Niall MacGinnis

Patrick Niall MacGinnis (29 March 1913 – 6 January 1977) was an Irish actor who made around 80 screen appearances.

Niall MacGinnis
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Patrick Niall MacGinnis

(1913-03-29)29 March 1913
Died6 January 1977(1977-01-06) (aged 63)
Years active1935–1977
Spouse(s)Sheila Macdonald
(m. 1942; div. 19??)
Eleonore MacGinnis
(m. 1955; his death 1977)

Early lifeEdit

MacGinnis was born in Dublin in 1913.[1] He was educated at Stonyhurst College, a Jesuit school in England, and studied medicine at Trinity College Dublin, qualifying as a house surgeon. During the Second World War, MacGinnis served as a surgeon in the Royal Navy.

In 1938 he starred in the hit comedy play Spring Meeting in the West End.

Acting careerEdit

Among his more notable film roles are:

On television, he played the arch-criminal A. J. Kent in the Danger Man episode "Battle of The Cameras" and Colonel Probst in The Saint episode "The Paper Chase".

Later lifeEdit

Niall had a child with his second wife Eleanor and returned to medical practice during the 1970s. He lived in Ashford, Co. Wicklow, Ireland until He died of cancer in Newport, Wales in 1977,[1] aged 63. Eleanor remained in Ashford until her death in 2013. Their daughter and family still reside on the family property.

Complete filmographyEdit


  1. ^ a b "Niall MacGinnis". BFI. Retrieved 9 October 2020.

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