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John Cowley est un Acteur né le 8 septembre 1923

John Cowley

John Cowley
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Naissance 8 septembre 1923
Mort 13 février 1998 (à 74 ans)

John Cowley (8 September 1923 – 13 February 1998) was an Irish actor, best known for his role as paterfamilias, Tom Riordan, in the long-running RTÉ Television drama series, The Riordans.

From a farming background, John Cowley was born in Navan, County Meath. He left school at the age of 13 to work on the family farm.

Cowley entered the acting profession as a member of one of the touring companies that brought theatre to rural communities in Ireland up until the 1960s. In a bid to escape the impecunious life of a roving actor, he wrote to Laurence Olivier seeking a position at the Old Vic; however, Olivier politely declined. In 1964, Cowley was chosen to play the part of Tom Riordan in RTÉ's new series, The Riordans. His performance won him a Jacob's Award in 1967 and he continued in the cast until the series ended in 1979. Tom Hickey, who played Tom Riordan's son, Benjy, described Cowley as the "central rock of The Riordans" and "the father of the whole enterprise".

Following The Riordans, Cowley returned to the stage and continued acting up to the end of his life. At the time of his death, he was rehearsing with Galway's Druid Theatre Company for their production of Brian Friel's play, Philadelphia Here I Come. He also appeared in a number of feature films, including Jim Sheridan's The Field, an adaptation of John B. Keane's play, and the same director's 1997 film The Boxer.

Cowley was a passionate opponent of cruelty to animals and campaigned vigorously against hare coursing and fox hunting. He was a founder-member of the Irish Council Against Blood Sports.

John Cowley died at his home in Ardbraccan at the age of seventy-four. He was married to the actress, Annie D'Alton, who predeceased him in March 1983. Their son, Ultan, is a writer and historian.

Ses meilleurs films

The Field (1990)
(Acteur)

Le plus souvent avec

Jim Sheridan
Jim Sheridan
(2 films)
Paul Farrell
Paul Farrell
(2 films)
Chris Menges
Chris Menges
(1 films)
Harry Brogan
Harry Brogan
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmographie de John Cowley (7 films)

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The Boxer
The Boxer (1997)
, 1h53
Réalisé par Jim Sheridan
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Drame, Romance
Thèmes Religion, Sport, Le terrorisme, Arts martiaux, La boxe, Politique, Conflit nord-irlandais, Le boxe anglaise
Acteurs Daniel Day-Lewis, Emily Watson, Brian Cox, Lorraine Pilkington, Ken Stott, Gerard McSorley
Note69% 3.4987253.4987253.4987253.4987253.498725
The Boxer traite le thème de la lutte armée en Irlande du Nord. Le film se déroule à Belfast. Un boxeur, ancien membre de l'Armée républicaine irlandaise (IRA), a purgé quatorze années de prison pour un attentat qu'il n'a pas commis. Il n'a d'ailleurs jamais dénoncé les auteurs. À sa sortie, il entend se consacrer entièrement à la boxe. Mais ses anciens amis de l'IRA le sollicitent.
The Field
The Field (1990)
, 1h47
Réalisé par Jim Sheridan
Origine Royaume-uni
Genres Drame, Thriller
Thèmes Théâtre, Adaptation d'une pièce de théâtre
Acteurs Richard Harris, John Hurt, Sean Bean, Brenda Fricker, Tom Berenger, John Cowley
Note73% 3.6952453.6952453.6952453.6952453.695245
Irlande, en 1932. Bull McCabe cultive la terre de ses ancêtres, celle ci lui est loué par une veuve anglaise. Cette veuve décide un jour de vendre cette terre aux enchères locales. Pour Bull cette terre lui revient de droit. Cependant un riche américain ambitieux s'oppose à lui, il semblerait qu'il soit aussi intéressé par ce terrain.
L'Indic
L'Indic (1963)
, 1h45
Réalisé par Ken Annakin
Origine Royaume-uni
Genres Policier
Acteurs Nigel Patrick, Katherine Woodville, Colin Blakely, Derren Nesbitt, Harry Andrews, John Cowley
Rôle Jim Ruskin
Note68% 3.436763.436763.436763.436763.43676
Filmed at Pinewood Studios and on location in London, the story concerns the somewhat uneasy relationship between a Scotland Yard Detective, Johnoe (Nigel Patrick) and the Squad Chief, Bestwick (Harry Andrews) over the use of paid informants. Despite orders not to use informants and to adopt more scientific principals of detection, Johnoe continues on until one of his informants is murdered. Immediately he finds himself in a frame for corruption and with few friends left on his own side of the law his only option is to enlist the help of the murdered man's brother (Colin Blakely).
Quand se lève la lune, 1h21
Réalisé par John Ford
Origine Irlande
Genres Drame, Comédie
Thèmes Transport, Le train
Acteurs Cyril Cusack, Noel Purcell, Denis O'Dea, Tyrone Power, John Cowley, Jack MacGowran
Rôle Phelim O'Feeney
Note63% 3.151283.151283.151283.151283.15128
Film en trois épisodes, où Ford retrouve son Irlande natale, à travers des histoires très proches de ses attaches, et qui utilise Tyrone Power comme narrateur.