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Anew McMaster

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre.

(1891–1962)

Irish actor-manager. At 19 Anew (Andrew) forsook a banking career for the stage; his first major success came in 1920 as Jack O'Hara in Paddy the Next Best Thing ...

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Hugh Leonard

Overview page. Subjects: Literature — Theatre.

(1926–2009)

Irish playwright and journalist. The adopted son of a gardener in Dublin's suburb of Dalkey, Leonard (pseudonym of John Byrne) had a prolific career writing for...

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Jack MacGowran

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(b. Dublin, 13 Oct. 1918; d. New York, 13 Jan. 1973)

Actor, closely associated with the work of Samuel Beckett. He played at the Gate and Abbey Theatres in Dublin ...

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Micheál MacLíammóir

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre — Literature.

(1899–1978)

Irish actor, designer, and writer. Born Alfred Willmore in London, he visited Ireland as a child actor in Peter Pan, studied art and the Irish language in London, and...

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Olympia Theatre

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Dublin, one of the oldest surviving theatres in Dublin, situated off Dame Street. A music-hall opened on the site in 1855, which became Dan Lowrey's Star of Erin Music Hall ...

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Siobhán McKenna

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(1922–86)

Irish actress. Born in Belfast, her stage career began in the Irish language at An Taibhdhearc Theatre in Galway, where she played Lady Macbeth and St Joan (1941). She ...

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