Beloved Dumbledore Actor Michael Gambon died at 82.

Michael Gambon Died in September 27, 2023 (due to pneumonia complications). Michael Gambon is the actor who played Albus Dumbledore in Harry Potter has died at the age of 82. His family says he was very sick with pneumonia.


BornOctober 19, 1940
LocationCabra, Dublin, Ireland
DiedSeptember 27, 2023 (due to pneumonia complications)
Birth NameMichael John Gambon
Height6 feet (1.83 meters)


SpouseAnne Miller (1962 – September 27, 2023)
ChildrenFergus Gambon, Thomas Gambon, William Gambon
ParentsMary Hoare, Edward Gambon
TrademarksRich smooth voice


Rich smooth voice

Mini Bio Michael Gambon

Sir Michael Gambon was born in Cabra, Dublin, Ireland to parents Mary (Hoare), who was a seamstress and Edward Gambon an engineer. He began his acting journey by joining the National Theatre during Sir Laurence Olivier’s tenure as Artistic Director. His breakthrough came in 1980 when he starred in “Galileo” directed by John Dexter. 

Michael Gambon Died

Michael Gambon Died in September 27, 2023 (due to pneumonia complications). Michael Gambon, the actor who played Albus Dumbledore in Harry Potter has passed away at the age of 82. His family says he was very sick with pneumonia.

Gabon has since become a prominent figure in British theater showcasing his talent in various leading roles, notably in plays by Alan Ayckbourn. His notable performances include King Lear, Othello, Mark Anthony and Volpone. The late Sir Ralph Richardson praised him as “The Great Gambon.” In recognition of his contributions, Gambon was honored with a CBE in 1992.

Harry Potter actor Michael Gambon famous for being Albus Dumbledore Michael Gambon Died at 82 years old. He had been sick with pneumonia, as stated by his family. Gambon began his acting career in the 1960s on stage and later worked in TV and movies. 

Some of his notable roles were in “The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover” in 1989 and “The King’s Speech” in 2010. However, he was best known for playing Dumbledore, a role he took on in the third Harry Potter film after the original actor, Richard Harris, passed away in 2004.

Michael John Gambon, the actor who played Dumbledore, was born on October 19, 1940, in Dublin. His mom was a seamstress, and his dad was an engineer. When he was six, they moved to Camden Town in London as his dad sought work after the war.

At 15, Gambon left school and started learning engineering. By the time he was 21, he was a fully qualified engineer. However, he was also part of a theater group and always knew he wanted to act. He once mentioned that when he played Dumbledore, he felt like he was just being himself with a beard and a long robe, downplaying the praise for his acting.

He really liked American actors like Marlon Brando and James Dean because they showed the struggles that teenage boys go through. Gambon became well-known on stage in the 1960s. In the 1980s, he became even more famous when he starred in a TV show called The Singing Detective in 1986. 

He played a writer who was very sick and had a lot of pain, but his imagination helped him escape from it. This role won him a special award (BAFTA). He also got three Olivier Awards and two awards from the Screen Actors Guild for being part of great acting groups in Gosford Park and The King’s Speech.

In 1992, Gambon was honored as a Commander of the British Empire, and in 1998. He received a knighthood for his contributions to drama although he didn’t often use the title. He playfully liked to create stories and once even showed fellow actors a photo of Robert De Niro with a forged signature before he had actually met De Niro.

He had a playful and mischievous personality. On a humorous note, he once convinced his mother that he was friends with the pope, sharing a good laugh about it on an episode of The Late Late Show in Ireland.

In 2015, due to long-term memory problems, Gambon retired from stage performances, but he kept acting in movies and on TV until 2019. In 2002, he expressed in an interview that his work made him feel incredibly fortunate considering himself to be “the luckiest man in the world.”

Top Gear Appearance:

Actor Gambon went on a show called “Top Gear” and drove a car on two wheels, making a cool turn. They named the turn after him.

Interviews and Personal Life: 

Gambon doesn’t like interviews and sometimes makes up things to make them interesting. He once joked about being a former homosexual. He’s into old weapons and has a pilot’s license to fly his own plane.

Acting Career: 

Gambon got awards for his acting. He played important roles in movies and TV shows, like being Professor Dumbledore in Harry Potter. He’s also been in films nominated for big awards.

Personal Life and Family: 

Gambon has a companion named Philippa Hart and they have two sons. He also has another child from his previous marriage. He’s a fan of other actors like Robert De Niro and Peter O’Toole.

Theatre Awards: 

Gambon received awards for his performances in theater. He’s been recognized for his acting skills in different plays.

Personality and Past: 

In his younger days, Gambon had a tough and moody personality. He’s mellowed over the years and has had a successful acting career.

Education and Early Life: 

Gambon graduated from a drama school called Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in London. He was born in Dublin but moved to Kent when he was six years old. After school, he started as an apprentice engineer at Vickers Armstrong.

Theatre Awards and Performances: 

Gambon received awards for his acting in theater. He’s performed in various plays and was recognized for his roles in productions like “A View from the Bridge” and “Volpone.”

Relationships and Friends: 

Gambon is friends with Maggie Smith, another well-known actor. He’s also worked with actor David Thewlis in several movies.

Movie Roles and Acting Career: 

He’s been in many movies, including the Harry Potter series. He was considered for roles in a movie called “Lifeforce.” In “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban,” he played Headmaster Albus Dumbledore.

Other Notable Facts: 

Gambon is associated with RADA as an Associate Member. He’s been part of productions like “Henry the 4th” and “No Man’s Land” in London.

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