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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Born
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. 19??; div. 19??)
Eleonore Mac Ginnis
(m. 1955)

Early lifeEdit

MacGinnis was born in Dublin in 1913. He was educated at Stonyhurst College in England, and studied medicine at Trinity College, Dublin. He qualified 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

MacGinnis had a child with his second wife and returned to medical practice during the 1970s. He died of cancer in Haverfordwest, Wales in 1977, aged 63.

Complete filmographyEdit

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