One of Britain's most revered stage performers, Gambon made his screen debut in a 1965 adaptation of Othello and worked in films for the next five decades. Notable films include The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover, Layer Cake, and The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou as well as taking over Richard Harris's role as Albus Dumbledore in the Harry Potter films.
Directed by John Wells
We all know Meryl Streep is an acting god but her work in Tracy Letts' scorching film adaptation of his Tony and Pulitzer-winning play is a revelation. Her bitter Violet Weston is a powerful force of nature who destroys everyone unlucky enough to get in her path.