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Michael Gambon (Cedric Livingston)

Honoured for his work on the stage, screen and television, Michael Gambon has won four BAFTA TV Awards, for his performances in the long-form projects PERFECT STRANGERS, LONGITUDE, WIVES AND DAUGHTERS and THE SINGING DETECTIVE. Gambon also received Emmy and Golden Globe Award nominations for his portrayal of President Lyndon Baines Johnson in the HBO movie PATH TO WAR. In 2010, he was again Emmy-nominated for his role in the BBC miniseries EMMA. On film, Gambon was most recently seen as Albus Dumbledore in HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS: PART 2. It was his sixth time in the role, having first played the part in HARRY POTTER AND THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN, replacing the late Richard Harris. His additional film credits include FANTASTIC MR. FOX, THE BOOK OF ELI, BRIDESHEAD REVISITED, THE GOOD NIGHT, THE GOOD SHEPHERD, the remake of THE OMEN, THE LIFE AQUATIC, SKY CAPTAIN AND THE WORLD OF TOMORROW, SYLVIA, OPEN RANGE, THE INSIDER, SLEEPY HOLLOW, THE LAST SEPTEMBER, DANCING AT LUGHNASA, THE GAMBLER, THE WINGS OF THE DOVE and THE COOK, THE THIEF, HIS WIFE & HER LOVER.

On television, Gambon recently starred alongside QUARTET director Dustin Hoffman in HBO's LUCK. Among his other television credits are HBO's award-winning miniseries ANGELS IN AMERICA, directed by Mike Nichols, the BBC miniseries CRANFORD, and the HBO movie JOE'S PALACE.

A native of Ireland, 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, and later joined the Birmingham Rep, where he played OTHELLO. His theatre repertoire also encompasses numerous productions in London's West End, including Simon Gray's OTHERWISE ENGAGED, the London premieres of the Alan Ayckbourn plays THE NORMAN CONQUESTS, JUST BETWEEN OURSELVES and MAN OF THE MOMENT, as well as ALICE'S BOYS, Harold Pinter's OLD TIMES, the title role in UNCLE VANYA, and VETERANS DAY with Jack Lemmon. In 1987, he won several awards, including an Olivier Award for Best Actor, for his performance in the London revival of Arthur Miller's A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE.

In 1998, Gambon was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II for services to theatre.

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