy Theatre. See more »

Trademark:

Rich smooth voice

Star Sign:

Libra

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