Seán McGinley

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Not to be confused with Seán Mac Fhionnghaile.

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. He is a graduate of University College Galway and was a member of the Druid Theatre Company from 1977–89.[1] McGinley later starred in various movies.


McGinley has appeared in such films as The General, Braveheart, Gangs of New York, Freeze Frame, and Man About Dog. He has also starred in various television series. He has played Malachy on Republic of Doyle since 2010. He appeared in an episode of Midsomer Murders as a horse whisperer.[2]




  1. ^ "Dublin Theatre Festival 2013: 26 September - 13 October". Retrieved 12 October 2013. 
  2. ^ Sean McGinley at the Internet Movie Database