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T.P. McKenna

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Birth name Thomas Patrick McKenna
Nationality Irlande
Birth 7 september 1929 at County Cavan (Irlande)
Death 13 february 2011 (at 81 years) at London (United-kingdom)

Thomas Patrick McKenna (7 September 1929 – 13 February 2011) was an Irish actor.


McKenna was married to May White from 1955 to her death in 2007. They had five children.

Usually with

Joseph Strick
Joseph Strick
(2 films)
Peter Ustinov
Peter Ustinov
(1 films)
Joe Lynch
Joe Lynch
(4 films)
John Gielgud
John Gielgud
(3 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of T.P. McKenna (33 films)

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The Libertine, 1h54
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Biography, Romance
Themes Théâtre, Films based on plays
Actors Johnny Depp, Samantha Morton, Paul Ritter, John Malkovich, Rosamund Pike, Stanley Townsend
Roles Black Rod
Rating63% 3.198583.198583.198583.198583.19858
The story begins with John Wilmot, Second Earl of Rochester (Depp), delivering his prologue, the main themes of which are his fondness for drink, his sexual proclivities, and his disdain for his audience.
Monarch (2000)
, 1h29
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Historical
Actors T.P. McKenna, Jean Marsh, Peter Miles
Roles Henry VIII
Rating73% 3.6691853.6691853.6691853.6691853.669185
Monarch unfolds around one night when the injured Henry VIII arrives at a manor house closed for the season. Henry is without the power of his throne. He is vulnerable to those around him and to his own mental issues. He had left England financially and morally bankrupt; his collection of enemies became his only constant. The film is set in just one night. In an interview John Walsh said “Often you can find out more about someone in a small time frame rather than you can if the two-hour film spans their whole life. Most bio-pics become little more than a montage of facts. If you confine a character to that time frame you can find out more about them.
Valmont (1989)
, 2h17
Directed by Miloš Forman, Thomas Vincent, Philippe Bérenger
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Historical, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality
Actors Colin Firth, Annette Bening, Meg Tilly, Fairuza Balk, Siân Phillips, Jeffrey Jones
Roles Baron
Rating69% 3.498983.498983.498983.498983.49898
In eighteenth century France, the Marquise de Merteuil (Annette Bening), a beautiful wealthy widow, learns from her cousin Madame de Volanges (Siân Phillips) that Volanges' 15-year-old daughter Cecile (Fairuza Balk) has been betrothed to a middle-age man named Gercourt (Jeffrey Jones)—Merteuil's own secret lover. Volanges confides in Merteuil that the arranged marriage required that Cecile be raised in a convent to ensure her chastity. Unaware that Merteuil is Gercourt's paramour, Volanges reveals that according to Gercourt, he is having trouble breaking off relations with his "former" mistress who is mentally unbalanced.
Pascali's Island, 1h44
Directed by James Dearden, James Dearden
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films
Actors Ben Kingsley, Charles Dance, Helen Mirren, Kevork Malikyan, George Murcell, Nadim Sawalha
Roles Dr. Hogan
Rating68% 3.444853.444853.444853.444853.44485
In 1908 at Nisi, a small Greek Island under Ottoman rule, Turkish officials, Greek rebels, German emissaries and other foreign mercenaries mingle as they all try to keep the upper hand in that remote part of the crumbling Ottoman Empire. Basil Pascali, a half-British half-Cypriot man self considers a local feature in the island. Since his arrival twenty years before, he spies for the Sultan sending detailed reports about suspicious activities. Nobody reads or even acknowledges his observations, his payment has never been increased but still arrives regularly, so he continues his work as an informant with unfailing eagerness.
Red Scorpion, 1h35
Directed by Joseph Zito
Genres War, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Historical
Themes Films set in Africa, Politique, Films about racism, Political films
Actors Dolph Lundgren, M. Emmet Walsh, Al White, T.P. McKenna, Carmen Argenziano, Brion James
Roles General Vortek
Rating51% 2.5527252.5527252.5527252.5527252.552725
The plot centers on Lundgren's character Nikolai Petrovitch Radchenko, a Soviet Spetsnaz operative who is sent to an African country where Soviet, Czechoslovakian and Cuban forces are helping the government fight an anti-communist rebel movement. He is tasked with the mission to assassinate the rebel leader. In order to infiltrate the rebel movement and get within striking distance of his target, he stirs up trouble in the local bar and gets arrested for disorderly conduct. He is put in the same cell as a captured resistance commander and gains his trust in facilitating the escape. Upon finally reaching the rebel encampment he is met with distrust by the rebels. During the night he attempts to assassinate his target but does not succeed when the distrustful rebels anticipate his actions.
Jack the Ripper (1988 TV series), 3h2
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror, Crime
Actors Michael Caine, Armand Assante, Ray McAnally, Lewis Collins, Susan George, Jane Seymour
Roles O'Connor
Rating76% 3.80633.80633.80633.80633.8063
À l'automne 1888, un mystérieux tueur en série terrorise l'East End de Londres en y assassinant plusieurs prostituées. Les victimes sont retrouvées égorgées et éventrées en pleine rue. L'inspecteur Frederick Abberline est chargé de mener l'enquête avec son adjoint, le sergent George Godley (Lewis Collins). L'investigation s'annonce difficile, aucun témoin ne semble vouloir parler, les pistes sont nombreuses et la presse extrapole les faits pour vendre ses feuilles de choux.
The Doctor and the Devils, 1h33
Directed by Freddie Francis
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Horror
Actors Timothy Dalton, Jonathan Pryce, Twiggy, Julian Sands, Stephen Rea, Phyllis Logan
Roles O'Connor
Rating61% 3.099383.099383.099383.099383.09938
Dr. Thomas Rock (Timothy Dalton) is a respected 19th-century anatomist lecturing at a prominent medical school. He is deeply passionate about improving medical knowledge, a pursuit for which he believes "the ends justify the means." Unfortunately, due to the laws of the time very few cadavers are legally available to the medical profession, necessitating the use of graverobbers or "Resurrection men" by the medical establishment to procure additional specimens. Dr. Rock's young assistant Dr. Murray (Julian Sands) is given the task of buying the bodies, for which he is authorized to pay a small fortune, particularly for fresher corpses. When alcoholic miscreants Fallon (Jonathan Pryce) and Broom (Stephen Rea) overhear details of the arrangement, they begin to murder the locals and sell their bodies. Gradually, Dr. Murray becomes more suspicious of the string of fresh bodies turning up at the medical school, but Dr. Rock dismisses his concerns. Meanwhile, Murray has begun to fall for beautiful local prostitute Jennie Bailey (Twiggy), who soon becomes the target of Fallon and Broom's murderous enterprise. When Jennie's friend Alice (Nichola McAuliffe) turns up dead in Dr. Rock's dissection room, Murray realizes what is happening and heroically rescues Jennie from a murderous Fallon. Both killers are soon arrested, but Broom agrees to turn state's evidence against his former partner, and is set free, unrepentant. Fallon is executed by hanging. Dr. Rock, for his part in the killings, is the subject of widespread public outrage, but ultimately not punished or censured by his colleagues. The film ends with Rock pondering his responsibility for the horrors and concluding, "oh my God -- I knew what I was doing.
Memed My Hawk
Directed by Peter Ustinov
Genres Drama
Actors Peter Ustinov, Herbert Lom, Michael Elphick, Rosalie Crutchley, Relja Bašić, Simon Dutton
Rating61% 3.054883.054883.054883.054883.05488
In 1920s Turkey, a young peasant is smitten with a beautiful young girl, who has been promised in marriage to the fat, dullard cousin of the province's powerful and corrupt governor.
The Scarlet and the Black, 2h23
Directed by Jerry London
Genres Drama, War, Historical, Romance
Themes Films about religion, Political films
Actors Gregory Peck, Christopher Plummer, John Gielgud, Barbara Bouchet, Fabiana Udenio, Raf Vallone
Roles Reichsführer Heinrich Himmler
Rating76% 3.8425453.8425453.8425453.8425453.842545
In 1943, the Nazi military occupies Rome. Pope Pius XII (John Gielgud) is approached by General Max Helm and SS Head of Police for Rome Lieutenant Colonel Herbert Kappler (Christopher Plummer). The Colonel expresses concern that escaped Allied prisoners may attempt to seek refuge in the Vatican, and requests permission to paint a white line across St. Peter's Square in order to mark the extent of Vatican sovereignty. The Pope grants his permission, and when the SS officers leave, he sees out of the window that the white line has already begun to be painted.
Britannia Hospital, 1h56
Directed by Lindsay Anderson
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Comedy, Horror
Themes Medical-themed films
Actors Malcolm McDowell, Leonard Rossiter, Fulton Mackay, Joan Plowright, John Moffatt, Robin Askwith
Roles Theatre Surgeon
Rating63% 3.153153.153153.153153.153153.15315
A new wing at Britannia Hospital is to be opened, and the Queen Mother – referred to as HRH – is due to arrive. The administrator of the hospital, Potter (Leonard Rossiter), is confronted with demonstrators protesting against an African dictator who is a VIP patient, striking ancillary workers (opposed to the exotic gastronomic demands of the hospital's private patients) and a less-than-cooperative Professor Millar (Graham Crowden), the head of the new wing. Rather than cancel the royal visit, Potter decides to go out and reason with the protestors. He strikes a deal with the protest leader — the private patients of Britannia Hospital are to be ejected and, in return, the protestors allow a number of ambulances into the hospital. However, unbeknown to the protestors, these ambulances actually contain the Queen Mother and her entourage.
Silver Dream Racer
Themes Sports films, Transport films, Road movies
Actors David Essex, Beau Bridges, Cristina Raines, Clarke Peters, Harry H. Corbett, Diane Keen
Rating55% 2.7600052.7600052.7600052.7600052.760005
Nick Freeman is an aspiring motorcycle racer. But after Nick's brother dies before he is able to test and race the new experimental motorcycle he's developed, Nick inherits the responsibility to prove his brother's design. In spite of a series of tough setbacks, including the loss of his girlfriend, Nick goes into the big race at the British Grand Prix with all his energy and concentration bent on winning. But underhanded American racer (Beau Bridges) is also among the competitors and he is determined to ruin Nick's chances. Numerous incidents happen before Nick crosses the finish line in first place.
All Creatures Great and Small, 1h27
Directed by David Susskind, Claude Whatham
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama
Themes Medical-themed films
Actors Simon Ward, Anthony Hopkins, Lisa Harrow, Freddie Jones, T.P. McKenna, Brenda Bruce
Roles Soames
Rating64% 3.2471753.2471753.2471753.2471753.247175
It is 1937, and newly qualified veterinarian James Herriot travels to Yorkshire to apply for the post of assistant in Siegfried Farnon’s practice. He soon learns the facts of country life but struggles to overcome the prejudices of the Darrowby locals who are sceptical of the novice vet's ability. In between “cases,” Herriot courts pretty farmer’s daughter Helen Alderson and finally marries her.