Michael Gambon

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Michael Gambon

Born

10/19/1940, Dublin, Ireland

Birth Name

Michael Gambon

Gender

Male

Also Known As

Sir Michael Gambon
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Biography

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After joining the National Theatre, under the Artistic Directorship of Sir Laurence Olivier, Michael went on to appear in a number of leading roles in plays written by Alan Ayckbourn. His career was catapulted in 1980 when he took the lead role in John Dexter's production of Galileo.more

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  • Trivia

    • Announced in October 2008, that he and his partner Philippa Hart are expecting their second child together.

    • Michael was nominated for a 2003 Laurence Olivier Theatre Award for Best Actor of 2002 for his performance in at the Royal Court Theatre Downstairs

    • Michael was nominated for a 1998 Laurence Olivier Theatre Award for Best Actor of the 1997 season for his performance in Tom and Clem at the Aldwych Theatre.

    • Michael was nominated for a Laurence Olivier Theatre Award in 1999 (1998 season) for Best Actor for his performance in The Unexpected Man.

    • Michael was nominated for a Laurence Olivier Theatre Award in 2001 (2000 season) for Best Actor for his performance in The Caretaker at the Comedy Theatre.

    • Michael was awarded the Laurence Olivier Theatre Award in 1988 (1987 season) for Best Actor in a New Play for his performance in A View from the Bridge.

    • Michael was awarded the Laurence Olivier Theatre Award in 1986 (1985 season) for Best Comedy Performance for A Chorus of Disapproval.

    • In 2002, Michael was named the successor to the late Richard Harris as Professor Dumbledore in the Harry Potter series. His Potter debut was in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004).

    • Michael auditioned for the role of James Bond after George Lazenby left the series, but was turned down because they didn't want to hire another unknown.

    • Michael was knighted in 1992 by Queen Elizabeth II, despite having been born in the "Republic" of Ireland.

    • Michael is a major antique weapon enthusiast.

    • In 2002, Michael & co. won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by the Cast of a Theatrical Motion Picture for: Gosford Park (2001).

    • In 2002, Michael & co. won the Special Achievement Award for Outstanding Motion Picture Ensemble for: Gosford Park (2001).

    • In 1987, Michael won the RTS Television Award for Best Performance - Male for: The Singing Detective (1986).

    • In 2000, Michael won the RTS Television Award for Best Actor - Male
      for: Wives and Daughters (1999).

    • In 2002, Michael & co. were nominated for the PFCS Award for Best Acting Ensemble for: Gosford Park (2001).

    • In 2002, Michael & co. won the OFCS Award for Best Ensemble for: Gosford Park (2001).

    • In 2003, Michael was nominated for the Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television for: Path to War (2002).

    • In 2002, Michael & co. won the FFCC Award for Best Ensemble Cast for: Gosford Park (2001).

    • In 2002, Michael & co. won the FFCC Award for Best Ensemble Cast for: Gosford Park (2001).

    • In 2002, Michael was nominated for the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie for: Path to War (2002).

    • In 1989, Michael won the Best Actor
      for: The Cook the Thief His Wife & Her Lover (1989) at the Catalonian International Film Festival, Sitges, Spain.

    • In 1987, Michael won the Broadcasting Press Guild Award for Best Actor
      for: The Singing Detective (1986).

    • In 2002, Michael & co. won the BFCA Award for Best Acting Ensemble
      for: Gosford Park (2001).

    • In 2005, Michael & co. was nominated for the BFCA Award for Best Acting Ensemble for: The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004).

    • In 1987, Michael won the BAFTA TV Award for Best Actor for: The Singing Detective (1986).

    • In 2000, Michael won the BAFTA TV Award for Best Actor for: Wives and Daughters (1999).

    • In 2001, Michael won the BAFTA TV Award for Best Actor for: zLongitude (2000).

    • In 2002, Michael won the BAFTA TV Award for Best Actor for: Perfect Strangers (2001).

    • In 1993, Michael was nominated for the Saturn Award for Best Actor for: Toys (1992).

    • In August of 1974, Michael appeared in the The Norman Conquests (trilogy) - playing the character of "Tom" in the original West End production, at the Globe Theatre in the UK.

    • In March of 2000, Michael starred in an Almeida Theatre Company production of a new play by Nicholas Wright called Cressida. It was directed by Nicholas Hytner. Also in the cast were Anthony Calf, Michael Legge, and Charles Kay.

    • Michael did the voiceover for the TV commercial for HSBC's Mortgage Offer in 2005.

    • Michael was the Presenter on the television programme Expert Witness, a UK version of Forensic Files (2000).

    • Michael appeared in the TV commercial for Beecham's All-in-One in 2002.

    • Michael Gambon: Theater actors are just tolerated. You have to be a movie star to be a celebrity.

    • Michael graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA), London, England.

    • Michael was nominated for Broadway's 1997 Tony Award as Best Actor (Play) for Skylight.

    • Michael is an Associate Member of RADA.

    • After Michael went around the final corner of the Top Gear (1978) test track on two wheels during their Star In A Reasonably Priced Car segment, the corner was named after him.

    • Michael was awarded the 1995 London Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Actor for his performance in Volpone.

    • Michael was awarded the 1990 London Critics Circle Theatre Award (Drama Theatre Award) for Best Actor for his performance in Man of the Moment.

    • Michael was awarded the 2000 London Critics Circle Theatre Award (Drama) for Best Actor for his performance in The Caretaker at the Comedy Theatre and Cressida at the Albery Theatre.

    • Michael was awarded the 1987 London Evening Standard Theate Award for Best Actor for his performance in A View from the Bridge.

    • In 2002, Michael was named the successor to the late Richard Harris as "Professor Dumbledore" in the Harry Potter series. His Potter debut will be in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004).

    • Michael auditioned for the role of James Bond after George Lazenby left the series, but was turned down because they didn't want to hire another unknown.

    • Michael is 6' (1.83 m) tall.

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    9.0
    Good actor, I like him as Dumbledore and I don't understand why he has not more... filmography interaction with more known films, but still I like his style. He is really cool in Harry Potter and I think that he is very different. I really like his style, because he is certainly something different from the original one. Good.