Michael Gambon in Sleepy Hollow

Michael Gambon  (1940 - )

Film Deaths[edit | edit source]

  • The Beast Must Die (1974) [Jan Jarmokowski]: Shot with a silver bullet by Calvin Lockhart while Michael is in his werewolf form; his body changes back to his human form after his death. (Thanks to Bryan and Dignan)
  • Two Deaths (1995) [Daniel Pavenic]: Shot to death by soldiers after Sonia Braga starts wildly firing a gun while embracing him, forcing the soldiers to shoot them both.
  • Mary Reilly (1996) [Mr. Reilly]: Reveals that he's dying of cancer during his final meeting with his estranged daughter Julia Roberts, he isn't seen afterwards and can be assumed to have died during the course of the film's events.
  • The Innocent Sleep (1996) [Detective Inspector Matheson]: Shot twice with a sniper rifle by Ben De Saumserez as Michael is about to kill Rupert Graves. (Thanks to Brian)
  • Sleepy Hollow (1999) [Baltus Van Tassel]: Impaled through the back by Ray Park with a fence post, Ray then pulls him outside and decapitates his body as he is dying, His headless body is seen later on when the camera moves across the hallway through the church.
  • Gosford Park (2001) [Sir William McCordle]: Poisoned (off-screen) by Helen Mirren; his body is shown sitting behind his desk afterwards when Clive Owen stabs him (not knowing he's already dead), and again when his body is discovered in the morning and during the investigation.
  • The Good Shepherd (2006) [Dr. Fredericks]: Killed (off-screen) by a group of assassins; we only see a brief shot of his body being thrown into the river afterwards. (Thanks to Eric and ND)
  • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009) [Albus Dumbledore]: Killed with the Avada Kedavra curse by Alan Rickman, as Daniel Radcliffe looks on helplessly; his body then falls from the school tower. His body was seen again in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows: Part 1. In Part 2, he appeared in Limbo State to talk to Daniel. It was also revealed in Alan's memories that he planned his death to avoid Tom Felton from killing him. (no need to count it again, since he's already dead at the start of both films) (Thanks to Patrick, Agustin, Ralph, and Tommy)
  • Paddington (2014) [Uncle Pastuzo]: Providing the voice of a bear, he is crushed (off-screen) when a tree falls on him during an earthquake; his body is discovered (off-camera) by his nephew 'Paddington' (voiced by Ben Whishaw), who picks up his hat (then again as he comforts his aunt).

TV Deaths[edit | edit source]

  • Forbidden Passion: Oscar Wilde, the Movie (Oscar) (1985 TV) [Oscar Wilde]: Dies (off-screen) of meningitis; his death is mentioned in the narration, followed by a scene of his funeral.
  • The Singing Detective (1986 TV mini-series) [Philip E. Marlow]: Shot in the head by his own alter-ego in a dream sequence; he survives the mini-series in reality. 
  • Path to War (2002; TV Movie) [Lyndon B. Johnson]: Died (off-screen) of a heart attack on January 22, 1973; his death is mentioned in the on-screen text at the end of the TV Movie.
  • Angels In America (2003; mini-series) [Prior Walter Ancestor #1]: Plays a ghost that appears to Justin Kirk along with Simon Callow.
  • The Lost Prince (2003; TV) [King Edward VII]: Dies of a heart attack. (I haven’t seen this, but it does cover around the time of the king's death.
  • Doctor Who: A Christmas Carol (2010) [Karzan Sardick/Elliot Sardick]: Playing dual roles, "Elliot" dies (off-screen) several years before the episode begins; Elliot is only seen in flashback when Matt Smith shows Elliot's son "Karzan" his past through holographic projection.
  • Page Eight (2011 TV) [Benedict Baron]: Dies (off-screen) of a heart attack; we find out when Bill Nighy gets a phone call from Alice Krige and goes to Michael's house and sees the body, covered by a sheet. (Thanks to Brian)
  • Fearless E6 (2017) [Sir Alastair McKinnon}: Commits suicide in his office. Method unclear, we see him slumped over the desk and a glass on the floor, so possibly he poisoned himself. (Thanks to Brian)

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