Michael Gambon

1940 - 2023

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Sir Michael John Gambon (; 19 October 1940 – 27 September 2023) was 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 received three Olivier Awards and four BAFTA TV Awards. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Michael Gambon has received more than 15,028,821 page views. His biography is available in 60 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 54 in 2019). Michael Gambon is the 59th most popular actor (up from 96th in 2019), the 8th most popular biography from Ireland and the most popular Irish Actor.

Michael Gambon is most famous for his role as Professor Albus Dumbledore in the Harry Potter films.

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Among actors, Michael Gambon ranks 59 out of 13,578Before him are Dustin Hoffman, Elizabeth Taylor, Meryl Streep, Michael Douglas, Bruce Willis, and Ingrid Bergman. After him are Will Smith, Christopher Lee, Liam Neeson, Omar Sharif, Greta Garbo, and Charles Bronson.

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Among people born in 1940, Michael Gambon ranks 9Before him are Margrethe II of Denmark, Al Pacino, John Lennon, Zodiac Killer, Chuck Norris, and Annie Ernaux. After him are Constantine II of Greece, Ringo Starr, Nursultan Nazarbayev, J. M. G. Le Clézio, Qaboos bin Said al Said, and Bartholomew I of Constantinople. Among people deceased in 2023, Michael Gambon ranks 8Before him are Silvio Berlusconi, Milan Kundera, Toto Cutugno, Tina Turner, Gina Lollobrigida, and Jeff Beck. After him are Constantine II of Greece, Bobby Charlton, Jane Birkin, Yevgeny Prigozhin, Giorgio Napolitano, and Martti Ahtisaari.

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In Ireland

Among people born in Ireland, Michael Gambon ranks 8 out of 549Before him are Jonathan Swift (1667), James Joyce (1882), Robert Boyle (1627), George Bernard Shaw (1856), George Berkeley (1685), and Samuel Beckett (1906). After him are Francis Bacon (1909), Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington (1769), Bram Stoker (1847), Edmund Burke (1729), Sir George Stokes, 1st Baronet (1819), and Pierce Brosnan (1953).

Among ACTORS In Ireland

Among actors born in Ireland, Michael Gambon ranks 1After him are Pierce Brosnan (1953), Richard Harris (1930), Lola Montez (1821), Cillian Murphy (1976), Gabriel Byrne (1950), Brendan Gleeson (1955), Maureen O'Hara (1920), David Kelly (1929), Colin Farrell (1976), Brenda Fricker (1945), and Fionnula Flanagan (1941).

Television and Movie Roles

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Albus Dumbledore
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 school, an ally of the accursed He-Who-Cannot-Be-Named lurks within the castle walls, and fearsome wizard Sirius Black escapes Azkaban. And Harry will confront them all.
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Albus Dumbledore
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 deadly dragon, fierce water demons and an enchanted maze only to find himself in the cruel grasp of He Who Must Not Be Named.
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Albus Dumbledore
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 they work to find the key to unlock Voldemorts defenses and to this end, Dumbledore recruits his old friend and colleague Horace Slughorn, whom he believes holds crucial information. Even as the decisive showdown looms, romance blossoms for Harry, Ron, Hermione and their classmates. Love is in the air, but danger lies ahead and Hogwarts may never be the same again.