Sir Michael John Gambon, Michael Gambon, born on 19th October 1940 is a well-known Irish-English Actor who is very popular for his film and stage performances. He was born as an Irish immigrant who spent most of his time in Shakespearean plays as well as TV shows, films. He’s also known as the “Albus Dumbledore” as the role of principal of Hogwart in the series of “Harry Potter”. He took part in so many plays in theatre including “The Life of Galileo” where he established himself as a thespian. About his current life, he is married to Philippa Hart and they have two sons.

Quick Info 
Full NameMichael John Gambon
Date of Birth 19th October 1940
Birth PlaceCabra, Dublin, Ireland
Parent(s)Edward Gambon, Mary Hoare
Age80 years
Height6.0 feet
Spouse(s)/Partner(s)Anne Miller, Philippa Hart
ChildrenTwo sons Michael and William
Net worth $15 Million

Now, he a retired actor as he had memory loss in 2015 although he continues to act on screen. Even now he is regarded as a role model for many youths and the upcoming generation in the play and film industry.

With a respect to Sir Michael and the harry potter series, in every Christmas season, many fans all across the Globe will be watching “Harry Potter”, the collection of magical movies collection. 

Michael Gambon

Sir Gambon Knighted 

Michael Gambon is a unique name given to him after he got knighted in the year 1998 for his service to the drama theatre as he received four BAFTA TV awards, thirteen times nominated and three times winner of Oliver Awards along with a lifetime achievement in 2017 by Irish Film and Television Academy award. Even, in the year 2020, he was listed in the top 30 in the top greatest film actors on “The Irish Times”. 

Michael’s Early life and Bio

Michael Gambon was born in Cabra, Dublin Ireland. Edward Gambon, the father was an Engineer, and  Mary, the mother was a seamstress. The Gambon family left Ireland and went to London when Michael was 5 years old. He spent his early life in the Irish community in Mornington Crescent, North London. He completed his schooling at Aloysius Boy’s School in Somers Town. He went to St. Aloysius College located at Highgate London along with Crayford Secondary School at North end. Although he dropped out of his school when he was 15.

In his early days, he worked as an apprentice toolmaker with “Vickers Armstrong” and also qualified as an engineer where he studied classical acting at “The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art” 

Michael’s Nationality and Physical Stats

Michael Gambon is 6.0 feet tall and has a weight of 78Kg and 80 years old. He also has very rare, green-colored eyes with grey-colored hair. His Zodiac sign is Libra. He has an average body type with 14inches of Biceps 33inches of the waist.

Michael Gambon


Michael Gambon got an entry to Dublin’s “Gate Theatre” by writing a letter along with the CV where he described his imaginary stage career. As a debut, he took part in “Gate Theatre” as a small character as “Othello”. After his performance, Sir Laurence Oliver picked him for his new theatre company in “National Theatre Company”. There, he played several roles under directors John Dexter and William Gaskell. Later, he joined “Birmingham Repertory Company” where he played the leading roles in the Shakespearean classics “Coriolanus”, “Macbeth” and “Othello”.


Michael Gambon’s movie journey began in 1965 with Laurence Oliver’s “Othello” in 1968 to 1970. He also played a romantic hero at “The Borderer” in the BBC series. That was the point when he was considered for a famous role “James Bond” although he was dismissed as he was not a known name. 

The play “The Norman conquests” in 1974 was well appreciated as one of the best theatre-work which was directed by Alan Ayckbourn which was followed by “The National Theatre’s” “Betrayal” where he got admired with his outstanding performance. His strong stage performances got him a chance to play the role of “The Life of Galileo” which was thus directed by a famous film and act director John Dexter. 

Almost all of his acts made him popular with his Films and TV shows along with the awards he got. Not only in films and telecasts, but he also essayed in some of the interesting films like “The Crook, The Thief, His Wife, and Her Lover” with Helen Mirren, followed by “Barry Levinson’s Toy’s”, “Karoly Makk’s The Gambler”, “Dancing at Lughnasa” and “Sleepy Hollow”. 

With all of his stage performances, he even worked in Radio plays like “Embers”, “The Homecoming”. He played a part as a voice actor for projects like “Guinness Ads”, “Joe’s Palace” and Mrs. Gaskell’s “Cranford” novels for BBC TV among others.

Recently, he worked in “Quartet”, Dustin Hoffman’s directorial debut, and some TV series “Fortitude” and “Mad to Be Normal”.

Due to his memory loss, he was not able to memorize the dialogs, therefore he had to retire in 2015. 

Harry Potter: As Dumbledore

Michael Gambon portrayed the role of Professor in the famous film series “Harry Potter” as “Albus Dumbledore” after the death of actor Richard Harris. He worked with Alan Rickman, Emma Thompson, Brendan Gleeson, Gary Oldman, and other talented actors. He started to play this role after the third film of “Harry Potter” famous children stories written by J.K. Rowling. And something important is that the role of Dumbledore was not an easy task to do, although he completed that role very proficiently and uniquely. 

Michael Gambon

Awards and Achievements

Back in the year 1990, Michael Gambon was awarded as “Commander of the order of the British Empire” followed by the title “Knight Bachelor” in the year 1998.  He also received the “Laurence Oliver Award” for “Best Comedy Performance” back in the year 1990 for the plays “Man of the Movement”. He was awarded the “Laurence Oliver Award for Best Actor” for the play “A view from the Bridge” in 1998.

He also achieved “BAFTA TV Awards for the best actor” four times in “The Singing Detective”, “Wives and Daughters”, “Longitude” and “The Perfect Stranger”. He was a nominee for the “Golden Globe Award” and also was a nominee for two “Emmy Awards” for “Path of War” and “Emma”.

And Lastly, he won two “Screen Actor Guild Awards” for “Gosford Park-2001” and “The King’s Speech-2011”.

Personal Life: Relationships

Michael Gambon doesn’t speak too much about his life as he wants a private life within himself and does not speak so much regarding his personal life. Although, he married Anne Miller in 1962 and since 2002 he has been in a relationship with Philippa Hart and they have two sons Michael and William.

What is Michael’s Net worth?

It is estimated that the net worth of Sir Michael Gambon is $15 Million. He also seems so much passionate about mechanical things like Guns, Watches and Cars, Mansions. He also has a collection of 800 antique Guns. 

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