Michael Gambon: A look back at the late actor's memorable roles and where to relive them

    From the small screen to the silver screen, Gambon's captivating performances have left an indelible mark on the world of entertainment.

    Michael Gambon (Source: Salon)

    Michael Gambon (Source: Salon)

    Michael Gambon, renowned for his iconic portrayal of Albus Dumbledore in the Harry Potter series, boasts a storied and illustrious career that has spanned an impressive six decades. 

    His talents have graced critically acclaimed performances across a wide spectrum of entertainment mediums, including theater, film, television, radio, and even video games.

    The Stage: Critically Acclaimed Theater Performances

    The actor made his theatrical debut in the Gate Theatre's 1962 production of Othello, a year later he was recruited by renowned actor Laurence Olivier into his theater company National Theatre Company.

    However, it was not only in his performance in the 1980 The Life of Galileo that Gambon reached stardom in the theater world.

    He would go on to star in critically acclaimed roles in plays like A View from the Bridge, Volpone, Skylight, The Unexpected Man, and more with his final theater role in the 2015 play Eh Joe.

    Television Triumphs: Michael Gambon's TV Career

    He made his TV debut in 1967 with the BBC television adaptation of Much Ado About Nothing, he would land his first lead role in the 1986 series The Singing Detective for which he won his first British Academy Television Award for Best Actor.

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    He would go on to appear in shows like Wives and Daughters, Path to War, Angels in America, Doctor Who, and Luck, his last role was in the 2015 series Fortitude.

    Silver Screen Stardom: Michael Gambon in Movies

    The actor made his film debut in 1965s Othello in which he starred alongside Laurence Olivie, Maggie Smith, and Derek Jacobi.

    He would go on to appear in movies like Plunkett & Macleane (1998), The Insider (1999), and Tim Burton's Sleepy Hollow (1999).

    His most iconic role as Albus Dumbledore came to him in 2004, in the third installment in the Harry Potter franchise, a role he would go to play till the final installment in the franchise in 2011.

    The actor's last big screen role was the 2019 biopic Judy, in which he starred alongside Renée Zellweger, Jessie Buckley, and Finn Wittrock.

    Michael Gambon's illustrious career, spanning an impressive six decades, has left an indelible mark on the world of entertainment.

    Gambon's talent and versatility continue to captivate audiences and stand as a testament to his enduring legacy in the realm of the arts.