Seán McGinley

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Not to be confused with Seán Mac Fhionnghaile.
Seán McGinley
Born 1956
Pettigo, County Donegal, Ireland

Seán McGinley (born ca. 1956) is an Irish film and television actor.

Early life[edit]

McGinley was born in Pettigo, County Donegal, Ireland where his father was a customs officer, and raised in nearby Ballyshannon.

McGinley is a graduate of University College Galway and was a member of the Druid Theatre Company from 1977–1989.[1] McGinley later starred in various movies.


McGinley has appeared in such films as The General, Braveheart, Gangs of New York, Freeze Frame, Man About Dog and many more films and television series. He currently plays Malachy, the father in the Canadian father and son private detective series Republic of Doyle since 2010. He also recently appeared in Midsomer Murders as a horse whisperer.




  1. ^ "Dublin Theatre Festival 2013: 26 Sept - 13 Oct". Retrieved 2013-10-12. 

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