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Michael Gambon

Date of Birth: October 19, 1940 (82)

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

[1973]Nothing But the Night Inspector Grant

[1974]The Beast Must Die Jan

[1985]Turtle Diary George Fairbairn turtle keeper

[1988]Paris by Night Gerald Paige

[1988]Missing Link Narrator

[1989]The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover Albert

[1989]A Dry White Season Magistrate

[1989]The Rachel Papers Doctor Knowd

[1991]Mobsters Don Faranzano

[1992]Toys Lt. General Leland Zevo

[1994]Squanto: A Warrior's Tale Sir George

[1994]A Man of No Importance Ivor J. Carney

[1994]The Browning Version Dr. Frobisher

[1994]Clean Slate Cornell

[1995]Nothing Personal Leonard

[1995]The Innocent Sleep Det. Insp. Matheson

[1995]Two Deaths Daniel Pavenic

[1996]Mary Reilly Mary's Father

[1997]The Wings of the Dove Kate's Father

[1997]The Gambler Fyodor Dostoyevsky

[1998]Dancing at Lughnasa Father Jack Mundy

[1999]Plunkett & Macleane Lord Gibson

[1999]Sleepy Hollow Baltus Van Tsel

[1999]A Monkey's Tale Mter Martin

[1999]The Last September Sir Richard Naylor

[1999]The Insider Thom Sandefur

[2001]Gosford Park William McCordle

[2001]Charlotte Gray Levade

[2001]High Heels and Low Lifes Kerrigan

[2001]Christmas Carol: The Movie Ghost of Christm Present

[2002]Ali G Indahouse Prime Minister

[2003]The Actors Barreller

[2003]Sylvia Professor Thom

[2003]Open Range Denton Baxter

[2004]Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Albus Dumbledore

[2004]The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou Oseary Drakouli

[2004]Layer Cake Eddie Temple

[2004]Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow Editor Paley

[2004]Being Julia Jimmie Langton

[2005]Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Albus Dumbledore

[2006]The Good Shepherd Dr. Fredericks

[2006]The Omen Bugenhagen

[2006]Amazing Grace Lord Charles Fox

[2007]The Baker Leo

[2007]The Good Night Alan Weigert

[2007]Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Albus Dumbledore

[2008]Brideshead Revisited Lord Marchmain

[2009]Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Professor Albus Dumbledore

[2009]Fantastic Mr. Fox Franklin Bean

[2010]The King's Speech King George V

[2010]The Book of Eli George

[2010]Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 Professor Albus Dumbledore

[2011]Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 Professor Albus Dumbledore

[2012]Quartet Cedric Livingstone

[2014]Paddington Uncle Ptuzo

[2016]Dad's Army Godfrey

[2016]Hail, Caesar! Narrator

[2017]Mad to Be Normal Sydney Kotok

[2017]Kingsman: The Golden Circle Arthur

[2017]Paddington 2 Uncle Ptuzo

[2017]Victoria & Abdul Lord Salisbury

[2017]Viceroy's House Lord LionelPugIsmay

[2018]Johnny English Strikes Again Agent Five

[2018]The Death & Life of John F. Donovan Man in Diner

[2018]King of Thieves BillyThe FishLincoln

[2018]The Last Witness Frank Hamilton

[2019]Cordelia Moses

[2019]Judy Bernard Delfont

Michael Gambon TV Shows

Fortitude Henry Tyson

Maigret Jules Maigret

The Borderers Gavin Ker

The Other One Brian Bryant

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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.

JUDY llega hoy a los cines

Hoy 31 de enero llega a los cines de todo España el biopic JUDY, en el que se retrata la vida de la leyenda del cine, el teatro y la canción Judy Garland durante algunos de los años más difíciles de su vida.

Palm Beach Dramaworks Presents SKYLIGHT By David Hare

Palm Beach Dramaworks presents Skylight by David Hare Opens February 7 i??at the Don and Ann Brown Theatre.

Renee Zellweger Wins the SAG Award for Female Actor in a Leading Role!

Renee Zellweger has won the 2020 SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role for starring as Judy Garland in Judy. The 26th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards are nationally simulcast live on TNT and TBS on Sunday, January 19, 2020, celebrating the outstanding motion picture and television performances from the previous calendar year.

Renee Zellweger Wins the Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama

Renee Zellweger has won the 2019 Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama. The 77th Annual GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS are airing live on NBC, hosted by Ricky Gervais.

Playground Supports Immersive Theater Company WITNESS And New Production, LAST DAYS OF THE TSARS

Colin Callender's Tony and Golden Globe award-winning production company Playground (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Lucky Guy) today announces its expansion into immersive theatre with its support of WITNESS, a new theatre company created and led by Artistic Director Michael Bontatibus, former creative executive at Playground. WITNESS's recent sold-out productions include Noirtown which premiered at the Rave Theatre Festival and was hailed by The New York Times as a?oeelectrifying,a?? Found Footage at Colonels Row on Governors Island, and The Visitation at the Wyckoff House, the oldest building in New York.


Michael Gambon has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

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

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

Lebedev Special Award (Evening Standard Awards) , Best Actor (Olivier Awards) for No Man's Land , Best Actor (Olivier Awards) for Endgame , Best Actor (Olivier Awards) for A Number , Best Actor (Olivier Awards) for The Caretaker , Best Actor (Olivier Awards) for The Unexpected Man , Best Actor (Olivier Awards) for Tom & Clem , Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Skylight , Outstanding Actor - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Skylight , Best Actor (Olivier Awards) for Skylight , Best Actor (Evening Standard Awards) for Volpone , Comedy Performance of the Year (Olivier Awards) for Man Of The Moment , Best Actor (Evening Standard Awards) for A View from the Bridge , Actor of the Year (Olivier Awards) for A View From The Bridge , Comedy Performance of the Year (Olivier Awards) for A Chorus Of Disapproval , Actor of the Year in a New Play (Olivier Awards) for Tales From Hollywood Actor of the Year in a Revival (Olivier Awards) for The Life Of Galileo and Actor of the Year in a New Play (Olivier Awards) for Betrayal .

Lebedev Special Award (Evening Standard Awards), Best Actor (Evening Standard Awards) for Volpone, Comedy Performance of the Year (Olivier Awards) for Man Of The Moment, Best Actor (Evening Standard Awards) for A View from the Bridge Actor of the Year (Olivier Awards) for A View From The Bridgeand Comedy Performance of the Year (Olivier Awards) for A Chorus Of Disapproval.

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