Michael Gambon (Father Jack) - Michael Gambon recently made his Broadway debut at the Royale Theatre in David Hare's "Skylight", which originally opened at the Royal National Theatre in 1995 before transferring to Wyndham's Theatre in London's West End. Gambon started his career at Dublin's Edwards/MacLaimmoir Gate Theatre. In 1963, he became one of the original members of the National Theatre Company at the Old Vic under Laurence Olivier. Gambon then moved to repertory theatre, performing in a host of plays, including the title roles in "Macbeth", "Coriolanus" and "Othello".

In the West End, he played leads in Simon Gray's "Otherwise Engaged"; in the London premieres of three plays by Alan Ayckbourn, "The Norman Conquests", "Just Between Ourselves" and "Man of the Moment"; opposite Ralph Richardson in "Alice's Boys"; Harold Pinter's "Old Times"; the title role in "Uncle Vanya"; and opposite Jack Lemmon in "Veteran's Day". As a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company, Gambon played leading roles in the premieres of Harold Pinter's "Betrayal" and "Mountain Language"; Simon Gray's "Close of the Play"; Christopher Hampton's "Tales from Hollywood"; three more Ayckbourn plays: "Sisterly Feelings", "A Chorus of Disapproval" (for which he won the Olivier Award), and "A Small Family Business; as well as the original production of Hare's "Skylight". He also appeared there in "Richard III", "Othello", "Tons of Money", "A View From the Bridge" (which transferred to the Aldwych, and for which he received all the major drama awards in 1987); and in the title roles of "The Life of Galileo" and "Volpone" (receiving the 1995 Evening Standard Best Actor Award).

Gambon's extensive work on television includes the title role in Dennis Potter's "The Singing Detective", for which he garnered BAFTA, Broadcasting Press Guild and Royal Television Society Awards. His many film performances include Peter Greenaway's The Cook, The Thief, his Wife and Her Lover, and most recently The Gambler, Dancing at Lughnasa and Plunket and McLeane. In July 1998, Sir Michael Gambon received the distinction of knighthood for his extraordinary contribution to the arts.

Michael Gambon as Father Jack

Michael Gambon as Father Jack

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