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Ernest Shackleton (1874–1922)

The second in a family of ten, his father Henry farmed at Kilkea. His mother Henrietta was descended from the Fitzmaurices, a family which had been in Kerry since the Norman times in the 13th century. In 1880 when Ernest was six his father gave up farming and went to Trinity College Dublin, and qualified to be a doctor. The family lived at 35 ... See full bio »

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 1920 The Bottom of the World (Documentary)
Himself (as Sir Ernest Shackleton)
 1919 South (Documentary)
Leader of the Expedition (as Sir Ernest Shackleton)
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 2018 CBS News Sunday Morning (TV Series)
- Episode #40.58 (2018) ... Himself
 2014 Mysteries at the Museum (TV Series documentary)
- Annie Oakley, Project Chariot, Old State Prison Haunting (2014) ... Himself (as Ernest Henry Shackleton)
 2013 Lateline (TV Series)
- Episode dated 25 November 2013 (2013) ... Himself
 2011 Shackleton's South with James Cracknell (TV Movie documentary)
 2007 Mars Rising (TV Series documentary)
- The Human Factor (2007) ... Himself
 2007 Encounters at the End of the World (Documentary)
 2001 What Happened After...? (TV Series documentary)
 2000 The Endurance (Documentary)
Himself (uncredited)
 2000 Race for the Poles (Documentary)

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3 Biographical Movies | 1 Print Biography | 4 Portrayals | See more »

Alternate Names:

Ernest Henry Shackleton | Sir Ernest Shackleton

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After the race to the South Pole ended in December 1911 with Roald Amundsen's conquest, Shackleton turned his attention to the crossing of Antarctica from sea to sea, via the pole. To this end he made preparations for what became the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, 1914-17. Disaster struck this expedition when its ship, Endurance, became trapped in pack ice and was slowly crushed before the ... See more »


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