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  1. Michael Gambon - Wikipedia

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    Sir Michael John Gambon CBE (born 19 October 1940) is an Irish-English actor. Having trained under Laurence Olivier , he started his career on stage at the Royal National Theatre . Gambon is known for portraying Professor Albus Dumbledore in the Harry Potter film series from 2004 to 2011.

  2. Michael Gambon - IMDb

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    Michael Gambon, Actor: Gosford Park. 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.

  3. Michael Gambon - Biography - IMDb

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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.

    • Michael John Gambon
    • 5' 9" (1.75 m)
    • October 19, 1940 in Cabra, Dublin, Ireland
  4. Michael Gambon - Rotten Tomatoes

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    Michael Gambon. Highest Rated: 100% The Alps (2007) Lowest Rated: 6% Mobsters (1991) Birthday: Oct 19, 1940. Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland. One of the most respected and accomplished actors on stage ...

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    Bernard Delfont (Character)
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    Agent Five (Character)
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    Billy the Fish Lincoln (Character)
  5. Michael Gambon | Harry Potter Wiki | Fandom

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    Gambon was born in Dublin during World War II. His father, Edward Gambon, was an engineer and his mother, Mary Hoare 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 and CBE. (although, under the British Nationality Act 1981 anyone born in Ireland before 1949 can still register as a British subject and, after five years' UK residence, as a British citizen). Raised a strict Catholic, he attended St Aloysius Boys' School in Somers Town and served at the altar. He then moved to St Aloysius' College in Hornsey Lane, Highgate, London, whose former pupils included Peter Sellers. He later attended a school in Kent, before leaving with no qualifications at fifteen. He then gained an apprenticeship with Vickers Armstrong as a toolmaker. By...

    At age 19 he joined the Unity Theatre in Kings Cross. Five years later he wrote a letter to Michael MacLiammoir, the Irish theatre impresario who ran Dublin's Gate Theatre. It was accompanied by a CV describing a rich and wholly imaginary theatre career – and he was taken on. Gambon made his professional stage début in the Gaiety Theatre, Dublin's 1962 production of Othello, playing "Second Gentleman", followed by a European tour. A year later, cheekily auditioning with the opening soliloquy from Richard III, he caught the eye of star-maker Laurence Olivier who was recruiting promising spear-carriers for his new National Theatre Company. Gambon, along with Robert Stephens, Derek Jacobi and Frank Finlay, was hired as one of the ‘to be renowned’ and played any number of small roles, appearing on cast lists as Mike Gambon. The company initially performed at the Old Vic, their first production being Hamlet, directed by Olivier and starring Peter O'Toole. Gambon played for four years in...

    After three years at the Old Vic, Olivier advised Gambon to gain experience in provincial rep. In 1967, he left the NT for the Birmingham Repertory Company which was to give him his first crack at the title roles in Othello (his favourite), Macbeth and Coriolanus. His rise to stardom began in 1974 when Eric Thompson cast him as the melancholy vet in Alan Ayckbourn's The Norman Conquests at Greenwich. A speedy transfer to the West End established him as a brilliant comic actor, squatting at a crowded dining table on a tiny chair and sublimely agonising over a choice between black or white coffee. Back at the National, now on the South Bank, his next turning point was Peter Hall's premiere staging of Harold Pinter's Betrayal, an unexpectedly subtle performance — a production photograph shows him embracing Penelope Wilton with sensitive hands and long slim fingers (the touch of a master clock-maker). He is also one of the few actors to have mastered the harsh demands of the vast Olivie...

    He made his film debut in the Laurence Olivier Othello in 1965 (in which Maggie Smith played Desdemona). He then played romantic leads, notably in the early 1970s BBC television series, The Borderers, in which he was swashbuckling Gavin Ker. As a result, Gambon was asked by producer Cubby Broccoli to audition for the role of James Bond in 1970, as a potential replacement for George Lazenby (ultimately, American John Gavin won the role, only to be replaced when Sean Connery agreed to return). His craggy looks soon made him into a character actor, although he won critical acclaim as Galileo in John Dexter's production of The Life of Galileo by Brecht at the National Theatre in 1980. But it was not until Dennis Potter's The Singing Detective (1986) that he became a household name. After this success, for which he won a BAFTA, his work includes films such as The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover, in which he played Albert Spica, a sociopathic gangster and the film's titular "thief...

    In recent years, films such as Dancing at Lughnasa (1998) and Plunkett & Macleane (1998), as well as television appearances in series such as Wives and Daughters (1999) (for which he won another BAFTA), a made-for-TV adaptation of Samuel Beckett's Endgame (2001), alongside David Thewlis playing Hamm and Clov respectively, and Perfect Strangers (2001) have revealed a talent for comedy. In 2004, he appeared in five films, including Wes Anderson's quirky comedy The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou; the British gangster flick Layer Cake; the theatrical drama Being Julia; and the CGI action fantasy Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow. (Interestingly enough, in this last film, he appeared alongside Jude Law, who would later play a younger version of Albus Dumbledore in the Fantastic Beastsfranchise.) Perhaps his most significant role in 2004, however, was that of Albus Dumbledore in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. Gambon took over the role from fellow Irish actor Richard Harris,...

    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011): Albus Dumbledore
    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010): Albus Dumbledore
    Doctor Who(2010): Older Kazran Sardick / Elliot Sardick
    The King's Speech(2010): King George V

    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 together in a country house near Gravesend in Kent, where Anne has her workshop. Gambon was invested by Prince Charles as a Knight Bachelor on 17 July 1998 for services to drama (Queen Elizabeth II's approval for the award was notified in the 1998 New Year Honours List) and his wife thus became Lady Gambon. The couple have a son, Fergus, who appears as an expert on the BBC's Antiques Roadshow. 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, but rather than moving in with his lover, he bought himself a bachelor pad. Philippa, who worked with Gambon on the film Sylvia in 2003, in late 2006 moved into a £500,000 terraced home in Chiswick, West London with her pet pug...

  6. Michael Gambon - Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    Early life

    Gambon was born in Dublin during World War II. His father, Edward Gambon, was an engineer and his mother, Mary (née Hoare), 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 and CBE. (although, under the British Nationality Act 1981 anyone b...

    Early acting career

    Aged 19 he joined the Unity Theatre in Kings Cross. Five years later he wrote a letter to Michael MacLiammoir, the Irish theatre impresario who ran Dublin's Gate Theatre. It was accompanied by a CVdescribing a rich and wholly imaginary theatre career – and he was taken on. Gambon made his professional stage début in the Gaiety Theatre, Dublin's 1962 production of Othello, playing "Second Gentleman", followed by a European tour. A year later, cheekily auditioning with the opening soliloquy fro...

    Work in the theatre

    After three years at the Old Vic, Olivier advised Gambon to gain experience in provincial rep. In 1967, he left the NT for the Birmingham Repertory Company which was to give him his first crack at the title roles in Othello (his favourite), Macbeth and Coriolanus. His rise to stardom began in 1974 when Eric Thompson cast him as the melancholy vet in Alan Ayckbourn's The Norman Conquestsat Greenwich. A speedy transfer to the West End established him as a brilliant comic actor, squatting at a c...

    Theatre

    1. Othello (Second Gentleman), Gaiety Theatre, Dublin, professional debut 1962, followed by a European tour 2. Hamlet, National Theatre at the Old Vic, 1963 3. Saint Joan, National/Old Vic, 1963 4. The Recruiting Officer(Coster Permain), National/Old Vic, 1963 5. Andorra, National/Old Vic, 1964 6. Philoctetes, National/Old Vic, 1964 7. Othello, National/Old Vic, 1964 8. The Royal Hunt of the Sun(Diego), Chichester Festival and National/Old Vic, 1964 9. The Crucible(Herrick), National/Old Vic,...

    Who's Who in the Theatre, Fourteenth edition, Pitman (1967) for National Theatre at the Old Vic playbills
    Who's Who in the Theatre, Seventeenth edition, Gale (1981) ISBN 0810302357for Michael Gambon's own CV up to 1980
    Giant of the Stage: A Profile of Michael Gambonby John Thaxter, The Stage newspaper, (16 November, 2000)
    Gambon: A Life in Acting by Mel Gussow, Nick Hern Books (2004) ISBN 1557-83644-2
    Michael Gambon on IMDb
    Biography Archived 2009-03-10 at the Wayback Machine at TiscaliUK
  7. Michael Gambon List of Movies and TV Shows - TV Guide

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    See Michael Gambon full list of movies and tv shows from their career. Find where to watch Michael Gambon's latest movies and tv shows

  8. Harry Potter: Why Michael Gambon Is The Best Dumbledore ...

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    Dec 23, 2020 · Gambon's Dumbledore, on the other hand, is loud, harsh, and demanding. For instance, when Harry's name is spat out by the Goblet of Fire, he ruffles Harry and shouts at him. In the books, he asks quietly whether he put his name in, already knowing the answer. 14 Michael Gambon: Refreshing

  9. Why was Dumbledore visiting the wife he left for a pregnant ...

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    Feb 17, 2008 · Sir Michael Gambon's personal life may have taken another bizarre turn amid speculation he has moved back in with his estranged wife. The 67-year-old left the marital home two years ago after his ...

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