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Jimmy O'Connor (I) (1918–2001)

Jimmy O'Connor was born on May 20, 1918 in Paddington, London, England. He was a writer and actor, known for The Ladykillers (1955), The Wednesday Play (1964) and The Gamblers (1967). He was married to Nemone Lethbridge and Mary Agnes Davey. He died on September 29, 2001 in London. See full bio »

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Known For

The Ladykillers
The Wednesday Play
The Gamblers
The Gamblers Writer
Play for Today


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 1973 Play for Today (TV Series) (TV play - 1 episode)
- Her Majesty's Pleasure (1973) ... (TV play)
 1968 The Gamblers (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Thirty Stretch (1968) ... (writer)
  The Wednesday Play (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes, 1965 - 1967) (TV play - 2 episodes, 1965)
- The Profile of a Gentleman (1967) ... (writer)
- The Coming Out Party (1965) ... (TV play)
- 3 Clear Sundays (1965) ... (TV play - as James O'Connor)
- A Tap on the Shoulder (1965) ... (writer)
 1955 The Ladykillers (uncredited)
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 1968 The Gamblers (TV Series)
Mr. Granite
- Thirty Stretch (1968) ... Mr. Granite

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James O'Connor

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Wrote "Three Clear Sundays" based on his own experiences of being sentenced to death, only to be reprieved two days before execution was due to take place.

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