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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 & 18 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Gosford Park
Gosford Park William McCordle
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
The King's Speech
The King's Speech King George V


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  Breeders (TV Movie) (post-production)
 2019 Cordelia (post-production)
 2018/I Judy (post-production)
Bernard Delfont
 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
 2017 Paddington 2
Uncle Pastuzo (voice)
 2017 Victoria & Abdul
Lord Salisbury
 2017 Fearless (TV Mini-Series)
Sir Alastair McKinnon
 2017 Mad to Be Normal
Sydney Kotok
 2017 Viceroy's House
Lord Lionel 'Pug' Ismay
 2016 The Hollow Crown (TV Series)
 2016 Churchill's Secret (TV Movie)
Winston Churchill
 2016 Dad's Army
 2016 Hail, Caesar!
Narrator (voice)
 2016 The Nightmare Worlds of H.G. Wells (TV Mini-Series)
Egbert Elvesham
 2015 Fortitude (TV Series)
Henry Tyson
 2015 The Casual Vacancy (TV Mini-Series)
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)
 2014 Quirke (TV Mini-Series)
Judge Garret Griffin
 2013 Quartet: Deleted Scenes (Video short)
Cedric Livingston (uncredited)
 2013 Lucan (TV Mini-Series)
John Burke
 2012 Restless (TV Movie)
Lord Romer
 2012 Quartet
Cedric Livingstone
 2012 Luck (TV Series)
 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
 2010 Children in Need (TV Series)
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 (Short)
Albus Dumbledore
 2010 The Book of Eli
 2009 Emma (TV Mini-Series)
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)
 2008 Brideshead Revisited
Lord Marchmain
 2007 Cranford (TV Series)
Thomas Holbrook / Mr Holbrook
 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 The Good Shepherd
Dr. Fredericks
 2006 John Duffy's Brother (Short)
 2006 Amazing Grace
Lord Charles Fox
 2006 The Omen
 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
 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)
 2003 The Actors
 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
 2001 Gosford Park
William McCordle
 2001 Christmas Carol: The Movie
Ghost of Christmas Present (voice)
 2001 High Heels and Low Lifes
 2001 Perfect Strangers (TV Mini-Series)
 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 Wives and Daughters (TV Mini-Series)
Squire Hamley
 1999 Sleepy Hollow
Baltus Van Tassel
 1999 The Insider
Thomas Sandefur
 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 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)
 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
 1994 A Man of No Importance
Ivor J. Carney
 1994 Faith (TV Mini-Series)
Peter John Moreton
 1994 The Browning Version
Dr. Frobisher
 1994 Clean Slate
 1993 Mama's Back (TV Movie)
Ian Hamilton
 1993 Performance (TV Series)
Archie Rice
 1992-1993 Maigret (TV Series)
Chief Inspector Maigret / Chief Inspector Jules Maigret
 1992 Toys
Lt. General Leland Zevo
 1991 Minder (TV Series)
Tommy Hambury
 1991 Mobsters
Don Faranzano
 1991 The Storyteller: Greek Myths (TV Mini-Series)
The Storyteller
 1990 Blood Royal: William the Conqueror (TV Movie)
William I
 1989 The Heat of the Day (TV Movie)
 1989 About Face (TV Series)
 1989 A Dry White Season
 1989 The Jim Henson Hour (TV Series)
 1989 The Rachel Papers
Doctor Knowd
 1988 Missing Link
Narrator (voice)
 1988 Paris by Night
Gerald Paige
 1987 Theatre Night (TV Series)
Pastor Manders
 1987 Bergerac (TV Series)
Jarvis McLeod
 1986 The Singing Detective (TV Mini-Series)
Philip Marlow
 1985 Absurd Person Singular (TV Movie)
Geoffrey Jackson
 1985 Turtle Diary
George Fairbairn (turtle keeper)
 1985 Tropical Moon Over Dorking (TV Movie)
 1985 Oscar (TV Series)
Oscar Wilde
 1982 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
Charles Battle
 1982 La ronde (TV Movie)
 1980 Tales of the Unexpected (TV Series)
 1977-1979 The Other One (TV Series)
Brian Bryant
 1978 Premiere (TV Mini-Series)
 1978 Play for Love (TV Series)
 1967-1978 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series)
Trigorin / Lt. Cmdr. Rogers / Theseus / ...
 1977 Chalk and Cheese (TV Series)
 1977 The Sunday Drama (TV Series)
David Patton
 1972-1976 Play for Today (TV Series)
Piers / Robin / Max
 1976 ITV Sunday Night Drama (TV Series)
 1976 Centre Play (TV Series)
Edith Harrison
 1975 The Secret Agent (TV Movie)
Tom Ossipon
 1974 Masquerade (TV Series)
 1974 The Beast Must Die
 1974 Second City Firsts (TV Series)
 1974 Zodiac (TV Series)
Reuben Keiser
 1973 Conflict
Brother Kevin
 1973 Orson Welles' Great Mysteries (TV Series)
Maj. Rolfe
 1973 ITV Saturday Night Theatre (TV Series)
Brother Kevin
 1973 Six Days of Justice (TV Series)
 1973 Arthur of the Britons (TV Series)
 1973 Special Branch (TV Series)
Herr Muller
 1973 A Picture of Katherine Mansfield (TV Series)
 1973 Menace (TV Series)
 1973 Love Story (TV Series)
 1973 Nothing But the Night
Inspector Grant
 1972 Softly Softly: Task Force (TV Series)
 1972 Kate (TV Series)
 1972 The Man Outside (TV Series)
Ralph Kenward
 1972 The Challengers (TV Series)
John Killane
 1971 Eyeless in Gaza (TV Series)
Mark Staithes
 1970 Confession (TV Series)
Mr. Tennent
 1968-1970 The Borderers (TV Series)
Gavin Ker
 1969 Fraud Squad (TV Series)
Rex Lucien
 1968 Public Eye (TV Series)
P.C. Thwaites
 1967 Much Ado About Nothing (TV Movie)
Watchman #4
 1967 Softly Softly (TV Series)
Pete Lucas
 1965 Othello
Senators-Soldiers-Cypriots (as Mike Gambon)
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He acted in the opening performance of William Shakespeare's play, "Hamlet," in the inaugural National Theatre Production at Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Peter O'Toole, Michael Redgrave, Diana Wynyard, Rosemary Harris, Robert Stephens, Max Adrian, Anthony Nicholls, Derek Jacobi, Robert Lang, John Stride, Colin ... See more »

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Alternate Names:

Mike Gambon | Sir Michael Gambon


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I am a theatre actor, but the last ten years I've taken parts in movies because it keeps me in money. See more »


Holds a private pilot's license and flies his own plane regularly when not filming on location. See more »


Rich smooth voice

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