Beloved Harry Potter Actor Sir Michael Gambon Passes Away at 82

Sir Michael Gambon, the renowned actor known for his iconic role as Professor Dumbledore in the Harry Potter films.

28.09.2023 Renowned actor Sir Michael Gambon has passed away at the age of 82, according to a statement from his family. The actor, best known for his role as Professor Albus Dumbledore in six of the eight Harry Potter films, died peacefully in the hospital with his family by his side after battling pneumonia.

Born in Dublin, Sir Michael's family moved to London when he was a child, but he began his acting career in Ireland, making his stage debut in a production of Othello in Dublin in 1962. His career took off when he became one of the original members of Laurence Olivier's National Theatre acting company in London, where he earned three Olivier awards for his performances in National Theatre productions.

Throughout his illustrious career, Sir Michael worked in television, film, theatre, and radio, winning four Bafta awards. He played French detective Jules Maigret in the ITV series "Maigret" and gained recognition for his role as Philip Marlow in Dennis Potter's "The Singing Detective" on the BBC.

Sir Michael took on the iconic role of Dumbledore in the Harry Potter film series after the passing of Richard Harris in 2003. His portrayal of the wise and kind headmaster of Hogwarts endeared him to fans around the world.

In addition to his work in film and television, Sir Michael made notable contributions to the stage, captivating audiences with his commanding stage presence.

His other film credits include appearances in "Dad's Army," "Gosford Park," and "The King's Speech," where he portrayed King George V. He was nominated for Emmy awards for his roles in Jane Austen's "Emma" and as President Lyndon B Johnson in "Path to War." He also received a Tony nomination for his role in David Hare's play "Skylight."

Sir Michael Gambon was knighted for his outstanding contributions to the entertainment industry in 1998, despite being Irish-born, having become a British citizen in his childhood.

His final stage performance was in 2012 in a London production of Samuel Beckett's play "All That Fall."

Sir Michael's passing has left a void in the world of entertainment, and he will be remembered as a versatile and highly respected actor who made a significant impact on both stage and screen.

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