Character Actor Milo O’Shea: 1926-2013

ImageIrish character actor Milo O’Shea’s death, like that of documentary maker Les Blank (“Burden of Dreams”) , got lost in all the Roger Ebert love last week. It completely escaped my notice.

But the actor, famous for starring in the movie of James Joyce’s “Ulysees,” for playing judges (“The Verdict,” promoted to the Supreme Court on “The West Wing”) and priests (“Romeo & Juliet,” “Cheers,” etc.) passed away last week.

He had a long career that featured a lot more stage and small screen appearances than ones on the big screen. But “Barbarella,” where he played Dr. Durand Durand, the mad scientist, and “The Adding Machine” and “Theatre of Blood” and Woody Allen’s “The Purple Rose of Cairo.”

Great presence, versatile, epic eyebrows. He made his mark.


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