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Michael Gambon

Michael Gambon

Sir Michael John Gambon (born 19 October 1940) is an Irish-British actor who has worked in theatre, television, and film. He was trained under Laurence Olivier and started his work on stage in the National Theatre. He received a Tony Award nomination for Best Actor in a Play for his work in David Hare's Skylight on Broadway. Gambon retired from stage acting in 2015 due to memory loss. Gambon is most famous for portraying Professor Albus Dumbledore in the Harry Potter film series, starting from the third film after the death of original actor Richard Harris. His other films include The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (1989), Gosford Park (2001), and The King's Speech (2010). Gambon has appeared in various television programs, including The Singing Detective (1986), Wives and Daughters (1999), Emma (2009), Churchill's Secret (2016), and Little Women (2017). He was knighted in 1998 for services to drama, and has won four BAFTA TV Awards, three Olivier Awards and was awarded the Irish Film & Television Academy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2017 for his contribution to Irish film. In 2020, he was listed at number 28 on The Irish Times list of Ireland's greatest film actors.
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