About Michael Gambon

Michael Gambon is a professional and longest-living actor of the generation who has been giving us his best performances since 1962. He is popularly known as Dumbledore after his portrayal in the hit film series Harry Potter. He has been awarded 3 Olivier Awards and 4 BAFTA TV Awards. His age is just a number for acting; we will be seeing him for a long time in the film industry.

Quick Infos
Full NameSir Michael John Gambon
Date of Birth19th October of 1940
Birth PlaceIreland, Dublin
Parent(s)Mary and Edward Gambon
Partner(s)Anne Miller
Philippa Hart
Net Worth15 million dollars


Early life

Michael Gambon was born on 19th October of 1940 in the capital city of Ireland, Dublin. His full name is Sir Michael John Gambon, and he is the son of Mary and Edward Gambon. His father was an engineering operative, while his mother was a seamstress. He grew up in a strict Roman Catholic, and his father wanted him to be an honored knighthood.

Gambon served in the altar in St Aloysius Boys’ School, and then later, he joined Crayford Secondary School in North End. He became an engineering technician under the British engineering conglomerate Vickers Armstrong Limited and became qualified at 21.




Michael Gambon made her career debut at the age of 24 after joining the National Theatre Company. His first play performance was Othello in 1962, where he was portrayed as a second gentleman. Since then, he played small roles in other plays like Hamlet, Saint Joan, The Recruiting Officer, Andorra, The Royal Hunt of the Sun, and many others.

He later starred as Othello in the play Othello in 1968 and other plays, namely Macbeth, In Celebration, Henry VIII, and others. In 1979, he was awarded the Olivier Awards nomination after his performance in Betrayal. He also earned his second Olivier Awards nomination in 1983 after his performance in Tales from Hollywood. He was awarded Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play in 1997 after his portrayal of Tom Sergeant in David Hare’s play Skylight.

His other play performances are The Caretaker, A Number, Endgame, Henry IV, Part 1 and Henry IV, Part 2, Celebration, Eh Joe, All That Fall, Pinter One, and others. He earned 3 Olivier Awards for Best Comedy Performance, for Best Actor, and for Best Comedy Performance after his performance in A Chorus of Disapproval, A View from the Bridge, and Man of the Moment, respectively.

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Film & Television:

Michael Gambon made his film debut in 1965 from the film Othello. He made numerous appearances in the film after that, including The Beast Must Die, Turtle Diary, The Rachel Papers, A Dry White Season, Mobsters, Toys, Clean State, Squanto: A Warrior’s Tale, The Browning Version, The Insider, and many others.

In 2004, Gambon made his breakthrough from the fantasy film Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, where he portrayed the character of Professor Albus Dumbledore. In 2005, he appeared in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire as the same character. Since then, he appeared in all 8 films of the Harry Potter series, namely Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix in 2007, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince in 2009, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 and Part 2 in 2010 and 2011 respectively.

In 2001, Michael Gambon earned his first Screen Actors Guild Award for cast in a Motion Picture after his appearance in the film Gosford Park and his second Screen Actors Guild Award in 2010 after his portrayal as King George V in The King’s Speech. He has also been awarded 4 British Academy Awards for Best Actor. He has been nominated for 2 Primetime Emmy Awards for his performance in the tv series Path to War and Emma. He also received a Golden Globe Award nomination in 2002 after the tv film Path to War.

Gambon hasn’t portrayed the main role in any tv series. Still, he has played numerous recurring roles and small appearances in tv series like The Borderers, The Challengers, Play of the Month, The Other One, Maigret, Fortitude, and others.


michael gambonPersonal life

Michael Gambon is a married and settled man. He tied his knot with a mathematician named Anne Miller at the age of 22. She gave birth to their first son named Fergus, who is currently an expert in ceramics. Despite being a married man, he started dating Philippa Hart, whom he introduced in 2001 and revealed as his girlfriend publicly in 2001. Since then, he moved with his girlfriend and has been together till now. There hasn’t been any notice regarding his wife or about their divorce. She gave birth to his son, Thomas, in May of 2007 and another son in June of 2009 named William.

Michael Gambon is a certified racer and pilot. He excels in both and has set the record of 1:50.3 in lap by Chevrolet Lacetti car in 2006. His name “Gambon” has been named in the Top Gear test track’s final corner in his honor.

Gambon has also been honored with Knight Bachelor in New Year Honours 1998 after his services in drama.


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Physical statistics & others

Michael Gambon turned 80 years old as of 2020. He is probably one of the oldest actors in the film industry. He has a tall height of 6 feet with a bodyweight of about 75 kg. He is healthy and kicking his career gracefully. He has grown all white hair, and he possesses green eyes. His body measurements are 43-33-14 inches.

Gambon has Irish and British nationality. He belongs to the white ethnicity. He has Libra as his zodiac sign. His sexual orientation is straight.


Net worth

As of 2020, Michael Gambon’s net worth is estimated to be around 15 million dollars. He earns his million solely from acting, thanks to his Harry Potter performance, which made it possible to reach this milestone. He has been doing many theatre and film performances here and there. When it comes to acting and work, even his age cannot stop him from performing.