Jack MacGowran - Rotten Tomatoes

Jack MacGowran

Highest Rated:   100% Age of Consent (1969)
Lowest Rated:   20% The Giant Behemoth (1959)
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Birthplace:   Dublin, Ireland
One of the shining lights of the Ireland's Abbey Players, Jack MacGowran achieved stage renown for his knowing interpretations of the works of fellow Irishman Samuel Beckett. Appropriately, many of MacGowran's films were set in the Auld Sod, notably The Quiet Man (1952), The Gentle Gunman (1953), Rooney (1958) and Darby O'Gill and the Little People (1959). Able to convey authority, menace, and leprechaunish charm, MacGowran was much in demand in the 1960s. His better later roles included stake-wielding Professor Abronsius in Roman Polanski's The Fearless Vampire Killers and the Fool in the Paul Scofield version of King Lear (1971). On television, MacGowran co-starred with Lorne Greene on the Canadian adventure series Sailor of Fortune (1956). While in New York filming his scenes for The Exorcist (1973), MacGowran died of complications resulting from the recent London flu epidemic. Jack MacGowran was the father of actress Tara McGowran.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Young Cassidy
  • Actor
2012
No Score Yet Dance of the Vampires
  • Prof. Abronsius
2011
No Score Yet The Titfield Thunderbolt
  • Vernon Crump
2005
86% The Exorcist
  • Burke Dennings
1973
No Score Yet The Shadow of a Gunman
  • Seumas Shields
1972
No Score Yet King Lear
  • Fool
1971
No Score Yet The Yin and Yang of Mr. Go
  • Leo Zimmerman
1971
83% Start The Revolution Without Me
  • Jacques Cabriolet
1970
100% Age of Consent
  • Nat Kelly
1969
No Score Yet Wonderwall
  • Oscar
1969
67% The Fearless Vampire Killers
  • Prof. Abronsius
1967
54% How I Won the War
  • Juniper
1967
86% Cul-de-Sac
  • Albie
1966
54% Lord Jim
  • Robinson
1965
No Score Yet The Ceremony
  • O'Brien
1963
83% Tom Jones
  • Partridge
1963
No Score Yet Captain Clegg (Night Creatures)
  • Frightened Man
1962
No Score Yet Brain
  • Furber
1962
No Score Yet The Girl Swappers
  • Night Porter
1962
No Score Yet Blind Date
  • Postman
1959
100% Darby O'Gill and the Little People
  • Phadrig Oge
1959
20% The Giant Behemoth
  • Dr. Sampson
1959
No Score Yet Rooney
  • Joe O'Connor
1958
No Score Yet The Rising of the Moon
  • Mickey J., the Poteen Maker
1957
No Score Yet Panic in the Parlor
  • Toddy
1956
No Score Yet Jacqueline
  • Campbell
1956
90% The Quiet Man
  • Feeney
1952
No Score Yet No Resting Place
  • Billy Kyle
1952

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