Michael Gambon

Sir Michael Gambon is an Irish-British actor who has worked in theatre, television and film. A highly respected theatre actor, Gambon is recognised for his role in The Singing Detective and for his role as Albus Dumbledore in the Harry Potter film series, replacing the late actor Richard Harris. Gambon was born in Cabra, Dublin during World War II. His father, Edward Gambon, was an engineer, and his mother, Mary, was a seamstress. His father decided to seek work in the rebuilding of London, and so the family moved to Mornington Crescent in North London, when Gambon was five. His father had him made a British citizen - a decision that would later allow Michael to receive an actual, rather than honorary, knighthood. Gambon married Anne Miller when he was 22, but has always been secretive about his personal life, responding to one interviewer's question about her: "What wife?" The couple lived near Gravesend, Kent, where she has a workshop. While filming Gosford Park, Gambon brought Philippa Hart on to the set and introduced her to co-stars as his girlfriend. When the affair was revealed in 2002, he moved out of the marital home and bought a bachelor pad. In February 2007, it was revealed that Hart was pregnant with Gambon's child, and gave birth to son, Michael, in May 2007. On 22 June 2009 she gave birth to her second child, a boy named William, who is Gambon's third child. Gambon is a qualified private pilot and his love of cars led to his appearance on the BBC's Top ...

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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)

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As Lord Voldemort tightens his grip on both the Muggle and wizarding worlds, Hogwarts is no longer a safe haven. Harry suspects perils may even lie within the castle, but Dumbledore is more intent upon preparing him for the final battle fast approaching. Together ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Yates
CAST:  Daniel Radcliffe  •  Rupert Grint  •  Emma Watson  •  Tom Felton

As Lord Voldemort tightens his grip on both the Muggle and wizarding worlds, Hogwarts is no longer a safe haven. Harry suspects perils may even lie within the castle, but Dumbledore is more intent upon preparing him for the final battle fast approaching. Together ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Yates
CAST:  Daniel Radcliffe  •  Rupert Grint  •  Emma Watson  •  Tom Felton

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010)

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Harry, Ron and Hermione walk away from their last year at Hogwarts to find and destroy the remaining Horcruxes, putting an end to Voldemort's bid for immortality. But with Harry's beloved Dumbledore dead and Voldemort's unscrupulous Death Eaters on the loose, the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Yates
CAST:  Daniel Radcliffe  •  Emma Watson  •  Rupert Grint  •  Helena Bonham Carter

Harry, Ron and Hermione walk away from their last year at Hogwarts to find and destroy the remaining Horcruxes, putting an end to Voldemort's bid for immortality. But with Harry's beloved Dumbledore dead and Voldemort's unscrupulous Death Eaters on the loose, the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Yates
CAST:  Daniel Radcliffe  •  Emma Watson  •  Rupert Grint  •  Helena Bonham Carter

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)

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Year three at Hogwarts means new fun and challenges as Harry learns the delicate art of approaching a Hippogriff, transforming shape-shifting Boggarts into hilarity and even turning back time. But the term also brings danger: soul-sucking Dementors hover over the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alfonso Cuarón
CAST:  Daniel Radcliffe  •  Rupert Grint  •  Emma Watson  •  Gary Oldman

Year three at Hogwarts means new fun and challenges as Harry learns the delicate art of approaching a Hippogriff, transforming shape-shifting Boggarts into hilarity and even turning back time. But the term also brings danger: soul-sucking Dementors hover over the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alfonso Cuarón
CAST:  Daniel Radcliffe  •  Rupert Grint  •  Emma Watson  •  Gary Oldman

The Book of Eli (2010)

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A post-apocalyptic tale, in which a lone man fights his way across America in order to protect a sacred book that holds the secrets to saving humankind.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Allen Hughes  •  Albert Hughes
CAST:  Denzel Washington  •  Gary Oldman  •  Michael Gambon  •  Mila Kunis

A post-apocalyptic tale, in which a lone man fights his way across America in order to protect a sacred book that holds the secrets to saving humankind.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Allen Hughes  •  Albert Hughes
CAST:  Denzel Washington  •  Gary Oldman  •  Michael Gambon  •  Mila Kunis

Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)

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The Fantastic Mr. Fox bored with his current life, plans a heist against the three local farmers. The farmers, tired of sharing their chickens with the sly fox, seek revenge against him and his family.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wes Anderson
CAST:  George Clooney  •  Meryl Streep  •  Jason Schwartzman  •  Bill Murray

The Fantastic Mr. Fox bored with his current life, plans a heist against the three local farmers. The farmers, tired of sharing their chickens with the sly fox, seek revenge against him and his family.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wes Anderson
CAST:  George Clooney  •  Meryl Streep  •  Jason Schwartzman  •  Bill Murray

Ali G Indahouse (2002)

Ali G unwittingly becomes a pawn in the evil Chancellor's plot to overthrow the Prime Minister of Great Britain. However, instead of bringing the Prime Minister down, Ali is embraced by the nation as the voice of youth and 'realness', making the Prime Minister and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Mylod
CAST:  Sacha Baron Cohen  •  Emilio Rivera  •  Michael Gambon  •  Gina La Piana

Ali G unwittingly becomes a pawn in the evil Chancellor's plot to overthrow the Prime Minister of Great Britain. However, instead of bringing the Prime Minister down, Ali is embraced by the nation as the voice of youth and 'realness', making the Prime Minister and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Mylod
CAST:  Sacha Baron Cohen  •  Emilio Rivera  •  Michael Gambon  •  Gina La Piana

Being Julia (2004)

Julia Lambert is a true diva: beautiful, talented, weathly and famous. She has it all - including a devoted husband who has mastermined her brilliant career - but after years of shining in the spotlight she begins to suffer from a severe case of boredom and longs ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  István Szabó
CAST:  Michael Gambon  •  Annette Bening  •  Jeremy Irons  •  Leigh Lawson

Julia Lambert is a true diva: beautiful, talented, weathly and famous. She has it all - including a devoted husband who has mastermined her brilliant career - but after years of shining in the spotlight she begins to suffer from a severe case of boredom and longs ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  István Szabó
CAST:  Michael Gambon  •  Annette Bening  •  Jeremy Irons  •  Leigh Lawson

Charlotte Gray (2001)

This is a drama set in Nazi-occupied France at the height of World War II. Charlotte Gray tells the compelling story of a young Scottish woman working with the French Resistance in the hope of rescuing her lover, a missing RAF pilot. Based on the best-selling novel ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gillian Armstrong
CAST:  Cate Blanchett  •  James Fleet  •  Abigail Cruttenden  •  Charlotte McDougall

This is a drama set in Nazi-occupied France at the height of World War II. Charlotte Gray tells the compelling story of a young Scottish woman working with the French Resistance in the hope of rescuing her lover, a missing RAF pilot. Based on the best-selling novel ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gillian Armstrong
CAST:  Cate Blanchett  •  James Fleet  •  Abigail Cruttenden  •  Charlotte McDougall

Gosford Park (2001)

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In 1930’s England, a group of pretentious rich and famous gather together for a weekend of relaxation at a hunting resort. But when a murder occurs, each one of these interesting characters becomes a suspect.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Altman
CAST:  Helen Mirren  •  Clive Owen  •  Maggie Smith  •  Geraldine Somerville

In 1930’s England, a group of pretentious rich and famous gather together for a weekend of relaxation at a hunting resort. But when a murder occurs, each one of these interesting characters becomes a suspect.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Altman
CAST:  Helen Mirren  •  Clive Owen  •  Maggie Smith  •  Geraldine Somerville

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)

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When Harry Potter's name emerges from the Goblet of Fire, he becomes a competitor in a grueling battle for glory among three wizarding schools—the Triwizard Tournament. But since Harry never submitted his name for the Tournament, who did? Now Harry must confront a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Newell
CAST:  Daniel Radcliffe  •  Rupert Grint  •  Emma Watson  •  Ralph Fiennes

When Harry Potter's name emerges from the Goblet of Fire, he becomes a competitor in a grueling battle for glory among three wizarding schools—the Triwizard Tournament. But since Harry never submitted his name for the Tournament, who did? Now Harry must confront a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Newell
CAST:  Daniel Radcliffe  •  Rupert Grint  •  Emma Watson  •  Ralph Fiennes

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)

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The rebellion begins! Lord Voldemort has returned, but the Ministry of Magic is doing everything it can to keep the wizarding world from knowing the truth – including appointing Ministry official Dolores Umbridge as the new Defence Against the Dark Arts professor ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Yates
CAST:  Daniel Radcliffe  •  Rupert Grint  •  Emma Watson  •  Michael Gambon

The rebellion begins! Lord Voldemort has returned, but the Ministry of Magic is doing everything it can to keep the wizarding world from knowing the truth – including appointing Ministry official Dolores Umbridge as the new Defence Against the Dark Arts professor ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Yates
CAST:  Daniel Radcliffe  •  Rupert Grint  •  Emma Watson  •  Michael Gambon

Layer Cake (2004)

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When a seemingly straight-forward drug deal goes awry, XXXX has to break his die-hard rules and turn up the heat, not only to outwit the old regime and come out on top, but to save his own skin...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Matthew Vaughn
CAST:  Daniel Craig  •  Colm Meaney  •  George Harris  •  Kenneth Cranham

When a seemingly straight-forward drug deal goes awry, XXXX has to break his die-hard rules and turn up the heat, not only to outwit the old regime and come out on top, but to save his own skin...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Matthew Vaughn
CAST:  Daniel Craig  •  Colm Meaney  •  George Harris  •  Kenneth Cranham

Mary Reilly (1996)

A housemaid falls in love with Dr. Jekyll and his darkly mysterious counterpart, Mr. Hyde.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Frears
CAST:  Julia Roberts  •  John Malkovich  •  George Cole  •  Michael Gambon

A housemaid falls in love with Dr. Jekyll and his darkly mysterious counterpart, Mr. Hyde.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Frears
CAST:  Julia Roberts  •  John Malkovich  •  George Cole  •  Michael Gambon

Open Range (2003)

A former gunslinger is forced to take up arms again when he and his cattle crew are threatened by a corrupt lawman.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kevin Costner
CAST:  Kevin Costner  •  Robert Duvall  •  Michael Gambon  •  Michael Jeter

A former gunslinger is forced to take up arms again when he and his cattle crew are threatened by a corrupt lawman.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kevin Costner
CAST:  Kevin Costner  •  Robert Duvall  •  Michael Gambon  •  Michael Jeter

Othello (1965)

The 1965 version of the Shakespeare play.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stuart Burge
CAST:  Laurence Olivier  •  Maggie Smith  •  Joyce Redman  •  Frank Finlay

The 1965 version of the Shakespeare play.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stuart Burge
CAST:  Laurence Olivier  •  Maggie Smith  •  Joyce Redman  •  Frank Finlay

Path to War (2003)

A powerful drama of soaring ambition and shattered dreams that takes a provocative insider's look at the way the USA goes to war—as seen from inside the LBJ White House leading up to and during the Vietnam War.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Frankenheimer
CAST:  Michael Gambon  •  Donald Sutherland  •  Alec Baldwin  •  Bruce McGill

A powerful drama of soaring ambition and shattered dreams that takes a provocative insider's look at the way the USA goes to war—as seen from inside the LBJ White House leading up to and during the Vietnam War.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Frankenheimer
CAST:  Michael Gambon  •  Donald Sutherland  •  Alec Baldwin  •  Bruce McGill

Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (2004)

When gigantic robots attack New York City, "Sky Captain" uses his private air force to fight them off. His ex-girlfriend, reporter Polly Perkins, has been investigating the recent disappearance of prominent scientists. Suspecting a link between the global robot ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kerry Conran
CAST:  Jude Law  •  Gwyneth Paltrow  •  Giovanni Ribisi  •  Angelina Jolie

When gigantic robots attack New York City, "Sky Captain" uses his private air force to fight them off. His ex-girlfriend, reporter Polly Perkins, has been investigating the recent disappearance of prominent scientists. Suspecting a link between the global robot ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kerry Conran
CAST:  Jude Law  •  Gwyneth Paltrow  •  Giovanni Ribisi  •  Angelina Jolie

Sleepy Hollow (1999)

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New York detective Ichabod Crane is sent to Sleepy Hollow to investigate a series of mysterious deaths in which the victims are found beheaded. Locals believe the culprit to be none other than the legendary Headless Horseman.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Burton
CAST:  Johnny Depp  •  Ian McDiarmid  •  Casper Van Dien  •  Michael Gough

New York detective Ichabod Crane is sent to Sleepy Hollow to investigate a series of mysterious deaths in which the victims are found beheaded. Locals believe the culprit to be none other than the legendary Headless Horseman.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Burton
CAST:  Johnny Depp  •  Ian McDiarmid  •  Casper Van Dien  •  Michael Gough

Sylvia (2003)

Story of the relationship between the poets Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christine Jeffs
CAST:  Gwyneth Paltrow  •  Daniel Craig  •  Jared Harris  •  Michael Gambon

Story of the relationship between the poets Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christine Jeffs
CAST:  Gwyneth Paltrow  •  Daniel Craig  •  Jared Harris  •  Michael Gambon

The Beast Must Die (1974)

Wealthy big game hunter Tom Newcliffe has tracked and killed practically every type of animal in the world. But one creature still evades him, the biggest game of all - a werewolf.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Annett
CAST:  Calvin Lockhart  •  Peter Cushing  •  Marlene Clark  •  Anton Diffring

Wealthy big game hunter Tom Newcliffe has tracked and killed practically every type of animal in the world. But one creature still evades him, the biggest game of all - a werewolf.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Annett
CAST:  Calvin Lockhart  •  Peter Cushing  •  Marlene Clark  •  Anton Diffring
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