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Michael Gambon is a Actor Irlandais born on 19 october 1940 at Cabra (Irlande)

Michael Gambon

Michael Gambon
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Birth name Michael John Gambon
Nationality Irlande
Birth 19 october 1940 (78 years) at Cabra (Irlande)
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.

Biography

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."

Best films

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
(Actor)
Paddington (2014)
(Actor)
Sleepy Hollow (1999)
(Actor)
Gosford Park (2001)
(Actor)
Being Julia (2004)
(Actor)

Usually with

Terry Jones
Terry Jones
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Jules Bass
Jules Bass
(4 films)
Maggie Smith
Maggie Smith
(10 films)
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Imelda Staunton
(10 films)
David Heyman
David Heyman
(9 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Michael Gambon (87 films)

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Actor

The Death & Life of John F. Donovan, 2h10
Directed by Xavier Dolan
Origin Canada
Genres Drama
Actors Kit Harington, Jessica Chastain, Kathy Bates, Susan Sarandon, Jacob Tremblay, Taylor Kitsch
Roles Narrator
Rating65% 3.2540853.2540853.2540853.2540853.254085
Dix ans après la mort d’une vedette de la télévision américaine, un jeune acteur se remémore la correspondance jadis entretenue avec cet homme, de même que l’impact que ces lettres ont eu sur leurs vies respectives.
Johnny English Strikes Again
Origin France
Genres Comedy, Action, Adventure, Spy
Themes Spy films
Actors Rowan Atkinson, Olga Kurylenko, Ben Miller, Emma Thompson, Charles Dance, Adam James
Roles Agent Five
Rating62% 3.1000053.1000053.1000053.1000053.100005
Lorsqu'un pirate informatique révèle le nom et la couverture de tous leurs agents infiltrés, les Services secrets britanniques n'ont pas d'autre choix que de rappeler le seul agent capable de les aider à débusquer le criminel : Johnny English, retraité du MI7, et désormais simple enseignant.
Viceroy's House
Directed by Gurinder Chadha
Origin Inde
Genres Drama, Historical
Themes Political films
Actors Hugh Bonneville, Gillian Anderson, Om Puri, Michael Gambon, Huma Qureshi, Manish Dayal
Roles General Hastings Ismay
Rating66% 3.347973.347973.347973.347973.34797
About the inside life of the Viceroy's House in 1947 during the Partition of India.
Kingsman: The Golden Circle, 2h21
Directed by Matthew Vaughn
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Adventure, Spy
Themes Spy films, Films about drugs, Films about terrorism
Actors Taron Egerton, Julianne Moore, Mark Strong, Halle Berry, Sophie Cookson, Channing Tatum
Roles Sir Giles / Arthur
Rating68% 3.4023653.4023653.4023653.4023653.402365
Kingsman est une organisation secrète anglaise. Eggsy coule désormais des jours heureux avec la princesse suédoise Tilde. Des attaques simultanées détruisent le quartier général du Kingsman et tuent tous les agents. Les seuls survivants, Eggsy et Merlin, sont alors amenés à rencontrer leurs homologues américains du Statesman, dont la base est située dans une distillerie de bourbon dans le Kentucky. Ensemble, entre l'Italie et le Cambodge, ils vont affronter Poppy Adams, une trafiquante à la tête du cartel de drogue le plus puissant du monde, le Cercle d'or.
Paddington 2, 1h43
Directed by Paul King
Origin France
Genres Comedy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Mise en scène d'un ours, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Ben Whishaw, Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Hugh Grant, Brendan Gleeson, Julie Walters
Roles Uncle Pastuzo (voice)
Rating77% 3.896813.896813.896813.896813.89681
Paddington est un ours heureux aux côtés de la famille Brown à Windsor Gardens. Membre populaire de la communauté, l'animal cherche le cadeau parfait à offrir pour les 100 ans de sa tante Lucy. Alors qu'il a trouvé son bonheur avec un livre animé unique, ce dernier est volé.
Victoria & Abdul, 1h51
Directed by Stephen Frears
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Biography, Historical
Themes Politique, Films about the labor movement, Political films, Films about royalty
Actors Judi Dench, Ali Fazal, Eddie Izzard, Tim Pigott-Smith, Adeel Akhtar, Julian Wadham
Roles Lord Salisbury
Rating68% 3.4013.4013.4013.4013.401
À la fin de son règne, lors du Jubilé de 1887, on découvre la reine empêtrée par l'obséquiosité servile de son entourage. Affectivement, elle est seule depuis la mort de son mari trente ans plus tôt, ce que la scène introductive du banquet ne manque pas de souligner : les convives n'y paraissent que comme des pantins sans partager aucun affect ni propos avec la Reine. Lors de ce banquet, un seul invité se distingue : un des deux Indiens dépêchés par les autorités coloniales depuis la cité d'Agra pour présenter une pièce commémorative, et tenus par le protocole de ne jamais dévisager la Reine lorsqu'ils la lui montrent, ainsi que de se retirer le dos courbé à reculons tout le long du hall. Ce dernier ne respecte pas cette règle et tient un regard appuyé vers la Reine, laquelle ne manquera pas de le trouver beau ("handsome") en rapportant ultérieurement ses impressions auprès de son majordome. Elle réclame ensuite à nouveau sa présence, à la stupéfaction des valets.
Dad's Army
Dad's Army (2016)

Directed by Oliver Parker
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy
Themes Military humor in film, Political films
Actors Catherine Zeta-Jones, Bill Nighy, Toby Jones, Tom Courtenay, Bill Paterson, Daniel Mays
Roles Private Godfrey
Rating51% 2.5968352.5968352.5968352.5968352.596835
En 1944, alors que la Seconde Guerre mondiale touche à sa fin, un groupe de soldats de la Home Guard, mené par le Capitaine Mainwaring (Toby Jones), et basé à Walmington-on-Sea, accumule les déboires. C'est alors que la journaliste Rose Winters (Catherine Zeta-Jones) arrive en ville pour écrire un article sur ce petit groupe de soldats. Parallèlement, on apprend qu'un espion nazi sévit dans les environs.
Hail, Caesar!, 1h46
Directed by Frères Coen
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Musical
Themes Films about films
Actors George Clooney, Scarlett Johansson, Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill, Peter Stormare, Ralph Fiennes
Roles Narrator (voice)
Rating62% 3.145763.145763.145763.145763.14576
À Hollywood, dans les années 1950, Eddie Mannix travaille durement à la production pour le célèbre studio américain Capitol Pictures. Il officie également comme fixeur, sa pire activité : en l'espace d'une journée, il va devoir régler les problèmes en tout genre des stars, ainsi que retrouver la plus grosse star du studio, Baird Whitlock, qui a disparu en plein tournage du péplum Hail, Caesar !, kidnappé par un groupe de militants communistes. Il gère à la fois plein de petits tracas : le réalisateur exigeant Laurence Laurentz, qui n’apprécie guère qu’on lui ait attribué le jeune espoir du western comme tête d’affiche de son prochain drame psychologique ; les rivalités entre deux chroniqueuses ennemies qui sont également des sœurs jumelles ; la réputation de l'actrice DeeAnna Moran la reine du ballet nautique... Eddie Mannix sort ainsi ces acteurs du pétrin où ces derniers tombent avec facilité, mais doit aussi gérer en parallèle sa vie de famille ainsi que la société Lockheed qui souhaite l'engager. Une journée qui s'annonce mouvementée et pénible pour Eddie Mannix.
Unity
Unity (2015)
, 1h39
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Actors Aaron Paul, Adam Levine, Adrian Grenier, Lena Headey, Alison Eastwood, Amanda Seyfried
Roles Himself - Narrator (voice)
Rating74% 3.738693.738693.738693.738693.73869
UNITY will be a documentary that explores humanity’s transformation. It will be a film about "compassion for all beings", all “expressions of life”, and going beyond any and all “separation based on form”. The film is presented in five chapters: 'Cosmic', 'Mind', 'Body', 'Heart' and 'Soul'.
Paddington
Paddington (2014)
, 1h35
Directed by Paul King
Origin France
Genres Comedy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Mise en scène d'un ours, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Colin Firth, Ben Whishaw, Nicole Kidman, Hugh Bonneville, Michael Gambon, Sally Hawkins
Roles Uncle Pastuzo (voice)
Rating71% 3.598763.598763.598763.598763.59876
In the deep jungles of darkest Peru, a British geographer named Montgomery Clyde happens upon a previously unknown species of bear. He is about to shoot it to take back a specimen to England when another bear playfully takes his gun away. He learns that this family of bears is intelligent and can learn English, and that they have a deep appetite for marmalade. He names them Lucy and Pastuzo. As he departs, he throws his hat to Pastuzo and tells the bears that they are always welcome should they wish to go to London.
Common
Common (2014)
, 1h30
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Crime
Actors Michelle Fairley, Nico Mirallegro, Michael Gambon, Susan Lynch, Daniel Mays, Jodhi May
Roles Judge
Rating72% 3.638793.638793.638793.638793.63879
Johnjo O'Shea is an ordinary 17-year-old, with the exception that he is a hemophiliac. He is asked to give a few friends of his older brother a lift in his brother's car, so that they can visit a pizza takeaway. Johnjo is unaware that one of his passengers has been tipped off by a friend who runs that shift at the pizza place that an adversary is about to enter, and the real reason for wanting a lift is to get there quickly to confront him. One of the other boys starts an argument with a bystander (Tommy Ward), and stabs him, fatally. The drama then follows the police and legal procedures, as well as the conflicts between family members, the boys involved and the community. Although he and his family consider him to be an innocent bystander, he ends up in court charged as an accessory to murder, under the doctrine of common purpose, the "common" of the film's title, which may also make reference to the view that segments of society might take of the working class youths involved.
Quartet
Quartet (2012)
, 1h38
Directed by Dustin Hoffman
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Maggie Smith, Tom Courtenay, Pauline Collins, Billy Connolly, Michael Gambon, Sheridan Smith
Roles Cedric Livingston
Rating67% 3.398573.398573.398573.398573.39857
The plot takes place in Beecham House, a retirement home for former professional musicians, patterned after the real-life Casa di Riposo per Musicisti founded by Giuseppe Verdi.
Restless
Restless (2012)
, 3h
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Spy, Romance
Themes Spy films
Actors Hayley Atwell, Rufus Sewell, Michelle Dockery, Michael Gambon, Charlotte Rampling, Thekla Reuten
Roles Lord Romer
Rating70% 3.5484053.5484053.5484053.5484053.548405
En 1976, Ruth Gilmartin, étudiante à Cambridge, rend visite à sa mère Sally, installée à la campagne. Dans un état de nervosité inhabituel, Sally révèle à sa fille qu'elle est d'origine russe, que son vrai nom est Eva Delectorskaya et qu'elle était agent secret de Sa Majesté pendant la Seconde Guerre Mondiale. Stupéfaite, Ruth découvre l'histoire de sa mère. Arrivée à Paris en 1939, elle est recrutée par un agent britannique, un certain Lucas Romer...
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, 2h10
Directed by David Yates
Genres Fantasy, Adventure
Themes Films about education, Films about children, Ghost films, Children's films
Actors Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Ralph Fiennes, Michael Gambon, Alan Rickman
Roles Albus Dumbledore
Rating80% 4.0499754.0499754.0499754.0499754.049975
Lord Voldemort retrieves the Elder Wand from Albus Dumbledore's grave. After burying Dobby, Harry Potter asks the help of goblin Griphook, Ron, and Hermione to break into Bellatrix Lestrange's vault at Gringotts bank, suspecting a Horcrux may be there. Griphook agrees, in exchange for the Sword of Gryffindor. Wandmaker Ollivander tells Harry that two wands taken from Malfoy Manor belonged to Bellatrix and to Draco Malfoy, but Malfoy's has changed its allegiance to Harry.
Page Eight
Page Eight (2011)
, 1h39
Directed by David Hare
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Spy
Themes Spy films, Political films
Actors Bill Nighy, Rachel Weisz, Michael Gambon, Tom Hughes, Ralph Fiennes, Felicity Jones
Roles Benedict Baron
Rating68% 3.4480053.4480053.4480053.4480053.448005
Johnny Worricker (Bill Nighy) is a long-serving MI5 officer. His best friend and superior, Director General Benedict Baron (Michael Gambon), summons Johnny to a meeting with MI5 agent Jill Tankard (Judy Davis) and Home Secretary Anthea Catcheside (Saskia Reeves) regarding a potentially explosive report. Worricker verbally highlights a note at the foot of page eight alleging that Prime Minister Alec Beasley (Ralph Fiennes) has knowledge of secret overseas prisons where terror suspects have been tortured by U.S. authorities. If true, Beasley did not share any intelligence gained with the security services, at the possible expense of British lives.