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Donal Donnelly is a Actor British born on 6 july 1931 at Bradford (United-kingdom)

Donal Donnelly

Donal Donnelly
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Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 6 july 1931 at Bradford (United-kingdom)
Death 4 january 2010 (at 78 years) at Chicago (USA)

Donal Donnelly (6 July 1931 – 4 January 2010) was an English-born Irish theatre and film actor. Perhaps best known for his work in the plays of Brian Friel, he had a long and varied career in film, on television and in the theatre. His travels - he lived in Ireland, the U.K. and the U.S. at various times - led to him describing himself as " ... an itinerant Irish actor ...".

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Filmography of Donal Donnelly (15 films)

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Love & Rage
Genres Drama, Thriller, Romance
Actors Daniel Craig, Greta Scacchi, Stephen Dillane, Valerie Edmond, Donal Donnelly
Roles Sweeney
Rating53% 2.666782.666782.666782.666782.66678
James Lynchehaun (Daniel Craig) works at the estate of Agnes MacDonnell (Greta Scacchi), a wealthy Englishwoman in late 1800s Ireland. Agnes considers her privacy important, but shows flashes of a high-spirited nature among those she trusts, and enjoys scandalizing the locals by being a divorced woman who smokes, drinks, and rides horses astride on her vast property. When James discovers that a local land agent has been cheating Agnes, he shares the information with her. She's grateful to him and they get to know each other a bit better, leading in time to a romantic relationship. James is younger than her, and beneath her social status, but Agnes is a woman who thrives on being seen as scandalous, so she enters into the affair with James with relish and delight. He's a wild man, as well as a bit of a con artist, appearing at the estate in disguise and meeting Agnes dressed as a priest. Agnes doesn't appear to mind this, and at times she actively welcomes it. The fact that they both seem to delight in taunting "proper" society seems to please her that much more.
This Is My Father, 1h59
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Aidan Quinn, James Caan, Jacob Tierney, Stephen Rea, Colm Meaney, John Cusack
Rating70% 3.545683.545683.545683.545683.54568
The film portrays a tragic love story set in late 1930s Ireland, focusing on the relationship between Fiona Flynn (Moya Farrelly), a beautiful, feisty seventeen-year-old from a middle-class family, and Kieran O'Dea (Aidan Quinn), a shy labourer in his early thirties, and the search decades later by their son, Kieran Johnson, (James Caan) to find his roots in late 1990s Ireland.
Korea (1996)
, 1h27
Actors Donal Donnelly, Andrew Scott
Rating70% 3.544883.544883.544883.544883.54488
Squanto: A Warrior's Tale, 1h42
Directed by Xavier Koller
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about slavery, Children's films
Actors Adam Beach, Irene Bedard, Eric Schweig, Michael Gambon, Nathaniel Parker, Alex Norton
Rating61% 3.0506853.0506853.0506853.0506853.050685
Set in the early 17th century, a Patuxet tribesman named Squnato (Adam Beach) is captured by English settlers. He is then taken to England but escapes with a group of men, along with Epenow (Eric Schweig), a Nauset from Martha's Vineyard who was also captured by the English.
Mesmer (1994)
, 1h47
Directed by Roger Spottiswoode
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Biography
Actors Alan Rickman, Donal Donnelly, Anna Thalbach, Amanda Ooms, David Burke, Simon McBurney
Rating62% 3.1005853.1005853.1005853.1005853.100585
In 18th century Vienna, Franz Anton Mesmer believes he is able to heal patients by drawing out something unique from inside his patients. However, the only ones who seem to have improvements are the young ladies he helps. His controversial methods and their consequences lead him to leave Vienna and head to Paris. However, once there, he takes advantage of his unique methods to provide entertainment, which he is censured for by other doctors.
The Godfather: Part III, 2h43
Directed by Francis Ford Coppola
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Mob film, Action, Crime
Themes Films about immigration, Mafia films, Seafaring films, Films about religion, Transport films, Gangster films
Actors Al Pacino, Andy García, Diane Keaton, Talia Shire, Sofia Coppola, Eli Wallach
Roles Archbishop Gilday
Rating75% 3.7986053.7986053.7986053.7986053.798605
In 1979, as Michael Corleone is approaching 60, he regrets his ruthless rise to power, and is especially guilt-ridden for having his brother, Fredo, murdered. He has semi-retired from the Mafia, leaving the Corleone family's criminal interests under enforcer Joey Zasa's control. Michael uses his tremendous wealth and power in an attempt to rehabilitate his reputation via numerous charitable acts. Michael and Kay divorced in 1960, and Kay was given custody of their children, Anthony and Mary.
Twister (1989)
, 1h33
Directed by Michael Almereyda
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Crispin Glover, Harry Dean Stanton, Dylan McDermott, Suzy Amis, Jenny Wright, Charlayne Woodard
Rating52% 2.6045252.6045252.6045252.6045252.604525
Based on Mary Robison's 1981 novel Oh!, the film relates the story of the eccentric Cleveland family during the event of a tornado's hitting their rural Kansas home. The head of the family is Eugene Cleveland (Stanton), who built soda pop and mini-golf empires and lives off the proceeds. His two adult children, Maureen (Amis), and Howdy (Glover), live with him in his mansion along with Maureen's daughter Violet, and Lola, the housekeeper. Maureen is plagued by unwanted visits from her ex, Chris (McDermott), who has recently returned from Canada with the intention of marrying Maureen and becoming a father to Violet. Howdy is enrolled in a local university and pursues rolling interests in painting, music, and theater, all with an Absurdist slant. He is also desperately trying to convince Stephanie, a young groundskeeper from the University, to marry him and go off to Europe. Eugene, exasperated with Howdy's high-brow attitude and Maureen's sullen listlessness, spends his time drinking and courting Virginia, a local host of a Christian children's TV program. The group continuously annoy each other, fight, and try to find themselves in an isolated little world where all of the necessities of life are provided, but purpose is lacking.
The Dead
The Dead (1987)
, 1h23
Directed by John Huston
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Cooking films, Films about writers
Actors Anjelica Huston, Donal McCann, Colm Meaney, Dan O'Herlihy, Donal Donnelly, Helena Carroll
Rating73% 3.695923.695923.695923.695923.69592
L'histoire se passe à Dublin, chez les trois demoiselles Morhan, en 1904. C'est le réveillon, toute la famille se réunit autour d'une dinde et de whiskeys. Le repas ne commence qu'après des danses familiales , un morceau de piano, une vieille chanson et une étrange histoire bien racontée. Au diner sous l'effet de la bonne nourriture et des alcools, les langues vont se délier et chacun pourra exprimer ses idées ou ses souvenirs. Un discours de Gabriel très émouvant aidera chacun à se révéler. Lors du départ un air lointain fredonné provoquera une grande nostalgie chez Gretta qui évoquera à son mari, de retour chez eux, son amour de jeunesse.
Waterloo (1970)
, 2h14
Directed by Serge Bondartchouk
Origin Italie
Genres Drama, Action, Historical
Themes Political films, Histoire de France, Napoleonic Wars films, French Revolution films
Actors Rod Steiger, Christopher Plummer, Orson Welles, Jack Hawkins, Virginia McKenna, Dan O'Herlihy
Roles Corporal O'Connor (as Donald Donnelly)
Rating72% 3.6486953.6486953.6486953.6486953.648695
In 1814, after 20 years of military glory Napoleon Bonaparte, the Emperor of France, faces defeat at hands of the sixth coalition, the forces of Britain, Austria, Prussia and Russia. Facing certain defeat, Napoleon's marshals gather and demand that he abdicate. At first Napoleon violently refuses, but after hearing of the surrender of his last army he agrees.
Up Jumped a Swagman
Directed by Christopher Miles
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy, Musical
Themes Musical films
Actors Annette Andre, Ronald Radd, Suzy Kendall, Richard Wattis, Donal Donnelly, Bryan Mosley
Rating50% 2.5483852.5483852.5483852.5483852.548385
An aspiring Australian singer moves to London in the hope of a big breakthrough. He chases after a popular model not noticing the beautiful daughter of a pub owner who loves him. He also gets involved with a gang of thieves.
The Knack... and How to Get It, 1h25
Directed by Richard Lester
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films
Actors Rita Tushingham, Ray Brooks, Michael Crawford, Jane Birkin, Donal Donnelly, Jacqueline Bisset
Roles Tom
Rating66% 3.348573.348573.348573.348573.34857
The film depicts the sexual competition among three roommates — the aggressive, womanizing drummer Tolen (Ray Brooks), the shy, paranoid schoolteacher Colin (Michael Crawford), and the artist Tom (Donal Donnelly) — when a young woman from out of town, Nancy (Rita Tushingham), enters their London world.
The Informers, 1h45
Directed by Ken Annakin
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Crime
Actors Nigel Patrick, Katherine Woodville, Colin Blakely, Derren Nesbitt, Harry Andrews, John Cowley
Roles Tommy the Trotter (uncredited)
Rating69% 3.479363.479363.479363.479363.47936
Filmed at Pinewood Studios and on location in London, the story concerns the somewhat uneasy relationship between a Scotland Yard Detective, Johnoe (Nigel Patrick) and the Squad Chief, Bestwick (Harry Andrews) over the use of paid informants. Despite orders not to use informants and to adopt more scientific principals of detection, Johnoe continues on until one of his informants is murdered. Immediately he finds himself in a frame for corruption and with few friends left on his own side of the law his only option is to enlist the help of the murdered man's brother (Colin Blakely).
Shake Hands with the Devil, 1h51
Directed by Michael Anderson
Genres Drama, Action
Themes Films about terrorism, Political films
Actors James Cagney, Don Murray, Dana Wynter, Glynis Johns, Michael Redgrave, Sybil Thorndike
Roles Willie Lafferty
Rating70% 3.5429053.5429053.5429053.5429053.542905
Irish-American Kerry O'Shea (Don Murray) is studying at the College of Surgeons in 1921 Dublin, Ireland, during a guerrilla war - the Irish War of Independence. Apolitical and sick of killing after fighting in World War I, he is drawn into the struggle between the Irish Republican Army (IRA) and the British Black and Tans.
The Rising of the Moon, 1h21
Directed by John Ford
Origin Irlande
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Transport films, Rail transport films
Actors Cyril Cusack, Noel Purcell, Denis O'Dea, Tyrone Power, John Cowley, Jack MacGowran
Roles Sean Curran
Rating68% 3.4422053.4422053.4422053.4422053.442205
Police Inspector Dillon (Cyril Cusack) reluctantly sets out to see an old friend, Dan O'Flaherty (Noel Purcell). Along the way, he encounters Mickey J. (Jack MacGowran), a poitín maker who, fortunately for him, is not Dillon's target today. The inspector has the unfortunate duty of serving a warrant on O'Flaherty for striking Phelim O'Feeney (John Cowley) on the head. O'Flaherty refuses to pay the fine, as he feels he has done nothing wrong, nor will he allow O'Feeney to pay it for him. Instead, he heads off to prison.
Words Upon the Window Pane, 1h38
Directed by Mary McGuckian
Genres Drama
Themes Films based on plays
Actors Géraldine Chaplin, Ian William Richardson, Jim Sheridan, Geraldine James, Orla Brady, John Lynch
Roles Cornelius Patterson
Rating67% 3.376613.376613.376613.376613.37661
In 1928 Dublin, during séances concerning Jonathan Swift, the spirits of his former lovers, Stella and Vanessa, emerge to resume their ancient quarrel.