Donal McCann

Highest Rated: 93% The Dead (1987)
Lowest Rated: 29% High Spirits (1988)
Birthday: May 7, 1943
Birthplace: Not Available
Widely regarded as one the greatest Irish actors to grace the stage and screen in the 20th century, Donal McCann's success hardly seems like a fluke. He was born into a theatrical family, his father was a playwright, as well as holding the position of Lord Mayor of Dublin. McCann didn't become a thespian instantly, however. He had studied architecture and tried his hand as a copyboy for a newspaper. He started studying acting at the Queen's Theatre and also at the Abbey School of Acting. A short time later, he was garnering attention and praise for his work on stage. His work in film also met with an equal amount of respect and success. Two of the higher profile features he appeared in are Out of Africa and Stealing Beauty. McCann died in 1999, after a nearly two-year-long battle with cancer.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Budawanny Actor 2012
No Score Yet The Nephew Tony Egan 1999
40% Illuminata Pallenchio 1999
No Score Yet Poitin Actor 1999
No Score Yet The Serpent's Kiss Director Physician 1997
52% Stealing Beauty Ian Grayson 1996
No Score Yet Innocent Lies Joe Green 1995
67% The Miracle Sam 1991
No Score Yet December Bride Hamilton Echlin 1991
No Score Yet The Investigation: Inside a Terrorist Bombing Actor 1990
29% High Spirits Eamon 1988
No Score Yet John Huston and the Dubliners Actor 1988
93% The Dead Gabriel 1987
29% Rawhead Rex Tom Garron 1987
No Score Yet Mr. Love Leo 1986
60% Out of Africa Doctor 1985
91% Cal Shamie 1984
No Score Yet Angel Bonner 1982
No Score Yet The Hard Way Actor 1980
No Score Yet Philadelphia, Here I Come Actor 1975
No Score Yet Screamer Actor 1974
55% The MacKintosh Man 1st Fireman 1973
43% Sinful Davey Sir James Graham 1969
No Score Yet The Fighting Prince of Donegal Sean O'Toole 1966


No Score Yet Masterpiece
Judge Brack
  • 1993
  • 1989
No Score Yet American Experience
  • 1992