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Barry McGovern

Barry McGovern was born in 1948 in Dublin, Ireland. He is an actor, known for Braveheart (1995), Far and Away (1992) and Joe Versus the Volcano (1990). See full bio »
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Known For

Braveheart King's Advisor
Far and Away
Far and Away McGuire
Joe Versus the Volcano
Joe Versus the Volcano Luggage Salesman
Waiting for Godot


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 2017 Penance: Aithri (post-production)
The Commandant
 2016 Vikings (TV Series)
French Archbishop
 2016 Rebellion (TV Mini-Series)
Archbishop William Walsh
- The Reckoning (2016) ... Archbishop William Walsh
- Under Siege (2016) ... Archbishop William Walsh
 2015 My Name Is Emily
Dr. Golding
 2014 Game of Thrones (TV Series)
Dying Man
- Mockingbird (2014) ... Dying Man
 2012 Rásaí na Gaillimhe (TV Series)
- Episode #2.7 (2012) ... Clive
- Episode #2.6 (2012) ... Clive
 2012 Raw (TV Series)
- Episode #4.3 (2012) ... Michael
 2010 Gift of the Magi (TV Movie)
Gary Janardi
 2010 An Crisis (TV Series)
Piaras De Barra
- Episode #1.5 (2010) ... Piaras De Barra
 2010 Na cloigne (TV Series)
Ceannfort Ó Sé
- An Taobh Eile (2010) ... Ceannfort Ó Sé
- Corp Gan Cheann (2010) ... Ceannfort Ó Sé
- An Bradán (2010) ... Ceannfort Ó Sé
 2008 School Run (TV Series)
Padraig Ó Cinnéide
- Episode #1.2 (2008) ... Padraig Ó Cinnéide
- Episode #1.1 (2008) ... Padraig Ó Cinnéide
 2008 The Clinic (TV Series)
Judge Donnelly
- Episode #6.10 (2008) ... Judge Donnelly
 2006/III Forgiveness (Short)
Erskine Childers
 1998 Amongst Women (TV Mini-Series)
Older Gentleman
- Episode #1.4 ... Older Gentleman
 1998 The General
IRA Man 1
 1998 The Wonderful World of Disney (TV Series)
Rabbi Ben Abrams
- Miracle at Midnight (1998) ... Rabbi Ben Abrams (as Barry M. McGovern)
 1997 The Informant
Courtroom Judge
 1997 Driftwood
 1996 The Disappearance of Finbar
Action Committee Chairman
 1995 The Governor (TV Series)
- Episode #1.2 (1995) ... Solicitor
 1995 Braveheart
King's Advisor
 1991 The Treaty (TV Movie)
Eamon de Valera
 1991 Billy Bathgate
Father McInemy
 1990 Screenplay (TV Series)
- August Saturday (1990) ... Desmond
 1990 Joe Versus the Volcano
Luggage Salesman
 1989 Dear Sarah (TV Movie)
Giuseppe Conlon
 1987/II Foreign Bodies (TV Series)
Dermot #1
 1979 Play for Today (TV Series)
- Katie: The Year of a Child (1979) ... Sean
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Acted as Jack in Dancing at Lughnasa at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin (1990). See more »

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Barry M. McGovern

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Some people think of Beckett as a very negative writer. I think he's a positive writer. The last three words of [his novel] The Unnameable are: "I'll go on" - "You must go on; I can't go on; I'll go on." See more »


Leading figure in Irish theatre and a foremost lecturer and interpreter of the absurdist plays of Samuel Beckett. He has played the role of Vladimir in Beckett's "Waiting for Godot" more than any other living actor. See more »

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