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Michael Gambon

Irish Actor; Best Known for Role as Dumbledore in Harry Potter Series

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 Michael Gambon Biography

Long before Michael John Gambon became known to the world as Albus Dumbledore (Harry Potter), he mostly performed for live theater and television. The Irish actor was born on October 19, 1940, in Cabra, Dublin, Ireland, but moved with his family to London, England, when he was 5. He followed in his father's footsteps and, by age 21, became a fully qualified engineer and toolmaker with a passion for collecting antique guns, clocks and classic cars.

From the ages of 18 to 21, while apprenticing as a toolmaker, Gambon attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, where he studied classical acting; he eventually received a bachelor's degree in the subject. At 24, Gambon made his professional stage debut, performing in the Gate Theatre Dublin's 1962 production of Othello. After a year of touring with Gate, he caught the attention of Laurence Olivier, who hired him to join the newly formed National Theatre Company. Gambon remained with the company for four years before leaving to join the Birmingham Repertory Company in 1967. With Birmingham, Gambon finally got a chance to perform the title roles in his favorite Shakespeare productions.

Gambon made his film debut in 1965, in Olivier's Othello, and went on to play a lead role in the 1970s BBC TV series The Borderers. As a result of his Borderers performance, James Bond producer Cubby Broccoli asked Gambon to audition for the role in 1970 to replace George Lazenby.

Gambon gained even more recognition in the 1980s, first winning critical acclaim as Galileo in John Dexter's The Life of Galileo production at the National Theatre in 1980, and then becoming a household name playing lead character Phillip Marlow in the 1986 American public television mini-series The Singing Detective. Following his success in the '80s, Gambon continued to perform on stage and in feature films, including the controversial The Cook, the Thief, His Wife, and Her Lover, which also starred Helen Mirren.

Gambon's most notable performance—one that launched him even further into international fame—was as Hogwarts' headmaster Albus Dumbledore in the Harry Potter film series. Gambon scored the role in 2004 in the third installment of J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter franchise, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, following the death of Richard Harris, who had played Dumbledore in the first two films. In all, Gambon was cast as Dumbledore for five of the seven Harry Potter films.

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts awarded Gambon with four BAFTAs. Additionally, the BBC listed Gambon among its Top 10 list of British character actors in July 2012.

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    Booking fees for Michael Gambon, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Michael Gambon, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Michael Gambon?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Michael Gambon for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Michael Gambon for your next private or corporate function.
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    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Michael Gambon or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Michael Gambon or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.
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Michael Gambon

Irish Actor; Best Known for Role as Dumbledore in Harry Potter Series

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Michael Gambon Biography

Long before Michael John Gambon became known to the world as Albus Dumbledore (Harry Potter), he mostly performed for live theater and television. The Irish actor was born on October 19, 1940, in Cabra, Dublin, Ireland, but moved with his family to London, England, when he was 5. He followed in his father's footsteps and, by age 21, became a fully qualified engineer and toolmaker with a passion for collecting antique guns, clocks and classic cars.

From the ages of 18 to 21, while apprenticing as a toolmaker, Gambon attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, where he studied classical acting; he eventually received a bachelor's degree in the subject. At 24, Gambon made his professional stage debut, performing in the Gate Theatre Dublin's 1962 production of Othello. After a year of touring with Gate, he caught the attention of Laurence Olivier, who hired him to join the newly formed National Theatre Company. Gambon remained with the company for four years before leaving to join the Birmingham Repertory Company in 1967. With Birmingham, Gambon finally got a chance to perform the title roles in his favorite Shakespeare productions.

Gambon made his film debut in 1965, in Olivier's Othello, and went on to play a lead role in the 1970s BBC TV series The Borderers. As a result of his Borderers performance, James Bond producer Cubby Broccoli asked Gambon to audition for the role in 1970 to replace George Lazenby.

Gambon gained even more recognition in the 1980s, first winning critical acclaim as Galileo in John Dexter's The Life of Galileo production at the National Theatre in 1980, and then becoming a household name playing lead character Phillip Marlow in the 1986 American public television mini-series The Singing Detective. Following his success in the '80s, Gambon continued to perform on stage and in feature films, including the controversial The Cook, the Thief, His Wife, and Her Lover, which also starred Helen Mirren.

Gambon's most notable performance—one that launched him even further into international fame—was as Hogwarts' headmaster Albus Dumbledore in the Harry Potter film series. Gambon scored the role in 2004 in the third installment of J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter franchise, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, following the death of Richard Harris, who had played Dumbledore in the first two films. In all, Gambon was cast as Dumbledore for five of the seven Harry Potter films.

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts awarded Gambon with four BAFTAs. Additionally, the BBC listed Gambon among its Top 10 list of British character actors in July 2012.

Michael Gambon Videos

  • British Legends Sir Michael Gambon Clip - YouTube
  • Sir Michael Gambon Interview British Independent Film Awards 2012

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  • How to book Michael Gambon?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Michael Gambon for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Michael Gambon, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Michael Gambon or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Michael Gambon?

    Booking fees for Michael Gambon, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Michael Gambon, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Michael Gambon?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Michael Gambon for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Michael Gambon for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Michael Gambon or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Michael Gambon or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Michael Gambon is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Michael Gambon for your event is available upon request. Michael Gambon generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Reeve Carney, Jake Weber, Zack Snyder, Jonathan Levine and Francis Lawrence. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Michael Gambon for an upcoming event.

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  • British Legends Sir Michael Gambon Clip - YouTube
    Sir Michael Gambon Interview British Independent Film Awards 2012

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