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Niall MacGinnis

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Years active  1935–1977
Name  Niall MacGinnis

Role  Actor
Education  Stonyhurst College
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Born  29 March 1913 (1913-03-29) Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland, UK
Died  January 6, 1977, Newport, United Kingdom
Spouse  Eleonore Mac Ginnis (m. 1955–1977)
Movies  Night of the Demon, Jason and the Argonauts, Martin Luther, Helen of Troy, 49th Parallel
Similar People  Don Chaffey, Laurence Naismith, Nigel Green, Jacques Tourneur, Douglas Wilmer

Night of the Demon (1957)

Niall MacGinnis (29 March 1913 – 6 January 1977) was an Irish actor who made 80 screen appearances.


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Early life

MacGinnis was born in Dublin in 1913. He was educated at Stonyhurst College in England, and studied medicine at Dublin University. He qualified as a house surgeon. During the Second World War, MacGinnis served as surgeon in the Royal Navy.

Film career

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MacGinnis played a German sailor in the British war film 49th Parallel (1941) with Laurence Olivier, Leslie Howard, Eric Portman and Raymond Massey. He portrayed Captain MacMorris in Olivier's version of Henry V (1944) and the title character in the film Martin Luther (1953). He played the villainous Julian Karswell opposite American actor Dana Andrews in the British horror film Night of the Demon (1957, released in the United States as Curse of the Demon). He also played Zeus opposite Honor Blackman's Hera in Jason and the Argonauts (1963), played the arch-criminal A. J. Kent in an episode of Danger Man entitled "Battle of The Cameras" (1965); and had a supporting role in John Huston's film The Kremlin Letter (1969).

Later life

MacGinnis returned to medical practice during the 1970s. He died of cancer in Haverfordwest, Wales in 1977, aged 63.


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