Eddie Byrne

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Eddie Byrne
Born (1911-01-31)31 January 1911
Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland
Died 21 August 1981(1981-08-21) (aged 70)
Dublin, County Dublin, Republic of Ireland
Years active 1946-1977

Eddie Byrne (31 January 1911 - 21 August 1981) was an Irish actor. He was born and grew up in Dublin (some sources say Birmingham, Warwickshire, England). Outside Ireland he is probably best known for his minor role as General Willard in Star Wars (1977), but viewers of horror films might also remember him as the sceptical Inspector Mulrooney in The Mummy (1959) and as the kindly Dr. Reginald Landers in Island of Terror (1966). He also appeared as Inspector O'Neill in the film Jack the Ripper (1959). He died of a stroke in Dublin in 1981.

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Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1949 Saints and Sinners Morreys
1951 Lady Godiva Rides Again Eddie Mooney Released as Bikini Baby in USA
1952 Time Gentlemen, Please! Dan Dance
1952 The Gentle Gunman Flynn
1953 The Square Ring Lou Lewis
1953 Albert R.N. Joe Released as Break to Freedom in USA
1954 Trouble in the Glen Dinny Sullivan
1954 The Divided Heart Second Justice
1954 The Sea Shall Not Have Them Petty officer porter
1955 Three Cases of Murder Snyder
1955 One Way Out Supt. Harcourt
1956 Reach for the Sky Flight Sergeant Mills
1956 It's Great to Be Young Morris
1957 Seven Waves Away Michael Faroni Released as Abandon Ship in USA
1957 The Admirable Crichton Captain Released as Paradise Lagoon in USA
1957 Face in the Night Art Released as Menace in the Night in USA
1957 These Dangerous Years Danny Released as Dangerous Youth in USA
1958 Dunkirk Commander
1958 Rooney Mickey Hart
1959 The Bridal Path Mike Flanagan
1959 The Scapegoat Barman
1959 The Mummy Inspector Mulrooney
1959 Jack the Ripper Inspector O'Neill
1960 Jackpot Sam Hare
1960 The Bulldog Breed PO Filkins
1962 The Pot Carriers Chief Officer Bailey
1962 Mutiny on the Bounty John Fryer
1963 The Punch and Judy Man Ice Cream Assistant
1963 The Cracksman Dominio
1966 Island of Terror Dr. Reginald Landers
1969 Guns in the Heather Bailey
1973 Never Mind the Quality, Feel the Width Father Ignatious
1977 A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man Teacher
1977 Star Wars General Willard
1993 The Thief and the Cobbler Hoof Voice

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