J. G. Devlin
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|Born||James Gerard Devlin
8 October 1907
|Died||17 October 1991
Belfast, Northern Ireland
James Gerard Devlin (8 October 1907 – 17 October 1991) was a Northern Irish actor who made his stage debut in 1931, and had long association with the Ulster Group Theatre. In a career spanning nearly sixty years, he played parts in TV productions such as Z-Cars, Dad's Army, The New Avengers and Bread. He also guest starred, alongside Leonard Rossiter, in an episode of Steptoe and Son, "The Desperate Hours". The writers of Steptoe and Son - Ray Galton and Alan Simpson - have since revealed that Devlin was second choice to play the part of Albert Steptoe in the series, behind Wilfrid Brambell. He also appeared as Father Dooley, a Catholic priest, in several episodes of Carla Lane's Bread, probably his last television appearance.
- Far and Away (1992)
- The Miracle (1991)
- The Raggedy Rawney (1988)
- No Surrender (1985)
- Sir Henry at Rawlinson End (1980)
- The Outsider (1980)
- The Reckoning (1969)
- Guns in the Heather (1969)
- The Caper of the Golden Bulls (1967)
- The Comedy Man (1964)
- I Thank a Fool (1962)
- Johnny Nobody (1961)
- The Frightened City (1961)
- Darby O'Gill and the Little People (1959)
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