Gerard McLarnon

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Gerard McLarnon (born 16 April 1915, Clitheroe, Lancashire – died 16 August 1997) was a English-Irish actor and playwright. Born in England, he was raised in Northern Ireland. His plays have been performed throughout the world, and he collaborated with, amongst others, Sir John Tavener, Sir Tyrone Guthrie, and Lord Olivier.

McLarnon was survived by his wife, actress Eileen Essell, whom he wed in 1958; they couple had one child, a son, Fergus.[1]

Play list[edit]

  • Unhallowed
  • The Wrestler's Honeymoon (1953)
  • The Bonefire (1958)
  • The Rise and Fall of Sammy Posnett (1964)
  • The Saviour (1967)
  • The Trial of Joan of Arc (1969)


  1. ^ Obituary,; accessed 1 October 2015.