Dermot Crowley

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Dermot Crowley
Headshot of Dermot Crowley
Born (1947-03-19) 19 March 1947 (age 69)
Cork, Ireland
Occupation Actor
Years active 1976–present

Dermot Crowley (born 19 March 1947 in Cork, Ireland) is an Irish stage, film and television actor.


Crowley's stage work has included a leading role in an Olivier Award winning production of Conor McPherson's The Weir, which played in the United Kingdom, Ireland and the United States in the late 1990s.[1] His first television role was playing George Bernard Shaw in the UK TV series Victorian Scandals in 1976.[2]

He played General Crix Madine in Return of the Jedi.[3] He played Sergent François Duval in Son of the Pink Panther. Dermot went on to appear in Call Red, Father Ted (as Father Liam Deliverance), An Independent Man, Dangerfield, Jonathan Creek, A Touch of Frost, Holby City,The Bill and Luther, among many others. He also appeared in the first episode of Agatha Christie's Poirot in 1989.

He auditioned for the role of the Seventh Doctor for the show Doctor Who but the role was given to Sylvester McCoy.

He read the voice of Molloy on the Naxos 2003 Audiobook of Samuel Beckett's novel Molloy.

In 2011, he appeared in The Cripple of Inishmaan with the Druid Theatre Company at the Kirk Douglas Theater in Los Angeles. He won the L.A. Drama Critics Circle Award for Featured Performance.

He appeared in the feature film The Best Offer in 2013.

In 2012 he starred in a new series Hunted for BBC One and HBO. He played "George Ballard", a MI6 Spy Chief in episodes 4 and 5.[4]

Dermot frequently appears on BBC radio in drama such as Mind's Eye. In 2013, he played Pay Whyte in Father Figure.



Year Title Role Notes
1976 The Fruits of Philosophy George Bernard Shaw
1982 Giro City Flynne
1983 Return of the Jedi General Crix Madine Also known as Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi
Octopussy Kamp
Teamwork Patrick Molloy
1985 The Doctor and the Devils Mr Webb
1987 Little Dorrit Mr. Simpson
1990 Wilt Braintree
The March Roy Cox
1993 Son of the Pink Panther Sergeant Francois Duval
1994 Staggered Dr Barnet
2000 The Legend of Bagger Vance Dougal McDermott
2002 Before You Go Father Cunningham
2006 Babel Barth
2008 Gud, lukt och henne
2009 Holy Water Father Grogan
2013 The Best Offer Lambert
2014 Mrs. Brown's Boys D'Movie P.R. Irwin
2015 The Lady in the Van Priest
National Theatre Live: Everyman Death


Year Title Role Notes
1991-2007 The Bill Various roles 4 episodes
1998 Falling for a Dancer Neeley Scollard Television film
2005 Bleak House Mr. Vholes 6 episodes
2007 Foyle's War Henry Townsend Episode: Casualties of War
2010-15 Luther DSU Martin Schenk 14 episodes
2012 Raw Dan Kelly 6 episodes
2013 Father Figure Pat Whyte 6 episodes


  1. ^ Phillips, Michael (2 April 1999). "Fears Spill Over the Dam in 'The Weir'". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 6 April 2010. 
  2. ^ Crowley, Dermot. "Mr.". Retrieved 21 December 2015. 
  3. ^ "McCarter's holiday tradition continues". 16 December 2008. Retrieved 6 April 2010. 
  4. ^ "Hunted". RadioTimes. Retrieved 29 June 2015. 

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