What Was ‘Harry Potter’ Star Michael Gambon's Net Worth?

What Was ‘Harry Potter’ Star Michael Gambon's Net Worth?
British actor Sir Michael Gambon | Getty Images | Jack Taylor

Name Michael Gambon
Net Worth $20 Million
Sources of Income Acting
Gender Male
Date of Birth Oct 19, 1940 - Sep 28, 2023
Age 82 
Nationality Republic of Ireland
Profession Actor, Engineer, Voice Actor

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Michael Gambon | Getty Images | Mike Marsland
Michael Gambon | Getty Images | Mike Marsland

Legendary actor Michael Gambon, best known for playing Professor Dumbledore after Richard Harris in the famous "Harry Potter" franchise, died on September 28, 2023, at the age of 82. Gambon is survived by his wife Anne Miller and his sons. He has been a successful actor and earned fame both on stage and on-screen. Gambon began by playing small roles in shows like "Play of the Month," "The Man Outside," "A Picture of Katherine Mansfield" and "Masquerade." He also appeared in many comic roles back in the 70s and started portraying major roles by the '80s. He had a net worth of somewhere around $20 million at the time of his death, per Celebrity Net Worth.

Gambon earned his fortune mainly through the roles that he has portrayed over the years. According to sources, he earned close to $16 million from his time as Albus Dumbledore. He has also earned quite a lot from his other roles.

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Net Worth Timeline

Michael Gambon's Net Worth in 2023 $25 Million
Michael Gambon's Net Worth in 2022 $23 Million
Michael Gambon's Net Worth in 2021 $21 Million
Michael Gambon's Net Worth in 2020 $19 Million
Michael Gambon's Net Worth in 2019 $18 Million

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Michael Gambon was born on October 19, 1940, in a suburb called Cabra in Dublin, Ireland. He was born to a seamstress mother and his father was an engineering operative in World War II before he started working in London. The family then moved to the Camden borough of London and when Gambon was six years old, he became a British citizen. Gambon left school at the age of 15 and began working as a toolmaker. By the age of 21, he was already a qualified engineer. He became interested in acting when he was pretty young and he made his debut in the 1962 production of "Othello."

His Theatre Career

He has appeared in many productions such as Harold Pinter's Old Times at the Haymarket Theatre and Ben Jonson's Volpone. He was also seen in David Hare's Skylight, with Lia Williams, which opened to rave reviews at the National Theatre. He was also seen at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre for a four-month run. By the mid-70s, he started landing better roles and began his career as a comedic actor. He rose to fame in the early '80s and continued to build his acting career throughout the '90s. He was tagged the "The Great Gambon" by Ralph Richardson who was one of his mentors. He then bagged a major part in "The Life of Galileo" and also starred in "Skylight." Throughout the 2000s, he continued to take major roles in the London Productions. Gambon has had a very successful film career as well as a stage career. 

Movie Career

He was also seen in many movies including,  Robert Altman's murder mystery ensemble Gosford Park, he was also seen in the Western film Open Range where he played the villain. Gambon was also seen in the movie The Unexpected Man alongside Eileen Atkins. 

He appeared in the movie, The Caretaker and later was seen opposite Daniel Craig in Caryl Churchill's A Number. As mentioned, he is best known for playing Albus Dumbledore, Hogwarts' headmaster in the third installment of J. K. Rowling's franchise. 

Television Career

He has also worked in radio and television after he gave up acting on stage. He announced in 2015 that because of his age, he was now facing trouble remembering lines. After giving up stage acting he started acting in television. He was seen in the first and third series of  Sky Atlantic's Fortitude and was also seen in Hail, Caesar! He was last seen in Adrian Shergold's period thriller Cordelia, acting alongside Johnny Flynn and Catherine McCormac. 

Personal life

Gambon has had a complicated love life. He married his first love Anne Miller, a mathematician. The couple spent their initial years in peace and had a son together. However, since 2000, Gambon has been in a relationship with Phillippa Hart. He publicly introduced her as his girlfriend and he later moved out of his home and started living with Hart who was 25 years his junior. Gambon loved to collect cars and has made several appearances on the BBC series "Top Gun" in which he was once seen racing a Suzuki Liana and Chevrolet Lacetti. 


Michael Gambon has had a long successful career and he received numerous awards including the BAFTA Awards, the Rome International Movie Awards, the Online Film & Television Association, the Irish Film and Television Awards, the Satellite Awards, the British Independent Film Awards, the Screen Actors Guild Awards, Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Broadcasting Press Guild Awards, Berlin International Film Festival, Critics Choice Awards, Online Film Critics Society Awards, Florida Film Critics Circle Awards, Royal Television Society, UK, Sitges - Catalonian International Film Festival, and more.

 Actor Michael Gambon | Getty Images | Gustavo Caballero
Actor Michael Gambon | Getty Images | Gustavo Caballero

Did Michael Gambon play Gandalf?

No, the fictional wizard in JRR Tolkien's fantasy series "Lord of the Rings" was played by Ian McKellen. 

Did Michael Gambon grow his beard for his role in "Harry Potter"?

While the artificial beard and makeup make the audience think that it's real, it isn't.

Is Michael Gambon Irish?

Yes, he is a British-Irish actor, best known for playing Albus Dumbledore in "Harry Potter."

How Did Michael Gambon Die?

His cause of death was pneumonia. 

How Did Michael Gambon Make Money?

He made most of his money through a successful career in both theater and film. 

How Rich Is Michael Gambon?

His net worth in 2023 was around $20 million. 

How Old Was Michael Gambon?

He was 82 years old at the time of his death.

How Tall Is Michael Gambon?

His height was around 1.83 m.

What Is Michael Gambon's Nationality?

He is British-Irish.

How Many Harry Potters Did Michael Gambon Do?

He did six films. 

Does Michael Gambon Have A Wife?

He was married to Anne Miller from 1962 to 2002. 


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