Sir Michael Gambon, best known for playing Albus Dumbledore in the Harry Potter series, has died at the age of 82.
From Laurence Olivier’s nascent National Theatre to screen roles, Gambon excelled in every artistic field. A statement was issued by his publicist Clair Dobbs on behalf of his wife Anne Miller, which said, “We are devastated to announce the loss of Sir Michael Gambon. Beloved husband and father, Michael died peacefully in hospital with his wife Anne and son Fergus at his bedside, following a bout of pneumonia. Michael was 82. We ask that you respect our privacy at this painful time and thank you for your messages of support and love.”
Michael Gambon cause of death
Gambon was suffering from a bout of pneumonia at the time of his death.
Michael Gambon net worth
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Michael Gambon had an estimated net worth of $20 million
Michael Gambon age
He was 82 years of age at the time of his death.
Wife Anne Miller
Gambon married his wife Anne Miller when he was 22 years old back in 1962. Miller was a mathemetician. The couple lived in Gravesend, Kent, and had a son together named, Fergus. Fergus grew up to become a ceramics expert on “Antiques Roadshow.”
Since 2000, Gambon had an affair with Philippa Hart, who is 25 years younger than him. He publicly announced her as his girlfriend in 2001 on a movie set and later went public with the affair in 2002. After that, he moved out of the home that he had with Miller. In 2007, Gambon had a son with Hart. The couple had another son in 2009. Throughout Gambon and Hart’s relationship, Gambon has remained officially married to Miller.
Michael Gambon career
Gambon made his theatrical debut at the Gate Theatre in their 1962 production of Othello. His talent caught the eye of Laurence Olivier when he was auditioning for Richard III. Olivier recruited Gambon to join his new National Theatre Company. Gambon stayed with the company for four years appearing in several plays.
In 1967, Gambon left the National Theatre and joined the Birmingham Repertory Company. That was the beginning of him taking title roles, such as in Othello, Macbeth, and Coriolanus.
By 1974, Gambon He began acting on the West End and established himself as a comic actor. Throughout the 1980s his fame and success continued. He earned the nickname The Great Gambon by one of his mentors, Ralph Richardson. In 1995, he starred in Skylight, through which he made his Broadway debut. He also won his first-ever Tony Award nomination.
By 2015, Gambon announced his retirement from theatre due to the increasing time it was taking him to memorize his lines. Gambon also had a successful film career. Some of his early films include Nothing But the Night, The Beast Must Die, and Turtle Diary. He is perhaps best known for his role as Albus Dumbledore in the third installment of the Harry Potter series, taking over the role after the death of Richard Harris. He reprised the role for the fourth, fifth, sixth, and both parts of the seventh installments.