Michael Gambon


Born: Cabra, Dublin, Ireland.


Sir Michael John Gambon professionally known as Michael Gambon made his film debut as an actor in the film Othello (1965). He is most famous for portraying Professor Albus Dumbledore in the Harry Potter film series. He has had a good career studded with a lot of awards to his credit. His maiden award was the Laurence Olivier Awards for Best Comedy Performance for A Chorus of Disapproval which has since been followed by many more. The iconic films in Gambons career so far are The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (1989), Toys (1992), The Gambler (1997), Dancing at Lughnasa (1998), Plunkett & Macleane (1998), Sleepy Hollow (1999), Gosford Park (2001), and The Kings Speech (2010) and Harry Potter film series (from 2004) to name a few. Gambon has also appeared in various television programs, including The Singing Detective (1986), Wives and Daughters (1999), Emma (2009), Churchills Secret (2016), and Little Women (2017). Michael son of Edward Gambon and Mary was born on 19 October 1940 in Cabra, Dublin. He did his schooling at St Aloysius Boys School in Somers Town, St Aloysius College in Hornsey Lane, Highgate, London, and Crayford Secondary School. He then gained an apprenticeship with Vickers Armstrong as a toolmaker. By the time he was 21, he was a qualified engineering technician. He was knighted in 1998 for services to drama and in 2020, he was listed at number 28 on The Irish Times list of Irelands greatest film actors.

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