Noel Purcell (I) (1900–1985)

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Noel Purcell was born on December 23, 1900 in Dublin, Ireland as Patrick Joseph Noel Purcell. He was an actor, known for The Blue Lagoon (1949), Mutiny on the Bounty (1962) and Moby Dick (1956). He was married to Eileen Marmion. He died on March 3, 1985 in Dublin. See full bio »


(age 84) in Dublin, Ireland

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Known For

The Blue Lagoon Paddy Button
Mutiny on the Bounty Seaman William McCoy
Moby Dick Ship's Carpenter
The Crimson Pirate Pablo Murphy


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 1984 The Irish R.M. (TV Series)
- Oweneen the Sprat (1984) ... O'Reilly
 1973 The MacKintosh Man
 1972 The Onedin Line (TV Series)
- Survivor (1972) ... Hennessy
 1971 Flight of the Doves
 1970 The McKenzie Break
Ferry Captain (uncredited)
 1970 Never Say Die (TV Series)
Mr. Finucane
- The Gamblers (1970) ... Mr. Finucane
- The New Sister (1970) ... Mr. Finucane
- The Criminal (1970) ... Mr. Finucane
- The Party (1970) ... Mr. Finucane
- Goodbye Mr. Bridge (1970) ... Mr. Finucane
 1969 Dixon of Dock Green (TV Series)
- The One That Got Away (1969) ... Thomas
 1969 Where's Jack?
 1969 Sinful Davey
 1967 I Spy (TV Series)
- Now You See Her, Now You Don't (1967) ... Fletcher
 1967 The Violent Enemy
John Michael Leary
 1967 Dr. Finlay's Casebook (TV Series)
Alexander Craig
- The Masterpiece (1967) ... Alexander Craig
 1966 Arrivederci, Baby!
Capt. Daniel O'Flannery
 1964-1966 The Saint (TV Series)
Brendan Cullin / Mike Kelly
- Little Girl Lost (1966) ... Brendan Cullin
- The Wonderful War (1964) ... Mike Kelly
 1966 Carnaby, M.D.
 1966 Emergency-Ward 10 (TV Series)
Dermot Flynn
- Episode #1.891 (1966) ... Dermot Flynn
- Episode #1.890 (1966) ... Dermot Flynn
 1965 The Avengers (TV Series)
Jonah Barnard
- A Surfeit of H2O (1965) ... Jonah Barnard
 1965 Lord Jim
Captain Chester
 1963 The Ceremony
 1963 The DuPont Show of the Week (TV Series)
- The Last Hangman (1963) ... Meager
 1963 The Running Man
Miles Bleeker
 1963 The List of Adrian Messenger
Countryman (uncredited)
 1963 Nurse on Wheels
Abel Worthy
 1963 The Swingin' Maiden
Admiral Sir Digby Trevelyan
 1962 The Danny Thomas Show (TV Series)
Francis Daly
- The Ould Sod (1962) ... Francis Daly
 1962 Mutiny on the Bounty
Seaman William McCoy
 1962 Brothers in Law (TV Series)
Dominic Ford-O'Hara
- Without Due Care (1962) ... Dominic Ford-O'Hara
 1962 Three Spare Wives
Sir Hubert
 1961 Johnny Nobody
Brother Timothy
 1961 Double Bunk
 1960 Beware of Children
 1960 The 3 Worlds of Gulliver
Capt. Pritchard (uncredited)
 1960 Man in the Moon
 1960 The Millionairess
 1960 Watch Your Stern
Adm. Sir Humphrey Pettigrew
 1960 Make Mine Mink
 1960 The Day After Tomorrow (TV Movie)
Peter O'Connor
 1959 Tommy the Toreador
 1959 Ferry to Hong Kong
Joe Skinner
 1959 Shake Hands with the Devil
Liam O'Sullivan
 1958 Mad Little Island
Father James
 1958 The Key
Hotel Porter
 1958 Rooney
Tim Hennessy
 1958 Merry Andrew
Matthew Larabee
 1957 Pretty Polly (Short)
 1957 The Rising of the Moon
Dan O'Flaherty (1st Episode)
 1957 Doctor at Large
The Padre - Bartender
 1957 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
'Joxer' Daly
- Juno and the Paycock (1957) ... 'Joxer' Daly
 1956 The Wayward Saint (TV Movie)
Peadar the Puck
 1956 The Adventures of Sir Lancelot (TV Series)
- The Pirates (1956) ... Llian
 1956 The Buccaneers (TV Series)
- Whale Gold (1956) ... Pat
 1956 Lust for Life
Anton Mauve
 1956 Moby Dick
Ship's Carpenter
 1956 Jacqueline
Mr. Owen
 1955 Doctor at Sea
 1955 Rheingold Theatre (TV Series)
Willie Hosmer
- Crime à la Carte (1955) ... Willie Hosmer
 1954 Svengali
Patrick O'Ferrall
 1954 Mad About Men
 1954 Land of Fury
Paddy Clarke
 1954 Doctor in the House
The Padre (uncredited)
 1953 Wicked Wife
Philip Balfour
 1953 Decameron Nights
Father Francisco
 1952 The Pickwick Papers
 1952 Father's Doing Fine
 1952 The Crimson Pirate
Pablo Murphy
 1951 Encore
Tom, Captain (segment "Winter Cruise")
 1951 Island Rescue
Trawler Langley
 1951 No Resting Place
Garda Mannigan
 1951 Talk of a Million
Matty McGrath
 1949 Saints and Sinners
 1949 The Call to Arms (TV Movie)
 1949 The Blue Lagoon
Paddy Button
 1947 Captain Boycott
Daniel McGinty
 1947 Odd Man Out
Tram Conductor (uncredited)
 1938 Ireland's Border Line
Garda Sergeant Hogan
 1937 Knight Without Armor
First Train Driver Trying to Clear Track (uncredited)
 1935 Jimmy Boy
 1926/I Blarney
Garda Sergeant
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Eileen Marmion  (his death)  (4 children)

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Got his first job at the age of 12, when he was hired as a stage hand by Dublin's Gaiety Theatre. Subsequently worked as a carpenter on stage design, which led to further interest in the acting profession. See more »


Sailor-like manner, huge white beard and cheery Irish brogue

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