Noel Purcell

Highest Rated: 100% Lust for Life (1956)
Lowest Rated: 43% Sinful Davey (1969)
Birthday: Dec 23, 1900
Birthplace: Not Available
Irish actor Noel Purcell graced many a film and TV show with variations of his standard character, the bearded, boozy son of the Auld Sod. Stage-trained in the classics in Dublin, Purcell moved into films in 1934. His days of prominence, which lasted until the '70s, began with 1947's Captain Boycott, and his best part to date was as the elderly salt whose death marooned the lovers-to-be in The Blue Lagoon (1948). Purcell was dominant among Captain Ahab's crew in Moby Dick (1956) and highly visible as a gameskeeper in The List of Adrian Messenger (1963), both films directed by John Huston. In 1955 he was an off-and-on regular on the British filmed TV series The Buccaneers (released to American TV in 1956), and in 1959 Purcell narrated a Hibernian documentary, Seven Wonders of Ireland. One of Noel Purcell's best-remembered appearances of the '60s was as Lebanese-American entertainer Danny Williams' tactiturn Irish in-law in a 1963 episode of TV's The Danny Thomas Show.

Highest Rated Movies



55% The MacKintosh Man O'Donovan 1973
No Score Yet Flight of the Doves Rabbi 1971
No Score Yet The McKenzie Break (Escape) (Wolfpack) Ferry Captain 1970
43% Sinful Davey Jack 1969
No Score Yet Doctor in Clover O'Malley 1966
60% Arrivederci, Baby! Capt. O'Flannery 1966
57% Lord Jim Capt. Chester 1965
No Score Yet Nurse on Wheels Abel Worthy 1964
No Score Yet The Ceremony Finigan 1963
No Score Yet The Running Man Miles Bleeker 1963
69% The List of Adrian Messenger Countryman 1963
72% Mutiny on the Bounty William McCoy 1962
No Score Yet Double Bunk O'Malley 1961
No Score Yet Johnny Nobody Brother Timothy 1961
No Score Yet No Kidding Tandy 1961
No Score Yet Man in the Moon Prosecutor 1961
No Score Yet Watch Your Stern Adm. Sir Humphrey Pettigrew 1961
No Score Yet The Millionairess Prof. Merton 1960
No Score Yet Make Mine Mink Burglar 1960
No Score Yet Tommy the Toreador Captain 1959
60% Shake Hands With the Devil Liam O'Sullivan 1959
No Score Yet Ferry to Hong Kong Joe Skinner 1959
No Score Yet The Key Hotel Porter 1958
No Score Yet Merry Andrew Matthew Larabee 1958
No Score Yet Rooney Tim Hennessy 1958
No Score Yet The Rising of the Moon Dan O'Flaherty 1957
No Score Yet Doctor at Large Bartender 1957
86% Moby Dick Carpenter 1956
100% Lust for Life Anton Mauve 1956
No Score Yet Jacqueline Mr. Owen 1956
No Score Yet Mad About Men Old Salt 1955
No Score Yet Doctor At Sea Corble 1955
No Score Yet Svengali Patrick O'Ferrall 1955
No Score Yet The Pickwick Papers Roker 1954
No Score Yet Land of Fury (The Seekers) Actor 1954
No Score Yet Decameron Nights Father Francisco 1953
100% The Crimson Pirate Pablo Murphy 1952
No Score Yet No Resting Place Guard Mannigan 1952
No Score Yet Father's Doing Fine Shaughnessy 1952
No Score Yet Appointment with Venus Trawler Langley 1951
No Score Yet Talk of a Million Matty McGrath 1951
No Score Yet Encore Captain [Winter Cruise] 1951
No Score Yet The Blue Lagoon Paddy Button 1949
No Score Yet Captain Boycott Daniel McGinty 1947


No Score Yet The Avengers (1961)
Jonah Barnard
No Score Yet The Saint
Cullins Kelly


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