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Michael Gambon

Movie actors

Sir Michael John Gambon, is an Irish-born British actor who has worked in theatre, television, and film. Gambon has played the eponymous mystery writer protagonist in the BBC television serial The Singing Detective, Jules Maigret in the 1990s ITV serial Maigret, and Professor Albus Dumbledore in the final six Harry Potter films after the death of Richard Harris who had previously played the role. He has won four BAFTA TV Awards and three Olivier Awards and in 2017, he was awarded the Irish Film and Television Academy Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution to Irish film.