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Kenny Ireland (1945–2014)


George Ian Kenneth "Kenny" Ireland (7 August 1945 - 31 July 2014) was a Scottish actor and theatre director. Ireland was best known to television viewers for his role in Victoria Wood As Seen on TV in the 1980s, and for playing Donald Stewart in Benidorm from 2007 until his death in 2014. Born in Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland had been prominent ... See full bio »

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(age 68) in London, England, UK

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House of Cards Ben Landless
(1990)
Benidorm Donald Stewart
(2007-2014)
(1987)
Moonlighting Timber Man
(1982)

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 2007-2014 Benidorm (TV Series)
Donald Stewart
- Episode #6.7 (2014) ... Donald Stewart
- Episode #6.6 (2014) ... Donald Stewart
- Episode #6.5 (2014) ... Donald Stewart
- Episode #6.4 (2014) ... Donald Stewart
- Episode #6.3 (2014) ... Donald Stewart
 2012 Midsomer Murders (TV Series)
George Dormer
- Written in the Stars (2012) ... George Dormer
 2012 Doctors (TV Series)
Godfrey Lang
- Secrets of the Heart (2012) ... Godfrey Lang
- Black Bag (2012) ... Godfrey Lang
- Fragile Strength (2012) ... Godfrey Lang
- Just the Way You Are (2012) ... Godfrey Lang
 2005 Rose and Maloney (TV Series)
Mr. Hawkins - Prison Officer
- Annie Johnson (2005) ... Mr. Hawkins - Prison Officer
 2005 New Tricks (TV Series)
George Morton
- Eyes Down for a Full House (2005) ... George Morton
 2005 Casualty (TV Series)
Joshua Wright
- Hoping, Wishing, Longing (2005) ... Joshua Wright
 2004 My Dad's the Prime Minister (TV Series)
Union Leader
- Powerless (2004) ... Union Leader
 2004 Heartbeat (TV Series)
Zeph Pratt
- Stormy Weather (2004) ... Zeph Pratt
 2003 Monarch of the Glen (TV Series)
Mike Baxter
- Episode #5.9 (2003) ... Mike Baxter
 1988-1999 Taggart (TV Series)
Kenny Murdoch / Ken Lomax
- A Fistful of Chips (1999) ... Kenny Murdoch
- Root of Evil Part One (1988) ... Ken Lomax
 1997 Hamish Macbeth (TV Series)
Torquil McFarquar
- Destiny: Part 2 (1997) ... Torquil McFarquar
- Destiny: Part 1 (1997) ... Torquil McFarquar
 1993 I, Lovett (TV Series)
Psychiatrist
- The Snowman (1993) ... Psychiatrist
 1993 Punchdrunk (TV Series)
Vinnie Binns
 1992 El C.I.D. (TV Series)
Angus
- Who Needs Enemies? (1992) ... Angus
 1991 Les naufragés du Labrador (TV Movie)
George-Henry Hamilton (as Ian Ireland)
 1991 4 Play (TV Series)
Sammy Duncan / Sergeant Clarke
- Ball on the Slates (1991) ... Sammy Duncan
- Work! (1991) ... Sergeant Clarke
 1991 Spatz (TV Series)
Johnnie
- Fire Alarm (1991) ... Johnnie
 1991 Lazarus & Dingwall (TV Series)
Fishmonger
- You Expect Us to Believe That? (1991) ... Fishmonger
 1990 House of Cards (TV Mini-Series)
Ben Landless
- Episode #1.3 (1990) ... Ben Landless
- Episode #1.2 (1990) ... Ben Landless
- Episode #1.1 (1990) ... Ben Landless
 1990 The Paradise Club (TV Series)
Tam Gillespie
- Old Pals (1990) ... Tam Gillespie
 1990 Rab C. Nesbitt (TV Series)
Gavin Clark
- Rat (1990) ... Gavin Clark
 1990 Drop the Dead Donkey (TV Series)
Sound Man
- Sex, Lies and Audiotape (1990) ... Sound Man
 1990 Crossing the Line
Tony
 1990 The Play on One (TV Series)
Norman Jarvis
- Yellowbacks (1990) ... Norman Jarvis
 1990 Chain (TV Mini-Series)
Robbie
- David Lynton (1990) ... Robbie
 1989 Hard Cases (TV Series)
Slow Michael
- Episode #2.3 (1989) ... Slow Michael
 1989 Resurrected
Denzil Clausen
 1988 City Lights (TV Series)
Docherty
- The Siege (1988) ... Docherty
 1988 Drowning by Numbers
Jonah Bognor
 1988 Salome's Last Dance
1st Soldier
 1987 A Hazard of Hearts (TV Movie)
Padlett
 1987 Acorn Antiques (Video)
Derek
 1987 Screenplay (TV Series)
Sgt. Judge
- The Interrogation of John (1987) ... Sgt. Judge
 1987 The Honey Siege (TV Series)
William Mutch
- Victory! (1987) ... William Mutch
- The Battering Ram (1987) ... William Mutch
- Ghosts (1987) ... William Mutch
- Defiance (1987) ... William Mutch
- The Disappearance (1987) ... William Mutch
 1987 Arthur and Phil Go Off... (TV Series)
Barman
- Loch Ness (1987) ... Barman
 1987 Life Without George (TV Series)
Sammy
- Episode #1.6 (1987) ... Sammy
- Episode #1.5 (1987) ... Sammy
- Episode #1.4 (1987) ... Sammy
- Episode #1.3 (1987) ... Sammy
- Episode #1.2 (1987) ... Sammy
 1987 Rockliffe's Babies (TV Series)
Danny McAteer
- Sweet and Sour Revenge (1987) ... Danny McAteer
 1985-1986 Victoria Wood: As Seen on TV (TV Series)
Derek / Actor
- Episode #2.6 (1986) ... Actor / Derek
- Episode #2.5 (1986) ... Derek
- Episode #2.4 (1986) ... Derek
- Episode #1.6 (1985) ... Derek
- Episode #1.5 (1985) ... Derek
 1986 Paradise Postponed (TV Mini-Series)
Arthur Nubble
- Faith Unfaithful (1986) ... Arthur Nubble
- Enigma Variations (1986) ... Arthur Nubble
- The Lost Leader (1986) ... Arthur Nubble
- The Wrongs of Man (1986) ... Arthur Nubble
- Chez Titmuss (1986) ... Arthur Nubble
 1986 Auf Wiedersehen, Pet (TV Series)
Sid Payne
- Law and Disorder (1986) ... Sid Payne
 1986 The Collectors (TV Series)
Boswell
- Rare Bird (1986) ... Boswell
 1986 Screen Two (TV Series)
Man without ear
- The Insurance Man (1986) ... Man without ear
 1985 Dempsey and Makepeace (TV Series)
Lucky Livingstone
- In the Dark (1985) ... Lucky Livingstone
 1985 C.A.T.S. Eyes (TV Series)
Ford
- The Black Magic Man (1985) ... Ford
 1985 Number One (TV Movie)
T.V. Director
 1984 The Young Visiters
Alfred Salteena
 1983 The Oresteia
Apollo
 1983 Local Hero
Skipper
 1982 Walter (TV Movie)
Angus - Orderly
 1982 Moonlighting
Timber Man
 1982 Dead Ernest (TV Series)
Brian
- Episode #1.4 (1982) ... Brian
 1981 Salut! J.W. (TV Movie)
John Williamson (as Ian Ireland)
 1980 The Dogs of War
Film Crew
 1980 Strangers (TV Series)
Edinburgh Bank Manager
- You Can't Win Them All (1980) ... Edinburgh Bank Manager
 1980 Enemy at the Door (TV Series)
Feldwebel Heller
- Post Mortem (1980) ... Feldwebel Heller (as Ian Ireland)
 1978 Les liens de sang
Bert Klinger (as Ian Ireland)
 1976 Benny Lynch (TV Movie)
Jimmy (as Ian Ireland)
 1974 Valse à trois
Paul (as Ian Ireland)
 1973 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
The bandit
- Tobias and the Angel (1973) ... The bandit (as Ian Ireland)
 1972 The Hound of the Baskervilles (TV Movie)
Sir Henry Baskerville (as Ian Ireland)
 1971 The Massacre of Glencoe
Lieutenant Lindsay (as Ian Ireland)
 1966-1970 Dr. Finlay's Casebook (TV Series)
Hugh Manderson / Alex Milne
- Snares and Pitfalls (1970) ... Hugh Manderson (as Ian Ireland)
- Better Safe Than Sorry (1966) ... Alex Milne (as Ian Ireland)
 1969 Don't Let the Angels Fall
Mr. Ferguson (as Ian Ireland)
 1969 The Big Rock (as Ian Ireland)
 1966 Little White Crimes (Short) (as Ian Ireland)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

He acted in Aeschylus and Harrison's play, "The Oresteia," in a British National Theatre production at the Olivier Theatre in London, England with Greg Hicks, Sean Baker, David Bamber, Alfred Lynch, John Normington, Tony Robinson, Barrie Rutter, and Michael Thomas in the cast. Peter Hall was director. See more »

Alternate Names:

Ian Ireland
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Trained at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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