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19/10/1940 Irish-British actor Michael Gambon is born

Sir Michael John Gambon, is an Irish-born English actor who has worked in theatre, television and film. He was born in Cabra, Dublin, during WW II. After moving to Mornington Crescent in north London, his father had him made a British citizen, a decision that would later allow Gambon to receive a substantive, rather than honorary, knighthood and CBE.