Actor who played Dumbledore in "Harry Potter," Michael Gambon, passes away at age 82.


He passed away from bout of Pneumonia at the age of 82


Michael Gambon was born on October 19, 1940, in Dublin, Ireland, to Mary and Edward Gambon. He grew up in Cabra, a suburb of Dublin.


Gambon started his acting career in the theater, initially appearing in various productions at the National Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company.


He attracted a lot of attention on Broadway and received praise for his performances in plays like "A View from the Bridge" and "Skylight."


Gambon has achieved success in the theatre as well as the film and television industries, appearing in a number of films and TV shows.


Michael Gambon is best known for portraying Albus Dumbledore in the latter six films of the Harry Potter film series, starting from "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban" (2004).


Gambon has won numerous prestigious honours throughout his career, including multiple Olivier Awards for his outstanding stage performances.


1. In 1998, Michael Gambon was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II for his services to drama. 2.


Gambon has had two marriages. His first wife, Anne Miller, presided over their union; his second wife, Philippa Hart, did. From his first marriage, he has three kids.