Donal Donnelly

Donal Donnelly


Donal Donnelly was born on Jul 06, 1931 in UK. Donal Donnelly's big-screen debut came with Gideon of Scotland Yard directed by John Ford in 1958, strarring Feeney. Donal Donnelly is known for Korea directed by Cathal Black, Donal Donnelly stars as John Doyle and Andrew Scott as Eamon Doyle. The upcoming new movie Donal Donnelly plays is Love & Rage which will be released on Aug 29, 1999.

Donal Donnelly was an Irish actor best known in the cinema for roles in Le Knack... et comment l'avoir (1965) and Le parrain, 3e partie (1990) and on stage for his work in the plays of Brian Friel. He was born in Bradford, West Yorkshire, England, on July 6, 1931, but raised in Dublin, Ireland. In Dublin, he went to a Christian Brothers School where he acted in school plays with classmates Jack MacGowran and Milo O'Shea. Subsequently, he toured Ireland with Anew McMaster's repertory company.On-stage, he established professional reputation in 1964 playing Gar Private in the Friel's Philadelphia, Here I Come! (1977) at Dublin's Gate Theatre. He was nominated for a Tony Award when the show transferred to Broadway in 1966, where it was a hit, racking up 326 performances. Two years later, he replaced Albert Finney in the 1968 Broadway production of A Day in the Death of Joe Egg (1972). From 1969 through 1995, he appeared in an additional nine Broadway productions, including Le Limier (1972) and Elephant Man (1980), and Friel's "The Mundy Scheme", Les moissons d'Irlande (1998), and "Translations".In 1965, he co-starred with Michael Crawford and Rita Tushingham in Richard Lester's movie adaption of Ann Jellicoe's hit play "The Knack". It was a hit. He played the scheming Archbishop Gilday out to fleece Michael Corleone (Al Pacino)in "The Godfather Part III" and gave a critically acclaimed performance in John Huston's adaption of James Joyce's short story Gens de Dublin (1987). He also appeared on British television, most memorably in Z Cars (1962) and the 1970s situation-comedy Yes, Honestly (1976).Donal Donnelly died from cancer on January 4, 2010 in Chicago. He was 78 years old. He and his wife Patsy had two children.

  • Birthday

    Jul 06, 1931
  • Place of Birth

    Bradford, West Yorkshire, England, UK

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