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Michael Gambon, Dumbledore actor in ‘Harry Potter,’ dies age 82

Michael Gambon, a British actor who appeared in several Harry Potter films, died at the age of 79. He was also known for his roles in “The King’s Speech” and “Gosford Park.” Gambon’s death was confirmed by his agent, who said that he died peacefully in his sleep.

Gambon was born in Dublin, Ireland in 1944. He began his acting career in the 1960s and appeared in a number of stage and television productions. He made his film debut in 1974 in the film “The Deadly Trackers.”

Gambon’s breakthrough role came in 1989 when he was cast as the lead role in the television series “The Singing Detective.” He won a Golden Globe Award for his performance in the series.

Gambon went on to appear in a number of successful films, including “The Remains of the Day” (1993), “Sleepy Hollow” (1999), and “Gosford Park” (2001). He was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in “Gosford Park.”

In 2004, Gambon was cast as Albus Dumbledore in the Harry Potter film series. He replaced Richard Harris, who died in 2002. Gambon appeared in the final five Harry Potter films.

Gambon was a critically acclaimed actor and was known for his versatility and his ability to play a wide range of roles. He was also known for his dry wit and his sense of humor.

Gambon’s death is a loss to the acting world. He was one of the most talented and respected actors of his generation.

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