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      John Kavanagh

      John Kavanagh

      Highest Rated: 100% Rose's War (2023)

      Lowest Rated: 16% Alexander (2004)

      Birthday: Not Available

      Birthplace: Ireland

      With his strong jawline, large eyes and almost patrician bearing, it is fitting that Irish character actor John Kavanagh was perhaps best known for his role as Cardinal Campeggio, England's last protective cardinal, in the television drama "The Tudors" (Showtime 2007-2010). Kavanagh's illustrious entertainment career began as an in-demand stage performer in Ireland and the United Kingdom. His film, breakthrough came with a leading role opposite Brenda Fricker in the drama "The Ballroom of Romance" (1982), which was followed by the indie "Attracta" (1983) and the made-for-television movie "The Country Girls" (1984). In the 1990s, Kavanagh aged into character roles, including key parts in the drama "Widow's Peak" (1994) and the Mel Gibson epic "Braveheart" (1995). The story of William Wallace was one of several historical epics; prior to being cast in "The Tudors," Kavanagh was featured as Parmenion, an old general, in Oliver Stone's big-budget blockbuster "Alexander" (2004), which featured Colin Farrell, Anthony Hopkins and Val Kilmer. Despite the star power of the cast, the movie did not fare well at the box office, and Kavanahgh followed his performance in "Alexander" with a role in the Brian de Palma historical thriller "The Black Dahlia" (2006), which was also a commercial disappointment.

      Highest rated movies

      Baltimore
      Widows' Peak
      Cal
      Florence Foster Jenkins
      The Stag
      Into the West
      The Invisible Woman
      This Is My Father

      Photos

      The Tudors, John Kavanagh, 'Episode 3', Season 2, Ep. #3, 04/13/2008, ©SHO None THE BLACK DAHLIA, John Kavanagh, Aaron Eckhart, 2006, ©Universal THE BLACK DAHLIA, Hilary Swank, John Kavanagh, 2006, (c) Universal THE BLACK DAHLIA, Hilary Swank, John Kavanagh, Josh Hartnett, 2006, ©Universal The Invisible Woman ALEXANDER, Garrett Lombard, John Kavanagh, Gary Stretch, Colin Farrell, 2004, (c) Warner Brothers

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      100% No Score Yet Baltimore Sir Alfred Beit (Character) - 2023
      57% 71% Riverdance: The Animated Adventure The Gatekeeper (Voice) - 2021
      44% 28% Supervized Windsor (Character) - 2019
      88% 68% Florence Foster Jenkins Arturo Toscanini (Character) $27.4M 2016
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Jewels Narrator - 2016
      79% 48% The Stag Fionan's Dad (Character) - 2013
      41% 34% Therese Inspector Michaud (Character) $420.3K 2013
      76% 44% The Invisible Woman Rev. Benham (Character) $1.2M 2013
      32% 27% The Black Dahlia Emmet Linscott (Character) $22.5M 2006
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Halo Effect Stan (Character) - 2004
      16% 35% Alexander Parmenion (Character) $34.3M 2004
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Code of Silence Director - 2003
      No Score Yet 40% Mystics Gerry the Barman (Character) - 2003
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Dangerous Company Cinematographer - 2003
      No Score Yet 58% A Haunting in Connecticut Director - 2002
      No Score Yet 55% Puckoon Haggerty (Character) - 2002
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Candlelight Frank (Character) - 2002
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Last Days in Dublin Unknown (Character) - 2001
      53% 73% A Love Divided Bishop Staunton (Character) - 1999
      No Score Yet 37% The Tale of Sweeney Todd Rutledge (Character) - 1998
      No Score Yet 23% Pete's Meteor Sergeant Maloney (Character) - 1998
      75% 81% This Is My Father Liam Finneran (Character) $1.1M 1998
      60% 58% Dancing at Lughnasa Father Carlin (Character) $2.3M 1998
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Vicious Circle IRA Chief Charlie Rice (Character) - 1998
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Cast a Cold Eye IRA Chief Charlie Rice (Character) - 1998
      No Score Yet 43% The Informant IRA Chief (Character) - 1997
      No Score Yet 60% Painted Lady Michael Longley (Character) - 1997
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Harpist Puder (Character) - 1997
      94% 51% Widows' Peak Canon Murtagh (Character) $6.2M 1994
      No Score Yet 90% Sharpe's Sword Father Curtis (Character) - 1994
      77% 79% Into the West Hartnett (Character) $3.7M 1992
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Joyriders Manager (Character) - 1989
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fantasist Robert Foxley (Character) - 1986
      91% 76% Cal Skeffington (Character) - 1984
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ballroom of Romance Bowser Egan (Character) - 1982

      TV

      Credit
      93% 88% Vikings The Seer (Character) 2016-2020
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bureau Director 2012
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Masterpiece Theatre Unknown (Character) 1998
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Scarlett Jamie O'Hara (Guest Star) 1994
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Lovejoy Unknown (Character) 1993
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Echoes Dock Dillon (Character) 1988
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Irish R.M. Unknown (Guest Star) 1985