Mick Lally

Mick Lally

Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1945-11-10 · Deathday: 2010-08-31 (64 years old) · Gender: Male · Place of Birth: Tourmakeady, County Mayo, Ireland

11 Movies · 3 TV shows

Biography

Michael Lally (10 November 1945 – 31 August 2010) was an Irish stage, film and television actor. He departed from a teaching career for acting during the 1970s. Though best known in Ireland for his role as Miley in the television soap Glenroe, Lally's stage career spanned several decades, and he was involved in feature films such as Alexander and the Academy Award-nominated The Secret of Kells. He died in August 2010 after a battle with emphysema. Many reports cited him as one of Ireland's finest and most recognisable actors.

Personal Life

Lally was married to a nurse, Peige, with whom he celebrated his 30th wedding anniversary the year before his death. They had three children: Saileog, Darach and Maghnus. Lally's parents were both alive when he died.Lally was a fluent speaker of the Irish language, and his children study in Irish-speaking schools (gaelscoileanna). He appeared in several Irish language productions throughout his career, from Poitín in 1978, through to an appearance in the Irish language soap Ros na Rún in 2008.He was a supporter of socialist causes, and canvassed for Socialist Party candidate Joe Higgins in the 1996 Dublin West by-election and the 1997 general election. Lally was an atheist who did not believe in an afterlife, and regarded religion as nonsense and "codology".

Early Life

Born in November 1945 and reared in the Gaeltacht village of Tourmakeady, County Mayo, Mick (Michael) Lally was the eldest of a family of seven children; five sisters and one brother. He went to the local national school in Tourmakeady and then to St. Mary's College, Galway. After studying at University College Galway he taught history and Irish for six years in Archbishop McHale College, Tuam from 1969 to 1975, but quit teaching to pursue his career as a stage actor.

Movies & TV shows

2009.

1 Movie
The Secret of Kells

The Secret of Kells

7
2009
Brendan will have to fight Vikings and a serpent god in order to find a crystal and complete the legendary Book of Kells. Brendan has to overcome his fears in order to finish Brother Aiden's book, whi...

1998.

1 Movie
How to Cheat in the Leaving Certificate

How to Cheat in the Leaving Certificate

1998
"How to cheat the Leaving Certificate?" : a question posed by thousands of students every year in Ireland. A group of pupils set up an elaborate master-plan to beat the system and top the points race....

1996.

1 TV show
TV
Ballykissangel

Ballykissangel

1996
The television drama Ballykissangel is produced in Northern Ireland. The original story centered on a young English Roman Catholic priest who became part of a rural community. It ran for six series on...

1995.

1 Movie
Circle of Friends

Circle of Friends

1995
Three girlhood friends at college share first loves, first kisses, and first betrayals. The best-looking boy is at the center of it all. Is it possible to catch the biggest fish in the pond?

1994.

3 Movies · 1 TV show
Misteach Bhaile Átha Cliath

Misteach Bhaile Átha Cliath

1994
A sacked civil servant tells a ghost story at his farewell party.
TV
Scarlett

Scarlett

6
1994
Margaret Mitchell's novel, Gone with the Wind, was written byAlexandra Ripley. The series was filmed at 53 locations in the United States and abroad, and features many notable British and American act...
The Secret of Roan Inish

The Secret of Roan Inish

1994
A 10-year-old girl is sent to live with her grandparents in Ireland. A descendant of a Selkie is thought to have married a seal who can turn into a human. She was compelled to investigate after she sp...
A Man of No Importance

A Man of No Importance

1994
A bus conductor is in Dublin. He's gay, but closeted, and his sister is always trying to find him a girl. He does amateur theatre productions. We follow him as he struggles with temptation, friendship...

1990.

1 Movie
Fools of Fortune

Fools of Fortune

1990
A Protestant Irish family is caught up in a conflict between Irish Republicans and the British army.

1986.

1 Movie
The Fantasist

The Fantasist

1986
A young Dublin woman is being followed by a telephone charmer who poses nude and stabs her.

1982.

3 Movies
The Ballroom of Romance

The Ballroom of Romance

1982
A lonely farmer's daughter hopes to find love at the village ballroom.
The Outcasts

The Outcasts

1982
In 1810 Ireland, a man whose wife has died finds that his daughter is accused of being a witch. A magic fiddler comes to her aid.
Angel

Angel

1982
Danny witnessed the murder of his band manager. He only remembers the leader's shoes. His quest to avenge her begins. The film's setting is the Troubles, the inter-communal conflict gripping the moder...

Unknown Year.

1 TV show
TV
Bracken

Bracken

There was an Irish television soap opera broadcast from 1978 to 1982. It focused on rural life in County Wicklow in the Republic of Ireland. The stars of the show were Gabriel and Tibn. The show is be...
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