Michael Gambon is a Actor Irlandais born on 19 october 1940 at Cabra (Irlande)
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Birth name Michael John GambonNationality IrlandeBirth 19 october 1940
at Cabra (Irlande
)Death 27 september 2023
(at 82 years)Awards
Laurence Olivier Award, Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire
Sir Michael John Gambon CBE (born 19 October 1940) is an Irish-born English actor who has worked in theatre, television and film. Gambon has played Philip Marlow in the BBC television serial The Singing Detective, Jules Maigret in the 1990s ITV serial Maigret, and Professor Albus Dumbledore in the remaining six Harry Potter films after the death of actor Richard Harris.
Gambon married Anne Miller when he was 22, but has always been secretive about his personal life, responding to one interviewer's question about her: "What wife?" The couple lived near Gravesend, Kent, where she has a workshop. They have one son, Fergus, a ceramics expert on the BBC's Antiques Roadshow. In the New Year Honours 1998 Gambon was appointed a Knight Bachelor for "services to drama", and on Friday 17 July 1998 was invested by Prince Charles.
While filming Gosford Park, Gambon brought Philippa Hart on to the set and introduced her to co-stars as his girlfriend. When the affair was revealed in 2002, he moved out of the marital home and bought a bachelor pad. Hart, who worked with Gambon on the film, Sylvia in 2003, in late 2006 moved into a £800,000 terraced home in Shepherds Bush, west London. In February 2007, it was revealed that Hart was pregnant with Gambon's child, and gave birth to a son, Tom, in May 2007. On 22 June 2009 she gave birth to her second child, a boy named Will, who is Gambon's third child.
Gambon is a qualified private pilot and his love of cars led to his appearance on the BBC's Top Gear programme in December 2002. Gambon raced the Suzuki Liana and was driving so aggressively that it went round the last corner of his timed lap on two wheels. The final corner of the Top Gear test track has been named "Gambon" in his honour.
He appeared on the programme again on 4 June 2006, and set a time in the Chevrolet Lacetti of 1:50.3, a significant improvement on his previous time of 1:55. He clipped his namesake corner the second time, and when asked why by Jeremy Clarkson, replied, "I dunno — I just don't like it."