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Niall MacGinnis (1913–1977)

Niall MacGinnis is not as well known outside of Europe, but he was a wonderful character actor whose variety of roles matched his great gift for characterization and the look beyond just makeup that he projected. He was educated at Stonyhurst College and Dublin University (what has long become Trinity College). He obtained a basic medical education... See full bio »

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(age 63) in Wales, UK

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 1978 Crisis in Sun Valley (TV Movie)
James
 1976 Shades of Greene (TV Series)
The Professor
- Dream of a Strange Land (1976) ... The Professor
 1973 The MacKintosh Man
Warder
 1971 River of Mystery (TV Movie)
Garwood Drum
 1970 Darling Lili
Von Hindenburg (uncredited)
 1970 The Kremlin Letter
Erector Set
 1969 Sinful Davey
Boots Simpson (as Niall MacGinniss)
 1969 Krakatoa: East of Java
Harbor Master (as Niall Macginnis)
 1968/I The Shoes of the Fisherman
Capuchin Monk
 1967 Torture Garden
Dr. Silversmith (segment 1 "Enoch")
 1967 The Viking Queen
Tiberian
 1966 The Saint (TV Series)
Colonel Probst
- Paper Chase (1966) ... Colonel Probst (as Niall McGinnis)
 1966 Theatre 625 (TV Series)
Dorn, a doctor
 1966 A Man Could Get Killed
Ship's Captain
 1965 The Spy Who Came in from the Cold
German Checkpoint Guard
 1965 The War Lord
Odins
 1965 The Truth About Spring
Cleary
 1964 Secret Agent (TV Series)
A.J.A. Kent / Donovan
- The Battle of the Cameras (1964) ... A.J.A. Kent
- Colony Three (1964) ... Donovan
 1964 Becket
Baron
 1963 Face in the Rain
Klaus
 1963 The Man Who Finally Died
Brenner (as Niall McGinnis)
 1963 Playboy of the Western World
Old Mahon
 1962 The Webster Boy
Headmaster
 1962 Billy Budd
Nathaniel Graveling - Ship's Master, Rights of Man (as Niall McGinnis)
 1962 The Devil's Agent
Paul Vass
 1961 Johnny Nobody
Defending Counsel Sullivan
 1960 Sword of Sherwood Forest
Friar Tuck (as Niall McGinnis)
 1960 Foxhole in Cairo
Radek
 1960 In the Nick
Prison Governor
 1960 The Night Fighters
Ned O'Neill (Dermot's brother) (as Niall McGinnis)
 1960 Never Take Sweets from a Stranger
Defense Counsel
 1959 This Other Eden
Devereaux
 1959 Tarzan's Greatest Adventure
Kruger (as Niall Macginnis)
 1959 Shake Hands with the Devil
Michael O'Leary
 1959 The Nun's Story
Father Vermeuhlen (Leprosarium)
 1958 Behind the Mask
Neil Isherwood
 1958 She Didn't Say No!
James Casey
 1958 The Veil (TV Mini-Series)
Walter Durst
- Jack the Ripper (1958) ... Walter Durst
 1956 Lust for Life
Roulin
 1956 Alexander the Great
Parmenio (as Niall Macginnis)
 1955 Special Delivery
Sidney
 1954 Betrayed
Blackie
 1954 Conflict of Wings
Harry Tilney
 1954 Hell Below Zero
Dr. Howe
 1951 No Highway in the Sky
Captain Samuelson, Pilot (uncredited)
 1951 Talk of a Million
Tom Cassidy
 1950 Chance of a Lifetime
Baxter
 1949 Diamond City
Hans Muller
 1949 Which Will Ye Have? (Short)
Barabbas
 1948 No Room at the Inn
O'Rane
 1948 Anna Karenina
Levin (as Niall Macginnis)
 1947 Captain Boycott
Mark Killain
 1944 Tawny Pipit
Jimmy Bancroft
 1944 The Hundred Pound Window
Chick Slater
 1943 Adventure for Two
Man on ship-dedication stand (uncredited)
 1943 Underground Guerrillas
Dr Jordan
 1943 We Dive at Dawn
Torpedo Gunner's Mate - C / P.O. Mike Corrigan
 1942 The Avengers
Olaf
 1941 49th Parallel
Vogel
 1941 The Strangler
Joe
 1938 Mountains O'Mourne
Paddy Kelly
 1938 Spring Meeting (TV Movie) (as Niall McGinnis)
 1937 The Last Adventurers
Jeremy Bowker
 1937 The Edge of the World
Andrew Gray - His Son
 1936 The Luck of the Irish
Derek O'Neill
 1936 Ourselves Alone
Terence Elliott (as Niall Macginnis)
 1936 Debt of Honour
Lt. Peter Stretton
 1936 The Crimson Circle
Jack Beardmore
 1935 Turn of the Tide
John Lunn
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He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "Macbeth," at the New Theatre in London, England with Laurence Olivier, Judith Anderson, Andrew Cruickshank, and James Ottaway in the cast. Michael Saint-Denis was director. Darius Milhaud was musical director. See more »

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