Michael Gambon

Highest Rated: 100% The Alps (2007)
Lowest Rated: 6% Mobsters (1991)
Birthday: Oct 19, 1940
Birthplace: Dublin
One of Britain's most revered stage performers, Michael Gambon (born October 19th, 1940) was described by the late Sir Ralph Richardson as "The Great Gambon." The fierce-looking Irish actor joined Britain's National Theatre in 1963 after being personally selected by Sir Laurence Olivier. He quickly worked his way up to leading parts and became particularly well known for his work in a number of Alan Ayckbourn plays. Gambon's career received a major boost in 1980, when he took the title role in John Dexter's production of The Life of Galileo; he subsequently became a regular player with both the Royal National Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company. The actor received particular acclaim for his work in A View from the Bridge, for which he won all of the major drama awards in 1987, and Volpone, for which he won the 1995 Evening Standard Award. Gambon made his Broadway debut in 1997 in New York's Royal Theatre production of David Hare's Skylight.While he was busy racking up an impressive number of plays, Gambon also found time to nurture a film career. Although he made his screen debut in a 1965 adaptation of Othello, the actor appeared only sporadically in films until the late '80s, when he began earning recognition for his work in such films as Peter Greenaway's The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover (1989), which cast him as the sadistic titular thief. He went on to do starring work in a number of diverse films, including A Man of No Importance (1994), The Browning Version (1994), Dancing at Lughnasa (1998), and Tim Burton's Sleepy Hollow (1999). Extremely busy during the millennial turnover, Gambon once again caught the attention of audiences in Robert Altman's much-praised comedy Gosford Park before taking over the late Richard Harris's role as Albus Dumbledore in 2004's Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, subsequently portraying the character for the remainder of the films. Gambon, who became a familiar face to PBS devotees via his title role in Dennis Potter's quirky TV serial The Singing Detective (1986-1987), was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1992.The actor would further demonstrate his range by appearing in 2004's highly stylized sci-fi adventure Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, the British crime thriller Layer Cake, and The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou, an edgy comedy from director Wes Anderson. Gambon continued in his role of Dumbledore until the Harry Potter film franchise came to an end in 2011 with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II.


Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Judy Actor 2019
34% King of Thieves Actor 2019
40% The Last Witness Frank Hamilton 2018
64% Mad to Be Normal Syndey Kotok 2018
65% Victoria & Abdul Actor $21.7M 2017
52% Kingsman: The Golden Circle Arthur $99.8M 2017
73% Viceroy's House Gen. Hastings Ismay $1.1M 2017
32% Dad's Army Private Godfrey $4.7M 2016
No Score Yet The Casual Vacancy Howard Mollison 2015
97% Paddington Uncle Pastuzo $85.9M 2015
No Score Yet Common Actor 2014
No Score Yet Restless Baron Mansfield 2014
89% London: The Modern Babylon Actor 2013
80% Quartet Cedric Livingston $18.1M 2013
No Score Yet National Theatre Live: The Habit Of Art Actor 2013
No Score Yet National Theater Live: The Magistrate Actor 2012
No Score Yet Absurd Person Singular Actor 2012
No Score Yet Endgame Actor 2012
93% Page Eight Benedict Baron 2011
96% Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 Professor Albus Dumbledore $381.1M 2011
95% The King's Speech King George V $138.4M 2010
77% Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1 Professor Albus Dumbledore $295M 2010
47% The Book of Eli George $94.9M 2010
92% Fantastic Mr. Fox Franklin Bean $21.1M 2009
83% Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Professor Albus Dumbledore $302M 2009
62% Brideshead Revisited Lord Marchmain $6.4M 2008
No Score Yet Alps - Climb of Your Life Actor 2008
No Score Yet Joe's Palace Actor 2007
14% The Baker Leo 2007
31% The Good Night Alan Weigert 2007
78% Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Albus Dumbledore $292M 2007
100% The Alps Narrator 2007
No Score Yet Celebration Actor 2007
68% Amazing Grace Lord Charles Fox $21.2M 2007
54% The Good Shepherd Dr. Fredericks $59.9M 2006
26% The Omen Bugenhagen $54.7M 2006
88% Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Albus Dumbledore $290M 2005
67% Deep Blue Narrator 2005
80% Layer Cake Eddie Temple $2.3M 2005
No Score Yet Stories of Lost Souls Larry 2005
56% The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou Oseary Drakoulias $24M 2004
56% Ali G Indahouse Prime Minister 2004
76% Being Julia Jimmy Langton $7.7M 2004
71% Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow Editor Paley $37.7M 2004
90% Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Albus Dumbledore $249.4M 2004
37% Sylvia Professor Thomas $1.3M 2003
79% Open Range Denton Baxter $58.3M 2003
No Score Yet Los Actores Barreller 2003
71% The Lost Prince Actor 2003
No Score Yet Path to War Lyndon B. Johnson 2002
33% Charlotte Gray Auguste Levade 2002
86% Gosford Park Sir William McCordle $41.3M 2001
20% High Heels and Lowlifes Kerrigan 2001
No Score Yet Monkey's Tale Master Martin 2001
No Score Yet Almost Strangers Actor 2001
17% Christmas Carol - The Movie Ghost of Christmas Present 2001
42% The Last September Sir Richard Naylor 2000
80% Longitude John Harrison 2000
68% Sleepy Hollow Baltus Van Tassel 1999
96% The Insider Thomas Sandefur 1999
24% Plunkett & Macleane Lord Chief Justice Gibson 1999
66% Dancing at Lughnasa Father Jack Mundy 1998
84% The Wings of the Dove Kate's father 1997
14% The Gambler Dostoyevsky 1997
No Score Yet The Willows in Winter Actor 1996
No Score Yet Samson and Delilah King Hanun 1996
26% Mary Reilly Mary's Father 1996
No Score Yet The Innocent Sleep Det. Inspector Matheson 1996
No Score Yet Midnight in Saint Petersburg Alex Alexovich 1996
No Score Yet The Wind in the Willows Badger 1995
38% Two Deaths Daniel Pavenic 1995
No Score Yet Nothing Personal Leonard 1995
No Score Yet Bullet to Beijing Alexei 1995
No Score Yet Midnight in St. Petersburg Actor 1995
78% The Browning Version Dr. Frobisher 1994
86% A Man of No Importance Ivor Carney 1994
No Score Yet Faith Peter Moreton 1994
19% Clean Slate Cornell 1994
60% Squanto: A Warrior's Tale Sir George 1994
30% Toys Gen. Zevo 1992
6% Mobsters Don Faranzano 1991
85% A Dry White Season Magistrate 1989
87% The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover Albert Spica 1989
40% The Rachel Papers Dr. Knowd, Oxford Don 1989
No Score Yet Missing Link Narrator 1988
No Score Yet Paris by Night Gerald Paige 1988
No Score Yet Ghosts Actor 1987
No Score Yet Ghosts Pastor Manders 1987
No Score Yet Forbidden Passion - Oscar Wilde the Movie Actor 1986
90% Turtle Diary Fairbairn 1985
No Score Yet The Beast Must Die Jan Jamokowksi 1974
No Score Yet Catholics Brother Kevin 1973
No Score Yet Nothing But the Night (The Devil's Undead) (The Resurrection Syndicate) Inspector Grant 1972
82% Othello Company 1965


84% Little Women
Mr Laurence
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84% Fortitude
Henry Tyson
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2015
71% Fearless
  • 2017
No Score Yet Cranford
Mr. Holbook
  • 2017
  • 2009
  • 2007
97% The Hollow Crown
  • 2016
No Score Yet Great Performances
  • 2016
  • 2014
56% The Casual Vacancy
Howard Mollison
  • 2015
82% Luck
Michael Smythe
  • 2012
No Score Yet Restless
Baron Mansfield
  • 2012
No Score Yet Masterpiece
Benedict Baron Harrison Mr. Holbrook Mr. Woodhouse Edward VII Squire Hamley
  • 2011
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  • 2008
  • 2004
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  • 1990
  • 1980
94% Doctor Who
Kazran Sardick
  • 2010
No Score Yet Top Gear
  • 2008
  • 2007
92% Angels in America
Prior No. 1
  • 2003
No Score Yet Mystery!
Maigret Chief Inspector Maigret
  • 1994
  • 1992
No Score Yet Doctor Who Confidential
No Score Yet Tales of the Unexpected
100% The Singing Detective
Philip E. Marlow