Michael Gambon



Place of birth:

Cabra, Dublin, Ireland:


Sir Michael Gambon is an Irish-British actor who has worked in theatre, television and film. A highly respected theatre actor, Gambon is recognised for his role in The Singing Detective and for his role as Albus Dumbledore in the Harry Potter film series, replacing the late actor Richard Harris. Gambon was born in Cabra, Dublin during World War II. His father, Edward Gambon, was an engineer, and his mother, Mary, was a seamstress. His father decided to seek work in the rebuilding of London, and so the family moved to Mornington Crescent in North London, when Gambon was five. His father had him made a British citizen - a decision that would later allow Michael to receive an actual, rather than honorary, knighthood. Gambon married Anne Miller when he was 22, but has always been secretive about his personal life, responding to one interviewer's question about her: "What wife?" The couple lived near Gravesend, Kent, where she has a workshop. While filming Gosford Park, Gambon brought Philippa Hart on to the set and introduced her to co-stars as his girlfriend. When the affair was revealed in 2002, he moved out of the marital home and bought a bachelor pad. In February 2007, it was revealed that Hart was pregnant with Gambon's child, and gave birth to son, Michael, in May 2007. On 22 June 2009 she gave birth to her second child, a boy named William, who is Gambon's third child. Gambon is a qualified private pilot and his love of cars led to his appearance on the BBC's Top Gear programme. Gambon raced the Suzuki Liana and was driving so aggressively that it went round the last corner of his timed lap on two wheels. The final corner of the Dunsfold Park track has been named "Gambon" in his honour.


The Death & Life of John F. Donovan (2018)
Judy (2018)
Bernard Delfont
King of Thieves (2018)
Citizen Lane (2018)
Lord Ardilaun
The Last Witness (2018)
Frank Hamilton
Paddington 2 (2017)
Uncle Pastuzo (voice)
Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)
Sir Giles / Arthur
Victoria & Abdul (2017)
Lord Salisbury
Mad to Be Normal (2017)
Sydney Kotok
Viceroy's House (2017)
General Hastings Ismay
Churchill's Secret (2016)
Winston Churchill
Dad's Army (2016)
Private Godfrey
Hail, Caesar! (2016)
Narrator (voice)
Unity (2015)
Himself - Narrator (voice)
Paddington (2014)
Uncle Pastuzo (voice)
Common (2014)
Lucan (2013)
John Burke
National Theatre Live: Fifty Years on Stage (2013)
Muse of Fire (2013)
Quartet (2012)
Cedric Livingston
London: The Modern Babylon (2012)
Page Eight (2011)
Benedict Baron
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)
Albus Dumbledore
Doctor Who: A Christmas Carol (2010)
Kazran/Elliot Sardick
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010)
Albus Dumbledore
The King's Speech (2010)
King George V
The Book of Eli (2010)
Creating the World of Harry Potter, Part 2: Characters (2009)
Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)
Franklin Bean (voice)
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)
Albus Dumbledore
Brideshead Revisited (2008)
Lord Marchmain
Joe's Palace (2007)
Elliot Graham
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)
Albus Dumbledore
The Alps: Climb of Your Life (2007)
Narrator (voice)
The Alps (2007)
Celebration (2007)
The Baker (2007)
The Good Night (2007)
Alan Weigert
The Good Shepherd (2006)
Dr. Fredericks
Amazing Grace (2006)
Lord Charles Fox
The Omen (2006)
The Lost Prince (2005)
Edward VII
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)
Albus Dumbledore
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004)
Oseary Drakoulias
Stories of Lost Souls (2004)
Layer Cake (2004)
Eddie Temple
Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (2004)
Being Julia (2004)
Jimmie Langton
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
Albus Dumbledore
Sylvia (2003)
Professor Thomas
Open Range (2003)
Denton Baxter
Deep Blue (2003)
The Actors (2003)
Ali G Indahouse (2002)
Prime Minister
Path to War (2002)
Charlotte Gray (2001)
Christmas Carol: The Movie (2001)
Ghost of Christmas Present (voice)
Gosford Park (2001)
William McCordle
High Heels and Low Lifes (2001)
Endgame (2000)
The Last September (2000)
Sir Richard Naylor
Longitude (2000)
John Harrison
Sleepy Hollow (1999)
Baltus Van Tassel
The Insider (1999)
Thomas Sandefur
Plunkett & MacLeane (1999)
Lord Gibson
Dancing at Lughnasa (1998)
Father Jack Mundy
The Wings of the Dove (1997)
Lionel Croy
The Gambler (1997)
Fyodor Dostoyevsky
The Willows in Winter (1997)
Nothing Personal (1996)
Mary Reilly (1996)
Marys Vater
The Innocent Sleep (1996)
Det. Insp. Matheson
Midnight in Saint Petersburg (1996)
The Wind in the Willows (1995)
Bullet to Beijing (1995)
Two Deaths (1995)
Daniel Pavenic
A Man of No Importance (1994)
Ivor J. Carney
Squanto: A Warrior's Tale (1994)
Sir George
The Browning Version (1994)
Dr. Frobisher
Clean Slate (1994)
The Entertainer (1993)
Archie Rice
Toys (1992)
Lt. General Leland Zevo
Mobsters (1991)
Don Salvatore Faranzano
The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (1989)
Albert Spica
The Rachel Papers (1989)
Doctor Knowd
Monster Maker (1989)
A Dry White Season (1989)
Missing Link (1988)
Narrator (voice)
Paris by Night (1988)
Ghosts (1987)
Turtle Diary (1985)
George Fairbairn (turtle keeper)
The Seagull (1978)
French Without Tears (1976)
Lt Cmdr Rogers
The Other Woman (1976)
The Beast Must Die (1974)
Jan Jarmokowski
Conflict (1973)
Brother Kevin
Nothing but the Night (1973)
Insp. Grant
Cordelia ()
Mr. Moses