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John Kavanagh

Originally wanted to be a film technician and enrolled in a Dublin acting school in order to get a foot in the industry. Enrolled in the Abbey Theatre's acting school, becoming a member of the company in 1967. While playing Thérnadier in Les Misérables in 1999, he was dropped and broke his ankle; he continued, despite the injury, for two more hours until the end of the performance.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
87% Florence Foster Jenkins
  • Arturo Toscanini
2016
41% In Secret
  • Inspector Michaud
2014
76% The Invisible Woman
  • Reverend Benham
2013
31% Closing the Ring
  • Reverend Smith
2007
14% The Tiger's Tail
  • Harry, Oona's Husband
2006
32% The Black Dahlia
  • Emmett Linscott
2006
16% Alexander
  • Parmenion
2004
No Score Yet The Halo Effect
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet The Harpist
  • Actor
2003
No Score Yet Puckoon
  • Actor
2003
No Score Yet Benedict Arnold: A Question of Honor
  • Judge Shippen
2003
75% This Is My Father
  • Liam Finneran
1999
65% Dancing at Lughnasa
  • Father Carlin
1998
No Score Yet Painted Lady
  • Actor
1998
No Score Yet The Tale of Sweeney Todd
  • Maj. Rutledge
1998
No Score Yet The Informant
  • IRA Chief
1998
78% The Butcher Boy
  • Dr. Boyd
1997
69% Some Mother's Son
  • Cardinal
1996
78% Braveheart
  • Craig
1995
78% Circle of Friends
  • Brian Mahon
1994
100% Widows' Peak
  • Canon
1994
No Score Yet Love Lies Bleeding
  • Actor
1993
80% Into the West
  • Hartnett
1993
No Score Yet Bellman & True
  • Actor
1988
No Score Yet Echoes
  • Actor
1988
No Score Yet The Fantasist
  • Robert Foxley
1986
91% Cal
  • Skeffington
1984
No Score Yet The Country Girls
  • Actor
1984
No Score Yet The McKenzie Break (Escape) (Wolfpack)
  • Police Inspector
1970
No Score Yet Paddy
  • Willie Egan
1970

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
71% The Tudors
2010
  • Campeggio Cardinal Campeggio
93% Vikings
2013-2016
  • Actor
No Score Yet Inspector George Gently
2008-2015
  • Doyle

Quotes from John Kavanagh's Characters