O’Shea: Irish character actor
of "Only the Lonely"; Actor Milo; Milo of “The
Verdict”; Milo of “Ulysses”; Milo of
“Barbarella”; Irish-born actor Milo
3 times a year
Guest Starring in HBO Prison Series “Oz”
O'Shea as Friar Laurence in the 1968 film version of Romeo and
O'Shea (born 2 June 1926, in Dublin, Ireland) is an Irish
character actor, recognizable for his bushy eyebrows, resounding
voice and impish smile.
was raised in Dublin, Ireland and educated by the Christian
Brothers at Synge Street, along with his friend Donal Donnelly,
who was born in England but raised in Ireland.
began acting on the stage, then moved into film in the 1960s. He
became popular in the UK as a result of starring in the BBC
sitcom, Me Mammy, alongside Yootha Joyce.
starred as Leopold Bloom in Joseph Strick's 1967 film version of
Ulysses. Among his other memorable film roles in the 1960s were
as the well-intentioned Friar Laurence in Franco Zeffirelli's
Romeo and Juliet, and as the villainous Dr. Durand Durand in
Roger Vadim's counterculture classic Barbarella (both films were
released in 1968).
has continued to be active in American films and TV, such as in
the movie The Verdict, and the TV series The West Wing.
is married to the Irish-born actress Kitty Sullivan, with whom he
has occasionally acted, most notably in a production of My Fair
Lady. They do not have any children. He and his wife have both
adopted United States citizenship.
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