Sir Michael Gambon is one of those actors who has made an incredible impact on the world. His portrayal of Dumbledore in the “Harry Potter” films won the hearts of millions all around the globe.
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Born in 1940, Michael was an actor for a long time. His career lasted over six decades and won him a long list of accolades. These include three Olivier Awards, four BAFTA awards, and two Screen Actors Guild Awards.
While we know Michael for his appearances on the screen, he had a rich theatrical career before the “Harry Potter” film series. He performed at the Royal National Theatre as well as on Broadway, where he won a Tony Award.
Most of us know and love Michael for his performance as Albus Dumbledore in the “Harry Potter” film series. He took over the role of Dumbledore in the third movie after the original actor, Richard Harris, passed away in 2002.
When asked about his time in “Harry Potter,” Michael said, “I just stick on a beard and play me, so it’s no great feat.”
His ease in conveying the role is part of what made all of us love him so much!
In 1998, Michael was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II. Sir Michael Gambon received tremendous honor for his contributions to the arts.
He wasn’t only loved by his audience, but also by his colleagues. James Phelps, who played the role of Fred Weasley in “Harry Potter,” shared a touching tribute highlighting Michael’s joyful spirit.
Sir Michael Gambon was always willing to go above and beyond for his community and his legacy of passion and kindness lives on.
For a throwback to one of Michael’s best moments, check out this clip of the duel from “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.” Maybe take some time to rewatch the whole series this week!
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