Birth Name: Michael Gambon
Birth Place: Dublin, IE
Michael John Gambon began life in Cabra, Dublin, Ireland on Oct. 19, 1940. His father, Michael, was an engineer, while his mother, Mary, was a seamstress. When Gambon was five, his father relocated the family to Mornington Crescent in North London to take part in the rebuilding of the city after the devastation of World War II. The elder Gambon also registered his son as a British subject, which would allow him, decades later, to accept a real knighthood and CBE (Commander of the British Empire) rather than the honorary one that was awarded to non-subjects born prior to 1949. In interviews, Gambon said that his first experience with performing came as an altar boy at St. Aloysius Boys' Schoo...
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