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Donal Donnelly (1931–2010)


Donal Donnelly was an Irish actor best known in the cinema for roles in The Knack... and How to Get It (1965) and The Godfather: Part III (1990) and on stage for his work in the plays of Brian Friel. He was born in Bradford, Yorkshire, England, on July 6, 1931, but raised in Dublin, Ireland. In Dublin, he went to a Christian Brothers School where ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Godfather: Part III
The Godfather: Part III Archbishop Gilday
(1990)
Yes, Honestly
Yes, Honestly Matthew Browne
(1976-1977)
Mesmer
Mesmer Doctor
(1994)

Filmography

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 1999 DDU (TV Series)
Fr. Brennan
- Unforgiven: Part 2 (1999) ... Fr. Brennan
- Unforgiven: Part 1 (1999) ... Fr. Brennan
 1999 Love & Rage
Sweeney
 1995 Korea
John Doyle
 1994 Words Upon the Window Pane
Cornelius Patterson
 1994 Squanto: A Warrior's Tale
Brother Paul
 1994 Mesmer
Doctor (as Donal Donelly)
 1992 Red Riding Hood (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 1991 Law & Order (TV Series)
Daniel Mallahan
- The Troubles (1991) ... Daniel Mallahan
 1989 Twister
Doctor
 1986 Spenser: For Hire (TV Series)
Mr. Martin
- One If by Land, Two If by Sea (1986) ... Mr. Martin
 1968-1982 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
Jokey Nelson / Marlon
- The Glory Hole (1982) ... Jokey Nelson
- Premiere: Foxhole in Bayswater (1968) ... Marlon
 1976-1977 Yes, Honestly (TV Series)
Matthew Browne
- We Are What We Are... Aren't We? (1977) ... Matthew Browne
- Bringing Up Babuska (1977) ... Matthew Browne
- What Beats a Running Flush - Five Aces? (1977) ... Matthew Browne
 1976 The Venetian Twins (TV Movie)
The Twins
 1974 ITV Saturday Night Theatre (TV Series)
Cody
- Geography of a Horse Dreamer (1974) ... Cody
 1973 Great Mysteries (TV Series)
Mr. Budd
- The Inspiration of Mr. Budd (1973) ... Mr. Budd
 1970/I Waterloo
O'Connor (as Donald Donnelly)
 1963-1970 Z Cars (TV Series)
Bernard Spencer / Manny Price
- A Couple of Comic Turns: Part 2 (1970) ... Bernard Spencer
- A Couple of Comic Turns: Part 1 (1970) ... Bernard Spencer
- The Main Chance (1963) ... Manny Price
 1970 The Mind of Mr. Soames
Joe Allan
 1969 Department S (TV Series)
Stacey
- Les Fleurs du Mal (1969) ... Stacey
 1969 Out of the Unknown (TV Series)
Pete
- Get Off My Cloud (1969) ... Pete
 1965-1968 Thirty-Minute Theatre (TV Series)
Frank / The Applicant
- Eveline (1968) ... Frank
- Application Form (1965) ... The Applicant
 1966-1968 The Wednesday Play (TV Series)
Alf / Rory
- The Drummer and the Bloke (1968) ... Alf
- The Retreat (1966) ... Rory
 1966 Pardon the Expression (TV Series)
Patrick O'Gorman
- Christmas Special (1966) ... Patrick O'Gorman
 1965 Up Jumped a Swagman
Bockeye
 1958-1965 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Seaman Tyrrell / Alvin Hanker / Pte Sparky / ...
- The Winds of Green Monday (1965) ... Seaman Tyrrell
- A Lily in Little India (1962) ... Alvin Hanker
- Serjeant Musgrave's Dance (1961) ... Pte Sparky
- Over the Bridge (1961) ... Peter O'Boyle
 1962-1965 No Hiding Place (TV Series)
Jerry Dempsey / Danny Nolan
- Smokey (1965) ... Jerry Dempsey
- Convicts Wife (1962) ... Danny Nolan
 1965 Young Cassidy
1st Hearseman
 1965 A Little Big Business (TV Series)
Shop assistant
- Funny Things: People (1965) ... Shop assistant
 1964 First Night (TV Series)
Rica
- Captain Rubian (1964) ... Rica
 1964 Festival (TV Series)
Tim Haffigan / Younger Man
- John Bull's Other Island (1964) ... Tim Haffigan
 1964 Espionage (TV Series)
Footman
- The Frantick Rebel (1964) ... Footman
 1963 Underworld Informers
Tommy the Trotter (uncredited)
 1963 The Sentimental Agent (TV Series)
Larry
- May the Saints Preserve Us (1963) ... Larry
 1963 BBC Sunday-Night Play (TV Mini-Series)
George
- The Fly Sham (1963) ... George
 1962 The Avengers (TV Series)
Vincent O'Brien
- Dead on Course (1962) ... Vincent O'Brien
 1960 International Detective (TV Series)
Fallon
- The Winthrop Case (1960) ... Fallon
 1959 I'm All Right Jack
Perce Carter
 1959 Shake Hands with the Devil
Willie Lafferty
 1957-1959 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Patsy / Mick Dooley / Willie O'Reilly / ...
- Mooney's Wreck (1959) ... Patsy
- The Exiles #2: The Long Summer (1959) ... Mick Dooley
- Home Is the Hero (1958) ... Willie O'Reilly
 1958 Television Playwright (TV Series)
A Young Detective
- This Day in Fear (1958) ... A Young Detective
 1958 Gideon of Scotland Yard
Feeney
 1957 The New Adventures of Charlie Chan (TV Series)
Cab Driver
- The Rajput Ruby (1957) ... Cab Driver (uncredited)
 1957 The Rising of the Moon
Prisoner Sean Curran aka Jimmy Walsh
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(January 11 to February 19, 1972) He acted in Anthony Shaffer's play, "Sleuth," at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, California with Anthony Quayle in the cast. Clifford Williams was director. Carl Toms was set designer. See more »

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Alternate Names:

Donal Donelly | Donald Donnelly
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Trivia:

Donnelly recounted this story in his dressing room on Broadway before a performance of The Elephant Man, in an interview with Marlene Aig of the AP. I was her friend, and she brought me along, and I enjoyed an hour in the company of this witty, charming, versatile actor.

While filming "Waterloo", Donnelly had an interesting misadventure: he was stranded on location in Siberia.

The production had ... See more »

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