Niall MacGinnis (1913–1977)

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Niall MacGinnis is not as well known outside of Europe, but he was a wonderful character actor whose variety of roles matched his great gift for characterization and the look beyond just makeup that he projected. He was educated at Stonyhurst College and Trinity College, Dublin. He obtained a basic medical education which qualified him as a house ... See full bio »

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Island of Terror Mr. Roger Campbell
Curse of the Demon Doctor Julian Karswell


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 1978 Crisis in Sun Valley (TV Movie)
 1976 Shades of Greene (TV Series)
The Professor
- Dream of a Strange Land (1976) ... The Professor
 1973 The MacKintosh Man
 1971 River of Mystery (TV Movie)
Garwood Drum
 1970 Darling Lili
Von Hindenburg (uncredited)
 1970 The Kremlin Letter
Erector Set
 1969 Sinful Davey
Boots Simpson (as Niall MacGinniss)
 1968 Krakatoa: East of Java
Harbor Master (as Niall Macginnis)
 1968/I The Shoes of the Fisherman
Capuchin Monk
 1968 Contrasts (TV Series)
John Nash
- Bold Nash (1968) ... John Nash
 1967 Torture Garden
Dr. Silversmith (segment 1 "Enoch")
 1967 The Viking Queen
 1966 The Saint (TV Series)
Colonel Probst
- Paper Chase (1966) ... Colonel Probst (as Niall McGinnis)
 1966 Blackmail (TV Series)
- The Setup (1966) ... Fred
 1966 Island of Terror
Mr. Roger Campbell
 1966 Theatre 625 (TV Series)
- The Seagull (1966) ... Dorn
 1966 A Man Could Get Killed
Ship's Captain
 1965 The War Lord
 1965 The Spy Who Came in from the Cold
Checkpoint Charlie Guard
 1964-1965 Secret Agent (TV Series)
A.J.A. Kent / Donovan
- Entertainers (1965)
- The Battle of the Cameras (1964) ... A.J.A. Kent
- Colony Three (1964) ... Donovan
 1965 The Truth About Spring
 1964 Festival (TV Series)
Peter Keegan
- John Bull's Other Island (1964) ... Peter Keegan
 1964 Becket
 1963 Face in the Rain
 1963 The Man Who Finally Died
Brenner (as Niall McGinnis)
 1962 The Devil's Agent
Paul Vass
 1962 Billy Budd
Nathaniel Graveling - Ship's Master, Rights of Man (as Niall McGinnis)
 1962 The Webster Boy
 1962 The Magical World of Disney (TV Series)
Father Andrew
- The Prince and the Pauper: The Pauper King (1962) ... Father Andrew
 1962 The Prince and the Pauper
Father Andrew
 1961 Johnny Nobody
Defending Counsel Sullivan
 1960 Sword of Sherwood Forest
Friar Tuck (as Niall McGinnis)
 1960 Foxhole in Cairo
Morris Radek
 1960 In the Nick
Prison Governor
 1960 The Night Fighters
Ned O'Neill (Dermot's brother) (as Niall McGinnis)
 1960 Never Take Candy from A Stranger
Defense Counsel
 1959/II Kidnapped
Mr. Shuan
 1959 This Other Eden
Brendan Devereux
 1959 Shake Hands with the Devil
Michael O'Leary
 1959 The Nun's Story
Father Vermeuhlen (Leprosarium)
 1959 Tarzan's Greatest Adventure
Kruger (as Niall Macginnis)
 1958 The Veil (TV Mini Series)
- Jack the Ripper (1958) ... Walter
 1958 Behind the Mask
Neil Isherwood
 1958 She Didn't Say No!
James Casey
 1957 Curse of the Demon
Doctor Julian Karswell
 1957 The Shiralee
Beauty Kelly (as Niall Macginnis)
 1956 Lust for Life
 1956 Alexander the Great
Parmenio (as Niall Macginnis)
 1956 Helen of Troy
 1955 Special Delivery
 1954 Betrayed
 1954 Fuss Over Feathers
Harry Tilney (as Niall Macginnis)
 1954 Hell Below Zero
Dr. Howe
 1953 Knights of the Round Table
Green Knight
 1953 Martin Luther
Martin Luther
 1952 Studio One (TV Series)
- Lilly, the Queen of the Movies (1952) ... Headwaiter
 1951 Murder in the Cathedral
 1951 No Highway in the Sky
Capt. Samuelson - Pilot (uncredited)
 1951 Talk of a Million
Tom Cassidy
 1950 Chance of a Lifetime
 1949 Which Will Ye Have? (Short)
 1949 Diamond City
 1949 Christopher Columbus
Juan de la Cosa
 1948 No Room at the Inn
 1948 Hamlet
Sea Captain
 1948 Anna Karenina
Levin (as Niall Macginnis)
 1948 Death at Newtownstewart (TV Movie)
District Inspector Montgomery
 1947 Captain Boycott
Mark Killain
 1944 Henry V
Macmorris - Captain in the English Army
 1944 Tawny Pipit
Jimmy Bancroft
 1944 The Hundred Pound Window
Chick Slater
 1943 Adventure for Two
Man on Ship-Dedication Stand (uncredited)
 1943 Underground Guerrillas
Dr. Jordon
 1943 We Dive at Dawn
Torpedo Gunner's Mate - C / P.O. Mike Corrigan
 1942 The Avengers
 1941 49th Parallel
 1941 The Strangler
 1938 Mountains O'Mourne
Paddy Kelly
 1938 Spring Meeting (TV Movie)
Michael Byrne (as Niall McGinnis)
 1937 The Last Adventurers
Jeremy Bowker
 1937 The Edge of the World
The Gray Family: Andrew, His Son (as Niall Macginnis)
 1937 Anna Christie (TV Short)
Mat Burke
 1937 Theatre Parade (TV Series)
Mat Burke
- Anna Christie (1937) ... Mat Burke (as Niall MacGinniss)
 1936 The Luck of the Irish
Derek O'Neill
 1936 Ourselves Alone
Terence Elliott (as Nick O'Dea)
 1936 Debt of Honour
Lt. Peter Stretton
 1936 The Crimson Circle
Jack Beardmore
 1935 Turn of the Tide
John Lunn
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He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "Macbeth," at the New Theatre in London, England with Laurence Olivier, Judith Anderson, Andrew Cruickshank, and James Ottaway in the cast. Michael Saint-Denis was director. Darius Milhaud was musical director. See more »

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Alternate Names:

Niall MacGinniss | Niall Macginnis | Niall McGinnis | Nick O'Dea


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Appeared in five Best Picture Oscar nominees: 49th Parallel (1941), Henry V (1944), Hamlet (1948), The Nun's Story (1959) and Becket (1964), with Hamlet winning Best Picture. See more »

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