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Donal McCann



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.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Budawanny
  • Actor
2012
No Score Yet The Nephew
  • Tony Egan
1999
38% Illuminata
  • Pallenchio
1999
No Score Yet Poitin
  • Actor
1999
No Score Yet The Serpent's Kiss
  • Director
  • Physician
1997
53% Stealing Beauty
  • Ian Grayson
1996
No Score Yet Innocent Lies
  • Joe Green
1995
63% The Miracle
  • Sam
1991
No Score Yet December Bride
  • Hamilton Echlin
1991
No Score Yet The Investigation: Inside a Terrorist Bombing
  • Actor
1990
17% High Spirits
  • Eamon
1988
No Score Yet John Huston and the Dubliners
  • Actor
1988
92% The Dead
  • Gabriel
1987
33% Rawhead Rex
  • Tom Garron
1987
No Score Yet Mr. Love
  • Leo
1986
56% 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
50% The MacKintosh Man
  • 1st Fireman
1973
33% Sinful Davey
  • Sir James Graham
1969
No Score Yet The Fighting Prince of Donegal
  • Sean O'Toole
1966

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Masterpiece
1971-2015
  • Judge Brack
No Score Yet American Experience
1988
  • Voice

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