He’s not just a superstar; he is a knight and comedienne - Sir Michael Gambon CBE. He got his own reputation not just only in theaters and films, also in Top Gear’s after naming a corner track to him.
He was born Michael John Gambon from Cabra, Dublin – Ireland on October 19, 1940. His father was a construction engineer who helped rebuild England in the aftermath of war. His father brought him to England and made him a citizen. He rooted from a Catholic family. He attended and served as one of the “Knights of the Altar” in St Aloysius Boys' School Church. He’s a trained engineer and a car enthusiast, antique collector of guns and watches. He first made his debut stage act in Othello on 1962. He then appeared to various stage plays Saint Joan on 1963 and 1967, Love for Love, All That Fall in 2013, No Man’s Land in 2008 and more. He appeared in various TV-episodes like the 1967 Much Ado About Nothing, ABC’s Public Eye in 1968, followed by Fraud Squad, The Borderers in 1968 up to 70 and more. As he dominates England films and theater, his path to stardom doesn’t stop. He was William I in Blood Royal, upcoming movies in 2015 Paddington and Dad’s Army in 2016. He is also George in the film “
The Book of Eli” with
Denzel Washington in 2010. He started to act as Albus Dumbledore in Harry Potter Series after Richard Harris died. This role was officially offered to Ian Mckellen, but he refused it. This was later offered to Gambon and made an enormous depiction of a very intelligent sorcerer.
He does have 4 Best Actor BAFTA awards for the movies Perfect Strangers, Longitude, Wives and Daughters and The Singing Detective. 3 Olivier Awards naming Best Actor in 1988 performance A View from the Bridge, 1986 Best Comedy Performance for A Chorus of Disapproval and Man of The Moment in 1990. He was nominated to prestigious awarding bodies in Tony Wards for Skylight, Theatregoer’s Choice for soliloquy in Krapp’s Last Tape 2011, Eh Joe in 2007 and in Endgame in 2005. He won Best Actor for Supporting Role and Best Performance in Royal TV Society Awards. He received Best Actor in 1989’s The Cook, The Thief, His Wife & her Lover from Sitges Film. He is a Commander for the Order of The British Empire alongside with Sir Patrick Stewart and Sir Ian McKellen.