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Eddie Byrne (1911–1981)

Eddie Byrne was born on January 31, 1911 in Birmingham, England. He was an actor, known for Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977), Island of Terror (1966) and Mutiny on the Bounty (1962). He died on August 21, 1981 in Dublin, Ireland. See full bio »


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Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope
Island of Terror
Island of Terror Dr. Reginald Landers
Mutiny on the Bounty
Mutiny on the Bounty John Fryer (Sailing Master)
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 1993 The Thief and the Cobbler
Hoof (voice)
 1977 Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope
General Willard
 1973 The MacKintosh Man
 1973 Never Mind the Quality: Feel the Width
Father Ignatious
 1972 All Coppers Are...
 1971 Journey to Murder
Policeman (The Killing Bottle)
 1970 Wedding Night
 1969 Guns in the Heather
 1969 Where's Jack?
Rev. Wagstaff
 1969 Sinful Davey
Yorkshire Bill
 1967 The Vengeance of Fu Manchu
Ship's Captain (uncredited)
 1966 Island of Terror
Dr. Reginald Landers
 1965 Devils of Darkness
Dr. Kelsey
 1963 The Cracksman
 1963 The Running Man
Sam Crewdson
 1963 The Punch and Judy Man
Ice Cream Man
 1962 Mutiny on the Bounty
John Fryer (Sailing Master)
 1962 The Pot Carriers
Chief Officer Bailey
 1962 Locker 69
Simon York
 1962 The Break
Judd Tredgar
 1961 Johnny Nobody
Landlord O'Connor
 1961 The Mark
 1960 The Bulldog Breed
PO Filkins
 1960 Jackpot
Sam Hare
 1960 The Shakedown
George - Barman
 1959 The Scapegoat
 1959 The Bridal Path
Mike Flanagan
 1959 The Mummy
Inspector Mulrooney
 1959 Jack the Ripper
Inspt. O'Neill
 1958 Floods of Fear
 1958 Wonderful Things!
 1958 Dunkirk
Commander - Tough's Yard
 1958 Rooney
Mickey Hart
 1957 Dangerous Youth
 1957 Paradise Lagoon
 1957 Menace in the Night
 1957 Abandon Ship
Michael Faroni
 1957 Decision Against Time
 1956 It's Great to Be Young!
Mr. Morris
 1956 Zarak
Kasim - Zarak's Brother
 1956 Reach for the Sky
Flight Sergeant Mills
 1956 The Extra Day
 1955 One Way Out
Supt. Harcourt
 1955 Stolen Assignment
Inspector Corcoran
 1955 A Kid for Two Farthings
Sylvester the Photographer (uncredited)
 1955 Children Galore
Zacky Jones
 1955 Three Cases of Murder
Snyder ("The Picture" segment)
 1954 Trouble in the Glen
Dinny Sullivan
 1954 The Sea Shall Not Have Them
Petty Officer Porter
 1954 Aunt Clara
 1954 The Divided Heart
Second Justice
 1954 Twist of Fate
 1954 Tonight's the Night
 1953 Break to Freedom
 1953 The Square Ring
Lou Lewis
 1952 The Gentle Gunman
 1952 Time, Gentlemen, Please!
Dan Dance
 1951 Bikini Baby
Eddie Mooney
 1947 Captain Boycott
Sean Kerin
 1947 Odd Man Out
Policeman in final scene
 1947 Hungry Hill
 1946 I See a Dark Stranger
Irish Sailor Lookout (uncredited)
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He acted in the Repertoire Season in the National Theatre production at the Olivier Theatre in London, England in Christopher Marlowe's play, "Tamburlaine the Great;" John Millington Synge's play, "The Playboy of the Western World;" Carlo Goldoni's play, "Il Campiello;" William Shakespeare's play, "Hamlet;" and Edward Albee's ... See more »

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Character actor, who started in small roles in British films, alternating in both comedy and drama. He had a rare lead as a town drunk in Time, Gentlemen, Please! (1952), after which he subsided once again to lesser roles. He only made his stage debut at the Abbey Theatre half way through his career, but became busier from the mid-60s with engagements at the Old Vic and the National Theatre. On ... See more »

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