Noel Purcell

Biography

Noel Purcell was born on December 23, 1900 in Dublin, Ireland. He was an actor, known for Moby Dick (1956), Mutiny on the Bounty (1962) and Lust for Life (1956). He was married to Eileen Marmion. He died on March 3, 1985 in Dublin. Spouse - Eileen Marmion (1941 - 3 March 1985) (his death) (4 children) Trade Mark - Sailor-like manner, huge white beard and cheery Irish brogue Trivia Often cast in films where most of the action takes place in the ocean. Originally cast as King David in the Biblical epic Solomon and Sheba (1959), opposite Tyrone Power and George Sanders. After Power died in mid-production and was replaced by Yul Brynner, Purcell was not available to re-shoot his scenes and was replaced in the role of David by Finlay Currie. Lost the tip of his right index finger while making cigarette vending machines -- a feature that was exploited for dramatic effect in the Marlon Brando film Mutiny on the Bounty (1962). Purcell was conferred with the Freedom of the City of Dublin in June 1984. To-date (April 2010) only seventy four people have received this award. Noel Purcell Walk, a road built near to his birthplace in the City of Dublin, was officially opened by the Lord Mayor of Dublin and Eileen Purcell, widow of the actor, in 1991. Father of Patrick, Michael Purcell and Glynn Purcell. Got his first job at the age of 12, when he was hired as a stage hand by Dublin's Gaiety Theatre. Subsequently worked as a carpenter on stage design, which led to further interest in the acting profession.

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The Rising of the Moon

Dan O'Flaherty (1st Episode)

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Merry Andrew

Matthew Larabee

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Land of Fury

Paddy Clarke

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Nurse On Wheels

Abel Worthy

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The Blue Lagoon

Paddy Button

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No Kidding

Tandy

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Rooney

Tim Hennessy

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Tommy the Toreador

Captain

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Ferry to Hong Kiong

Joe Skinner

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The Swingin' Maiden

Admiral Sir Digby Trevelyan

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The Irish R.M. - Series 2

O'Reilly (1 episode, 1984)

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The MacKintosh Man

O'Donovan

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The Mckenzie Break

Ferry Captain (uncredited)

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La Horca Puede Esperar

Jock

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Where's Jack?

Leatherchest

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Doctor In Clover

O'Malley

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Arrivederci, Baby!

Capt. Daniel O'Flannery

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Lord Jim

Captain Chester

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The List of Adrian Messenger

Countryman (uncredited)

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The Running Man

Miles Bleeker

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The Ceremony

Finigan

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Nurse On Wheels

Abel Worthy

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Mutiny on the Bounty

Seaman William McCoy

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The Swingin' Maiden

Admiral Sir Digby Trevelyan

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Johnny Nobody

Brother Timothy

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Double Bunk

O'Malley

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The 3 Worlds of Gulliver

Capt. Pritchard (uncredited)

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Man in the Moon

Prospector

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Ist ja irre - Unser Torpedo kommt zurück

Adm. Sir Humphrey Pettigrew

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The Millionairess

Professor Merton

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No Kidding

Tandy

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Tommy the Toreador

Captain

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Ferry to Hong Kiong

Joe Skinner

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Shake Hands with the Devil

Liam O'Sullivan

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Merry Andrew

Matthew Larabee

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Rooney

Tim Hennessy

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The Key

Hotel Porter

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Doctor At Large

Bartender

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Moby Dick

Ship's Carpenter

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Lust for Life

Anton Mauve

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Doctor At Sea

Corbie

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Doctor In The House

The padre (bartender) (uncredited)

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Land of Fury

Paddy Clarke

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Mad About Men

Percy

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Wicked Wife

Philip Balfour

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Pickwick Papers

Roker

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Father's Doing Fine

Shaughnessy

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The Crimson Pirate

Pablo Murphy

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Encore

Tom, Captain (segment "Winter Cruise")

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Talk of a Million

Matty McGrath

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The Blue Lagoon

Paddy Button

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Odd Man Out

Tram Conductor (uncredited)

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Captain Boycott

Daniel McGinty

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Knight Without Armour

First Train Driver Trying to Clear Track (uncredited)

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The Rising of the Moon

Dan O'Flaherty (1st Episode)

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