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.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
80% 14% Cordelia Moses (Character) - 2019
82% 85% Judy Bernard Delfont (Character) $24.3M 2019
37% 49% Johnny English Strikes Again Agent Five (Character) $4.3M 2018
34% 27% King of Thieves Billy the Fish Lincoln (Character) - 2018
33% 65% The Last Witness Frank Hamilton (Character) - 2018
20% 56% The Death and Life of John F. Donovan Narrator - 2018
61% 63% Mad to Be Normal Sydney Kotok (Character) - 2017
65% 68% Victoria & Abdul Lord Salisbury (Character) $22.2M 2017
72% 66% Viceroy's House Lord Lionel "Pug" Ismay (Character) $1.1M 2017
100% 88% 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) $381M 2011
47% 64% The Book of Eli George (Character) $94.8M 2010
94% 92% The King's Speech King George V (Character) $138.8M 2010
77% 85% Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 Albus Dumbledore (Character) $295M 2010
84% 78% Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Dumbledore (Character) $302M 2009
93% 85% Fantastic Mr. Fox Franklin Bean (Voice) $21M 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) $292M 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) $290M 2005
56% 82% The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou Drakoulias (Character) $24M 2004
76% 74% Being Julia Jimmie Langton (Character) $7.7M 2004
80% 85% 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
79% 84% Open Range Denton Baxter (Character) $58.3M 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Angels in America Unknown (Character) - 2003
37% 56% Sylvia Professor Thomas (Character) $1.3M 2003
No Score Yet 62% The Actors Barreller (Character) - 2003
100% 72% Path to War Lyndon Johnson (Character) - 2002
53% 54% Ali G Indahouse Prime Minister (Character) - 2002
20% 49% High Heels and Low Lifes Kerrigan (Character) $226.8K 2001
13% 47% Christmas Carol: The Movie Ghost of Christmas Present (Voice) - 2001
86% 78% Gosford Park Sir William McCordle (Character) $41.3M 2001
33% 62% Charlotte Gray Levade (Character) $668.1K 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) $29M 1999
42% 33% The Last September Sir Richard Naylor (Character) $470K 1999
24% 68% Plunkett & Macleane Lord Gibson (Character) $471.4K 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
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wind in the Willows Badger (Voice) - 1995
38% 54% Two Deaths Daniel Pavenic (Character) - 1995
78% 79% The Browning Version Dr. Frobisher (Character) $172.1K 1994
86% 63% A Man of No Importance Ivor J. Carney (Character) - 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) $7M 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% 38% The Beast Must Die Jan Jarmokowski (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet 62% 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% 67% 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
83% 100% Emma on Masterpiece Unknown (Character) 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Masterpiece Classic Unknown (Character) 2008
No Score Yet 67% Top Gear Guest 2006 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Room 101 Guest 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Masterpiece Theatre Unknown (Character) 2004 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet 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

QUOTES FROM Michael Gambon CHARACTERS

Franklin Bean says: They took everything?

Albus Dumbledore says: Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.

Denton Baxter says: You're nuthin'!

Boss Spearman says: Maybe so, I'll still be breathin' in another minute.

Baltus Van Tassel says: The horseman was a Hessian mercenary sent to the shores by German princes to keep Americans under the yoke of England. But unlike his compatriots, who came for money, the horseman came for love of carnage.

Michael the Lover says: You have beautiful eyes

Michael the Lover says: You have beautiful eyes.

Michael says: You have beautiful eyes.

Albert Spica the Thief says: And you have a beautiful prick, Mr. Gynecologist.

Georgina Spica says: And you have a beautiful prick, Mr. Gynecologist.

Professor Albus Dumbledore says: Horace? Horace?

Professor Albus Dumbledore says: Most people vomit the first time

Professor Albus Dumbledore says: Most people vomit the first time.

Polly Perkins says: Polly is in a phone booth when the robots invade] Wait a minute. I can see something now coming into sight above the Palisades. They're crossing Sixth Avenue... Fifth Avenue... they're a hundred yards away...

Polly Perkins says: Wait a minute. I can see something now coming into sight above the Palisades. They're crossing Sixth Avenue... Fifth Avenue... they're a hundred yards away...

Morris Paley says: Polly. Polly!

Polly Perkins says: Oh, my God.

Professor Albus Dumbledore says: You brave wonderful man.

Albus Dumbledore says: It's Dumbledore's Army, not Potter's.

Albus Dumbledore says: HARRY POTTER!

Albus Dumbledore says: It was foolish of you to come here tonight, Tom. The Aurors are on their way.

Lord Voldemort says: By which time I shall be gone, and you... shall be dead.

Albus Dumbledore says: It was foolish of you to come here tonight, Tom. The Aurors are on their way.

Lord Voldemort says: By which time I shall be gone, and you... shall be dead.

Albus Dumbledore says: It was foolish of you to come here tonight, Tom. The Aurors are on their way.

Lord Voldemort says: By which time I shall be gone, and you... shall be dead.

Franklin Bean says: You wrote a bad song, Petey!

Professor Severus Snape says: So when the time comes... the boy must die?

Professor Albus Dumbledore says: Yes. Yes... he must die.

Professor Severus Snape says: You've kept him alive so that he can die at the proper moment. You've been raising him like a pig for slaughter!

Professor Albus Dumbledore says: Don't tell me now that you've grown to care for the boy.

Professor Severus Snape says: Expecto Patronum!

Professor Albus Dumbledore says: Lily! After all this time?

Professor Severus Snape says: Always.

Professor Albus Dumbledore says: Draco, years ago, I knew a boy who made all the wrong choices... please, let me help you.

Albus Dumbledore says: Though we may come from different countries and speak in different tongues, our hearts beat as one.

Franklin Bean says: "You wrote a bad song, Petey!"

Franklin Bean says: You wrote a bad song, Petey!

Harry Potter says: Is this real, or is it just happening inside my head?

Professor Albus Dumbledore says: Of course it's happening inside your head, but why should that mean it's not real?

Albus Dumbledore says: Well - it's just that you seem to be laboring under the delusion that I am going to - what is the phrase - "Come quietly". I am afraid that I am not going to come quietly at all, Cornelius. I have absolutely no intention of being sent to Azkaban. I could break out, of course - but what a waste of time, and frankly, I can think of a host of things I would rather be doing.

Albus Dumbledore says: Well - it's just that you seem to be laboring under the delusion that I am going to - what is the phrase - 'Come quietly'. I am afraid that I am not going to come quietly at all, Cornelius. I have absolutely no intention of being sent to Azkaban. I could break out, of course - but what a waste of time, and frankly, I can think of a host of things I would rather be doing.

Professor Albus Dumbledore says: You were the seventh Horcrux, Harry, the Horcrux he never meant to make.

Georgina Spica the Wife says: Yes! He's a man. He's Jewish and he's from Ethiopia!

Albert Spica the Thief says: What?

Georgina Spica the Wife says: His mother is a Roman Catholic, he's been imprisoned in South Africa, he's as black as the ace of spades and he probably drinks his own pee!

Cornelius Fudge says: [just after Buckbeak's escape] We must search the grounds!

Albus Dumbledore says: Search the *skies* if you must, Minister, but now I think I'll have a nice cup of tea, or a large brandy. Oh, and executioner, your services are no longer required. Thank you.

Professor Albus Dumbledore says: Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on Earth should that mean that it is not real?

Harry Potter says: I have to go back, haven't I?

Professor Albus Dumbledore says: Oh, that's up to you

Harry Potter says: I have a choice?

Professor Albus Dumbledore says: Oh, yes. We're in King's Cross, you say? I think, if you so desired, you'd be able to board a train.

Harry Potter says: And where would it take me?

Professor Albus Dumbledore says: On.

Harry Potter says: Oh, and sir?

Professor Albus Dumbledore says: [turns and faces Harry]

Harry Potter says: Is this all real..? Or is it just happening inside my head?

Professor Albus Dumbledore says: Of course it's happening inside your head, Harry. But why then should it mean that it's not real?

Professor Severus Snape says: [After making secret agreement w/ Dumbledore.] No one... can know... Your word!

Professor Severus Snape says: [after making secret agreement with Dumbledore.] No one... can know... Your word!

Professor Albus Dumbledore says: My word that I can never reveal the best of you, Severus?

Professor Albus Dumbledore says: "words are a most inexhaustible source of magic"

Professor Albus Dumbledore says: Words are a most inexhaustible source of magic.

Professor Albus Dumbledore says: You're not telling me you've grown to love the boy?

Professor Severus Snape says: [Shows doe patronus- same as Harry's mother's]

Professor Severus Snape says: [shows doe patronus- same as Harry's mother's]

Professor Albus Dumbledore says: Even after all this time?

Professor Severus Snape says: Always.

Professor Albus Dumbledore says: Of course all of this is happening in your mind. Why should that mean it's not real?

Professor Albus Dumbledore says: Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on Earth should that mean that it is not real?

Professor Severus Snape says: No one can know..

Professor Severus Snape says: No one can know.

Professor Albus Dumbledore says: I shall never reveal the best of you, Severus.

Mrs. Bean says: How many jars should I bring up, Franklin?

Franklin Bean says: I don't know, two I guess.

Mrs. Bean says: But you drank two yesterday, though.

Franklin Bean says: Alright, take three.

Mrs. Bean says: [ponders] Nope. Two's plenty.

Franklin Bean says: Why did he write this with letters cut out of magazines?

Walter Boggis says: I don't know, but you did the same thing.

Professor Albus Dumbledore says: Don't tell me now you have grown to care for the boy?

Professor Albus Dumbledore says: Don't tell me now that you've grown to care for the boy.

Albus Dumbledore says: [to Professor Snape] For in dreams, we enter a world that is entirely our own. Let him swim in the deepest ocean or glide over the highest cloud.

Albus Dumbledore says: [to Professor Snape] For in dreams, we enter a world that is entirely our own. Let him swim in the deepest ocean or glide over the highest cloud.

Professor Albus Dumbledore says: Words are, in my not so humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic. Capable of both inflicting injury and remedying it.

Professor Albus Dumbledore says: Words are, in my not-so-humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic. Capable of both inflicting injury, and remedying it.

Professor Severus Snape says: So when the time comes...the boy must die.

Professor Severus Snape says: So when the time comes... the boy must die?

Professor Albus Dumbledore says: Yes...he must die, and Voldemort himself must do it.

Professor Albus Dumbledore says: Yes. Yes... he must die. [Shot of Snape collapsing at the sight of Lily's dead body]

King George V says: We have been reduced to those most vile of creatures... Actors.

King George V says: We've been reduced to the most vile and loathsome profession of all: actors.

Albus Dumbledore says: I'd like to make an announcement, Hogwarts Castle won't be your home only for this year, but home for special guests as well.

Albus Dumbledore says: I'd like to make an announcement. This castle will not only be your home this year but home to some very special guests as well.

Harry Potter says: "Professor, is all this real? Or is it just happening inside my head?"

Harry Potter says: Is this real? Or has this been happening inside my head?

Professor Albus Dumbledore says: "Of course it's happening inside your head, Harry. Why should that mean it's not real?"

Professor Albus Dumbledore says: Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?

Albus Dumbledore says: Harry.. It is not how you are alike.. It's how you are not.

Albus Dumbledore says: Harry... It's not how you are alike. It's how you are not.

Professor Albus Dumbledore says: "After all this time?"

Professor Severus Snape says: "Always."

Albus Dumbledore says: "It was foolish to come here tonight, Tom."

Albus Dumbledore says: It was foolish to come here tonight, Tom.

Lord Voldemort says: "You are a fool Harry Potter, and you will loose everything."

Lord Voldemort says: You are a fool Harry Potter, and you will loose everything.

Professor Albus Dumbledore says: Power was my weakness and my temptation

Professor Albus Dumbledore says: Power was my weakness and my temptation.

Professor Albus Dumbledore says: "Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?"

Professor Albus Dumbledore says: Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?

Professor Albus Dumbledore says: Do not pity the dead Harry, Pity the living.

Professor Albus Dumbledore says: Do not pity the dead Harry. Pity the living.

Baltus Van Tassel says: There is a conspiracy here, and I will seek it out!

Albus Dumbledore says: Today we acknowledge a really terrible loss. Cedric Diggory was, as you all know, exceptionally hard working, infinitely fair-minded, and most importantly, a fierce, fierce friend. Therefore, I feel you have the right to know exactly how he died. You see, Cedric Diggory was murdered, by Lord Voldemort. The Ministry of Magic does not wish me to tell you this. But not to do so I feel would be an insult to his memory. Now the pain we all feel at this dreadful loss reminds me, and, reminds us, that though we may come from different countries and speak in different tongues, our hearts beat as one. In light of the recent events, the bonds of friendship made this year will be more important than ever. Remember that, and Cedric Diggory will not have died in vain. You remember that, and we'll celebrate a boy who was kind, and honest, and brave, and true. Right to the very end.

Albus Dumbledore says: Well now that we're all settled in and sorted, I'd like to make an announcement. This castle will not only be your home this year but home to some very special guests as well. You see, Hogwarts has been chosen to host a legendary event: The TriWizard Tournament. The Tournament brings together three schools for a series of magical contests. From each school a single student is selected to compete. Now let me be clear. If chosen, you stand alone. And trust me when I say, these contest are not for the faint-hearted.

Albus Dumbledore says: The Goblet of Fire! Anyone wishing to submit themselves to the tournament need only write their name upon a piece of parchment and throw it in the flame before this hour on Thursday night. Do not do so lightly! If chosen, there's no turning back. As from this moment, The Triwizard Tournament has begun!

Professor Albus Dumbledore says: "Once again I must ask too much of you Harry."

Professor Albus Dumbledore says: Once again I must ask too much of you Harry.

Eddie Temple says: You're born, you take shit. You get out in the world, you take more shit. You climb a little higher, you take less shit. Till one day you're up in the rarefied atmosphere and you've forgotten what shit even looks like. Welcome to the layer cake son.

Solara says: "It's amazing you guys have survived out here all by yourselves"

Solara says: It's amazing you two have survived out here all by yourselves.

Martha says: "Well George is somewhat of a handyman, we've had a few try and take it from us, haven't we George!"

Martha says: Well George is somewhat of a handyman, we've had a few try and take it from us, haven't we George!

George says: "Yes we have"

George says: Yes we have.

Eli says: "You got anymore weapons?"

Eli says: You got anymore weapons?

George says: "Weapons! I'll show you weapons!"

George says: Weapons! I'll show you weapons!

Professor Albus Dumbledore says: "Harry, you need to shave, my friend."

Professor Albus Dumbledore says: Harry, you need to shave, my friend.