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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 »

Died:

(age 78) in Dublin, Ireland

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Known For

Othello
Othello Iago
(1952)
Tom Jones
Tom Jones Narrator
(1963)
What's the Matter with Helen?
(1971)
The Kremlin Letter
The Kremlin Letter Sweet Alice
(1970)

Filmography

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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
Narrator (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)
 1952 Othello
Iago
 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:

His play, "Where Stars Walk," was performed at the Gate Theatre in Dublin, Ireland with Noelle Middleton, Conor Evans, Patrick Bedford, Christopher Casson, and Hilton Edwards in the cast. See more »

Publicity Listings:

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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[describing 16-year-old Orson Welles' audition for Dublin's Gate Theatre]It was an astonishing performance, wrong from beginning to end, but with all the qualities of fine acting rearing their way through a chaos of inexperience. His diction was practically perfect; his personality, in spite of fantastic antics, was real and varied; his sense of passion, of evil, of drunkenness, of tyranny, of a ... See more »

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A young Simon Callow was MacLiammoir's dresser when the actor was touring with his one man show, The Importance of Being Oscar, in Ireland. See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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