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Niall MacGinnis is a Actor Irlandais born on 29 march 1913 at Dublin (Irlande)

Niall MacGinnis

Niall MacGinnis
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Nationality Irlande
Birth 29 march 1913 at Dublin (Irlande)
Death 6 january 1977 (at 63 years) at Haverfordwest (United-kingdom)

Niall MacGinnis (29 March 1913 – 6 January 1977) was an Irish actor who made 80 screen appearances.


Niall MacGinnis joue au cinéma entre 1935 et 1973 (principalement dans des films britanniques), abordant notamment à plusieurs reprises les genres fantastique (productions de la Hammer) et biographique ; parmi ses partenaires, mentionnons Laurence Olivier qu'il retrouvera également au théâtre, entre autres dans des pièces de William Shakespeare.

À la télévision, il apparaît dans trois téléfilms (le premier dès 1938, le dernier diffusé en 1978, donc après son décès) et six séries (entre 1958 et 1976).

Best films

49th Parallel (1941)
Lust for Life (1956)

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Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Niall MacGinnis (70 films)

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The MacKintosh Man, 1h38
Directed by John Huston
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Spy
Themes Spy films, Seafaring films, Transport films, Political films
Actors Paul Newman, Dominique Sanda, James Mason, Harry Andrews, Ian Bannen, Nigel Patrick
Roles Warder
Rating62% 3.149113.149113.149113.149113.14911
Joseph Rearden, a British Intelligence agent, arrives in London and makes a rendezvous with MacKintosh, the head of his organisation, in a discreet office located just off Trafalgar Square. MacKintosh and his deputy, Mrs Smith, inform him of a simple way to steal diamonds which are transported via the post service to avoid attention. This he does, apparently getting successfully away after punching a postman, and making off with the diamond-filled parcel. However, that evening, in his hotel room he is paid a visit by two Metropolitan Police detectives who have received an anonymous phone call advising them about the robbery. They are unconvinced by Rearden's pretence to be an innocent Australian who had recently arrived in London.
The Kremlin Letter, 2h1
Directed by John Huston
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Spy
Themes Spy films, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Transgender in film, Political films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Cross-dressing in film
Actors Bibi Andersson, Richard Boone, Nigel Green, Dean Jagger, Patrick O'Neal, George Sanders
Roles Erector Set
Rating62% 3.1489653.1489653.1489653.1489653.148965
Late in 1969, a brilliant young United States Navy intelligence officer named Charles Rone (Patrick O'Neal) finds his commission revoked so that he can be recruited into an espionage mission. Rone is told that the mission is being undertaken independently of governmental intelligence agencies, as was commonplace prior to World War II, when espionage operations were handled by a small community of agents operating on a freelance basis.
Darling Lili, 1h47
Directed by Blake Edwards
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Musical, Romance
Themes Spy films, Films about music and musicians, Transport films, Aviation films, Musical films, Political films
Actors Julie Andrews, Rock Hudson, Gloria Paul, Jeremy Kemp, Vernon Dobtcheff, Lance Percival
Rating60% 3.0489653.0489653.0489653.0489653.048965
Set during World War I, the film centers on Lili Smith (Julie Andrews), a popular British music hall performer who is regarded as a femme fatale. She is actually a German spy, and the uncle she dotes upon is really Colonel Kurt Von Ruger (Jeremy Kemp), a fellow spy and her contact with the German military.
Sinful Davey, 1h35
Directed by John Huston
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy, Adventure, Crime
Actors John Hurt, Pamela Franklin, Nigel Davenport, Fionnula Flanagan, Anjelica Huston, Robert Morley
Roles Boots Simpson
Rating59% 2.9557952.9557952.9557952.9557952.955795
En Écosse, au début du XIX siècle, le jeune Davey Haggart est le fils d'un illustre brigand qui fut pendu. Davey est bien décidé à devenir lui aussi un bandit exceptionnel, cependant il échoue dans tout ce qu'il entreprend.
The Shoes of the Fisherman, 2h42
Directed by Michael Anderson
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Politique, Films about religion, Political films
Actors Laurence Olivier, Anthony Quinn, John Gielgud, Oskar Werner, David Janssen, Vittorio De Sica
Roles Capuchin Monk
Rating70% 3.547643.547643.547643.547643.54764
Set during the height of the Cold War, The Shoes of the Fisherman opens as protagonist Kiril Pavlovich Lakota (Anthony Quinn), the Metropolitan Archbishop of Lviv (or Lvov as it is spelled in the movie adaptation), is unexpectedly set free after twenty years in a Siberian labour camp by his former jailer, Piotr Ilyich Kamenev (Laurence Olivier), now the premier of the Soviet Union.
Krakatoa, East of Java, 2h11
Directed by Bernard L. Kowalski
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Adventure
Themes La fin du monde, Seafaring films, Transport films, Films about volcanoes, Disaster films, American disaster films
Actors Maximilian Schell, Diane Baker, Brian Keith, Barbara Werle, Sal Mineo, Marc Lawrence
Roles capitaine du port/ Harbor Master
Rating55% 2.754192.754192.754192.754192.75419
In 1883, the volcano on the island of Krakatoa in the Netherlands East Indies begins to erupt, terrorizing the children at a mission school in Palembang on nearby Sumatra. Meanwhile, across the Sunda Strait at her home port of Anjer on the west coast of Java, the steamer Batavia Queen, under the command of Captain Chris Hanson (Maximilian Schell), takes aboard passengers and cargo, including a diving bell and a balloon. Among the passengers coming aboard are Douglas Rigby (John Leyton), the designer, owner, and operator of the diving bell; Giovanni Borghese (Rossano Brazzi) and his son Leoncavallo (Sal Mineo), who own and operate the balloon as "The Flying Borgheses;" Harry Connerly (Brian Keith), a diver; Connerly‍ '​s mistress Charley Adams (Barbara Werle), who is a professional soprano and former saloon hostess; four female Japanese pearl divers led by Toshi (Jacqui Chan); and Laura Travis (Diane Baker), a married woman who had an extramarital affair with Hanson in Batavia.
Torture Garden
Directed by Freddie Francis
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Fantasy, Horror
Actors Jack Palance, Burgess Meredith, Beverly Adams, Peter Cushing, Michael Bryant, Timothy Bateson
Roles Dr. Silversmith (segment 1 "Enoch")
Rating62% 3.1005253.1005253.1005253.1005253.100525
Five people visit a fairground sideshow run by showman Dr. Diabolo (Burgess Meredith). Having shown them a handful of haunted-house-style attractions, he promises them a genuinely scary experience if they will pay extra. Their curiosity gets the better of them, and the small crowd follows him behind a curtain, where they each view their fate through the shears of an effigy of the female deity Atropos (Clytie Jessop).
The Viking Queen, 1h31
Directed by Don Chaffey
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Action, Adventure, Peplum
Themes Films set in Africa
Actors Don Murray, Denis Shaw, Donald Houston, Andrew Keir, Adrienne Corri, Niall MacGinnis
Roles Tiberian
Rating51% 2.560772.560772.560772.560772.56077
According to her father's wishes, Queen Salinas agrees to share the rule of Icena with Justinian, a Roman. This decision angers both the bloodthirsty Druids and Romans less just than Justinian. As the two rulers fall in love, the Druids and the Romans begin to plot their downfall. It's not long before the hills of Britain are stained with the lovers blood.
A Man Could Get Killed, 1h37
Directed by Ronald Neame, Cliff Owen
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Spy
Themes Spy films
Actors James Garner, Melina Mercouri, Sandra Dee, Anthony Franciosa, Robert Coote, Roland Culver
Roles Ship's Captain
Rating62% 3.1474553.1474553.1474553.1474553.147455
A search is on for stolen diamonds and a government agent has been killed trying to recover them. When an unsuspecting William Beddoes arrives in Lisbon on behalf of an American bank, he is mistaken for the dead agent's replacement.
Island of Terror, 1h29
Directed by Terence Fisher
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Science fiction, Horror
Actors Edward Judd, Peter Cushing, Eddie Byrne, Niall MacGinnis, Samuel John Kydd, Margaret Lacey
Roles Mr. Roger Campbell
Rating61% 3.0979953.0979953.0979953.0979953.097995
On the remote Petrie's Island off the east coast of Ireland, farmer Ian Bellows goes missing and his wife contacts the local constabulary. Constable John Harris goes looking for him and finds him dead in a cave without a single bone in his body. Horrified, Harris swiftly fetches the town physician Dr. Reginald Landers, but Dr. Landers is unable to determine what happened to the dead man's skeleton. Landers journeys to the mainland to seek the help of a noted London pathologist, Dr. Brian Stanley.
The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, 1h47
Directed by Martin Ritt, Paul Dehn, Guy Trosper
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Spy
Themes Spy films, Politique, Political films
Actors Richard Burton, Claire Bloom, Oskar Werner, Peter van Eyck, Sam Wanamaker, Robert Hardy
Roles German Checkpoint Guard
Rating75% 3.797053.797053.797053.797053.79705
The West Berlin office of the Circus, under administrator Alec Leamas (Richard Burton), has not been doing well. He is recalled to London shortly after the death of one of his operatives. Leamas is seemingly demoted to the banking section of the agency. In reality, a carefully staged transformation of Leamas has been arranged by Control (Cyril Cusack), the agency's chief. Now depressed and disgruntled, alcoholic and low on funds, he is quickly spotted by the East German Intelligence Service as a potential defector.
The Truth About Spring, 1h42
Directed by Richard Thorpe
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Adventure
Actors Hayley Mills, John Mills, James MacArthur, Lionel Jeffries, Harry Andrews, Niall MacGinnis
Roles Cleary
Rating66% 3.3466253.3466253.3466253.3466253.346625
Spring lives with her father aboard a run-down sail boat in the Florida Keys. She has lived a simple, carefree and isolated life and has never felt desire or love until Ashton joins in with them for a zany adventure involving buried treasure. In the end no treasure is found, only a long-sunken slaver. However, Spring does find love and a husband.
The War Lord, 2h2
Directed by Franklin J. Schaffner
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Adventure, Historical, Romance
Themes Seafaring films, Théâtre, Transport films, Films set in the Viking Age, Films based on plays
Actors Charlton Heston, Richard Boone, Rosemary Forsyth, Maurice Evans, Guy Stockwell, Niall MacGinnis
Roles Odins
Rating67% 3.3963553.3963553.3963553.3963553.396355
Chrysagon de la Cruex (Heston) is a Norman knight charged with defending a Druid village. At the heart of the story is a doomed romance which defies the social norms and sparks a growing confrontation with Chrysagon's brother, Draco (Stockwell).
Becket (1964)
, 2h28
Directed by Peter Glenville
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Biography, Historical
Themes Films about religion, Théâtre, Films based on plays
Actors Richard Burton, Peter O'Toole, John Gielgud, Donald Wolfit, Martita Hunt, Pamela Brown
Roles Baron
Rating78% 3.946993.946993.946993.946993.94699
During the late 12th century, about 100 years after the 1066 Norman Conquest of England, the Normans have removed the native ruling class, replacing it with a new monarchy, aristocracy, and clerical hierarchy.