Ray McAnally (1926–1989)


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Although Irish character actor Ray McAnally would become one of his country's most revered stage actors, he will be forever remembered by audiences both here and abroad for a couple of films he made during the last years of his life. Born in the seaside town of Buncrana and the son of a bank manager, he was educated at St. Eunan's College and ... See full bio »

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(age 63) in County Wicklow, Ireland

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Won 2 BAFTA Film Awards. Another 3 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Known For

The Mission Altamirano
(1986)
My Left Foot Mr. Brown
(1989)
A Perfect Spy Rick Pym
(1987)
High Spirits Plunkett Senior
(1988)

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 1989 We're No Angels
Warden
 1989 Great Expectations (TV Mini-Series)
Mr. Jaggers
- Chapter Six (1989) ... Mr. Jaggers
- Chapter Five (1989) ... Mr. Jaggers
- Chapter Three (1989) ... Mr. Jaggers
- Chapter Four (1989) ... Mr. Jaggers
- Chapter Two (1989) ... Mr. Jaggers
 1989 Venus Peter
Grandfather
 1989 My Left Foot
Mr. Brown
 1988 High Spirits
Plunkett Senior
 1988 Jack the Ripper (TV Mini-Series)
Sir William Gull
- Episode #1.2 (1988) ... Sir William Gull
- Episode #1.1 (1988) ... Sir William Gull
 1988 A Very British Coup (TV Mini-Series)
The Cabinet - Harry Perkins
- Episode #1.3 (1988) ... The Cabinet - Harry Perkins
- Episode #1.2 (1988) ... The Cabinet - Harry Perkins
- Episode #1.1 (1988) ... The Cabinet - Harry Perkins
 1988 Taffin
O'Rourke
 1987 Scout (TV Movie)
Palmer
 1987 Last of the Summer Wine (TV Series)
The Tramp
- Big Day at Dream Acres (1987) ... The Tramp
 1987 A Perfect Spy (TV Mini-Series)
Rick Pym
- Episode #1.6 (1987) ... Rick Pym
- Episode #1.5 (1987) ... Rick Pym
- Episode #1.4 (1987) ... Rick Pym
- Episode #1.3 (1987) ... Rick Pym
- Episode #1.2 (1987) ... Rick Pym
 1987 White Mischief
Morris
 1987 The Sicilian
Trezza
 1987 Empire State
Frank
 1987 The Fourth Protocol
General Karpov
 1986 The Mission
Altamirano
 1985 No Surrender
Billy McRacken
 1984 A Painful Case (TV Movie)
Captain Sinico
 1984 Cal
Cyril Dunlop
 1982 Angel
Bloom
 1969-1981 The Dick Emery Show (TV Series)
- Episode #19.1 (1981)
 1980 The Sleep of Death
Inspector Carmingac
 1980 Strangers (TV Series)
Miro Blandisch
- No Orchids for Missing Blandisch (1980) ... Miro Blandisch
 1980 Invasion (TV Movie documentary)
Smrkovsky
 1980 The Silver Tassie (TV Movie)
Sylvester Heegan
 1979 The Outsider
MacWhirter
 1979 Dick Turpin (TV Series)
Tyson Sarney
- The Upright Man (1979) ... Tyson Sarney
 1978 The Burke Enigma (TV Series)
Detective Inspector McGettigan
- Bids for Freedom (1978) ... Detective Inspector McGettigan
- Broken Heroes (1978) ... Detective Inspector McGettigan
- The Heat's On (1978) ... Detective Inspector McGettigan
- Who Killed the Mammy? (1978) ... Detective Inspector McGettigan
- Misadventure or Murder? (1978) ... Detective Inspector McGettigan
 1975-1976 Crown Court (TV Series)
Robert E. Scard / Jimmy Biddle
- Scard: Part 1 (1976) ... Robert E. Scard
- The Personator: Part 1 (1975) ... Jimmy Biddle
 1975 Public Eye (TV Series)
Tyson
- How About It, Frank? (1975) ... Tyson
 1974 The Double Dealers (TV Series)
Paul Holzman
- Headhunt (1974) ... Paul Holzman
- Cut Down Like a Flower (1974) ... Paul Holzman
 1974 Dial M for Murder (TV Series)
Sanford
- The Man in the Middle (1974) ... Sanford
 1973-1974 Barlow (TV Series)
Commander Benson
- Snookered (1974) ... Commander Benson
- Confidence (1973) ... Commander Benson
 1973 Pollyanna (TV Mini-Series)
John Pendleton
- Episode #1.6 (1973) ... John Pendleton
- Episode #1.5 (1973) ... John Pendleton
- Episode #1.4 (1973) ... John Pendleton
- Episode #1.3 (1973) ... John Pendleton
- Episode #1.2 (1973) ... John Pendleton
 1973 Justice (TV Series)
Captain Bell
- For Those in Peril (1973) ... Captain Bell
 1969-1973 ITV Sunday Night Theatre (TV Series)
Dr. Gebhardt / Gabriel Conroy / Ian Drummond
- The Death of Adolf Hitler (1973) ... Dr. Gebhardt
- The Dead (1971) ... Gabriel Conroy
- Machine (1969) ... Ian Drummond
 1972 Fear Is the Key
Ruthven
 1971 Quest for Love
Jack Kahn
 1971 Kate (TV Series)
Paul
- A Sort of Change (1971) ... Paul
- A Sort of Beauty (1971) ... Paul
 1971 The Sinners (TV Series)
Charlie Cashman
- The Holy Door (1971) ... Charlie Cashman
 1969-1971 Me Mammy (TV Series)
Father Patrick
- How to be a Mammy in Law (1971) ... Father Patrick
- The Mammy Murder Case (1971) ... Father Patrick
- The Sacred Chemise of Miss Argyll (1971) ... Father Patrick
- The Day I Went Commercial (1971) ... Father Patrick
- The Day I Got Engaged (1971) ... Father Patrick
 1971 The Mind of Mr. J.G. Reeder (TV Series)
The Duke
- The Duke (1971) ... The Duke
 1970 Mogul (TV Series)
Bruce Millway
- The Slick and the Dread (1970) ... Bruce Millway
 1970 Paul Temple (TV Series)
Peter Tremayne
- The Victim (1970) ... Peter Tremayne
 1970 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
Cmd. Bucher
- The Pueblo Affair (1970) ... Cmd. Bucher
 1970 The Looking Glass War
Under Secretary Of State
 1969 Strange Report (TV Series)
Lars
 1967-1968 The Avengers (TV Series)
Arcos / Creswell
- They Keep Killing Steed (1968) ... Arcos
- The Positive Negative Man (1967) ... Creswell
 1968 Spindoe (TV Series)
Alec Spindoe
- Now You're Running... (1968) ... Alec Spindoe
- How Is It You're Losing? (1968) ... Alec Spindoe
- You Start Winning... (1968) ... Alec Spindoe
- But You're Back and Fighting... (1968) ... Alec Spindoe
- And the Blood Starts Flowing... (1968) ... Alec Spindoe
 1968 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
- Home Movies (1968)
 1968 Man in a Suitcase (TV Series)
Dr. James Norbert
- Web with Four Spiders (1968) ... Dr. James Norbert
 1967 The Fellows (TV Series)
Alec Spindoe
- Final Demand (1967) ... Alec Spindoe
- Spindoe's Move (1967) ... Alec Spindoe
- Where in Justice Lies (1967) ... Alec Spindoe
 1960-1966 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
William / Denis Brody
- A Leap in the Dark (1960) ... Denis Brody
 1966 Theatre 625 (TV Series)
Newman
- Focus (1966) ... Newman
 1965 Court Martial (TV Series)
Sgt. Deegan
- A Date with Celeste (1965) ... Sgt. Deegan
 1965 He Who Rides a Tiger
Orphanage Superintendent
 1964 The Human Jungle (TV Series)
Alan Prescott
- Heartbeats in a Tin Box (1964) ... Alan Prescott
 1964 Gideon C.I.D. (TV Series)
Mickey Keston
- The White Rat (1964) ... Mickey Keston
 1963 Inquiry at Lisieux (TV Movie)
The Promoter of the Faith
 1962 Billy Budd
William O'Daniel - Maintopman (as Ray McAnnally)
 1961 Murder in Eden
Inspector Sharkey
 1961 The Naked Edge
Donald Heath
 1959 Shake Hands with the Devil
Paddy Nolan
 1958 Desert Patrol
Sgt. Hardy
 1958 She Didn't Say No!
Jim Power
 1957 Professor Tim
Hugh O'Cahan
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He acted in Hugh Whitemore's play, "The Best of Friends," at the Apollo Theatre in London, England with John Gielgud (his last stage play) and Rosemary Harris in the cast. James Roose-Evans was director. See more »

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Had two sons and two daughters: Conor, Aonghus, Maire and Niamh. Son Aonghus McAnally became a well known TV presenter and personality. See more »

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Aries

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