Irish actors died in 2005

Here are 3 famous actors from Republic of Ireland died in 2005:

Dan O'Herlihy

Dan O'Herlihy (May 1, 1919 Wexford-February 17, 2005 Malibu) also known as Daniel O'Herlihy, Dan O'Helihy or Dan O'Herilhy was an Irish actor and voice actor. He had four children, Patricia O'Herlihy, Cormac O'Herlihy, Gavin O'Herlihy and Lorcan O'Herlihy.

O'Herlihy began his acting career in theater, performing with the Abbey Theatre in Dublin. He later moved to London and then to New York, where he made his Broadway debut in 1947 in the play "Harvest of Years."

O'Herlihy appeared in more than 100 films and television shows throughout his career, including the classic films "Robinson Crusoe," "Heller in Pink Tights," "The Young Lions," and "Fail-Safe." He also appeared in the television series "The Twilight Zone," "Murder, She Wrote," and "The A-Team."

In 1954, O'Herlihy was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in the film "Adventures of Robinson Crusoe," in which he played the title role. He also won a Primetime Emmy Award in 1984 for his performance in the television movie "An Early Frost."

Aside from his acting career, O'Herlihy was also an accomplished painter and sculptor. He passed away at the age of 85 due to natural causes.

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Dave Allen

Dave Allen (July 6, 1936 Firhouse-March 10, 2005 Kensington) otherwise known as David Tynan O'Mahoney or David Edward Tynan O'Mahony was an Irish comedian, screenwriter and actor. His children are called Jane Tynan O'Mahony, Edward James Tynan O'Mahony, Cullum Eden O'Mahony and Jonathan O'Mahony.

Dave Allen first gained prominence in the 1960s and 70s with his irreverent and satirical observational comedy style, poking fun at both religious and political institutions. He had his own BBC television show, "The Dave Allen Show," which aired regularly from 1968 to 1990. He was known for his trademark style of sitting on a stool, smoking a cigarette, and delivering his jokes with a dry wit and a relaxed demeanor.

In addition to comedy, Allen also wrote and acted in several films, including "The Strange Case of the End of Civilization as We Know It" and "The Adventures of Barry McKenzie." He continued to perform live and on television throughout the 80s and 90s, despite a long-standing fear of flying which prevented him from performing outside of the UK and Ireland.

Dave Allen passed away in 2005 at the age of 68 from complications related to a stroke. He is remembered as one of the most influential comedians of his time, whose legacy continues to inspire generations of Irish and British comedians.

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Geoffrey Toone

Geoffrey Toone (November 15, 1910 Dublin-June 1, 2005 Northwood, London) was an Irish actor.

Toone made his acting debut in 1931 at the Gate Theatre in Dublin, and went on to work extensively in British theatre and film. He appeared in films such as "The Black Knight" (1954) and "A Night to Remember" (1958), and had a recurring role in the 1980s television series "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes". Toone was also a stage actor, and appeared in productions of the Royal Shakespeare Company, in addition to directing and producing several plays. Apart from his acting career, he was also a noted teacher of voice and movement, and authored a book "Actors Talk About Shakespeare". Toone passed away in 2005 at the age of 94.

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