J. G. Devlin
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James Gerard Devlin (8 October 1907 – 17 October 1991) was a Northern Irish actor who made his stage debut in 1931, and had long association with the Ulster Group Theatre. In a career spanning nearly sixty years, he played parts in TV productions such as Z-Cars, Dad's Army, The New Avengers and Bread. He also guest starred, alongside Leonard Rossiter, in an episode of Steptoe and Son, "The Desperate Hours". The writers of Steptoe and Son - Ray Galton and Alan Simpson - have since revealed that Devlin was second choice to play the part of Albert Steptoe in the series, behind Wilfrid Brambell. He also appeared as Father Dooley, a Catholic priest, in several episodes of Carla Lane's Bread, his last television appearance.
James Gerard Devlin
8 October 1907
|Died||17 October 1991 (aged 84)|
Belfast, Northern Ireland
In 1956 he appeared in a play by Irish playwright Teresa Deevy "Light Falling" where he played the part of Pat Scully, this was produced by Jack MacGowran in the Lyric Theatre (Hammersmith) as an 'opener' for Seán O'Casey play "The Shadow of a Gunman"
- Captain Lightfoot (1955) - Tuer O'Brien
- Jacqueline (1956) - Mr. Lord's servant
- The Rising of the Moon (1957) - Moran (as Players from the Abbey Theatre Company)
- Darby O'Gill and the Little People (1959) - Tom Kerrigan
- A Terrible Beauty (1960) - Const. Lauden
- The Big Gamble (1961) - The Driving Instructor
- The Frightened City (1961) - Informer
- Johnny Nobody (1961) - Caretaker
- Attempt to Kill (1961) - Elliott
- I Thank a Fool (1962) - Coroner
- A Place to Go (1963) - Neighbour (uncredited)
- The Comedy Man (1964) - Gus Sloppitt
- The Caper of the Golden Bulls (1967) - The Tinker
- Guns in the Heather (1969) - Muldoon
- The Reckoning (1969) - Cocky Burke
- Innocent Bystanders (1972) - Waiter
- The Alf Garnett Saga (1972) - Irishman (uncredited)
- The Outsider (1979) - Sean Tweeny
- Sir Henry at Rawlinson End (1980) - Old Scrotum
- No Surrender (1985) - George Gorman
- The Raggedy Rawney (1988) - Jake
- The Miracle (1991) - Mr. Beausang
- Far and Away (1992) - Villager #1 (final film role)
- Pat Scully in Light Falling (1956)
- Neal Macook in Macook's Corner 1969 (Abbey)
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