Donal McCann

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Birth Name: Donal McCann
Born: 05/07/1943
Birth Place: Dublin, IE
Death Place: Dublin, IE
Died: 07/17/1999

Born and raised in Dublin, McCann was the son of politician and playwright John J McCann (who twice served as Lord Mayor of Dublin) and his former schoolteacher wife. After a brief go at studying architecture, he worked as a copy boy for the EVENING PRESS while taking acting lessons and performing in amateur theatricals and in bit parts at the Abbey Theatre. When he began getting speaking roles at the Abbey--and reviews in the newspapers--McCann was forced to quit his day job. Concentrating on his burgeoning career, he went on to achieve notoriety playing the mythic Irish hero Cuchulainn in W.B. Yeats' "On Baile Strand" in 1966. That same year, McCann entered films playing a prisoner in the ... Continue Bio >>

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