Michael Gambon Age, Death, Affair, Family, Bio, Wiki, Facts

Michael Gambon, an Irish-British Film Actor, Television Actor, Theatre Actor, Voice Artist, Radio Artist, Video Game Artist, and Narrator was born on 19-10-1940 in Dublin, the capital city of Ireland as Michael John Gambon. He was popularly known for his work in British & Hollywood cinemas, for which he was ranked knighted by Queen Elizabeth II and addressed as Sir Michael John Gambon.

Michael Gambon
Michael Gambon, Image Source: Getty Images

Quick Info

NameMichael Gambon
Other NamesSir Michael John Gambon
ProfessionFilm Actor, Television Actor, Theatre Actor, Voice Artist, Radio Artist, Video Game Artist, Narrator
Birthday19-10-1940 (Saturday)
Birth PlaceDublin, Ireland
Age82 Years Old (as of 27-09-2023)
DebutTheatre – Othello (1962)
Film – Othello (1965)
TV – Much Ado About Nothing (1967)
Radio – Betrayal (1990)
Video Game – Ghost Hunter (2003)
Best Known forRich Smooth Voice
Best Known asAlbus Dumbledore in the Harry Potter film series
Sir Michael Gambon gets a TG Test Track Corner named after him | Top Gear


Michael Gambon was suffering from pneumonia. He died on 27-09-2023 at the age of 82 in Witham, Braintree, Essex County, United Kingdom.

Death Date27-09-2023 (Wednesday)
Death PlaceWitham, Braintree, Essex County, United Kingdom
Death CausePneumonia


Michael Gambon did his schooling at St Aloysius Boys’ School in Somers Town, North West London, and completed his High school studies at St Aloysius’ College in Islington, London. Later, he joined the Crayford Secondary School in North End, Bexley, London to receive secondary education. He quit his secondary education in between. After that, he got acting training at a famous drama school called RADA (Royal Academy of Dramatic Art) in London.

SchoolSt Aloysius Boys’ School, Somers Town, London
St Aloysius’ College, Islington, London
CollegeCrayford Secondary School, North End, Bexley, London
Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA), London
QualificationMatriculation from St Aloysius’ College
Acting Training from RADA

Physical Appearance

Heightin Feet Inches- 6’ 0”
in centimeters: 183 cm
in meters: 1.83 m
Weight94 Kgs (207 lbs)
Eye ColourBlue
Hair ColourWhite


  • Michael Gambon was an Irish-British actor who worked in British and American cinemas.
  • He was popularly known for his “Rich Smooth Voice”.
  • He was best known for his role as Albus Dumbledore in the “Harry Potter” film series.
  • He was born in Dublin, Ireland and when he was 6 years old his family moved to London.
  • In 1955 at the age of 15, he dropped out of Crayford Secondary School where he was studying his higher secondary education.
  • In the period of 7 years from 1955 to 1961, he gained an apprenticeship as a toolmaker with Vickers-Armstrong (a British engineering conglomerate) and became a qualified engineer.
  • He learned acting at RADA, a drama school in London.
  • In 1962, he got married to Anne Miller.
  • In 1962, he made his theatre debut in the Gate Theatre’s play titled “Othello” (a tragedy written by William Shakespeare) as a Second Gentleman. Later, he joined the National Theatre and worked in around 11 plays.
  • In 1965, he made his British film debut in Stuart Burge’s English language film “Othello“.
  • In 1967, he made his television debut in “Much Ado About Nothing“, based on a comedy book written by William Shakespeare in 1598-99.
  • In 1990, he appeared in Ned Chaillet’s radio show “Betrayal” as Jerry, which aired on BBC Radio 3.
  • In 1998, he was ranked as knighted by Queen Elizabeth II for his contribution to the theatre and cinema. After being ranked knight, he got “Sir” before his name, and his wife also was addressed as Lady Gambon.
  • In 2002, he got separated from his wife and started living with junior artist Philippa Hart, who was 25 years younger than him. Philippa started dating him in 2000 which was the reason for the separation of Michael and his wife.
  • In 2003, he played the role of voice artist to the character of Lord William Hawksmoor in “Ghosthunter“, a shoot-action video game.
  • He received worldwide recognition for his role as Professor Albus Dumbledore in the “Harry Potter” film series.
  • He won 3 Olivier Awards out of 14 nominations.
  • He also received four BAFTA awards, two SAG awards, and one BIFA award.
  • He died on 27-09-2023 at the age of 82.

Michael Gambon’s Family

FatherEdward Gambon (engineer)
MotherMary Hoare (seamstress)
SiblingsNot Known
Affairs/GirlfriendsPhilippa Hart
WifeAnne Miller (Lady Gambon) (1962-2002)
SonFergus Gambon (Born: 1964)
Michael “Tom” Gambon (Born: 2007)
William Gambon (Born: 2009)

He was born to a seamstress mother Mary Hoare and an engineer father Edward Gambon. The right information about his siblings is not available anywhere. He married Anne Miller (later addressed as Lady Gambon) in 1962. Together, they had a son named Fergus Gambon who is the director of British Ceramics and Glass at Bonhams. The couple got separated in 2002 after Michael’s relationship was revealed publically with Philippa Hart. He had two sons named Michael and William from his relationship with Philippa Hard.

Michael Gambon with his wife Anne Miller
Michael Gambon with his wife Anne Miller, Image Credit: Shutterstock @MikeGunnill


He had a relationship with Philippa Hart since 2000 and together had two sons Michael (Tom) Gambon, and William Gambon. Michael was born in 2007 and William was born in 2009.

Michael Gambon with Philippa Hart
Michael Gambon with Philippa Hart, Image Credit: Rex

Personal Info

Home TownSomers Town, London, United Kingdom
ResidenceLondon, United Kingdom
NationalityIrish, British
Best FriendMaggie Smith

Favorite Things

Favorite ColourBlack
Favorite DressSuits
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