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      Niall MacGinnis

      Niall MacGinnis

      Highest Rated: 100% Curse of the Demon (1957)

      Lowest Rated: Not Available

      Birthday: Mar 29, 1913

      Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

      An Irish character actor, Niall MacGinnis appeared in a variety of roles but was especially adept at historical dramas. Trained as a doctor, he briefly worked as a surgeon in World War II before pursuing acting. He studied at the famed Old Vic Theatre in London under John Gielgud and became well-versed in Shakespeare. His first significant role was with young director Michael Powell, who cast him in the historical drama "The Edge of the World." He worked with Powell again in the war thriller "49th Parallel," winning praise for his portrayal of a Nazi officer. Co-star Laurence Olivier was impressed, casting MacGinniss in his 1948 film "Hamlet." He had a rare leading role playing the title character in the 1953 biographical drama "Martin Luther" and would appear in several more historical films throughout the decade, including "Alexander the Great" and "Helen of Troy." MacGinnis also made his Broadway debut in the early '50s and began appearing in both American and British films. He had a memorable role in the B-movie classic "Curse of the Demon," playing the demonic Dr. Julian Karswell, and he portrayed Zeus in the 1963 fantasy classic "Jason and The Argonauts." MacGinnis had a smattering of TV appearances in the latter part of his career while continuing to appear in some of his era's most significant films like the 1965 thriller "The Spy Who Came in from the Cold."

      Highest rated movies

      Curse of the Demon
      The Edge of the World
      Billy Budd
      Jason and the Argonauts
      49th Parallel
      The Nun's Story
      Lust for Life
      The War Lord

      Photos

      MARTIN LUTHER, Niall MacGinnis, 1953 THE EDGE OF THE WORLD, from left: Belle Chrystall, Niall McGinnis, 1937 HELEN OF TROY, center with sword raised: Niall MacGinnis, 1956 DIAMOND CITY, from left: Diana Dors, Niall MacGinnis, 1949 NIGHT OF THE DEMON, (aka CURSE OF THE DEMON), from left: Niall MacGinnis, Dana Andrews, 1957 notd1957-fsct001(notd1957-fsct001.jpg) KIDNAPPED, James MacArthur, Niall MacGinnis, John Pike, Bernard Lee, 1960 SWORD OF SHERWOOD FOREST, from left, Niall MacGinnis, Sarah Branch, 1960 MARTIN LUTHER, Niall MacGinnis, 1953 CURSE OF THE DEMON, Niall MacGinnis, Dana Andrews, 1957 NO HIGHWAY, (aka NO HIGHWAY IN THE SKY), James Stewart, Glynis Johns, Niall MacGinnis, 1951, TM and Copyright © 20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved. MARTIN LUTHER, Niall MacGinnis, 1953 MARTIN LUTHER, Niall MacGinnis, 1953 MARTIN LUTHER, Niall MacGinnis, 1953 THE EDGE OF THE WORLD, from left: Belle Chrystall, Naill MacGinnis, 1937 ISLAND OF TERROR, Peter Cushing, Edward Judd, Niall MacGinnis, 1966 THE EDGE OF THE WORLD, from left: Niall MacGinnis, belle Chrystall, Eric Berry, 1937 MARTIN LUTHER, third from left: Niall MacGinnis, 1953 MARTIN LUTHER, Niall MacGinnis, 1953 MARTIN LUTHER, first from left: Niall MacGinnis, 1953 JASON AND THE ARGONAUTS, Niall MacGinnis, Honor Blackman, 1963

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      0% 27% Krakatoa, East of Java Harbor Master (Character) - 1969
      No Score Yet No Score Yet River of Mystery Garwood Drum (Character) - 1969
      43% 75% The Shoes of the Fisherman Capuchin Monk (Character) - 1968
      No Score Yet 45% Torture Garden Dr. Silversmith (Character) - 1967
      No Score Yet 15% The Viking Queen Tiberian (Character) - 1967
      No Score Yet 58% The Creepers Mr. Roger Campbell (Character) - 1966
      No Score Yet 40% The Truth About Spring Cleary (Character) - 1965
      67% 61% The War Lord Odins (Character) - 1965
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Man Who Finally Died Brenner (Character) - 1963
      89% 79% Jason and the Argonauts Zeus (Character) - 1963
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Face in the Rain Klaus (Character) - 1963
      92% 86% Billy Budd Captain Nathaniel Graveling (Character) - 1962
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Playboy of the Western World Old Mahon (Character) - 1962
      No Score Yet 38% Sword of Sherwood Forest Friar Tuck (Character) - 1961
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Johnny Nobody Defending Counsel Sullivan (Character) - 1961
      No Score Yet 53% Kidnapped Mr. Shaun (Character) - 1960
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Night Fighters Ned O'Neill (Character) - 1960
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Foxhole in Cairo Radek (Character) - 1960
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Molester Defense Counsel (Character) - 1960
      85% 81% The Nun's Story Father Vermeuhlen (Leprosarium) (Character) - 1959
      No Score Yet 50% Tarzan's Greatest Adventure Kruger (Character) - 1959
      No Score Yet No Score Yet This Other Eden Devereaux (Character) - 1959
      No Score Yet No Score Yet She Didn't Say No! James Casey (Character) - 1958
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Behind the Mask Neil Isherwood (Character) - 1958
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Veil Walter (Character) - 1958
      100% 85% Curse of the Demon Dr. Julian Karswell (Character) - 1957
      80% 81% Lust for Life Roulin (Character) - 1956
      No Score Yet 59% Helen of Troy Menelaus (Character) - 1955
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Special Delivery Sidney (Character) - 1955
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Conflict of Wings Harry Tilney (Character) - 1954
      No Score Yet 52% Betrayed Blackie (Character) - 1954
      No Score Yet 69% Martin Luther Martin Luther (Character) - 1953
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Chance of a Lifetime Baxter (Character) - 1950
      No Score Yet 25% Christopher Columbus Juan de la Cosa (Character) - 1949
      No Score Yet 59% Anna Karenina Konstantin Levin (Character) - 1948
      No Score Yet No Score Yet No Room at the Inn O'Rane (Character) - 1948
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Captain Boycott Mark Killain (Character) - 1947
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Tawny Pipit Jimmy Bancroft (Character) - 1944
      No Score Yet 52% We Dive at Dawn Mike Corrigan (Character) - 1943
      No Score Yet 45% The Day Will Dawn Olaf (Character) - 1942
      88% 75% 49th Parallel Vogel (Character) - 1941
      No Score Yet No Score Yet East of Piccadilly Joe (Character) - 1941
      100% 78% The Edge of the World Andrew Gray (Character) - 1937
      No Score Yet No Score Yet River of Unrest Terence Elliott (Character) - 1937
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Luck of the Irish Derek O'Neill (Character) - 1936
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Ourselves Alone Terence Elliott (Character) - 1936

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet El Santo Colonel Probst (Guest Star) 1966