Jack MacGowran
Date of Birth
Oct 13, 1918
Birth Place:
Dublin, Ireland


One of the shining lights of the Ireland's Abbey Players, Jack MacGowran achieved stage renown for his knowing interpretations of the works of fellow Irishman Samuel Beckett. Appropriately, many of MacGowran's films were set in the Auld Sod, notably The Quiet Man (1952), The Gentle Gunman (1953), Rooney (1958) and Darby O'Gill and the Little People (1959). Able to convey authority, menace, and...