Richard Hayward (actor)
|Occupation||film actor, writer and musician|
Richard Hayward (1892–1964) was an Irish film actor, writer and musician. Born in Southport, he was an enthusiast for all Ulster regional popular culture. He was a member of the Orange Order, to which he dedicated much time. After a period working at the Gaiety Theatre, Dublin he helped form the Belfast Repertory Theatre Company. He was a popular singer in the forties and fifties. His career meant he lived a typical theatrical lifestyle being constantly on the move.
He died due to a road accident outside Ballymena, in October 1964.
- Flame in the Heather (1935) - Fassiefern
- The Voice of Ireland (1936)
- The Early Bird (1936) - Daniel Duff
- The Luck of the Irish (1936) - Sam Mulhern
- Shipmates o' Mine (1936) - Mike Dooley
- Devil's Rock (1938) - Sam Mulhern
- Irish and Proud of It (1938) - Donogh O'Connor
- A Night to Remember (1958) - Victualling Officer (final film role)
Hayward also wrote the screenplay of the musical drama Devil's Rock.
He wrote a number of books, mostly topographical, about Ireland, including:
- In praise of Ulster (1938)
- Where the Shannon flows (1940)
- Corrib Country (1943)
- In the Kingdom of Kerry (1946)
- Leinster and the city of Dublin (1949)
- Belfast through the ages (1952)
- Story of the Irish Harp (1954)
- Munster and the city of Cork (1964)
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