Find information about Michael Gambon’s cause of death, obituary, and funeral in this report. Gambon started his acting career with Laurence Olivier as one of the original members of the Royal National Theatre.
Michael Gambon bio and career
Michael Gambon was born on October 19, 1940, in the Cabra suburb of Dublin. His mother, Mary (née Hoare), worked as a seamstress, while his father, Edward Gambon, served as an engineering operative during World War II. In pursuit of employment opportunities in the post-war reconstruction of London, his father relocated the family to Mornington Crescent in London’s Camden borough when Gambon was six years old.
It was during this time that his father arranged for him to become a British citizen, a decision that would later enable him to receive a substantive knighthood rather than an honorary one. Raised in a devout Catholic household, Gambon attended St. Aloysius Boys’ School in Somers Town, where he actively participated in religious ceremonies. Subsequently, he enrolled at St Aloysius’ College in Highgate, an institution that counts actor Peter Sellers among its notable alumni.
Later on, he relocated to North End, Kent, where he attended Crayford Secondary School. However, he departed from his studies at the age of 15 without obtaining any qualifications.
Following his departure from formal education, Gambon secured an apprenticeship as a toolmaker with Vickers-Armstrong. Through dedication and hard work, he became a qualified engineering technician by the age of 21. He continued working in this field for an additional year, during which he developed a lifelong passion for collecting antique guns, clocks, watches, and classic cars.
Gambon has made numerous appearances in various theatrical productions of William Shakespeare’s works, including Othello, Hamlet, Macbeth, and Coriolanus. His exceptional performances earned him thirteen nominations for the prestigious Olivier Awards, of which he emerged victorious three times for his roles in A Chorus of Disapproval (1985), A View from the Bridge (1987), and Man of the Moment (1990).
In 1997, Gambon made his highly anticipated debut on Broadway in David Hare’s Skylight, which garnered him a nomination for the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play. Gambon’s foray into the world of cinema commenced with his debut in Othello (1965).
He has since been associated with several notable films, including The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (1989), The Wings of the Dove (1997), The Insider (1999), Gosford Park (2001), Amazing Grace (2006), The King’s Speech (2010), Quartet (2012), and Victoria & Abdul (2017). Additionally, Gambon has showcased his talent in Wes Anderson’s films, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004) and Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009). However, it was his portrayal of Albus Dumbledore in the Harry Potter film series from 2004 to 2011 that truly propelled him to stardom, as he took over the role following the untimely passing of Richard Harris in 2002.
Michael Gambon cause of death and obituary
According to reports, Michael Gambon died of pneumonia after being hospitalised a few days ago. Most popular online portals and tabloids have confirmed his demise.
The Philippine Star announced on Facebook thus; “REST IN PEACE, MISTER DUMBLEDORE 🕊️ The official Facebook page of Harry Potter sent their utmost condolences to the late Irish-English actor Michael Gambon, praising him for his “humour, kindness, and grace.” Gambon passed away on Thursday at the age of 82. He is popularly known for his role as Dumbledore in the fantasy film series Harry Potter. (Facebook/Harry Potter).” REST IN PEACE, MISTER DUMBLEDORE 🕊️ The official Facebook page of Harry Potter sent their utmost condolences to the late Irish-English actor Michael Gambon, praising him for his “humour, kindness, and grace.” Gambon passed away on Thursday at the age of 82. He is popularly known for his role as Dumbledore in the fantasy film series Harry Potter.
Funeral arrangements for the late Michael Gambon are still pending. The family will soon release an official statement to inform the general public when and where his funeral and final resting place will take place.