Name: Michael Gambon
Nickname: The Great Gambon
Birthday: 19 October 1940
From: Republic of Ireland (moved to London age five)
He started off working as an engineer. But at 21 he decided to be an actor. He started acting in Dublin, then moved to England. He soon became one of the UK's top theatre actors, appearing in lots of stage roles - many of them in Shakespeare plays.
He has also appeared in over 20 films, including Sleepy Hollow. He was knighted in 1998.
Gambon auditioned for the role of James Bond after George Lazenby. But he was turned down because the producers didn't want another unknown (which he was at the time) playing 007.