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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 14,518,260 page views. His biography is available in 54 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 51 in 2019). Michael Gambon is the 96th most popular actor (down from 86th 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 96 out of 9,996Before him are Sigourney Weaver, Judi Dench, Richard Gere, Charlotte Rampling, Leslie Nielsen, and Jason Statham. After him are Sidney Poitier, Pierce Brosnan, Tom Selleck, Shah Rukh Khan, Gary Cooper, and Alec Baldwin.

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Among people born in 1940, Michael Gambon ranks 11Before him are Margrethe II of Denmark, Nursultan Nazarbayev, Chuck Norris, Constantine II of Greece, Saparmurat Niyazov, and Ringo Starr. After him are Bartholomew I of Constantinople, Burhanuddin Rabbani, Frank Zappa, Carlos Slim, Muhammad Yunus, and Qaboos bin Said al Said. Among people deceased in 2023, Michael Gambon ranks 7Before him are Henry Kissinger, Milan Kundera, Tina Turner, Silvio Berlusconi, Gina Lollobrigida, and Constantine II of Greece. After him are Jeff Beck, Ted Kaczynski, Luis Suárez, Jane Birkin, Toto Cutugno, and Bobby Charlton.

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In Ireland

Among people born in Ireland, Michael Gambon ranks 8 out of 501Before him are James Joyce (1882), Robert Boyle (1627), Jonathan Swift (1667), George Bernard Shaw (1856), George Berkeley (1685), and Samuel Beckett (1906). After him are Edmund Burke (1729), Pierce Brosnan (1953), Bram Stoker (1847), Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington (1769), William Rowan Hamilton (1805), and Sir George Stokes, 1st Baronet (1819).

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), Maureen O'Sullivan (1911), and Fionnula Flanagan (1941).

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