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Donal Donnelly (1931–2010)


Donal Donnelly was an Anglo-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 ... See full bio »

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 2000 Love & Rage
Sweeney
 1999 DDU (TV Series)
Fr. Brennan
- Unforgiven: Part 2 (1999) ... Fr. Brennan
- Unforgiven: Part 1 (1999) ... Fr. Brennan
 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
 1982 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
Jokey Nelson
- The Glory Hole (1982) ... Jokey Nelson
 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 Sunday 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
 1966-1968 The Wednesday Play (TV Series)
Alf / Rory
- The Drummer and the Bloke (1968) ... Alf
- The Retreat (1966) ... Rory
 1965 Up Jumped a Swagman
Bockeye
 1965 Thirty-Minute Theatre (TV Series)
The Applicant
- Application Form (1965) ... The Applicant
 1958-1965 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Seaman Tyrrell / Pte Sparky / Peter O'Boyle / ...
- The Winds of Green Monday (1965) ... Seaman Tyrrell
- Serjeant Musgrave's Dance (1961) ... Pte Sparky
- Over the Bridge (1961) ... Peter O'Boyle
- Playboy of the Western World (1958) ... Christy Mahon (The Playboy)
 1962-1965 No Hiding Place (TV Series)
Jerry Dempsey / Danny Nolan
- Smokey (1965) ... Jerry Dempsey
- Convicts Wife (1962) ... Danny Nolan
 1965 A Little Big Business (TV Series)
Shop assistant
- Funny Things: People (1965) ... Shop assistant
 1965 Young Cassidy
1st Hearseman
 1964 First Night (TV Series)
Rica
- Captain Rubian (1964) ... Rica
 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
 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
 1958 This Day in Fear (TV Movie)
Young detective
 1958 Gideon of Scotland Yard
Feeney
 1957 The Rising of the Moon
Prisoner Sean Curran aka Jimmy Walsh
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He starred in Anthony Shaffer's play, "Sleuth", at the St. Martin's Theatre (London, England) with Paul Rogers, Stanley Rushton, Robin Mayfield and Liam McNulty in the cast. See more »

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Alternate Names:

Donal Donelly | Donald Donnelly
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He specialized in portraying a variety of Irish characters on stage and screen, particularly in the plays of Brian Friel. See more »

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