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Shelah Richards (1903–1985)

Shelah Richards was born on May 23, 1903 in Dublin, Ireland. She was an actress and director, known for Return to Glennascaul (1953), Guests of the Nation (1935) and My Hands Are Clay (1948). She was married to Denis Johnston, Denis (I). She died on January 19, 1985 in Dublin. See full bio »


(age 81) in Dublin, Ireland

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Return to Glennascaul
Return to Glennascaul Mrs. Campbell
Guests of the Nation
Guests of the Nation Bicycle courier
My Hands Are Clay
My Hands Are Clay Lady Killane
Hungry Hill
Hungry Hill Mary Donovan


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 1948 My Hands Are Clay
Lady Killane (as Shelagh Richards)
 1947 Hungry Hill
Mary Donovan
 1935 Guests of the Nation
Bicycle courier
 1935 Riders to the Sea (Short)
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 1959 Larry (TV Short)
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 1959 Larry (TV Short) (producer)
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 1948 My Hands Are Clay (dialogue consultant - as Shelagh Richards)
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 1961 Cradle of Genius (Documentary short)

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Other Works:

She directed John Millington Synge's play, "The Playboy of the Western World," at the St. Martin's Theatre in London, England and at the Piccadilly Theatre in London, England with Siobhan McKenna, Donal Donnelly, Kate Binchy, Eithne Dunne, and Brian O'Higgins in the cast.

Alternate Names:

Shelagh Richards

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