|Born||29 January 1934|
|Died|| (aged 83)|
Patrick O'Connell (29 January 1934 - 10 August 2017) was an Irish actor, known for numerous performances on UK television and in theatre and films. He was brought up in Birmingham, England, and after attending Birmingham Theatre School, won a scholarship to train at RADA.
His theatre work includes: Stan Man in Arnold Wesker's Roots at the Belgrade, Coventry, the Royal Court and the Duke of York's (1959), Camille Desmoulins in Poor Bitos at the Duke of York's with Donald Pleasence (1963), created the role of Gunner O'Rouke in John McGrath's Events while Guarding the Bofors Gun at Hampstead theatre (1966), US (experimental play about the Vietnam War) with the RSC, directed by Peter Brook at the Aldwych (1966), Macduff to Paul Scofield's Macbeth directed by Peter Hall with the RSC, at Stratford and the Alwych (1967), Kent in King Lear at the Young Vic (1981), McLeavy in Joe Orton's Loot with Leonard Rossiter at the Ambassador's and the Lyric, directed by Jonathan Lynn (March 1984 - Jan '85), Henry IV in The Henrys with the ESC at the Old Vic, directed by Michael Bogdanov (1986)
His television work includes Derek in the factory-set "Lena, O my Lena" by Alun Owen for Armchair Theatre directed by Ted Kotcheff (1960), Ashton in Doctor Who (The End of Tomorrow) directed by Richard Martin (1964), Nobby in The Coming Out Party (the Wednesday play) (1965), Guido in The Big Spender (1965-66), Dr. Lassiter / Willy / Nobby Clark in Dixon of Dock Green (1966 / 68 / 72), Rogers in The Saint (1967), Colour Sgt. O'Brien in the Thames TV series Frontier (1968), D.I Gamble in ATV's Fraud Squad (1968-70), Mick in Sling Your Hook (the Wednesday play) (1969), Martin Stewart in The Patriot Game by Dominic Behan, Thames TV directed by Piers Haggard (1969), Mallory in Callan (1970), O'Neill in Elizabeth R (1971), Ryder in The Persuaders (1971), Reagan in the Protectors (1972), Edward Hammond in BBC TV series, The Brothers (1972-77), Manton in The Professionals (1980), Dan Glover in Enemy at the Door (1980), Jack Blair in LWT's 13 episode series of We'll Meet Again (1982), Brian Wilkinson in Yes, Minister (1982), Jack Vaizey in Inspector Morse (1993), Harry Hopwood in The Bill (1989 / 91), Gerard in Peak Practice (1993), James White in Casualty (1994), John Callard in Dangerfield (1995)
He was also an artist known for his paintings, drawings, linocuts and etchings.
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