Michael Gambon

Michael Gambon

Highest Rated: 100% The Alps (2007)

Lowest Rated: 6% Mobsters (1991)

Birthday: Oct 19, 1940

Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

One of the most respected and accomplished actors on stage, film and television since the 1960s, Sir Michael Gambon essayed men of complex passions, flaws and appetites in projects ranging from classical theater and "The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover" (1989) to the "Harry Potter" franchise, where he replaced Richard Harris as the fatherly wizard Dumbledore. An acolyte of Laurence Olivier, he honed his craft on the British stage in productions of plays by Samuel Beckett and Alan Ayckbourn; major theater awards precipitated celebrated turns on television in "The Singing Detective" (BBC1, 1986), which in turn launched a film career as dastards like his brutal gangster in "Thief" or men hobbled by regret in "Dancing in Lunghnasa" (1998). Hits in Hollywood like "Sleepy Hollow" (1999) boosted his profile, which led to Emmy nominations for "The Path to War" (HBO, 2002) and "Emma" (BBC1, 2009) as well as steady work on stage and in front of the camera. While most moviegoers recognized him as Dumbledore, his vast and storied career displayed a breadth of talent that made him an actor worthy of his late mentor's mantle of the world's finest working actor.

Highest rated movies

Path to War
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
The Insider
The King's Speech
Page Eight
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Gosford Park

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
80% 12% Cordelia Moses (Character) - 2019
82% 85% Judy Bernard Delfont (Character) $24.3M 2019
33% 26% King of Thieves Billy the Fish Lincoln (Character) - 2018
37% 50% Johnny English Strikes Again Agent Five (Character) $4.3M 2018
29% 65% The Last Witness Frank Hamilton (Character) - 2018
19% 54% The Death and Life of John F. Donovan Narrator - 2018
61% 64% Mad to Be Normal Sydney Kotok (Character) - 2017
66% 68% Victoria & Abdul Lord Salisbury (Character) $22.2M 2017
72% 66% Viceroy's House Lord Lionel "Pug" Ismay (Character) $1.1M 2017
99% 87% Paddington 2 Uncle Pastuzo (Voice) $38.4M 2017
31% 36% Dad's Army Private Godfrey (Character) - 2016
97% 80% Paddington Uncle Pastuzo (Voice) - 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Muse of Fire Unknown (Character) - 2013
80% 66% Quartet Cedric Livingston (Character) $18.4M 2012
93% 64% Page Eight Benedict Baron (Character) - 2011
96% 89% Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 Albus Dumbledore (Character) $381.0M 2011
46% 64% The Book of Eli George (Character) $94.8M 2010
77% 85% Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 Albus Dumbledore (Character) $295.0M 2010
94% 92% The King's Speech King George V (Character) $138.8M 2010
84% 78% Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Dumbledore (Character) $302.0M 2009
93% 85% Fantastic Mr. Fox Franklin Bean (Voice) $21.0M 2009
62% 52% Brideshead Revisited Lord Marchmain (Character) $6.4M 2008
100% 74% The Alps Narrator - 2007
14% 51% The Baker Leo (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet 45% Joe's Palace Elliot Graham (Character) - 2007
77% 81% Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Albus Dumbledore (Character) $292.0M 2007
26% 40% The Omen Bugenhagen (Character) $54.6M 2006
55% 51% The Good Shepherd Dr. Fredericks (Character) $59.9M 2006
67% 85% Amazing Grace Lord Charles Fox (Character) $21.2M 2006
88% 74% Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Albus Dumbledore (Character) $290.0M 2005
56% 82% The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou Drakoulias (Character) $24.0M 2004
76% 74% Being Julia Jimmie Langton (Character) $7.7M 2004
80% 84% Layer Cake Eddie Temple (Character) $2.3M 2004
70% 46% Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow Editor Morris Paley (Character) $37.8M 2004
90% 86% Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Professor Dumbledore (Character) $249.4M 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Angels in America Unknown (Character) - 2003
79% 84% Open Range Denton Baxter (Character) $58.3M 2003
36% 56% Sylvia Professor Thomas (Character) $1.3M 2003
No Score Yet 62% The Actors Barreller (Character) - 2003
100% 73% Path to War Lyndon Johnson (Character) - 2002
56% 54% Ali G Indahouse Prime Minister (Character) - 2002
20% 49% High Heels and Low Lifes Kerrigan (Character) $226.8K 2001
33% 62% Charlotte Gray Levade (Character) $668.1K 2001
86% 78% Gosford Park Sir William McCordle (Character) $41.3M 2001
13% 48% Christmas Carol: The Movie Ghost of Christmas Present (Voice) - 2001
83% 84% Longitude Unknown (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Monkey's Tale Master Martin (Voice) - 2000
96% 90% The Insider Thomas Sandefur (Character) $29.0M 1999
24% 68% Plunkett & Macleane Lord Gibson (Character) $471.4K 1999
42% 33% The Last September Sir Richard Naylor (Character) $470.0K 1999
69% 80% Sleepy Hollow Baltus Van Tassel (Character) $101.1M 1999
64% 58% Dancing at Lughnasa Father Jack Mundy (Character) $2.3M 1998
84% 78% The Wings of the Dove Lionel Croy, Kate's Father (Character) $13.7M 1997
No Score Yet 0% Midnight in Saint Petersburg Alex (Character) - 1997
14% 71% The Gambler Fyodor Dostoyevsky (Character) $9.1K 1997
26% 40% Mary Reilly Mary's Father (Character) $5.5M 1996
No Score Yet 67% The Willows in Winter Badger (Voice) - 1996
No Score Yet 50% Nothing Personal Leonard (Character) $5.6K 1995
No Score Yet 35% Len Deighton's Bullet to Beijing Alexei (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Innocent Sleep Det. Insp. Matheson (Character) $5.3K 1995
38% 54% Two Deaths Daniel Pavenic (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wind in the Willows Badger (Voice) - 1995
86% 63% A Man of No Importance Ivor J. Carney (Character) - 1994
78% 79% The Browning Version Dr. Frobisher (Character) $172.1K 1994
60% 55% Squanto: A Warrior's Tale Sir George (Character) $3.3M 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Faith Peter John Moreton (Character) - 1994
19% 36% Clean Slate Cornell (Character) $7.3M 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Maigret on Trial Chief Inspector Jules Maigret (Character) - 1993
30% 39% Toys Lt. General Leland Zevo (Character) $21.3M 1992
6% 57% Mobsters Don Salvatore Faranzano (Character) $19.7M 1991
40% 53% The Rachel Papers Doctor Knowd (Character) $154.6K 1989
85% 88% The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover Albert Spica (Character) $7.0M 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Heat of the Day Harrison (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet 50% Missing Link Narrator - 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Paris by Night Gerald Paige (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ghosts Pastor Manders (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Absurd Person Singular Geoffrey Jackson (Character) - 1985
82% 76% Turtle Diary George Fairbairn (Character) $2.2M 1985
60% 37% The Beast Must Die Jan Jarmokowski (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet 56% Catholics Brother Kevin (Character) - 1973

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Little Women Mr. Laurence (Character) 2017
73% 94% Fearless Sir Alastair Mckinnon (Character) 2017
98% 82% Henry V: The Hollow Crown Mortimer (Character) 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Nightmare Worlds of H.G. Wells Egbert Elvesham (Character) 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bad Robots Unknown (Voice) 2014-2015
84% 64% Fortitude Henry Tyson (Character) 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Casual Vacancy Howard Mollison (Character) 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Great Performances Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Quirke Judge Garret Griffin (Character) 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lucan John Burke (Character) 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Theater Talk Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Restless Spy Unknown (Character) 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Worricker on Masterpiece Benedict Baron (Character) 2011
85% 91% Emma on Masterpiece Unknown (Character) 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Masterpiece Classic Unknown (Character) 2008
No Score Yet 67% Top Gear Guest 2002 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Room 101 Guest 2004
No Score Yet 100% Masterpiece Theatre Unknown (Character) 2001 2004
90% 95% Angels in America Unknown (Character) 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Almost Strangers Unknown (Character) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wives and Daughters Squire Hamley (Character) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Maigret Unknown (Character) 1992-1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Maigret Unknown (Character) 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Jim Henson Hour Ultragorgon (Voice) 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tales of the Unexpected Andrew (Character) 1980