Theatre, Film, and Television Biographies
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Ray McAnally Biography (1926-)
Full name, Raymond McAnally; born March 30, 1926, in Buncrana, Ireland; son of James William Anthony and Winifred (Ward) McAnally; married Ronnie Masterton.
Favorite roles: George in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and Dacey Adam in Twilight of a Warrior.
- Birth Details
- March 30, 1926
- Buncrana, Ireland
- STAGE DEBUT--Strange House, Town Hall Theatre, Malin Town, Ireland, 1942.
- LONDON DEBUT--Bud Connor, A Cheap Bunch of Nice Flowers, New Arts Theatre, 1962.
Credits; PRINCIPAL STAGE APPEARANCES
- Becket, Murder in the Cathedral, Dublin Theatre Festival, St.
- Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin, Ireland, 1962.
- first merchant, The Countess Cathleen, Paris International Festival, Paris, France, 1962.
- Pastor John Earls, The Evangelist, Belfast Opera House, Belfast, Ireland,1963.
- Phil Kerrigan, Carrie, Dublin Theatre Festival, Olympia Theatre, Dublin,1963.
- George, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Piccadilly Theatre, London, 1964.
- "The Bull" McCabe, The Field, Olympia Theatre, 1965.
- Lopakhin, The Cherry Orchard, and Macduff, Macbeth, both Chichester Festival Theatre, Chichester, U.K., 1966.
- John Kerr, Cemented with Love, Gaiety Theatre, Dublin, 1966.
- Dron, The Mighty Reservoy, Jeanetta Cochrane Theatre, London, 1967.
- Quentin, After the Fall, Dublin Festival, Dublin, 1968.
- lawyer, Tiny Alice, Royal Shakespeare Company, Aldwych Theatre, London, 1970.
- Ted, Lorna and Ted, Greenwich Theatre, London, 1970.
- Reverend Anthony Anderson, The Devil's Disciple, Dolphin Theatre Festival, Shaw Theatre, London, 1971.
- title role, Da, Dublin Festival, Olympia Theatre, 1971.
- Bernard Shaw, Best of Friends, Apollo Theatre, London, 1988.
- Also appeared in The Devil's Own People, Dublin Festival, Gaiety Theatre,1976.
- WITH THE ABBEY THEATRE COMPANY, AT ABBEY THEATRE, DUBLIN, IRELAND, UNLESSINDICATED Michael Gillane, Cathleen Ni Houlihan, 1948.
- Leonardo, Blood Wedding, and O'Flingsley, Shadow and Substance, both 1949.
- Denis, The Whiteheaded Boy, and Hugh O'Cahan, Professor Tim, both 1950.
- Blanco, The Shewing Up of Blanco Posnet, and Davoran, The Shadow of a Gunman, both 1951.
- Fred Byrne, Grogan and the Ferret, 1952.
- Darrell Blake, The Moon in the Yellow River, 1953.
- Colm, Knockavain, 1954.
- Dacey Adam, Twilight of a Warrior, 1955.
- Superintendent Brownrigg, Strange Occurrence on Ireland's Eye, and MacDara, Winter Wedding, both 1956.
- Christy Mahon, The Playboy of the Western World, and Bartholomew Mulchrone, The Wanton Tide, both 1957.
- Sergeant Tinley, The Plough and the Stars, Sarah Bernhardt Theatre, ParisFestival, Paris, France, 1957.
- Sergeant Garside, A Right Rose Tree, 1958.
- Eddie, The Country Boy, 1959.
- George John Lee, The Shaws of Synge Street, 1960.
- Justin McHenry, The Evidence I Shall Give, and Gaffur, The Post Office, both 1961.
- title role, Macbeth, 1971.
- Also appeared as Willy Loman, Death of a Salesman, and in The Quare Fellow.
Credits; MAJOR TOURS
- Grantley Lewis, A Little Winter Love, U.S. cities, 1964.
Credits; PRINCIPAL STAGE WORK; DIRECTOR
- The Gingerbread Lady, Eblana Theatre, Dublin, Ireland, 1974.
- Of Mice and Men, Peacock Theatre, Dublin, 1980.
- Also Out of Town, Cork, Ireland, 1974; and Kennedy's Children, Dublin, 1975.
Credits; PRINCIPAL FILM APPEARANCES
- Hugh O'Cahan, Professor Tim, RKO, 1957.
- Paddy Nolan, Shake Hands with the Devil, United Artists, 1959.
- Donald Heath, The Naked Edge, United Artists, 1961.
- O'Daniel, Billy Budd, United Artists, 1962.
- Sergeant Hardy, Desert Patrol (also known as Sea of Sand), Universal, 1962.
- Inspector Sharkey, Murder in Eden, Colorama/Schoenfeld, 1962.
- Jim Power, She Didn't Say No!, Warner Brothers, 1962.
- orphanage superintendent, He Who Rides a Tiger, Sigma III, 1966.
- Starr, The Looking Glass War, Columbia, 1970.
- Ruthven, Fear Is the Key, Paramount, 1973.
- MacWhirter, The Outsider, Paramount, 1980.
- Bloom, Angel, British Film Institute, 1982.
- Cyril Dunlop, Cal, Warner Brothers, 1984.
- Cardinal Altamirano, The Mission, Warner Brothers, 1986.
- Billy McRacken, No Surrender, Norstar, 1986.
- Frank, Empire State, Virgin-Miracle, 1987.
- General Karpov, The Fourth Protocol, Lorimar, 1987.
- Minister Trezza, The Sicilian, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1987.
- Morris, White Mischief, Columbia, 1987.
- O'Rourke, Taffin, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1988.
- Plunkett Senior (ghost), High Spirits (also known as Ghost Tours), Tri-Star, 1988.
- grandfather, Venus Peter, Atlantic, 1989.
- Also appeared in My Left Foot, Ferndale/Miramax, 1989.
- TELEVISION DEBUT--A Leap in the Dark, 1959.
Credits; PRINCIPAL TELEVISION APPEARANCES; SERIES
- The Little Father and Court Martial.
- MINI-SERIES Rick Pym, The Perfect Spy, BBC, then Masterpiece Theatre, PBS, 1988.
- Prime Minister Harry Perkins, A Very British Coup, Channel Four, then Masterpiece Theatre, PBS, 1989.
- Sir William Gull, Jack the Ripper, CBS, 1988.