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

      Photos

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      73% No Score Yet Cordelia Moses (Character) - 2019
      82% 85% Judy Bernard Delfont (Character) $24.3M 2019
      19% 54% The Death and Life of John F. Donovan Narrator - 2018
      33% 28% King of Thieves Billy the Fish Lincoln (Character) - 2018
      37% 49% Johnny English Strikes Again Agent Five (Character) $4.3M 2018
      29% 60% The Last Witness Frank Hamilton (Character) - 2018
      61% 63% Mad to Be Normal Sydney Kotok (Character) - 2017
      99% 88% Paddington 2 Uncle Pastuzo (Voice) $38.4M 2017
      66% 68% Victoria & Abdul Lord Salisbury (Character) $22.2M 2017
      72% 66% Viceroy's House Lord Lionel "Pug" Ismay (Character) $1.1M 2017
      31% 36% Dad's Army Private Godfrey (Character) - 2016
      No Score Yet 72% The Casual Vacancy Howard Mollison (Character) - 2015
      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
      94% 92% The King's Speech King George V (Character) $138.8M 2010
      47% 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
      93% 85% Fantastic Mr. Fox Franklin Bean (Voice) $21.0M 2009
      84% 78% Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Dumbledore (Character) $302.0M 2009
      62% 52% Brideshead Revisited Lord Marchmain (Character) $6.4M 2008
      No Score Yet 44% Joe's Palace Elliot Graham (Character) - 2007
      100% 74% The Alps Narrator - 2007
      14% 51% The Baker Leo (Character) - 2007
      78% 81% Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Albus Dumbledore (Character) $292.0M 2007
      67% 85% Amazing Grace Lord Charles Fox (Character) $21.2M 2006
      56% 51% The Good Shepherd Dr. Fredericks (Character) $59.9M 2006
      26% 40% The Omen Bugenhagen (Character) $54.6M 2006
      88% 74% Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Albus Dumbledore (Character) $290.0M 2005
      80% 84% Layer Cake Eddie Temple (Character) $2.3M 2004
      77% 74% Being Julia Jimmie Langton (Character) $7.7M 2004
      56% 82% The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou Drakoulias (Character) $24.0M 2004
      90% 86% Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Professor Dumbledore (Character) $249.4M 2004
      70% 46% Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow Editor Morris Paley (Character) $37.8M 2004
      60% 62% The Actors Barreller (Character) - 2003
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Angels in America Unknown (Character) - 2003
      36% 56% Sylvia Professor Thomas (Character) $1.3M 2003
      79% 84% Open Range Denton Baxter (Character) $58.3M 2003
      100% 73% Path to War Lyndon Johnson (Character) - 2002
      56% 54% Ali G Indahouse Prime Minister (Character) - 2002
      13% 48% Christmas Carol: The Movie Ghost of Christmas Present (Voice) - 2001
      33% 62% Charlotte Gray Levade (Character) $668.1K 2001
      87% 78% Gosford Park Sir William McCordle (Character) $41.3M 2001
      20% 49% High Heels and Low Lifes Kerrigan (Character) $226.8K 2001
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Monkey's Tale Master Martin (Voice) - 2000
      83% 84% Longitude Unknown (Character) - 2000
      96% 90% The Insider Thomas Sandefur (Character) $29.0M 1999
      42% 33% The Last September Sir Richard Naylor (Character) $470.0K 1999
      70% 80% Sleepy Hollow Baltus Van Tassel (Character) $101.1M 1999
      24% 67% Plunkett & Macleane Lord Gibson (Character) $471.4K 1999
      64% 58% Dancing at Lughnasa Father Jack Mundy (Character) $2.3M 1998
      14% 71% The Gambler Fyodor Dostoyevsky (Character) $9.1K 1997
      84% 78% The Wings of the Dove Lionel Croy, Kate's Father (Character) $13.7M 1997
      No Score Yet 8% Midnight in Saint Petersburg Alex (Character) - 1997
      26% 40% Mary Reilly Mary's Father (Character) $5.5M 1996
      No Score Yet 60% The Willows in Winter Badger (Voice) - 1996
      No Score Yet 50% Nothing Personal Leonard (Character) $5.6K 1995
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Innocent Sleep Det. Insp. Matheson (Character) $5.3K 1995
      No Score Yet 35% Len Deighton's Bullet to Beijing Alexei (Character) - 1995
      38% 54% Two Deaths Daniel Pavenic (Character) - 1995
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wind in the Willows Badger (Voice) - 1995
      80% 64% A Man of No Importance Ivor J. Carney (Character) - 1994
      60% 55% Squanto: A Warrior's Tale Sir George (Character) $3.3M 1994
      78% 78% The Browning Version Dr. Frobisher (Character) $172.1K 1994
      19% 36% Clean Slate Cornell (Character) $7.3M 1994
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Faith Peter John Moreton (Character) - 1994
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Maigret on Trial Chief Inspector Jules Maigret (Character) - 1993
      29% 39% Toys Lt. General Leland Zevo (Character) $21.3M 1992
      6% 57% Mobsters Don Salvatore Faranzano (Character) $19.7M 1991
      86% 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
      45% 53% The Rachel Papers Doctor Knowd (Character) $154.6K 1989
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Paris by Night Gerald Paige (Character) - 1988
      No Score Yet 50% Missing Link Narrator - 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% 74% Turtle Diary George Fairbairn (Character) $2.2M 1985
      43% 37% The Beast Must Die Jan Jarmokowski (Character) - 1974
      No Score Yet 56% Catholics Brother Kevin (Character) - 1973

      TV

      Credit
      82% 52% Little Women Mr. Laurence (Character) 2017
      73% 95% Fearless Sir Alastair Mckinnon (Character) 2017
      98% 82% The Hollow Crown Mortimer (Character) 2016
      84% 66% Fortitude Henry Tyson (Character) 2015
      58% 62% The Casual Vacancy Howard Mollison (Character) 2015
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Great Performances Guest 2014
      85% 92% Emma on Masterpiece Unknown (Character) 2009
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Masterpiece Classic Unknown (Character) 2008
      No Score Yet 69% Top Gear Guest 2002 2006
      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 The Jim Henson Hour Ultragorgon (Voice) 1989
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Singing Detective Philip Marlow (Character) 1986
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Tales of the Unexpected Andrew (Character) 1980