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Michael Gambon

Birth Place: Dublin, IRELAND

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Sir Michael John Gambon CBE is an Irish-English actor. Gambon started his acting career with Laurence Olivier as one of the original members of the Royal National Theatre. Over his six decade long career he has received three Olivier Awards, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and four BAFTA Awards.

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Michael Gambon STAGE CREDITS

[West End]
London Tenth Anniversary Celebration, 2018

Tom Sergeant

Michael Gambon Movies

Nothing But the Night
[ 1973 ] Inspector Grant
The Beast Must Die
[ 1974 ] Jan
Turtle Diary
[ 1985 ] George Fairbairn turtle keeper
Paris by Night
[ 1988 ] Gerald Paige
Missing Link
[ 1988 ] Narrator
The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover
[ 1989 ] Albert
A Dry White Season
[ 1989 ] Magistrate
The Rachel Papers
[ 1989 ] Doctor Knowd
[ 1991 ] Don Faranzano
[ 1992 ] Lt. General Leland Zevo
Squanto: A Warrior's Tale
[ 1994 ] Sir George
A Man of No Importance
[ 1994 ] Ivor J. Carney
The Browning Version
[ 1994 ] Dr. Frobisher
Clean Slate
[ 1994 ] Cornell
Nothing Personal
[ 1995 ] Leonard
The Innocent Sleep
[ 1995 ] Det. Insp. Matheson
Two Deaths
[ 1995 ] Daniel Pavenic
Mary Reilly
[ 1996 ] Mary's Father
The Wings of the Dove
[ 1997 ] Kate's Father
The Gambler
[ 1997 ] Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Dancing at Lughnasa
[ 1998 ] Father Jack Mundy
Plunkett & Macleane
[ 1999 ] Lord Gibson
Sleepy Hollow
[ 1999 ] Baltus Van Tsel
A Monkey's Tale
[ 1999 ] Mter Martin
The Last September
[ 1999 ] Sir Richard Naylor
The Insider
[ 1999 ] Thom Sandefur
Gosford Park
[ 2001 ] William McCordle
Charlotte Gray
[ 2001 ] Levade
High Heels and Low Lifes
[ 2001 ] Kerrigan
Christmas Carol: The Movie
[ 2001 ] Ghost of Christm Present
Ali G Indahouse
[ 2002 ] Prime Minister
The Actors
[ 2003 ] Barreller
[ 2003 ] Professor Thom
Open Range
[ 2003 ] Denton Baxter
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
[ 2004 ] Albus Dumbledore
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
[ 2004 ] Oseary Drakouli
Layer Cake
[ 2004 ] Eddie Temple
Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow
[ 2004 ] Editor Paley
Being Julia
[ 2004 ] Jimmie Langton
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
[ 2005 ] Albus Dumbledore
The Good Shepherd
[ 2006 ] Dr. Fredericks
The Omen
[ 2006 ] Bugenhagen
Amazing Grace
[ 2006 ] Lord Charles Fox
The Baker
[ 2007 ] Leo
The Good Night
[ 2007 ] Alan Weigert
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
[ 2007 ] Albus Dumbledore
Brideshead Revisited
[ 2008 ] Lord Marchmain
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
[ 2009 ] Professor Albus Dumbledore
Fantastic Mr. Fox
[ 2009 ] Franklin Bean
The King's Speech
[ 2010 ] King George V
The Book of Eli
[ 2010 ] George
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1
[ 2010 ] Professor Albus Dumbledore
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
[ 2011 ] Professor Albus Dumbledore
[ 2012 ] Cedric Livingstone
[ 2014 ] Uncle Ptuzo
Dad's Army
[ 2016 ] Godfrey
Hail, Caesar!
[ 2016 ] Narrator
Mad to Be Normal
[ 2017 ] Sydney Kotok
Kingsman: The Golden Circle
[ 2017 ] Arthur
Paddington 2
[ 2017 ] Uncle Ptuzo
Victoria & Abdul
[ 2017 ] Lord Salisbury
Viceroy's House
[ 2017 ] Lord LionelPugIsmay
Johnny English Strikes Again
[ 2018 ] Agent Five
The Death & Life of John F. Donovan
[ 2018 ] Man in Diner
King of Thieves
[ 2018 ] BillyThe FishLincoln
The Last Witness
[ 2018 ] Frank Hamilton
[ 2019 ] Moses
[ 2019 ] Bernard Delfont

Michael Gambon TV Shows

Henry Tyson
Jules Maigret
The Borderers
Gavin Ker
The Other One
Brian Bryant

Michael Gambon Awards and Nominations

Evening Standard Awards - 2010 - Lebedev Special Award

Michael Gambon

Olivier Awards - 2009 - Best Actor

Michael GambonNo Man's Land

Olivier Awards - 2005 - Best Actor

Michael GambonEndgame

Olivier Awards - 2003 - Best Actor

Michael GambonA Number

Olivier Awards - 2001 - Best Actor

Michael GambonThe Caretaker

Olivier Awards - 1999 - Best Actor

Michael GambonThe Unexpected Man

Olivier Awards - 1998 - Best Actor

Michael GambonTom & Clem

Tony Awards - 1997 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play

Michael Gambon, Skylight

Drama Desk Awards - 1996 - Outstanding Actor - Play

Michael Gambon, Skylight

Olivier Awards - 1996 - Best Actor

Michael GambonSkylight

Evening Standard Awards - 1995 - Best Actor

Michael GambonVolpone

Olivier Awards - 1990 - Comedy Performance of the Year

Michael GambonMan Of The Moment

Evening Standard Awards - 1987 - Best Actor

Michael GambonA View from the Bridge

Olivier Awards - 1987 - Actor of the Year

Michael GambonA View From The Bridge

Olivier Awards - 1985 - Comedy Performance of the Year

Michael GambonA Chorus Of Disapproval

Olivier Awards - 1983 - Actor of the Year in a New Play

Michael GambonTales From Hollywood

Olivier Awards - 1980 - Actor of the Year in a Revival

Michael GambonThe Life Of Galileo

Olivier Awards - 1979 - Actor of the Year in a New Play

Michael GambonBetrayal

Michael Gambon Videos

Michael Gambon News

V&A To Host 10th Annual Performance Festival: REMASTERED This April

Get the latest updates on V&A's 10th Annual Performance Festival, REMASTERED. Discover the highlights, performances, and unique aspects of this year's festival.
Cast Set for North American Premiere of AGREEMENT at Irish Arts Center

Irish Arts Center has revealed the cast of the North American premiere of Lyric Theatre, Belfast’s Agreement.
West End Theatres to Dim Lights for Michael Gambon on Friday Evening

WEST END THEATRES TO DIM LIGHTS IN HONOUR OF MICHAEL GAMBON. The West End will pay tribute to the late Sir Michael Gambon by dimming their lights for 2 minutes at 7pm on Friday, September 29th. Gambon had a remarkable career spanning six decades and was a member of the Royal National Theatre.
Actor Sir Michael Gambon Dies Aged 82

Sir Michael Gambon, who had an acting career that took him from Laurence Olivier’s nascent National Theatre to screen roles in the Harry Potter films, has died at the age of 82.
Chicago Shakespeare Welcomes New Artistic and Executive Leadership to Drive Innovation and Creativity in Theater

Chicago Shakespeare is welcoming new artistic and executive leadership, who are set to bring fresh ideas, innovation, and creativity to the theater scene. Prepare to be amazed by the exciting changes happening at Chicago Shakespeare.
HARRY POTTER Stars Who Have Appeared on Broadway

To celebrate Daniel Radcliffe's return to theatre in the Off-Broadway revival of Merrily We Roll Along, we are taking a look back at the stage careers of he and his fellow Harry Potter film cast members. Keep reading to find out times you may have seen Rupert Grint, Alan Rickman, Maggie Smith, Ralph Fiennes, Imelda Staunton, and more onstage!
Review: Caryl Churchill's A NUMBER at Studio Grand Central

A Number written by British Playwright Caryl Churchill first premiered in September of 2002 at the Royal Court Theatre in London, England. The play starred Michael Gambon in the role of Salter, and Daniel Craig in the role of Bernard (Et al.). Under critical reception, Churchill’s play was lauded for its use of “significant intellectual depth while imploring an effective economy of style.” Told in a series of five vignettes, the story is set in the near future, where a relationship/conflict between father and sons comes to a head when conflict about the use of human cloning becomes the topic of conversation. The play expresses the deeply divided differences between nature vs. nurture, and the idea that “if we had a do-over, could we atone for our mistakes?” In an article for the New York Times, Ben Brantley described Churchill’s work as, “stunning” and a “gripping dramatic consideration of what happens to autonomous identity in a world where people can be cloned.”
Review: KING LEAR, Shakespeare's Globe

Many great performers tackle Lear every year. From Laurence Olivier and Michael Gambon to Ian McKellen and Simon Russell Beale, it’s become somewhat of a tradition for dramatic actors to take on one of Shakespeare’s biggest challenges once their hair starts to grey. Less often, a female actor comes onto the scene to huge acclaim. Glenda Jackson did so last in a starred performance on Broadway in 2019, but Kathryn Hunter is taking the wretched crown back after her first stint as the destitute monarch 25 years ago.
Meet the Cast of MACBETH

Macbeth begins performances tonight, March 29, 2022, at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street) and opens on Thursday, April 28, 2022. Learn more about the cast bringing this show back to the stage!
Casting Announced For Tim Firth's NOW IS GOOD at Storyhouse

A funny and poignant new musical by award-winning playwright Tim Firth receives its world premiere at Storyhouse this spring and the full cast has now been revealed. 
Save 46% On Tickets For A NUMBER At The Old Vic

It’s 20 years since Caryl Churchill’s spry, elliptical cloning play premiered at the Royal Court with Michael Gambon and Daniel Craig, and it remains a fascinating chamber piece for a talented pair of actors – as we see here with the great Lennie James and Paapa Essiedu in this anniversary revival.
MOULIN ROUGE! Leads January's Top 10 New London Shows

Though hardly an ideal start to the new theatrical year, we want to applaud all of the incredible casts, creatives, backstage and front-of-house staff who are working so hard to keep shows on. If you can support productions, please do – whether revisiting an amazing long-running show or checking out something new. And speaking of which: here are some of the most intriguing London additions for this month. Keep checking back for our reviews, interviews and features!
These are `Happy Days' Indeed for Trevor Nunn

The 60th anniversary production of Beckett's masterwork Happy Days, newly opened at west London's Riverside Studios, is indistinguishable from the keen eye of its director, Trevor Nunn, who across more than six decades has contributed many of the most significant (not to mention quite a few of the best) productions in my experience. We look back at a seismic career and select five productions for the ages.
BWW Review: Raleigh Little Theatre's A NUMBER

This happens to be my first review for BroadwayWorld in over a year. The last one I did was for North Carolina Theatre's production of Kinky Boots back in February of 2020, which took place one month before the COVID-19 pandemic began. Thanks to the streaming option from Raleigh Little Theatre, I am now back in business.
BWW Feature: We Saw Them First/The Actresses - Five Plays Whose Female Players Later Became Stars

Last week, we looked at the early stage work of a quintet of actors who have gone on to celebrated work, and a wider public, onscreen. But the same trajectory is every bit as true of Britain's dazzling array of actresses, five of whom are here remembered from their early stage work before one celluloid assignment or another cemented their fame.
BWW Feature: We Saw Them First/The Actors - Five Plays Whose Male Players Later Became Stars

Many British screen stars may seem to have burst on to the screen as comparative unknowns, except to theatre devotees who knew them already from the stage. What follows is a list of five actors from five storied plays whom I managed to catch live before celluloid fame came to call.
BWW Review: BETRAYAL, Theatre Royal Bath

In the week that Dominic West appeared in a cringe-worthy “We’re still happily married” two-hander on the doorstep of his Wiltshire home with his deceived wife, the opening of Harold Pinter’s tale of betraying loved ones couldn’t be more timely.

A very different world (and a very different BBC) emerges from that most impenetrable of dark places - the recent past.
VIDEO: Watch Renee Zellweger's Oscar Acceptance Speech

Watch Renee Zellweger's Oscar 2020 acceptance speech for Actress in a Leading Role for her portrayal of Judy Garland in JUDY below!
Renee Zellweger Wins the Oscar for Best Actress!

Renée Zellweger has won Best Actress at the 2020 Oscars for her role in Judy! The 2020 Oscars are airing live on ABC from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.


How many Broadway shows has Michael Gambon been in?

Michael Gambon has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

How many West End shows has Michael Gambon been in?

Michael Gambon has appeared on London's West End in 1 shows.

What was Michael Gambon's first West End show?

Michael Gambon's first West End show was Pinter at the Pinter which opened in 2018

What awards has Michael Gambon been nominated for?

Michael Gambon has been nominated for several awards, including the Lebedev Special Award at the Evening Standard Awards, Best Actor at the Olivier Awards for "No Man's Land," "Endgame," "A Number," "The Caretaker," "The Unexpected Man," "Tom & Clem," and "Skylight." He also received nominations for Outstanding Actor - Play at the Drama Desk Awards for "Skylight," Best Actor at the Evening Standard Awards for "Volpone," Comedy Performance of the Year at the Olivier Awards for "Man Of The Moment" and "A Chorus Of Disapproval," Actor of the Year at the Olivier Awards for "A View from the Bridge" and "A View From The Bridge," Actor of the Year in a New Play at the Olivier Awards for "Tales From Hollywood" and "Betrayal," and Actor of the Year in a Revival at the Olivier Awards for "The Life Of Galileo."

What awards has Michael Gambon won?

Michael Gambon has won several awards throughout his career, including the Lebedev Special Award at the Evening Standard Awards, Best Actor at the Evening Standard Awards for Volpone, Comedy Performance of the Year at the Olivier Awards for Man Of The Moment, Best Actor at the Evening Standard Awards for A View from the Bridge, Actor of the Year at the Olivier Awards for A View From The Bridge, and Comedy Performance of the Year at the Olivier Awards for A Chorus Of Disapproval.

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