Tóibín kept working until last year, appearing in the Irish short film Remains. His movie resume includes Tom Cruise’s father in Far & Away, Judge Ballaugh in Veronica Guerin; a poteen-maker in Poitín, and as islander Seán alongside Pierce Brosnan in The Nephew.
He also had television appearances on Rte’s The Clinic; and was also credited in Ballykissangel, Rat, The Ballroom of Romance, King of the Castle, Brideshead Revisited and Frankie Starlight amongst others.
Tóibín’s theater work included playing Behan in Borstal Boy on Broadway, and appearing in Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot at the National Theatre in London.
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