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Cordelia

as

2022
Cordelia

as Mr. Moses

2019
Judy

as Bernard Delfont

2019
Johnny English Strikes Again

as Agent Five

2018
The Last Witness

as Frank Hamilton

2018
King of Thieves

as Billy 'The Fish' Lincoln

2018
Little Women

as Mr. Laurence

2017
Paddington 2

as

2017
Victoria & Abdul

as Lord Salisbury

2017
Viceroy's House

as General Hastings Ismay

2017
Dad's Army

as Private Godfrey

2016
Churchill's Secret

as Winston Churchill

2016
The Casual Vacancy

as Howard Mollison

2015
Quirke

as Judge Garret Griffin

2014
Paddington

as

2014
Quirke

as Judge Garret Griffin

2014
Common

as Judge

2014
Muse of Fire

as Himself

2013
Luck

as Michael

2012
Restless

as Baron Mansfield / Lucas Romer

2012
Quartet

as Cedric Livingston

2012
Restless

as Baron Mansfield / Lucas Romer

2012
Page Eight

as Benedict Baron

2011
The Book of Eli

as George

2010
The King's Speech

as King George V

2010
Doctor Who: A Christmas Carol

as Kazran/Elliot Sardick

2010
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

as Albus Dumbledore

2009
Fantastic Mr. Fox

as Franklin Bean (voice)

2009
Michael Gambon Michael Gambon

Birthday

1940-10-19

Place of Birth

Cabra, Dublin, Ireland

Biography

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. Having started his career on the theatre with Olivier with the National Theatre Company at the Old Vic, Gambon appeared in many productions of works by William Shakespeare such as Othello, Hamlet, Macbeth and Coriolanus. Gambon has been nominated for thirteen Olivier Awards for his work on the London stage. He won three awards including for his performance as Eddie Carbone in Arthur Miller's A View from the Bridge in 1987. He also won for his performances in Alan Ayckbourn's plays A Chorus of Disapproval and Man of the Moment. For his work on the Broadway stage he went on to receive a Tony Award nomination for Best Actor in a Play for his performance as Tom Sergeant in David Hare's Skylight in 1997. He also received a Drama Desk Award, and Olivier Award nomination. In 2013, Gambon took part in the 50th Anniversary Celebration of the National Theatre. Gambon made his film debut in Othello (1965) alongside Laurence Olivier and Maggie Smith. Gambon's other films include Peter Greenaway's The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (1989), Iain Softley's The Wings of the Dove (1997), Michael Mann's The Insider (1999), Robert Altman's Gosford Park (2001), Michael Apted's Amazing Grace (2006), Tom Hooper's The King's Speech (2010), Dustin Hoffman's Quartet (2012), and Stephen Frears' Victoria & Abdul (2017). Gambon has also appeared in the Wes Anderson films The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004), and Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009). He is known for his performances in television programmes such as The Singing Detective (1986), Wives and Daughters (1999), Path to War (2002), Cranford (2007), Emma (2009), The Casual Vacancy (2015), Churchill's Secret (2016), and Little Women (2017). Gambon was knighted in 1998 for services to drama. He has received four BAFTA TV Awards, three Olivier Awards (a thirteen-time nominee), and the 2017 Irish Film & Television Academy Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2020, he was listed at No. 28 on The Irish Times' list of Ireland's greatest film actors. He retired from stage acting in 2015 due to memory loss, but continues to act on screen.
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