Barry Fitzgerald

Barry Fitzgerald

Highest Rated: 100% And Then There Were None (1945)

Lowest Rated: 17% The Catered Affair (1956)

Birthday: Mar 10, 1888

Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

Going from being one of the leading comedic performers of Ireland's highly respected Abbey Theatre to a second career as a much loved actor on the silver screen, Barry Fitzgerald did not adopt acting as a profession until middle age, but achieved far more in the next 30 years than most of his stage and screen colleagues. Establishing himself as a venerable and diverse character performer via his work in dozens of stage plays at home and on tour with the Abbey Players, Fitzgerald was soon appearing in movies based on his stage successes and quickly developed a reputation in this medium as an able performer. However, he scaled unexpected heights when cast as an irascible old Catholic priest in the Bing Crosby vehicle, "Going My Way" (1944), which earned him new levels of respect within the movie industry and notoriety with audiences. From that point on, he often played characters of differing profession but similar stripe: old, petulant and loveable. With his plucky demeanour, mischievous smile, natural warmth and soft brogue, the 5'3" Dublin native attained a level of fame unheard of for a character actor and became the only performer in Academy Awards history to receive Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor nominations for the same character in the same film.

Highest rated movies

And Then There Were None
The Sea Wolf
The Long Voyage Home
Bringing Up Baby
How Green Was My Valley
The Quiet Man
The Naked City
Going My Way




No Score Yet No Score Yet Broth of a Boy Patrick Farrell (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rooney Grandfather (Character) - 1958
17% 72% The Catered Affair Uncle Jack Conlon (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Happy Ever After Thady O'Heggarty (Character) - 1954
91% 91% The Quiet Man Michaleen Flynn (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet Silver City R.R. Jarboe (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet 65% Union Station Inspector Donnelly (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet 50% The Story of Seabiscuit Shawn O'Hara (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet Top o' the Morning Sergeant Briany McNaughton (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet 80% Miss Tatlock's Millions Denno Noonan (Character) - 1948
85% 79% The Naked City Det. Lt. Dan Muldoon (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sainted Sisters Robbie McCleary (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet 25% Variety Girl Unknown (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet 67% Welcome Stranger Dr. Joseph McRory (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet No Score Yet Easy Come, Easy Go Martin L. Donovan (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet 78% California Michael Fabian (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet No Score Yet Two Years Before the Mast Terence O'Feenaghty (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet 56% The Stork Club Jerry B. /"Pop" Bates (Character) - 1945
100% 77% And Then There Were None Judge Francis J. Quinncannon (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet No Score Yet Incendiary Blonde Michael "Mike" Guinan (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet 52% None but the Lonely Heart Henry Twite (Character) - 1944
82% 74% Going My Way Father Fitzgibbon (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet No Score Yet Two Tickets to London Capt. McCardle (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet No Score Yet Corvette K-225 Stooky O'Meara (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet 60% The Amazing Mrs. Holliday Timothy Blake (Character) - 1943
100% 79% The Sea Wolf Cooky (Character) - 1941
93% 81% How Green Was My Valley Cyfartha, Dai Bando's Partner (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet 54% Tarzan's Secret Treasure O'Doul (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet San Francisco Docks Icky (Character) - 1941
100% 70% The Long Voyage Home Cocky (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet 65% The Saint Strikes Back Zipper Dyson (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Full Confession Unknown (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pacific Liner Britches Webley (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet 84% The Dawn Patrol Bott (Character) - 1938
94% 89% Bringing Up Baby Mr. Gogarty (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ebb Tide Huish (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet 44% The Plough and the Stars Fluther Good (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet Guests of the Nation Captured British soldier (Character) - 1935
27% 10% Juno and the Paycock The Orator (Character) - 1930


No Score Yet 98% Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown (Character) 1955