Trivia Michael was awarded the Laurence Olivier Theatre Award in 1988 (1987 season) for Best Actor in a New Play for his performance in A View from the Bridge.
Michael was awarded the Laurence Olivier Theatre Award in 1986 (1985 season) for Best Comedy Performance for A Chorus of Disapproval.
In 2002, Michael was named the successor to the late Richard Harris as Professor Dumbledore in the Harry Potter series. His Potter debut was in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004).
Michael auditioned for the role of James Bond after George Lazenby left the series, but was turned down because they didn't want to hire another unknown.
Michael was knighted in 1992 by Queen Elizabeth II, despite having been born in the "Republic" of Ireland.
Michael is a major antique weapon enthusiast.
In 2002, Michael & co. won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by the Cast of a Theatrical Motion Picture for: Gosford Park (2001).
In 2002, Michael & co. won the Special Achievement Award for Outstanding Motion Picture Ensemble for: Gosford Park (2001).
In 1987, Michael won the RTS Television Award for Best Performance - Male for: The Singing Detective (1986).
In 2000, Michael won the RTS Television Award for Best Actor - Male for: Wives and Daughters (1999).
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