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Martin Dempsey (I) (1922–1998)

Martin Dempsey was born in 1922 in Fermoy, County Cork, Ireland. He was an actor, known for Braveheart (1995), Ulysses (1967) and Wolcott (1981). He died on November 23, 1998 in Ireland. See full bio »


(age 76) in Ireland

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Braveheart Drinker No. 1
Ulysses Simon Dedalus
Wolcott DI Gilligan
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 1998 Her Own Rules (TV Movie)
Pub Singer
 1998 Mystic Knights of Tir Na Nog (TV Series)
Little Guard / Little Person #1
- War of the Little People (1998) ... Little Guard
- Tir Na Nog (1998) ... Little Person #1
 1998 Bloodlines: Legacy of a Lord
Maloney's Dad
 1995 Runway One (TV Movie)
Mr. Farrelly
 1995 Braveheart
Drinker No. 1
 1991 Dicey (Short)
 1990 Saints and Scholars (Short)
 1990 Shoot to Kill (TV Movie)
Defence Counsel at Brannigan's trial
 1988 Da
 1987 London Embassy (TV Mini-Series)
Father Willis
- Tomb with a View (1987) ... Father Willis
 1987 Lost Belongings (TV Mini-Series)
Ginger McKee
- House on Fire (1987) ... Ginger McKee
 1987 Remington Steele (TV Series)
Terence O'Reilly
- Steeled with a Kiss: Part 1 (1987) ... Terence O'Reilly
 1986 Eat the Peach
Quiz Master
 1985 James Joyce's Women
Joyce's father
 1983-1985 The Irish R.M. (TV Series)
Mr. Flynn / Pickly, the Singer
- In the Curranhilty Country (1985) ... Mr. Flynn
- The Boat's Share (1983) ... Pickly, the Singer
 1984 Raic (TV Movie)
Father Hanlon
 1981 Wolcott (TV Mini-Series)
DI Gilligan
 1979 The Outsider
Van Driver
 1978 The Heart's a Wonder (TV Movie)
 1978 The Riordans (TV Series)
Mick Nihill
- Dirty Spit and Luck-Penny (1978) ... Mick Nihill
 1977 The Purple Taxi
Police Officer
 1973-1974 Play for Today (TV Series)
Union Regional Secretary / Donal
- Leeds - United! (1974) ... Union Regional Secretary
- Jack Point (1973) ... Donal
 1973 Black and Blue (TV Series)
- High Kampf (1973) ... Superior
 1972 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series)
Mr. Dedalus
- Stephen D (1972) ... Mr. Dedalus
 1970-1971 The Sinners (TV Mini-Series)
Mr. O'Grady / Faith Mulligan
- Legal Aid (1971) ... Mr. O'Grady
- Mother Matilda's Book (1970) ... Faith Mulligan
 1970 The McKenzie Break
Colonel (uncredited)
 1970 Never Mind the Quality, Feel the Width (TV Series)
- Only Four Can Play (1970) ... Murphy
 1970 Wedding Night
Father Keegan
 1969 The Newcomers (TV Series)
Mick Doyle
- Episode #1.408 (1969) ... Mick Doyle
- Episode #1.407 (1969) ... Mick Doyle
 1969 Public Eye (TV Series)
- Welcome to Brighton? (1969) ... Governor
 1969 W. Somerset Maugham (TV Series)
Mr. Gallagher
- P. and O. (1969) ... Mr. Gallagher
 1967-1969 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Brophy / Milligan
- The Brophy Story (1969) ... Brophy
- Love Life (1967) ... Milligan
 1968 The Jazz Age (TV Series)
- The Assassin (1968) ... McShiel
 1967 The Violent Enemy
Security Chief
 1964 Tolka Row (TV Series)
Harry Allen

Personal Details

Other Works:

He acted in Sean O'Casey's play, "Juno and the Paycock", at the Nottingham Playhouse in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England with Anne Kristen, Tom Wilkinson, Brenda Fricker and Donald Gee in the cast. Richard Eyre was the director. See more »

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Fluent in the Irish language, he spent the last 25 years of his life writing the Opera "Marriage of Figaro" in Irish. See more »

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