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Micheál MacLiammóir (1899–1978)

Micheal MacLimmoir was a theatrical giant who dominated Irish theatre for over 50 years. Actor, designer, playwright and brilliant raconteur he was very much his own creation. He cut an imposing figure under the spotlight and in real life dressed flamboyantly wearing full make-up at all times and a jet black hairpiece. When he died in 1978 aged 79... See full bio »


(age 78) in Dublin, Ireland

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Known For

Othello Iago
Tom Jones
Tom Jones Narration spoken by
What's the Matter with Helen?
The Kremlin Letter
The Kremlin Letter Sweet Alice


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 1971 What's the Matter with Helen?
Hamilton Starr (as Micheal Mac Liammóir)
 1968 30 Is a Dangerous Age, Cynthia
Irish storyteller
 1963 Tom Jones
Narration spoken by (voice, as Micheál Mac Liammóir)
 1960 On Trial (TV Series)
Oscar Wilde
- Oscar Wilde (1960) ... Oscar Wilde
 1960 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Etienne Enface
- A Holiday Abroad (1960) ... Etienne Enface
 1959 Tolka Row (TV Movie)
Dan Dempsey
 1958 The Verdict Is Yours (TV Series)
Leon Cordoza
- Queen vs Cordoza: Part 3 (1958) ... Leon Cordoza
- Queen vs Cordoza: Part 2 (1958) ... Leon Cordoza
- Queen vs Cordoza: Part 1 (1958) ... Leon Cordoza
 1957 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Jonathan Swift
- Farewell to Greatness (1957) ... Jonathan Swift
 1957 Hour of Mystery (TV Series)
Edward Sarclet
- Duet for Two Hands (1957) ... Edward Sarclet
 1957 Mr. Sheridan's Umbrella (TV Short)
Richard Brinsley Sheridan (as Micheal Mac Liammóir)
 1956 The Wayward Saint (TV Movie)
Baron Nicholas de Balbus
 1953 Omnibus (TV Series)
Poor Tom
- King Lear (1953) ... Poor Tom (as Micheal MacLiammoir)
 1951 Othello
 1950 W. B. Yeats: A Tribute (Short)
Poetry Reader #1 (as Michael MacLiammoir)
 1948 Great Catherine (TV Movie)
Prince Patiomkin
 1911 Henry VIII (Short)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

He acted in Thom Ross's play, "The Importance of Being Oscar," at the Apollo Theatre in London, England. Hilton Edwards was director. See more »

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3 Print Biographies | See more »

Alternate Names:

Micheal Mac Liammóir | Micheál Mac Liammóir | Michael Mac'Liamoir | Michael MacLiammoir | Micheal MacLiammoir | Alfred Willmore

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Personal Quote:

Some people call me a ham - in my day it was called acting. See more »


Wrote an account of the making of the filming of Orson Welles's Othello (1949), Put Money In Thy Purse (1952). See more »

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