Dermot Crowley

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Dermot Crowley
Born (1947-03-19) 19 March 1947 (age 68)
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.

He played General Crix Madine in Return of the Jedi.[2] 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.[3]

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 LA 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.


  1. ^ Phillips, Michael (2 April 1999). "Fears Spill Over the Dam in 'The Weir'". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 6 April 2010. 
  2. ^ "McCarter's holiday tradition continues". 16 December 2008. Retrieved 6 April 2010. 
  3. ^ "Archive - The Changing Face of Doctor Who - Nearly Who". BBC. Retrieved 2010-06-02. 
  4. ^ "Hunted". RadioTimes. Retrieved 29 June 2015. 

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