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Michael Gambon

Actor Date of birth 19th October 1940
Place of birth Co.Dublin, Ireland
Year of debut 1965
First feature film Othello
Biography

At five, Michael Gambon and his family moved from Dublin to London. He left school at 15 and worked at a factory. At 18, he trained at RADA. He began his career acting at the Gaiety Theatre in Dublin and with the National Theatre. In 1986 he got recognition for his lead role in the TV series The Singing Detective. He went on to star in a variety of movies from Toys to The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou. He has since gained global attention for starring in the Harry Potter movies.

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Michael Gambon's films

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Packshot for the film Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2
Certificate
12 Certificate
Duration
125 Mins
Released
2011

Young wizard Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe) faces Voldemort for the last time. With Emma Watson and Rupert Grint. Moderate threat, injury detail and language.

Rent for £2.75
Packshot for the film Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 1
Certificate
12 Certificate
Duration
140 Mins
Released
2010

Teen wizard Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe) and his friends (Emma Watson, Rupert Grint) take on the evil Voldemort. With Bill Nighy. Moderate fantasy violence and threat.

Rent for £2.75
Packshot for the film Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince
Certificate
12 Certificate
Duration
150 Mins
Released
2009

As Lord Voldemort's power continues to grow, Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe) tries to find a way to defeat him. Moderate threat.

Rent for £2.75
Packshot for the film Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix
Certificate
12 Certificate
Duration
133 Mins
Released
2007

Harry (Daniel Radcliffe) clashes with a new teacher while training a group of wizards to battle Lord Voldemort. Supernatural scares, violence and mild language.

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Packshot for the film Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire
Certificate
12 Certificate
Duration
151 Mins
Released
2005

Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe) competes in a wizardry tournament. Co stars Rupert Grint, Emma Watson and Robert Pattinson. Moderate fantasy violence.

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Packshot for the film Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban
Certificate
PG Certificate
Duration
136 Mins
Released
2004

The young wizard (Daniel Radcliffe) and his friends face an escaped convict (Gary Oldman) and the soul-sucking Dementors. Contains scary scenes and mild language

Rent for £2.75
Packshot for the film The King's Speech
Certificate
12 Certificate
Duration
113 Mins
Released
2010

Oscar-winning true story about King George VI's (Colin Firth) struggle to overcome a speech impediment. Contains strong language in a speech therapy context.

Rent for £2.49
Packshot for the film Fantastic Mr Fox
Certificate
PG Certificate
Duration
83 Mins
Released
2009

Stop-motion comedy starring George Clooney, Bill Murray and Meryl Streep. Contains mild violence and scary scenes.

Rent for £2.50
Packshot for the film Quartet
Certificate
12 Certificate
Duration
100 Mins
Released
2012

British comedy about retired musicians directed by Dustin Hoffman and starring Maggie Smith and Billy Connolly. Strong language.

Rent for £2.99
Packshot for the film Layer Cake
Certificate
15 Certificate
Duration
102 Mins
Released
2004

A drug dealer (Daniel Craig) has his plans to take an early retirement scuppered. Contains strong language, drug use and violence.

Rent for £0.99
Packshot for the film The Omen (2006)
Certificate
15 Certificate
Duration
106 Mins
Released
2006

Liev Schreiber's adopted child Damien is the antichrist. Co stars Julia Stiles. Contains strong violence and horror theme.

Rent for £2.50

Did you know?

  • In 1998 Michael Gambon received a knighthood for services to drama.
  • He has a private pilot's license.
  • He won Laurence Olivier awards in 1986, 1988 and 1990.
  • In 2008 he told The Telegraph that he used to be a Teddy boy who liked to "cause a bit of bother to get some action going on in the room".
  • He married Anne Miller in 1962. They separated in 1999. They have one child, Fergus, who has appeared on the Antiques Roadshow as an expert.