Donal McCann

Donal McCann (7 May 1943 – 17 July 1999) was an Irish stage, film, and television actor best known for his roles in the works of Brian Friel and for his lead role in John Huston's last film, The Dead. Description above from the Wikipedia article Donal McCann, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Out of Africa (1985)

Out of Africa tells the story of the life of Danish author Karen Blixen, who at the beginning of the 20th century moved to Africa to build a new life for herself. The film is based on the autobiographical novel by Karen Blixen from 1937.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sydney Pollack
CAST:  Meryl Streep  •  Robert Redford  •  Klaus Maria Brandauer  •  Michael Kitchen

Out of Africa tells the story of the life of Danish author Karen Blixen, who at the beginning of the 20th century moved to Africa to build a new life for herself. The film is based on the autobiographical novel by Karen Blixen from 1937.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sydney Pollack
CAST:  Meryl Streep  •  Robert Redford  •  Klaus Maria Brandauer  •  Michael Kitchen

Stealing Beauty (1996)

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Lucy Harmon, an American teenager is arriving in the lush Tuscan countryside to be sculpted by a family friend who lives in a beautiful villa. Lucy visited there four years earlier and exchanged a kiss with an Italian boy with whom she hopes to become reacquainted.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bernardo Bertolucci
CAST:  Liv Tyler  •  Sinéad Cusack  •  Jeremy Irons  •  Carlo Cecchi

Lucy Harmon, an American teenager is arriving in the lush Tuscan countryside to be sculpted by a family friend who lives in a beautiful villa. Lucy visited there four years earlier and exchanged a kiss with an Italian boy with whom she hopes to become reacquainted.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bernardo Bertolucci
CAST:  Liv Tyler  •  Sinéad Cusack  •  Jeremy Irons  •  Carlo Cecchi

The Dead (1987)

After a convivial holiday dinner party, things begin to unravel when a husband and wife address some prickly issues concerning their marriage.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Huston
CAST:  Anjelica Huston  •  Donal McCann  •  Dan O'Herlihy  •  Helena Carroll

After a convivial holiday dinner party, things begin to unravel when a husband and wife address some prickly issues concerning their marriage.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Huston
CAST:  Anjelica Huston  •  Donal McCann  •  Dan O'Herlihy  •  Helena Carroll

The Fighting Prince of Donegal (1966)

Ireland 1587. Hugh O'Donnell inherits the title of The O'Donnell, the prince of Donegal, and tries to unite Ireland to make war on England. But then Hugh is kidnapped and imprisoned by the Viceroy of Ireland and held ransom for the Clans' good behavior. Hugh must ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael O'Herlihy
CAST:  Peter McEnery  •  Susan Hampshire  •  Gordon Jackson  •  Norman Wooland

Ireland 1587. Hugh O'Donnell inherits the title of The O'Donnell, the prince of Donegal, and tries to unite Ireland to make war on England. But then Hugh is kidnapped and imprisoned by the Viceroy of Ireland and held ransom for the Clans' good behavior. Hugh must ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael O'Herlihy
CAST:  Peter McEnery  •  Susan Hampshire  •  Gordon Jackson  •  Norman Wooland

The Nephew (1998)

Twenty years ago, Tony Egan's sister went to America. Nobody ever heard of her again. But now, the message of her death arrives in her town of birth. Only days later, her only son Chad arrives, too. Obviously, his mother took a black husband. Soon, Chad falls for ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Eugene Brady
CAST:  Niall Toibin  •  Sinéad Cusack  •  Luke Griffin  •  Phelim Drew

Twenty years ago, Tony Egan's sister went to America. Nobody ever heard of her again. But now, the message of her death arrives in her town of birth. Only days later, her only son Chad arrives, too. Obviously, his mother took a black husband. Soon, Chad falls for ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Eugene Brady
CAST:  Niall Toibin  •  Sinéad Cusack  •  Luke Griffin  •  Phelim Drew

Mr. Love (1985)

An elderly mild-mannered gardener becomes a lovable legend in his town for his talent to romantically please every woman that fancies him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roy Battersby
CAST:  Barry Jackson  •  Maurice Denham  •  Margaret Tyzack  •  Linda Marlowe

An elderly mild-mannered gardener becomes a lovable legend in his town for his talent to romantically please every woman that fancies him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roy Battersby
CAST:  Barry Jackson  •  Maurice Denham  •  Margaret Tyzack  •  Linda Marlowe

Reflections (1984)

A historian writing a biography of Isaac Newton spends a Summer with a dysfunctional family in Co. Cork, Ireland.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kevin Billington
CAST:  Gabriel Byrne  •  Donal McCann  •  Fionnula Flanagan  •  Harriet Walter

A historian writing a biography of Isaac Newton spends a Summer with a dysfunctional family in Co. Cork, Ireland.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kevin Billington
CAST:  Gabriel Byrne  •  Donal McCann  •  Fionnula Flanagan  •  Harriet Walter

Who Bombed Birmingham? (1990)

Docudrama film exploring the efforts of World in Action researchers Ian MacBride and Chris Mullin in proving that the "Birmingham Six" only admitted to the bombing under extreme duress, and that the five IRA members were in fact responsible for the deadly attacks  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Beckham
CAST:  John Hurt  •  Martin Shaw  •  Roger Allam  •  John Kavanagh

Docudrama film exploring the efforts of World in Action researchers Ian MacBride and Chris Mullin in proving that the "Birmingham Six" only admitted to the bombing under extreme duress, and that the five IRA members were in fact responsible for the deadly attacks  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Beckham
CAST:  John Hurt  •  Martin Shaw  •  Roger Allam  •  John Kavanagh

The Hard Way (1979)

John Connor is a soon-to-retire hitman that agrees to take on one last job. After years plying his deadly trade, he has finally had enough. Seeking to retire to Dublin and maybe salvage his dying marriage, Connor wants to leave the lonely world of the marksman ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Dryhurst
CAST:  Patrick McGoohan  •  Lee Van Cleef  •  Edna O'Brien  •  Donal McCann

John Connor is a soon-to-retire hitman that agrees to take on one last job. After years plying his deadly trade, he has finally had enough. Seeking to retire to Dublin and maybe salvage his dying marriage, Connor wants to leave the lonely world of the marksman ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Dryhurst
CAST:  Patrick McGoohan  •  Lee Van Cleef  •  Edna O'Brien  •  Donal McCann

Summer Lightning (1985)

Sir Robert Clarke looks back on his life and the summer when as a 16-year-old he first fell in love with Louise St. Leger.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Joyce
CAST:  Edward Rawle-Hicks  •  Paul Scofield  •  Leonie Mellinger  •  Tom Bell

Sir Robert Clarke looks back on his life and the summer when as a 16-year-old he first fell in love with Louise St. Leger.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Joyce
CAST:  Edward Rawle-Hicks  •  Paul Scofield  •  Leonie Mellinger  •  Tom Bell

The Miracle (1991)

The two teenagers Jimmy and Rose spend their vacation at the small Irish sea-resort Bray. Out of boredom they observe other people and imagine wild stories about them. One day they observe the blonde Renee, and Jimmy is immediately fascinated by her and even ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Neil Jordan
CAST:  Lorraine Pilkington  •  Niall Byrne  •  Donal McCann  •  Beverly D'Angelo

The two teenagers Jimmy and Rose spend their vacation at the small Irish sea-resort Bray. Out of boredom they observe other people and imagine wild stories about them. One day they observe the blonde Renee, and Jimmy is immediately fascinated by her and even ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Neil Jordan
CAST:  Lorraine Pilkington  •  Niall Byrne  •  Donal McCann  •  Beverly D'Angelo

Philadelphia, Here I Come (1975)

Friel contrasts Gar's cloistered emotional life with his gregarious social persona by portraying him as two distinct characters, a public self (Donal McCann) and a private self (Des Cave).  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Quested
CAST:  Donal McCann  •  Des Cave  •  Siobhán McKenna  •  Eamon A. Kelly

Friel contrasts Gar's cloistered emotional life with his gregarious social persona by portraying him as two distinct characters, a public self (Donal McCann) and a private self (Des Cave).  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Quested
CAST:  Donal McCann  •  Des Cave  •  Siobhán McKenna  •  Eamon A. Kelly

Cal (1984)

Cal, a young man on the fringes of the IRA, falls in love with Marcella, a Catholic woman whose husband, a Protestant policeman, was killed one year earlier by the IRA.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pat O'Connor
CAST:  John Lynch  •  Helen Mirren  •  Donal McCann  •  Ray McAnally

Cal, a young man on the fringes of the IRA, falls in love with Marcella, a Catholic woman whose husband, a Protestant policeman, was killed one year earlier by the IRA.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pat O'Connor
CAST:  John Lynch  •  Helen Mirren  •  Donal McCann  •  Ray McAnally

Rawhead Rex (1986)

Ireland will never be the same after Rawhead Rex, a particularly nasty demon, is released from his underground prison by an unwitting farmer. The film follows Rex's cross country rampage, while a man struggles to stop it.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Pavlou
CAST:  David Dukes  •  Niall Toibin  •  Cora Lunny  •  Ronan Wilmot

Ireland will never be the same after Rawhead Rex, a particularly nasty demon, is released from his underground prison by an unwitting farmer. The film follows Rex's cross country rampage, while a man struggles to stop it.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Pavlou
CAST:  David Dukes  •  Niall Toibin  •  Cora Lunny  •  Ronan Wilmot

The Serpent's Kiss (1997)

A man sends a young architect to build an extravagant garden to bankrupt the husband of the woman he once loved.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Philippe Rousselot
CAST:  Ewan McGregor  •  Greta Scacchi  •  Richard E. Grant  •  Carmen Chaplin

A man sends a young architect to build an extravagant garden to bankrupt the husband of the woman he once loved.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Philippe Rousselot
CAST:  Ewan McGregor  •  Greta Scacchi  •  Richard E. Grant  •  Carmen Chaplin

Poitín (1978)

A moonshiner in the west of Ireland tries to avoid the Gardaí.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bob Quinn
CAST:  Cyril Cusack  •  Donal McCann  •  Niall Toibin  •  Mairéad Ní Conghaile

A moonshiner in the west of Ireland tries to avoid the Gardaí.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bob Quinn
CAST:  Cyril Cusack  •  Donal McCann  •  Niall Toibin  •  Mairéad Ní Conghaile

Angel (1982)

Saxophonist Danny witnesses the murder of his band manager and a deaf-mute girl after a gig. Questioned by the police, he remembers only the orthopedic shoes of the killers' leader. So begins his quest to avenge her. He seeks an answer to the simple question 'Why?' ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Neil Jordan
CAST:  Stephen Rea  •  Veronica Quilligan  •  Alan Devlin  •  Peter Caffrey

Saxophonist Danny witnesses the murder of his band manager and a deaf-mute girl after a gig. Questioned by the police, he remembers only the orthopedic shoes of the killers' leader. So begins his quest to avenge her. He seeks an answer to the simple question 'Why?' ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Neil Jordan
CAST:  Stephen Rea  •  Veronica Quilligan  •  Alan Devlin  •  Peter Caffrey

High Spirits (1988)

When Peter Plunkett's Irish castle turned hotel is about to be repossesed, he decides to spice up the attraction a bit for the 'Yanks' by having his staff pretend to haunt the castle. The trouble begins when a busload of American tourists arrive - along with some ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Neil Jordan
CAST:  Peter O'Toole  •  Daryl Hannah  •  Steve Guttenberg  •  Beverly D'Angelo

When Peter Plunkett's Irish castle turned hotel is about to be repossesed, he decides to spice up the attraction a bit for the 'Yanks' by having his staff pretend to haunt the castle. The trouble begins when a busload of American tourists arrive - along with some ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Neil Jordan
CAST:  Peter O'Toole  •  Daryl Hannah  •  Steve Guttenberg  •  Beverly D'Angelo

December Bride (1991)

At the beginning of the 20th century, a young servant provokes an independent Irish farm community by her relationship with two brothers. Pregnant, she refuses to reveal the name of the father.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Thaddeus O'Sullivan
CAST:  Donal McCann  •  Saskia Reeves  •  Ciarán Hinds  •  Patrick Malahide

At the beginning of the 20th century, a young servant provokes an independent Irish farm community by her relationship with two brothers. Pregnant, she refuses to reveal the name of the father.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Thaddeus O'Sullivan
CAST:  Donal McCann  •  Saskia Reeves  •  Ciarán Hinds  •  Patrick Malahide

Brown Skin Gal, Stay Home and Mind Bay-Bee (1971)

In this sad world where words unspoken do more damage than words spoken too much, a woman and her lodger are destined to stay on separate paths.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Vardy
CAST:  Billie Whitelaw  •  Donal McCann  •  Anna Cropper  •  Ann Firbank

In this sad world where words unspoken do more damage than words spoken too much, a woman and her lodger are destined to stay on separate paths.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Vardy
CAST:  Billie Whitelaw  •  Donal McCann  •  Anna Cropper  •  Ann Firbank
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