Gerard McLarnon

Gerard McLarnon (16 April 1915 – 16 August 1997) was an English-Irish actor and playwright. Born in Clitheroe, Lancashire, England, he was raised in Northern Ireland. His plays have been performed throughout the world, including Ireland, the United Kingdom, Denmark and Australia. He collaborated with, amongst others, Sir John Tavener, Sir Tyrone Guthrie, and Lord Olivier. He had a long-standing creative relationship with theatre director Braham Murray who directed all his work from 1967 to 1993 at the Century Theatre, the 69 Theatre Company and then the Royal Exchange in Manchester.

McLarnon was survived by his wife, actress Eileen Essell, whom he wed in 1958; they had one child, a son, Fergus.[1]

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  1. ^ Benedick, Adam (23 August 1997). "Obituary: Gerald McLarnon". Retrieved 1 October 2015.