Tony Doyle

Actor

BIOGRAPHY

Tony Doyle (16 January 1942 – 28 January 2000) was an Irish television and film actor. He first came to prominence playing a liberal catholic priest - Father Sheehy - in RTÉ's iconic rural drama The Riordans. He appeared in such popular shows as Coronation Street, Between The Lines, 1990, Children of the North and Ballykissangel, and won an Irish Film and Television Academy Award for best leading performance for his role in the 1998 miniseries Amongst Women. Tony Doyle also appeared in the first Minder episode, "Gunfight at the OK Laundrette", playing a drunken Irishman. His most famous film role saw Tony as the head of the SAS, Colonel Hadley, in the 1982 British film Who Dares Wins. His other film roles included appearances in Ulysses (1967), Quackser Fortune Has a Cousin in the Bronx (1970), Loophole (1981), Eat the Peach (1986), Secret Friends (1991), Damage (1992), Circle of Friends (1995), and as Tom French in I Went Down (1997). He was married to Sally and was the father of six children including the actress Susannah Doyle.

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