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Name  Dermot Walsh
Role  film actor
Grandchildren  Bertie Walsh

Dermot Walsh with a serious face and wearing a white polo shirt.

Born  10 September 1924 (age 77) (1924-09-10) Dublin, Ireland
Children  Elisabeth Dermot Walsh, Sally Walsh, Olivia Walsh, Michael Walsh
Spouse  Elisabeth Scott Annear (m. 1974–1993), Diana Scougall (m. 1968–1974), Hazel Court (m. 1949–1963)
Movies and TV shows  Ghost Ship, The Flesh and the Fiends, Richard the Lionheart, The Tell‑Tale Heart, Hungry Hill
Similar People  Hazel Court, Vernon Sewell, John Gilling, Sally Walsh, Don Taylor
Died  June 26, 2002 (aged 77), Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom

Dermot Walsh (10 September 1924 – 26 June 2002) was an Irish stage, film and television actor, known for portraying King Richard the Lionheart in the 1962 television series Richard the Lionheart.


Dermot Walsh with a serious face.

Wedding of actors Hazel Court and Dermot Walsh (1949)

Early life

Dermot Walsh smiling and wearing a suit and tie with Hazel Court wearing a necklace and a black sexy dress.

Born in Dublin, Walsh was the son of a journalist and a civil servant. He attended St Mary's College, Rathmines, and on the wishes of his parents, read Law at University College Dublin. Walsh studied acting at the Abbey Theatre School and spent three years with Lord Longford's repertory company at the Gate Theatre, working as an assistant stage hand.


In 1945 Walsh moved to Britain and briefly joined the Croydon Repertory. Upon his return to Dublin he was spotted by a talent scout from the Rank Organisation. This led to parts in Bedelia, Hungry Hill and The Mark of Cain, and the beginning of Walsh's career in film. He appeared in seven films as a leading man, before returning to the theatre. Walsh later resumed his film career in a series of B movies. He appeared in over forty films made for film and a hundred for television, making his final film appearance in 1983.

Walsh made his first London stage appearance in George Bernard Shaw's Buoyant Billions at the Prince's Theatre in 1949. A prolific theatre actor, Walsh's many theatre credits included Reluctant Heroes, The Man Most Likely To, Laburnum Grove and The Mousetrap. He also turned his hand to writing and producing, writing the play The Murder Line in 1967 and producing later productions, including Blithe Spirit and Stage Struck.

Walsh's television work included appearances in Danger Man, No Hiding Place and Softly, Softly. He played the title role in the 39 half-hour episodes series Richard the Lionheart between 1962 and 1963.

Personal life

The first of Walsh's three marriages was to the actress Hazel Court, with whom he had a daughter, Sally (1950). He had a son Michael (1969) with his second wife, actress Diana Scougall, and two daughters Elisabeth (1974), Olivia (1977) with his third wife, actress Elizabeth Annear, who died in 1993.

The actress Elisabeth Dermot-Walsh is Walsh's daughter from his third marriage.


Dermot Walsh Wikipedia