Tony Doyle (actor)
16 January 1942|
Ballyfarnan, County Roscommon, Ireland
|Died||28 January 2000
Tony Doyle (16 January 1942 – 28 January 2000) was an Irish television and film actor. He first came to prominence playing a liberal catholic priest - Father Sheehy - in RTÉ's iconic rural drama The Riordans. He appeared in such popular shows as Coronation Street, Between The Lines, 1990 and Ballykissangel, and won an Irish Film and Television Academy Award for best leading performance for his role in the 1998 miniseries Amongst Women. Tony Doyle also appeared in the first Minder episode, "Gunfight at the OK Laundrette", playing a drunken Irishman.
Doyle starred as Tom French in 1997's I Went Down. One of his earlier film roles saw Tony as the head of the SAS, Colonel Hadley, in the 1982 British film Who Dares Wins. He was married to Sally and was the father of six children including the actress Susannah Doyle.
He died early on the morning of Friday 28 January 2000 at St Thomas's Hospital near his home in London.
Brian Quigley, Doyle's Ballykissangel character, was written out of the show in the first episode of the final series where Quigley fakes his own suicide (he supposedly drowned himself) and flees to Brazil.
- Tony Doyle at the Internet Movie Database
- BBC News article reporting his death
- BBC News obituary to Tony Doyle
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