Michael Gambon

1940 - Today

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Sir Michael John Gambon (; born 19 October 1940) is an Irish-English actor. Regarded as one of Ireland and Britain's most distinguished actors, he is known for his work on stage and screen. Gambon started his professional acting career training under Laurence Olivier as one of the original members of the Royal National Theatre. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Michael Gambon has received more than 9,875,516 page views. His biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 48 in 2019). Michael Gambon is the 86th most popular actor (up from 131st in 2019), the 8th most popular biography from Ireland (up from 14th in 2019) 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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  • 7.24

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  • 3.39

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Among actors, Michael Gambon ranks 86 out of 10,030Before him are Jane Fonda, John Wayne, Judi Dench, Leslie Nielsen, Tom Selleck, and Peter Falk. After him are Gregory Peck, Buster Keaton, John Travolta, Charlton Heston, Gloria Stuart, and Humphrey Bogart.

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Among people born in 1940, Michael Gambon ranks 9Before him are John Lennon, Al Pacino, Margrethe II of Denmark, Ringo Starr, Chuck Norris, and Constantine II of Greece. After him are Carlos Slim, Muhammad Yunus, Qaboos bin Said al Said, Nursultan Nazarbayev, Frank Zappa, and Saparmurat Niyazov.

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In Ireland

Among people born in Ireland, Michael Gambon ranks 8 out of 460Before him are Jonathan Swift (1667), James Joyce (1882), George Bernard Shaw (1856), George Berkeley (1685), Robert Boyle (1627), and Samuel Beckett (1906). After him are Bram Stoker (1847), Edmund Burke (1729), Francis Bacon (1909), Peter O'Toole (1932), Sir George Stokes, 1st Baronet (1819), and Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington (1769).

Among ACTORS In Ireland

Among actors born in Ireland, Michael Gambon ranks 1After him are Peter O'Toole (1932), Pierce Brosnan (1953), Richard Harris (1930), Katie McGrath (1983), Lola Montez (1821), Gabriel Byrne (1950), Cillian Murphy (1976), Maureen O'Hara (1920), Bernard Lee (1908), Brendan Gleeson (1955), and Colin Farrell (1976).

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