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MICHAEL GAMBON (Bugenhagen) co-starred in "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire” reprising the role of Albus Dumbledore from "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.” Gambon appears in director Robert De Niro's upcoming film"The Good Shepherd,” starring Matt Damon and Angelina Jolie; and "Amazing Grace,” directed by Michael Apted.

The British actor's career has spanned theatre, television and motion pictures over 40 years, and has garnered numerous awards including four BAFTA-TV awards in the Best Actor category; an Emmy nomination for his work in John Frankenheimer's mini-series "Path to War;” and a SAG award in the Outstanding Performance by the Cast of a Theatrical Motion Picture category for his work in Robert Altman's "Gosford Park.”

Gambon began his career with the Edwards / MacLiammoir Gate Theatre, in Dublin. In 1963, he was one of the original members of the National Theatre Company at the Old Vic under Laurence Olivier. He then joined Birmingham Rep, where he played "Othello.” Also in repertory, he played the title roles in "Macbeth,” "Coriolanus,” and "Othello,” this time at the Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough.

In the West End, Gambon played leads in Simon Gray's "Otherwise Engaged,” the London premieres of three plays by Alan Ayckbourn ("The Norman Conquests,” "Just Between Ourselves” and "Man of the Moment”), "Alice's Boys” (with Ralph Richardson), Harold Pinter's "Old Times,” the title role in "Uncle Vanya,” and "Veterans Day” with Jack Lemmon.

With the Royal National Theatre, Gambon played leading roles in the premieres of Harold Pinter's "Betrayal” and "Mountain Language,” Simon Gray's "Close of Play,” Christopher Hampton's "Tales from Hollywood,” three more plays by Alan Ayckbourn ("Sisterly Feelings,” "A Chorus of Disapproval,” for which he won an Olivier Award, and "A Small Family Business”), and Hare's "Skylight,” which moved on to the West End and Broadway. Also at the National, Gambon did "Endgame” with Lee Evans, and played Falstaff in "Henry IV” parts I and II.

More recently, Gambon played the lead in Nicholas Hytner's production of "Cressida” at the Almeida, in Patrick Marber's production of "Caretaker” in the West End, and in Stephen Daldry's "A Number” at The Royal Court.

Gambon's television work includes the title role in Dennis Potter's series "The Singing Detective,” which earned Gambon a Best Actor nod from BAFTA; the BBC's "Wives and Daughters,” which gave him another BAFTA in the Best Actor category; and Mike Nichols's critically acclaimed "Angels in America.”

In motion pictures, Gambon's credits include Peter Greenaway's "The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover,” "The Gambler,” "Dancing At Lughnasa,” "Plunket And McLeane,” "The Last September,” "Sleepy Hollow,” "The Insider,” "Open Range,” "Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow” and "Sylvia.”

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