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Tony Guilfoyle (born 10 May 1952) is an Irish actor. He was born in Somerset, UK. He was educated at the Drama Centre from 1970–73.He is best known for his recurring role as the accident-prone Father Larry Duff in the TV comedy Father Ted . In theatre, he is better known for his long collaboration with Quebecois theatre director Robert Lepage and the latter's production company Ex Machina. Included in this association are a staging of Mahler's Kindertotenlieder at the Lincoln Center and world tour; The Geometry Of Miracles performed at the Royal National Theatre and worldwide; The Dragons' Trilogy performed at the Barbican Theatre in London and internationally; and their latest collaboration Playing Cards: SPADES, the first in a planned tetralogy covering the four suits of deck of playing cards, which played at the Roundhouse in London and internationally. His other theatre credits are numerous and varied, from Shopping and F**king at the Royal Court Theatre in the West End to The Iceman Cometh at the Almeida Theatre in London with Kevin Spacey to Hanif Kureshi's play Outskirts with the Royal Shakespeare Company at the Donmar Warehouse in London.
In cinema, he played the lead Rory in The Return (1986) for Film Four and the Magistrate in The Murder of Stephen Lawrence , written and directed by the celebrated Paul Greengrass. On TV—in addition to playing Father Larry Duff on Father Ted—he starred in the HBO/BBC historical drama Rome , playing the Egyptian eunuch and pharaoh's aide, Pothinus. His other TV credits include a role in a 1985 episode of Juliet Bravo as unhinged hostage taker Moll Kelly and brief roles in The Musketeers , Merlin , The Virgin Queen , Fanny Hill , and Bleak House . In 2016, he appeared in the Netflix series The Crown as the Bishop of Durham. In October 2019, he appeared in an episode of the BBC soap opera Doctors as Jack Dacre.
Robert Lindsay is an English stage and TV actor. His first major role on TV was playing Wolfie Smith in Citizen Smith. He appeared in sitcoms, most notably as Ben Harper in My Family, playing the role for over a decade, and narrated TV adaptations of the children's television series Brambly Hedge. His film appearances include Fierce Creatures and Wimbledon. He appeared with the Royal Shakespeare Company and in musical theatre. He won a BAFTA, a Tony Award, and two Olivier Awards for his work.
David Troughton is an English actor, known for his Shakespearean roles on the British stage and for his many roles on British television, including Dr Bob Buzzard in A Very Peculiar Practice and Ricky Hansen in New Tricks.
Jim Norton is an Irish stage, film and television character actor, known for his work in the theatre, most notably in Conor McPherson's The Seafarer, and on television as Bishop Brennan in the sitcom Father Ted.
Milo Donal O'Shea was an Irish actor. He received two Tony Awards for Best Actor in a Play nominations for his performances in Staircase (1968) and Mass Appeal (1982).
Sinéad Moira Cusack is an Irish stage, television and film actress. Her first acting roles were at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin, before moving to London in 1975 to join the Royal Shakespeare Company. She has won the Critics' Circle and Evening Standard Awards for her performance in Sebastian Barry's Our Lady of Sligo.
Philip William Daniels is an English actor, most noted for film and television roles playing Londoners, such as the lead role of Jimmy Cooper in Quadrophenia, Richards in Scum, Stewart in The Class of Miss MacMichael, Danny in Breaking Glass, Mark in Meantime, Billy Kid in Billy the Kid and the Green Baize Vampire, Kevin Wicks in EastEnders, DCS Frank Patterson in New Tricks, and Grandad Trotter in the Only Fools and Horses prequel Rock & Chips. He is also known for featuring on Blur's 1994 hit single "Parklife".
William Tulloch Paterson is a Scottish actor and commentator. He has appeared in many film and television projects including Comfort and Joy (1984), Truly, Madly, Deeply (1990), Wives and Daughters (1999), Sea of Souls (2004–2007), Amazing Grace (2006), Miss Potter (2006), and PBS's Little Dorrit (2008). He most recently appeared in series 2 of Sky One comedy series Brassic (2020) as Tom Tillerton.
Harry Groener is a German-born American actor and dancer, perhaps best known for playing Mayor Wilkins in Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
Eamonn Roderique Walker is a British film, television and theatre actor. In the United States he is known for playing Kareem Saïd in the HBO television series Oz, for which he won a CableACE Award, and Battalion Chief Wallace Boden on Chicago Fire and other shows within the Chicago franchise. In the United Kingdom, his notable roles have included Winston in the 1980s BBC series In Sickness and in Health, PC Malcolm Haynes in The Bill and John Othello in the 2001 ITV1 production of Othello.
Adrian Dunbar is an Irish actor and director from Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, best known for his television and theatre work. Dunbar co-wrote and starred in the 1991 film Hear My Song, nominated for Best Original Screenplay at the BAFTA awards.
Haydn Gwynne is an English actress. She was nominated for the 1992 BAFTA TV Award for Best Light Entertainment Performance for the comedy series Drop the Dead Donkey (1990–1991), and won the 2009 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical for her role in the Broadway production of Billy Elliot the Musical. She is also a four-time Olivier Award nominee. Her other television roles include Peak Practice (1999–2000), Merseybeat (2001–2002), and playing Camilla in The Windsors (2016–).
Anne-Marie Duff is an English actress and narrator. She is an accomplished theatre actress and has been nominated for a Laurence Olivier Award. She has also won numerous awards for her television and film work.
David Threlfall is an English stage, film and television actor and director. He is best known for playing Frank Gallagher in Channel 4's series Shameless. He has also directed several episodes of the show. In April 2014, he portrayed comedian Tommy Cooper in a television film entitled Tommy Cooper: Not Like That, Like This. In 2014, he starred alongside Jude Law in the thriller Black Sea.
Stuart Laing is a British actor.
Miles Anderson is a Zimbabwean stage and screen actor, who has appeared in television serials both in the United Kingdom, and North America. He recently appeared as Alistair the photographer in the film La La Land.In 2020 he played 'Lennox' in Joel Coen's 'The Tragedy Of Macbeth' with Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand.
David Schofield is an English actor. He is best known for his role as Ian Mercer in the films Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006) and Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007). He also appeared in the films An American Werewolf in London (1981), Gladiator (2000), From Hell (2001), Valkyrie (2008), The Wolfman (2010) and Darkest Hour (2017).
Deborah Findlay is an English actress. She joined a theatre company while studying English at the University of Leeds.
Nicholas Le Prevost is an English actor.
Jason Watkins is an English stage, film and television actor. He played the lead role in the two-part drama The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies, for which he won the BAFTA TV Award for Best Actor. He has also played William Herrick in Being Human, Gavin Strong in Trollied, Simon Harwood in W1A, Gordon Shakespeare in the film series Nativity, and British Prime Minister Harold Wilson in Season 3 of The Crown.
Denys Vernon Hawthorne was an actor from Northern Ireland who was known for his work in theatre, film, television and radio.