Patric Doonan


Born: Alvaston, Derby, England, UK


Patric Doonan (18 April 1925 in Derby, Derbyshire – 10 March 1958 in London) was a British stage and screen actor. He was the son of comedian George Doonan and brother of fellow actor Tony Doonan. He featured in films of the time as The Blue Lamp, Train of Events and The Cockleshell Heroes but rarely played the leads. An exception was Wheel of Fate (1953), in which he did have the leading role and top billing. 1953 was probably Doonan's peak year in films, as in that same year he also had good supporting roles in The Net (1953) and The Red Beret (1953). In 1955 - 1956 he appeared in "The Mousetrap" at the Ambassadors Theatre in London. He committed suicide by gas in 1958. At the time he was engaged to marry actress Ann Firbank, despite the fact that he was already married to actress Aud Johansen. In 1994 the singer Morrissey referenced Doonan in the song 'Now My Heart Is Full'.

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