4 May 1923|
Jerusalem, Mandatory Palestine
|Died||7 September 1994
|Cause of death||Alzheimer's disease|
|Alma mater||Abbey School of Acting|
|Occupation||Film, television and stage actor|
|Organization||Globe Theatre Company|
Godfrey Quigley (4 May 1923 – 7 September 1994) was an Irish film, television and stage actor.
Life and career
Quigley was born in Jerusalem, where his father was serving as an officer in the British Army. The family returned to Ireland in the 1930s and, following military service in the Second World War, Quigley trained as an actor at the Abbey School of Acting.
In 1949, Quigley made his first film appearance, in Saints and Sinners. He appeared in two Stanley Kubrick films: first as the prison chaplain in A Clockwork Orange (1971), and then as Captain Grogan in the Barry Lyndon (1975). In British television, besides many minor appearances, he played a has-been gangster in the serial Big Breadwinner Hog (1969). Quigley's theatre roles include the Irishman in Tom Murphy's The Gigli Concert, for which he won the Harvey's Best Actor Award in 1984.
In the 1950s, Quigley co-founded the Globe Theatre Company, based in Dun Laoghaire. The company was disestablished in 1960. During the same period, he produced the radio soap opera The Kennedys of Castleross.
- The Rising of the Moon (1957) as Christy
- Rooney (1958) as Tom Reilly
- The Siege of Sidney Street (1960) as Blakey
- The Counterfeit Constable (1964)
- Nothing But the Best (1964) as Coates
- Daleks – Invasion Earth: 2150 A.D. (1966) as Dortmun
- Guns in the Heather (1969)
- Get Carter (1971) as Eddie
- A Clockwork Orange (1971) as Prison Chaplain
- Barry Lyndon (1975) as Captain Grogan
- Educating Rita (1983) as Rita's Father
- All Dogs Go to Heaven (1989) as Terrier (voice)
- The Irish Times, "Actor Godfrey Quigley Dies in Dublin Aged 71", 8 September 1994.
- The Irish Times, "Godfrey Quigley: The Art of Being Different", 21 May 1988.