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Brian McGrath is a Actor Irlandais born on 1 january 1943

Brian McGrath

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Nationality Irlande
Birth 1 january 1943
Death 10 november 2010 (at 67 years)

Brian McGrath est un acteur irlandais né en 1943 à Dublin et mort le 10 novembre 2010 à Blackrock.

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Adrian Dunbar
Adrian Dunbar
(2 films)
John Boorman
John Boorman
(1 films)
Bosco Hogan
Bosco Hogan
(2 films)
Peter Diamond
Peter Diamond
(1 films)
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Filmography of Brian McGrath (9 films)

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P.S. I Love You, 2h6
Directed by Richard LaGravenese
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Hilary Swank, Gerard Butler, Lisa Kudrow, Gina Gershon, James Marsters, Jeffrey Dean Morgan
Roles Martin Kennedy
Rating70% 3.5012453.5012453.5012453.5012453.501245
Holly and Gerry are a married couple who live on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. They are deeply in love, but they fight occasionally. By winter that year, Gerry suddenly dies of a brain tumor and Holly realizes how much he means to her as well as how insignificant their arguments were.
Evelyn
Evelyn (2002)
, 1h33
Directed by Bruce Beresford
Genres Drama
Actors Sophie Vavasseur, Pierce Brosnan, Stephen Rea, Alan Bates, Julianna Margulies, Aidan Quinn
Roles Hugh Canning
Rating69% 3.495273.495273.495273.495273.49527
Nine-year-old Evelyn Doyle's (Sophie Vavasseur) mother has abandoned the family, leaving her out-of-work father Desmond Doyle (Pierce Brosnan) to bring up Evelyn and her two brothers, Maurice (Hugh MacDonagh) and Dermot (Niall Beagan) on his own. Matters are only made worse when Desmond's mother-in-law (Claire Mullan) reports the abandonment of the children to the authorities. Irish law prohibits children from being brought up in a "broken home", and therefore places these children in Church-run orphanages. Desmond also drinks excessively. Although it is shown that the boy's orphanage is very strict, details are examined in Evelyn's orphanage. She is dropped off by her grandfather (Frank Kelly), who, in attempts to comfort the clearly nervous Evelyn, explains to her that rays of light created by the sun shining in a specific spot through the clouds are called "angel rays," and mean that a guardian angel is watching over her. Evelyn, although momentarily comforted, is brought away by the nuns. She is introduced to a dining hall of girls much like herself. It is revealed that many of them have been in the orphanage for many years due to Irish law. While the children are adjusting to the harsh treatments of Catholic orphanages, Desmond has not been doing well. Desmond, finding no hope in the retrieval of his children and unable to afford a lawyer, has gotten very drunk and tried to punch the innocent Father O'Malley. The father instead punches Desmond. Desmond is helped by the local part-time bartender and chemist, Bernadette (Julianna Margulies). Bernadette tells Desmond to go to her brother's office, who happens to be solicitor (a type of lawyer, although he cannot speak in cases such as these) for help. The solicitor, Michael (Stephen Rea), makes it very clear to Desmond though, that he cannot help him until he gets his act together. This means bringing in a regular income and setting a good example for his children. Desmond does get a painting job and spends nights singing for tips with his father in the pub where Bernadette works. Unfortunately at this time, Evelyn had been having problems with Sister Bridget who beat her after she questioned her authority. Evelyn objected to Sister Bridget (Andrea Irvine) beating her friend who forgot Bible scripture, although the Bible scripture stated that "God is merciful," therefore meaning that He wouldn't want Sister Bridget to beat the children for forgetting scripture. Enraged, Desmond goes to find Evelyn after reading this in a letter that she wrote to him. On his way, he finds Sister Bridget and shakes her while threatening her to never touch his daughter again or he will "tear her limb from limb." This leads to a series of drunken rampages which leads to Bernadette refusing to continue her romantic encounter with Desmond on the grounds that he needs to, essentially, shape up. During this time, Desmond also loses his father when he has a heart attack. Desmond does shape up though, including quitting drinking. Unfortunately, their (now the lawyer and speaker, American Nick Barron (Aidan Quinn), and his old mentor and consultant, injured rugby player and rebel lawyer Thomas Connolly (Alan Bates) plea is rejected by the courts leading Desmond and his children heartbroken and separated. But, that night (the same night Desmond quits drinking) a gambler rigs Desmond to win copious amounts of money to pay for his legal bills. With nowhere to go though, the case seems hopeless until Connolly comes up with the idea of bringing an entirely new issue to the Supreme Court on the grounds that the lack of Desmond's custody with his children goes against the Irish Constitution itself. No one has ever successfully made a statement like this and won. Through publicity, Desmond gets a court hearing where they successfully make their case and Desmond makes a compelling speech to the court. The next day, Evelyn is brought to the stand and told that she was lying about Sister Bridget beating her after Sister Bridget exaggerates her run-in with Desmond and tells a false story about Evelyn's black and blue face. Evelyn, although momentarily confused by this change in events, is comforted by "angel rays," she believes are from her grandfather. Evelyn denies this statement and makes rather hilarious comebacks, unknowingly, to the defense and Sister Bridget. She then finishes it off with a beautiful repeat of her prayer asking to forgive Sister Bridget and insure the prospering of Ireland and its people. Moved, two out of the three judges side with Desmond who not only gets his children back, but finally falls in love with Bernadette. They are shown on Christmas day, celebrating as a family. It is then shown that due to these efforts, many children all across Ireland were reunited with their families due to amends in the Irish Children's Act.
The General, 2h4
Directed by John Boorman
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Historical, Crime
Themes Mafia films, Films about religion, Films about terrorism, Political films, Conflit nord-irlandais, Heist films, Gangster films, Escroquerie
Actors Brendan Gleeson, Adrian Dunbar, Seán McGinley, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Angeline Ball, Jon Voight
Roles Doctor
Rating71% 3.597073.597073.597073.597073.59707
After selling stolen paintings to the UVF Cahill realizes he has made a dangerous mistake. When the PIRA hear of this, they order his assassination, which is carried out on 18 August 1994.
Falling for a Dancer, 3h20
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Elisabeth Dermot Walsh, Dermot Crowley, Liam Cunningham, Maureen O'Brien, Brian McGrath, Colin Farrell
Roles St. John Sullivan
Rating71% 3.5909053.5909053.5909053.5909053.590905
Set in 1960`s Cork, nineteen-year-old well to do, Elizabeth, has a brief fling with a young actor and dancer and becomes pregnant. With no chance of finding the father,and trying to avoid entering the Magdalene Laundries she chooses to marry an older man who she first meets on her wedding day and moves to her new life in West Cork. The series follows Elizabeth through this marriage and her new life on a farm in West Cork. It is here Elizabeth has her baby but her choice of marriage has its darker side, resentment from her step children, moments of tragedy and a longing for young love and passion that she does not get from her husband, Neilie.
An Awfully Big Adventure, 1h52
Directed by Mike Newell
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Themes Films about families, Films about sexuality, Films about television, Théâtre, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Alan Rickman, Hugh Grant, Georgina Cates, Alun Armstrong, Peter Firth, Carol Drinkwater
Roles Vicar
Rating59% 2.953522.953522.953522.953522.95352
In the film's prologue, a hotelier ushers a child into a bomb shelter during the Liverpool Blitz. We see a brief flashback to a woman leaving her baby in a basement surrounded by flickering candles. Before departing from the house, she quickly drops a string of pearls on the child's pillow, twined around a single rose.
Kidnapped
Kidnapped (1995)
, 2h55
Directed by Ivan Passer
Genres Action, Adventure
Actors Armand Assante, Brian McCardie, Michael Kitchen, Brian Blessed, Patrick Malahide, Brendan Gleeson
Roles James Stewart of The Glen
Rating65% 3.292533.292533.292533.292533.29253
Allan Breck Stewart (Armand Assante) returns to his home village, which is already menaced by the highland clearances. His foster father James Stewart of the Glen (Brian McGrath) issues the taxpayers' money for the exiled House of Stuart to him and beseeches him to meet King George's factor, the "Red Fox" Colin Roy Campbell of Glenure (Brendan Gleeson). Allan Stewart only grudgingly complies, because he regards the “Red Fox” as a traitor, for at the Battle of Culloden he had to fight against Loudon's Highlanders, a regiment of Highlanders led by Campbells.
Hear My Song, 1h44
Directed by Peter Chelsom
Origin Irlande
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Ned Beatty, William Hootkins, Adrian Dunbar, Tara Fitzgerald, David McCallum, Shirley Anne Field
Roles Barman
Rating68% 3.4431553.4431553.4431553.4431553.443155
The story revolves around an attempt by Micky O'Neill (Dunbar) to revive the fortunes of his Liverpool nightclub by promising his patrons that he will produce Josef Locke. After a series of unfortunate bookings (including, most notably, Franc Cinatra, a Sinatra impersonator), Micky books the mysterious Mr. X, a man who insists that he cannot be booked as Jo Locke due to the legal issues that would invariably ensue. The elusive Locke left England during the 1950s to avoid paying taxes, leaving behind "a beauty queen, a Jaguar sportscar, and a pedigree dalmatian, all of them pining." O'Neill's personal and professional life are left in ruin after the beauty queen, Kathleen Doyle, exposes his Mr. X as a fraud. O'Neill returns to Ireland to find the one true Josef Locke and bring him back.
Black Beauty, 1h46
Directed by James Hill (réalisateur britannique)
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Western
Themes Films about animals, Films about horses, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Walter Slezak, Mark Lester, Patrick Mower, John Nettleton, Uschi Glas, Peter Lee Lawrence
Roles Mark Beauchamp
Rating54% 2.7095052.7095052.7095052.7095052.709505
Black Beauty is a stallion who, as a foal in England c 1856, is befriended by a boy named Joe (the film was actually made in Ireland). After being stolen by a brutal squire who also takes over Joe's family farm, is later killed, he is acquired by gypsies, who then sell him to a Spanish circus.