Theatre, Film, and Television Biographies
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Donal Donnelly Biography (1931-)
First name pronounced "Doe-null"; born July 6, 1931, in Bradford, England; son of James (a doctor) and Nora (a teacher; maiden name, O'Connor) Donnelly; married Patricia May Porter (a dancer), June 6, 1964; children: Damian, Jonathan. Addresses: Agent--c/o William Morris Agency, 1350 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019.
- Birth Details
- July 6, 1931
- Bradford, England
Credits; Film Appearances
- (Film debut) Rebel, Rising of the Moon, Four Province/John Ford, 1957.
- Gideon's Day (also known as Gideon of Scotland Yard), Columbia, 1958.
- Willie Cafferty, Shake Hands with the Devil, Pennebaker Productions/United Artists (UA), 1959.
- Young Cassidy, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1965.
- The Knack, UA, 1965.
- Dr. Allen, The Mind of Mr. Soames, Columbia, 1970.
- O'Connor, Waterloo, Paramount, 1971.
- Freddy Malins, The Dead, Vestron/Zenith, 1987.
- Archbishop Gilday, The Godfather Part III, Paramount, 1990.
- Brother Paul, Squanto: A Warrior's Tale, Buena Vista, 1994.
- Also appeared in Up Jumped a Swagman, 1968; John Huston and the Dubliners, 1987; and Twister, 1989.
Credits; Television Appearances
- (Television debut) Johnny Boyle, Juno and the Paycock, BBC, 1958.
- Also appeared in plays Home Is the Hero, BBC; The Venetian Twins, BBC; The Plough and the Stars, ITV; Playboy of the Western World, ITV; and SergeantMusgrave's Dance, ITV; in the series Yes-- Honestly, ITV, and One Life to Live; and as James Wilson, The Statesman (special), 1975.
Credits; Stage Appearances
- (Stage debut) Robin, Dr. Faustus, Dublin Gate Theatre, 1952.
- (London debut) Tommy Owens, Shadow of a Gunman, Lyric Hammersmith Theatre, 1958.
- Sparky, Sergeant Musgrave's Dance, Royal Court Theatre, London, 1959.
- Christy Mahon, The Playboy of the Western World, Piccadilly Theatre, thenSt. Martin's Theatre, both London, 1960.
- Jemmo Fitzgerald, The Scatterin', Theatre Royal, Stratford, England, 1962.
- Ayamonn Breydon, Red Roses for Me, Mermaid Theatre, London, 1962.
- (Broadway debut) Garreth O'Donnell (Gar Private), Philadelphia, Here I Come, Helen Hayes Theatre, 1966.
- Philadelphia, Here I Come, Lyric Theatre, London, 1967.
- Bri, A Day in the Death of Joe Egg, Brooks Atkinson Theatre, New York City, 1968.
- Milo Tindle, Sleuth, St. Martin's Theatre, London, 1970, then Music Box Theatre, New York City, 1972, later Ahmanson Theatre, Los Angeles, CA, 1972.
- George Bernard Shaw, My Astonishing Self (one-man show), Dublin Festival,1976.
- Dr. Frederick Treves, The Elephant Man, Booth Theatre, New York City, 1979.
- Teddy, The Faith-Healer, Longacre Theatre, New York City, 1979.
- Maitland, The Chalk Garden, Roundabout Theatre, New York City, 1982.
- George Bernard Shaw, My Astonishing Self, Players Theatre, New York City,1983.
- Byrne, Big Maggie, Douglas Fairbanks Theatre, New York City, 1983.
- Scrooge, A Christmas Carol, Ford's Theatre, Washington, DC, 1984.
- Coroner Stephens, Harry Britt, Dr. Blinder, Execution of Justice, Virginia Theatre, New York City, 1986.
- A Flea in Her Ear, Long Wharf Theatre, New Haven, CT, 1989-90.
- Weiskopf, Ghetto, Circle in the Square Theatre, New York City, 1989.
- Dancing at Lughnasa, Plymouth Theatre, New York City, then Plymouth Theatre, London, 1991, later Plymouth Theatre, New Haven, CT, 1992.
- Also appeared as Parker, When We Are Married; and in An Evening with George Bernard Shaw, Progress to the Park, and Sherlock's Last Case.
Credits; Major Tours
- Milo Tindle, Sleuth, U.S. and British cities, 1975.
- The Last of Mrs. Cheyney, U.S. cities, 1978.
- Also appeared in 84 Charing Cross Road, U.S. and Canadian cities, and inMy Astonishing Self, world cities.
Credits; Taped Performances
- My Astonishing Self, Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature, Library of Congress, 1981.
Credits; Taped Readings
- Plato, The Apology, Recorded Books, 1987.
- Voltaire, Philosophical Dictionary, Recorded Books, 1988.
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