Jack MacGowran – Timeline featuring movies and other highlights from his career and personal life.

Irish Actor

Jack MacGowran

  • Oct 13, 1918 - Jan 30, 1973 (age 54)
  • 5' 7" (1.70 m)
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1991
The Republic Pictures Story
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MovieMar 15, 1991

The Republic Pictures Story

A history of Republic …
A history of Republic Pictures studios, featuring hundreds of clips plus on-camera interviews with stars, director, stuntman, etc.
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1978
The Yin and the Yang of Mr. Go
MovieFeb 8, 1978

The Yin and the Yang of Mr. Go

Buddha has the power to …
Buddha has the power to change the nature of a person into their opposite. He uses this power only when the world is in danger. When a villain obtains plans that could be used for peace or war, Buddha turns him into a good guy. Now what?
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1973
The Exorcist
MovieDec 26, 1973

The Exorcist

A visiting actress in Washington, D.C., notices dramatic and …
A visiting actress in Washington, D.C., notices dramatic and dangerous changes in the behavior and physical make-up of her 12-year-old daughter. Meanwhile, a young priest at nearby Georgetown University begins to doubt his faith while dealing with his mother's terminal sickness. And, book-ending the story, a frail, elderly priest recognizes the necessity for a show-down with an old demonic enemy.
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Jack MacGowran
Personal1973

Jack MacGowran

Jack MacGowran passed away.
1972
The Shadow of a Gunman
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MovieDec 4, 1972

The Shadow of a Gunman

Donal Davoren is a poet but …
Donal Davoren is a poet but the folks in his tenement building think he's an IRA gunman laying low. Donal is content to let them think so, Minnie Powell. Donal and his flatmate Seamus end ...
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1971
King Lear
MovieFeb 4, 1971

King Lear

The Shakespeare tragedy that gave us the expression "How …
The Shakespeare tragedy that gave us the expression "How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is to have a thankless child." King Lear has not one but two ungrateful children, and it's especially galling because he turned over his entire kingdom to them. Paul Scofield is an ancient, imposing shell of a Lear tormented by his too-long life as well as by daughters he calls "unnatural hags." At one point, the king looks his eldest daughter, Goneril (Ireme Worth), straight in the eye and declares, "Thou art a boil, a plague-sore, of embossed carbuncle in my corrupted blood." These are the troubles not even the best-trained family counselor could ever hope to resolve.
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Award1971

Outstanding Performance

Won award for "MacGowran in the Works of Beckett".
Drama Desk Award
Award1971

Best Performance By An Actor

Won award for "Jack MacGowran in the Works of Samuel Beckett".
Obie Award
Nomination1971

Outstanding Performance

Nominated for "MacGowran in the Works of Beckett".
Drama Desk Award
1970
A Day at the Beach
MovieMay 1, 1970

A Day at the Beach

Bernie, a self-destructive alcoholic, is given watch over his niece …
Bernie, a self-destructive alcoholic, is given watch over his niece Winnie. He tests the patience of the various people he knows and Winnie is often left on her own.
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Start the Revolution Without Me
MovieFeb 4, 1970

Start the Revolution Without Me

Two mismatched sets of …
Two mismatched sets of identical twins, one aristocrat, one peasant, mistakenly exchange identities on the eve of the French Revolution.
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1969
Age of Consent
MovieMar 27, 1969

Age of Consent

An elderly artist thinks he has become too stale and is past …
An elderly artist thinks he has become too stale and is past his prime. His friend (and agent) persuades him to go to an off-shore island to try once more. On the island he rediscovers his muse in the form of a young girl.
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1968
Beginning to End
MovieNov 29, 1968

Beginning to End

A recital of passages from the works of Samuel Beckett, …
A recital of passages from the works of Samuel Beckett, performed by Jack MacGowran, as a raving old man, dressed in black, alone in the Mojave Desert.
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Wonderwall
MovieMay 17, 1968

Wonderwall

The eccentric professor Oscar Collins lives completely …
The eccentric professor Oscar Collins lives completely secluded in his chaotic apartment. When a model (Penny Lane) and her photographer boyfriend move in next to him, he becomes fascinated with her. He drills holes in the walls and ceiling and peeps on her day and night. He loses himself in daydreams and delusions.
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1967
The Fearless Vampire Killers
MovieNov 13, 1967

The Fearless Vampire Killers

The famous Professor …
The famous Professor Abronsius and his clumsy assistant Alfred travel to the remote Transylvania to research vampires. They are hosted in an inn by Shagal and sooner the shy Alfred falls in love for the inn-keeper's red-haired daughter Sarah. When Sarah is abducted by the mysterious Count von Krolock, Professor Abronsius and Alfred head to his creepy castle. The duo of scientists are welcomed by the count and his gay son Herbert and invited to a vampire ball late night.
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How I Won the War
MovieOct 18, 1967

How I Won the War

This movie features Beatle John Lennon and Roy Kinnear as …
This movie features Beatle John Lennon and Roy Kinnear as ill-fated enlisted men under the inept command of Lieutenant Ernest Goodbody (Michael Crawford). The story unwinds mostly in flashbacks of Lieutenant Goodbody who has lower-class beginnings and education which make him a poor officer who commands one of the worst units of the Army.
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1966
Cul-de-sac
MovieJun 2, 1966

Cul-de-sac

In search of help, two wounded gangsters on the run find …
In search of help, two wounded gangsters on the run find refuge in the secluded castle of a feeble man and his wife; however, under the point of a gun, nothing is what it seems.
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1965
Doctor Zhivago
MovieDec 22, 1965

Doctor Zhivago

During the Russian Revolution, Dr. Yuri Zhivago (Omar Sharif) is …
During the Russian Revolution, Dr. Yuri Zhivago (Omar Sharif) is a young doctor who has been raised by his aunt and uncle following his father's suicide. Yuri falls in love with beautiful Lara Guishar (Julie Christie), who has been having an affair with her mother's lover, Victor Komarovsky (Rod Steiger), an unscrupulous businessman. Yuri, however, ends up marrying his cousin, Tonya (Geraldine Chaplin). But when he and Lara meet again years later, the spark of love reignites.
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Young Cassidy
MovieFeb 25, 1965

Young Cassidy

The misadventures of a young idealist man in Dublin, …
The misadventures of a young idealist man in Dublin, Ireland in the early twentieth century.
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Lord Jim
MovieFeb 15, 1965

Lord Jim

James Burke, after distinguishing himself as a midshipman in …
James Burke, after distinguishing himself as a midshipman in the British merchant marine, rapidly rises to the rank of executive officer, second in command of a ship. A broken foot necessitates that he be put ashore to heal. After his recovery, the very proud Jim - his pride rooted in his competence, which had made him a highly respected and admired naval officer - signs on as the executive officer of the Patna, a rusty tub manned by a third-rate crew overseen by a barbarous captain, that is transporting a group of Moslem pilgrims to Mecca. During a severe storm that causes the unseaworthy ship to founder, Jim abandons ship with the rest of the white crew without even lowering the other lifeboat for the passengers. The fleeing crew are prepared to swear they saw the Patna sink with all its passengers; however, in what Jim believes is a cosmic joke upon himself, it is revealed when they get into port on their lifeboat that the Patma did not sink but had been salvaged by a French vessel. In the ensuing inquiry that he himself sought to do penance for his sins (the ultimate sin for a naval officer being to abandon ship particularly when passengers or crew are still on-board), Jim is admonished after confessing his cowardice, chastised for bringing shame upon those to whom he belongs, the British merchant marine. His chief judge asks him why he did not "bury himself 20 feet deep" rather than seek the inquiry and humiliate himself and all professional British sailors. Jim does succeed in "burying himself 20 feet deep" by becoming a drifter and common laborer in various southeast Asian ports, though he never can completely escape into anonymity. The burden of his sin follows him everywhere. Racked by guilt over abandoning his ship, the proud Jim seeks atonement, a second chance, which comes in the guise of running arms and gunpowder to a tribe of indigenous peoples oppressed by a ruthless and brutal warlord. The warlord knows that the difference between a hero and a coward is not as thick as a piece of paper. What will this mean for Jim, now committed to a heroic path for a people whom he does not even know? The man the natives soon call "Lord Jim" is about to face his destiny, which is relentless and inescapable.
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1964
Tara MacGowran
ChildNovember 1964

Tara MacGowran

Tara MacGowran was born on November 6, 1964 as Tara …
Tara MacGowran was born on November 6, 1964 as Tara Maria MacGowran. She is an actress and producer, known for Secret Places (1984), Mother Krampus (2017) and The Dawning (1988). She has been married to Michael Adams since August 4, 2007.
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1963
The Ceremony
MovieDec 18, 1963

The Ceremony

A bank robber is sentenced to prison for committing a …
A bank robber is sentenced to prison for committing a murder during the robbery. His brother comes up with a plan to break him out of prison--but on the condition that his brother's girlfriend "date" him first.
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Tom Jones
MovieJun 26, 1963

Tom Jones

The romantic and chivalrous adventures of adopted …
The romantic and chivalrous adventures of adopted bastard Tom Jones in 18th century England.
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Aileen Nugent
MarriageMarch 1963

Aileen Nugent

Married Aileen Nugent.
1962
The Brain
MovieOct 9, 1962

The Brain

After the mysterious crash of a millionaire's private airplane, …
After the mysterious crash of a millionaire's private airplane, three scientists secretly harvest the dying man's brain and keep it alive in a laboratory in order to communicate with it through telepathy.
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Mix Me a Person
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MovieAug 1, 1962

Mix Me a Person

Swinging coffee bars, cigarettes, jazz, youthful delinquency …
Swinging coffee bars, cigarettes, jazz, youthful delinquency and a copper gets killed. Did Adam Faith pull the trigger? Can Anne Baxter prove his innocence in time?
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Night Creatures
MovieJun 13, 1962

Night Creatures

In this engaging costume melodrama of skulduggery …
In this engaging costume melodrama of skulduggery on the low seas set back in the 18th-century, the Royal Crown suspects a bit of smuggling is going on in this locale, and they send Captain Collier and his crew to check it out. As the Captain gets into his investigation, mysterious swamp phantoms cloud up the real issue which seems plain enough to see. Captain Collier suspects that the odd village vicar might be hiding something, and what better way to do that than by fortuitous ghosts to scare away the curious, or by posing as someone he is not?
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Two and Two Make Six
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MovieMay 1, 1962

Two and Two Make Six

An US airman stationed in the UK strikes down his
An US airman stationed in the UK strikes down his commanding officer. Believing he killed him, the airman goes on the run with a girl. They run into a couple that looks like them and a mix up happens.
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1961
Time Remembered
MovieMay 15, 1961

Time Remembered

When a prince loses the woman he loves, his aunt recreates the …
When a prince loses the woman he loves, his aunt recreates the special places of their romantic meetings and hires a local shop girl to play the part of his lover.
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1959
A Christmas Journey
MovieDec 22, 1959

A Christmas Journey

A Christmas Journey released.
The Rough and Ready Lot
MovieSep 22, 1959

The Rough and Ready Lot

The Rough and Ready Lot released.
Blind Date
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MovieAug 20, 1959

Blind Date

Dutch painter Jan-Van Rooyen hurries to keep a rendezvous …
Dutch painter Jan-Van Rooyen hurries to keep a rendezvous with Jacquleine Cousteau, an elegant, sophisticated Frenchwoman, slightly his elder, whose relationship with him had turned from art student into one of love trysts. He arrives and is confronted by Detective Police Inspector Morgan who accuses him of having murdered Jacqueline. Morgan listens skeptically to the dazed denials of Van Rooyen as he tells the story of his relationship with the murdered woman. Morgan, after hearing the story, realizes that the mystery has deepened and it becomes more complicated when the Assistant Commissioner, Sir Brian Lewis, explains that Jacqueline was not married but was being kept by Sir Howard Fenton, a high-ranking diplomat whose name must be kept out of the case.
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The Boy and the Bridge
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MovieJul 28, 1959

The Boy and the Bridge

The Boy and the Bridge is a …
The Boy and the Bridge is a 1959 British drama film produced and directed by Kevin McClory. It featured Ian Maclaine, Liam Redmond, James Hayter, Geoffrey Keen, and Arthur Lowe. The film was shot during the summer of 1958 and set around London's Tower Bridge from which the film takes its name.
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Darby O'Gill and the Little People
MovieJun 24, 1959

Darby O'Gill and the Little People

A wily old codger matches …
A wily old codger matches wits with the King of the Leprechauns and helps play matchmaker for his daughter and the strapping lad who has replaced him as caretaker.
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The Giant Behemoth
MovieMar 3, 1959

The Giant Behemoth

The dumping of radioactive waste in the ocean disturbs a …
The dumping of radioactive waste in the ocean disturbs a prehistoric monster than can project electric shocks and radioactive beams. After terrorizing the English coast, it is discovered that if the creature is destroyed with conventional weaponry it would spread a dangerous amount radioactive contamination over the entire country, with this fact preventing the military from attacking the monster as it nears London.
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1958
She Didn't Say No!
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MovieSep 30, 1958

She Didn't Say No!

Bridget Monagahn, a dressmaker and mother of six illegitimate …
Bridget Monagahn, a dressmaker and mother of six illegitimate children, tries to maintain her current lifestyle while the fathers of her six children try to run her out of their small Irish town while the children seek to gain lives of their own and the lonely Bridget seeks a romance for herself.
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Rooney
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MovieMar 14, 1958

Rooney

The life of James Ignatius Rooney, a Dublin rubbish collector …
The life of James Ignatius Rooney, a Dublin rubbish collector during the week and a Gaelic sportsman at the weekends.
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1957
Manuela
MovieJun 1, 1957

Manuela

A middle-aged steamboat Captain, who believes in a rigorous …
A middle-aged steamboat Captain, who believes in a rigorous self-control when it comes to needs, desires, and emotions, slowly falls for a pretty female stowaway.
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The Rising of the Moon
MovieMay 17, 1957

The Rising of the Moon

Three vignettes of old Irish …
Three vignettes of old Irish country life, based on a series of short stories. In "The Majesty of the Law," a police officer must arrest a very old-fashioned, traditional fellow for assault. The man's principles have the policeman and the whole village, including the man he slugged, sympathizing with him. "One Minute's Wait" is about an little train station and glimpses into the lives of the passengers, with a series of comic setups. The third piece is called "1921" and is about a condemned Irish nationalist and his daring escape. Tyrone Power introduces each story.
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1956
Jacqueline
MovieJun 5, 1956

Jacqueline

Captivating drama of a lovable little Irish girl and how she helps …
Captivating drama of a lovable little Irish girl and how she helps her tippler father find work.
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Raiders of the River
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MovieApr 1, 1956

Raiders of the River

Raiders of the River released.
1953
The Titfield Thunderbolt
MovieMar 5, 1953

The Titfield Thunderbolt

Volunteers take over their …
Volunteers take over their local passenger train service (against bus company resistance) when the government announces its closure.
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1952
The Gentle Gunman
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MovieOct 21, 1952

The Gentle Gunman

I.R.A. member Terry (Sir John Mills) modifies his violent …
I.R.A. member Terry (Sir John Mills) modifies his violent views after working undercover in wartime London. When his co-conspirators are arrested, he ensures that his brother Matt (Sir Dirk Bogarde) escapes back to Ireland. Terry follows and the local group have to decide what to do about him and about their imprisoned colleagues being shipped to Belfast.
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The Quiet Man
MovieJun 6, 1952

The Quiet Man

Retired boxer Sean Thornton returns to his native Ireland …
Retired boxer Sean Thornton returns to his native Ireland to live out his remaining years. He purchases the cottage in which he was born from the widow Sarah Tilane raising the ire of "Red" Will Danaher who had long had his eye on the property. He no sooner arrives than he sees the beautiful red-haired Mary-Kate, Danaher's sister. He runs up against local custom in trying to see her however, requiring Will Danaher's permission to court his sister and then facing several steps in the courting process before they can marry. With the help of several friends - who make Will think Sean is sweet on the widow Tilane - they are quickly married. Sean has a secret however, one that forced him to leave his boxing career and America.
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1918
Jack MacGowran
BirthOctober 1918

Jack MacGowran

Jack MacGowran was born.
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