Irish actors died at age 70

Here are 2 famous actors from Republic of Ireland died at 70:

John Welsh

John Welsh (November 7, 1914 Wexford-April 21, 1985 London) also known as John James Walsh was an Irish actor.

He started his acting career in the 1940s and appeared in numerous stage productions in Ireland and England. In 1953, he made his film debut in the British drama "The Red Beret." He went on to appear in many films throughout the 1950s including "The Dam Busters" (1955) and "The Silent Enemy" (1958).

In addition to his film work, Welsh also had an extensive television career, appearing in shows such as "The Avengers," "The Saint," and "Z-Cars." He is perhaps best known for his portrayal of the character Rumpole in the television adaptation of John Mortimer's "Rumpole of the Bailey" series.

Welsh was married to actress Margaretta Scott from 1944 until his death in 1985.

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Eddie Byrne

Eddie Byrne (January 31, 1911 Birmingham-August 21, 1981 Dublin) was an Irish actor. He had one child, Catherine Byrne.

He died as a result of stroke.

Eddie Byrne had a prolific career in film and television, appearing in over 60 movies and numerous British and Irish TV shows. He was particularly known for his work in the Hammer horror films, including "The Mummy" and "The Curse of Frankenstein." Byrne also had a recurring role as Sgt. Miller in the popular TV series "Dixon of Dock Green." Prior to his acting career, he worked as a teacher and owned a tobacconist shop. Byrne was a founding member of the Irish Actors Equity union and was an advocate for the Irish film industry. He was awarded the Freedom of the City of Dublin in 1980.

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