Ronnie Masterson

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Ronnie Masterson
Ronnie masterson 2005.jpg
Ronnie Masterson in 2005
Born(1926-04-04)4 April 1926
Dublin, Ireland
Died10 February 2014(2014-02-10) (aged 87)
Spouse(s)Ray McAnally (1951–1989; his death)

Ronnie Masterson (4 April 1926 – 10 February 2014) was an Irish actress.

Masterson was born in Dublin. She trained at the Abbey Theatre and first appeared on stage there in 1944. At the Abbey, she met and then married actor Ray McAnally in 1951, and they remained married until his death, although they resided in different homes; her husband with Irish actress Britta Smith. McAnally and Masterson had four children; Conor, Aonghus, Máire and Niamh.[1]

They formed Old Quay Productions, which presented an assortment of plays such as Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, The Odd Couple and many others.

Masterson had also played in the Edinburgh International Festival and in many Dublin Theatre Festival productions. She has appeared on many series broadcast on RTÉ, BBC and ITV and toured extensively in the United States in her own one woman shows. She made her film debut in 1988, playing Bridie in The Dawning.

In November 2005, she was in the United States again, this time to take the lead role in The Sea Captain, a short film directed by her son, veteran television producer Conor McAnally.

Selected filmography[edit]

  • Malice Aforethought (2005) (TV)
  • Bloom (2003)
  • Angela's Ashes (1999)
  • Fools of Fortune (1990)
  • Shoot to Kill (1990) (TV)
  • The Dawning (1988)


  1. ^ "Irish actress Ronnie Masterson dies". RTÉ. 11 February 2014. Archived from the original on 21 February 2014. Retrieved 14 February 2014.

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