October 19, 1940
80 years old
Ireland - U.K.
Salt and Pepper
6 ft 0 in | 183 cm
80 kg | 176 lbs
Sir Michael John Gambon was born in Cabra, Dublin, Ireland, on October 19, 1940, is an Irish-British actor.
Young Michael Gambon began his acting career on the stage.
He landed his professional stage debut in a play "Othello" (1962) in role as "Second Gentleman", at the Gaiety Theatre, Dublin.
He got his first big break as a Galileo in a play "The Life of Galileo" (1980) at Olivier Theatre, National Theatre Company.
He was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play for his role as Tom Sergeant in a play "Skylight" (1995-1996).
He made his big screen debut in British film Othello (1965) in role as Senator / Soldier / Cypriot.
He got his television debut in British drama series Softly, Softly (1967) in episode "Appointment in Wyvern", in role as Pete Lucas.
Michael's breakthrough performance came as Philip Marlow in BBC television serial drama The Singing Detective (1986).
Judy (2019) biographical drama in role as Bernard Delfont, opposite Renée Zellweger, Jessie Buckley and Finn Wittrock
Cordelia (2019) drama horror thriller in role as Moses, with Johnny Flynn and Catherine McCormack
He played Professor Albus Dumbledore in the Harry Potter film series:
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 (2010)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 (2011)
He voiced Uncle Pastuzo in live-action animated comedy films: Paddington (2014) and Paddington 2 (2017).
The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover (1989) crime drama opposite Richard Bohringer, Helen Mirren and Alan Howard
Sleepy Hollow (1999) gothic supernatural horror with Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci and Christopher Walken
Open Range (2003) Western opposite Robert Duvall, Kevin Costner and Annette Bening
Gosford Park (2001) comedy mystery with Maggie Smith, Helen Mirren and Kristin Scott Thomas
Mobsters (1991) drama crime opposite Christian Slater, Patrick Dempsey and Rodney Eastman
Toys (1992) fantasy comedy with Robin Williams, Robin Wright and Joan Cusack
Mary Reilly (1996) horror drama opposite Julia Roberts and John Malkovich
Charlotte Gray (2001) drama with Cate Blanchett and Billy Crudup
Clean Slate (1994) comedy opposite Dana Carvey, Valeria Golino and James Earl Jones
Turtle Diary (1986) comedy romance with Glenda Jackson and Ben Kingsley
Page Eight (2011) thriller drama opposite Bill Nighy, Rachel Weisz and Ralph Fiennes
Quartet (2012) comedy drama with Maggie Smith, Billy Connolly and Tom Courtenay
Brideshead Revisited (2008) romance drama opposite Matthew Goode, Emma Thompson and Ben Whishaw
The Browning Version (1994) drama with Albert Finney and Greta Scacchi
The King's Speech (2010) historical drama opposite Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush and Helena Bonham Carter
Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) action spy comedy with Julianne Moore, Halle Berry and Jeff Bridges
King of Thieves (2018) crime drama opposite Michael Caine, Tom Courtenay and Charlie Cox
The Book of Eli (2010) post-apocalyptic neo-Western action with Denzel Washington, Gary Oldman and Mila Kunis
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004) comedy drama opposite Bill Murray, Owen Wilson and Cate Blanchett
Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (2004) science fiction action adventure with Gwyneth Paltrow, Jude Law and Angelina Jolie
He won the BAFTA TV Award for Best Actor for his roles in:
The Singing Detective (1986) BBC television serial drama in role as Philip Marlow
Wives and Daughters (1999) BBC miniseries in role as Squire Hamley
Longitude (2000) television drama movie in role as John Harrison
Perfect Strangers (2001) BBC Two television drama serial in role as Raymond
He was nominated for the Golden Globe Award and a Emmy Award for Best Actor for his role as Lyndon B. Johnson in HBO biographical television film Path to War (2002).
He was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie for his role as Mr. Woodhouse in BBC television drama serial Emma (2009).
The Borderers (1968-1970) BBC series in role as Gavin Ker
The Challengers (1972) biographical television series in role as John Killane
The Other One (1997-1999) comedy series in role as Brian Bryant
Maigret (1992-1993) British television series in role as Insp. Maigret
Faith (1994) thriller political drama series in role as Peter John Moreton
Samson and Delilah (1996) miniseries in role as King Hanun
Luck (2012) HBO miniseries in role as Michael "Mike" Smythe
Restless (2012) PBS miniseries in role as Baron Mansfield
Quirke (2014) crime drama television series in role as Judge Garret Griffin
The Casual Vacancy (2015) HBO miniseries in role as Howard Mollison
The Hollow Crown: Henry VI, Part I (2016) BBC miniseries in role as Mortimer
Fearless (2017) crime thriller drama series in role as Sir Alastair McKinnon
Little Women (2017) BBC historical drama series in role as Mr. Laurence
Fortitude (2015-2019) horror psychological thriller series in role as Henry Tyson
Attended St Aloysius Boys' School in Somers Town.
Attended St Aloysius' College in Hornsey Lane, Highgate and Crayford Secondary School in North End, Kent.
Graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA), London, England.
He was trained under Laurence Olivier.
He was awarded the CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in 1990.
He won three Olivier Awards for his performances in a plays:
A Chorus of Disapproval (1985) in role as Dafydd ap Llewellyn, at Olivier Theatre, National Theatre Company
A View from the Bridge (1987) in role as Eddie Carbone, at Cottesloe Theatre, National Theatre Company
Man of the Moment (1990) in role as Douglas Beechey, at Globe Theatre, London
He doesn't like being interviewed.
He voiced Franklin Bean in stop motion animated comedy movie Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009).
He was married to Anna Miller (1962-1999) they have a son, Fergus.
Has been in a long-term relationship with Philippa Hart, since 2000, they have two children.