Michael Gambon

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Michael John Gambon
  • Birth Place: Dublin, Ireland
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 10/19/1940, Libra
  • Profession: Actor
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Michael Gambon Fast Facts:
  • At 15, dropped out of school to become an apprentice toolmaker at Vickers Armstrong in Crayford, England; he remains interested in mechanical things and collects antique guns.
  • Joined the company of London's National Theatre in 1963, when it was under the direction of Sir Laurence Olivier; appeared in productions that included The Royal Hunt of the Sun, The Crucible and Mother Courage.
  • First major film role came in 1974, with the campy werewolf movie The Beast Must Die, starring horror vet Peter Cushing.
  • Won Laurence Olivier Awards for Best Actor in 1988 for A View from the Bridge and Best Comedy Performance in 1986 for A Chorus of Disapproval and in 1990 for Man of the Moment; has also been nominated numerous times.
  • Was made a Commander of Order of the British Empire in 1992 and was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 1997.
  • Won Best Actor BAFTAs for 1986 miniseries The Singing Detective, 1999 miniseries Wives and Daughters, 2000 TV historical drama Longitude and 2001 TV drama Perfect Strangers.
  • Son Fergus is a ceramics expert who has appeared on the BBC's Antiques Roadshow.
  • Michael Gambon Relationships:
  • Edward Gambon - Father
  • Fergus Gambon - Son
  • Mary Gambon - Mother
  • William - Son
  • Philippa Hart - Significant Other
  • Michael - Son
  • Anne Miller - Wife (separated)
  • Michael Gambon Awards:
  • 2003 Olivier Awards: Best Actor - Nominee
  • 2010 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture - Winner
  • 2003 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television - Nominee
  • 2001 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture - Winner
  • 1997 Tony: Actor (Play) - Nominee
  • 2010 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie - Nominee
  • 2002 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie - Nominee
  • College:
  • Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, London, England

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