Joseph Tomelty (1910–1995)

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The distinctively white-haired, bushy-browed Northern Irish novelist, playwright and character actor, Joseph Tomelty was born the eldest of seven children in the small fishing village of Portaferry, County Down. He initially followed in his father's footsteps as a house painter. Early on, life on the stage might have seemed inconceivable because of... See full bio »

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Known For

A Night to Remember Dr. William O'Loughlin
Moby Dick Peter Coffin
Hobson's Choice Jim Heeler


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 1972 The Singing Bird (TV Short)
 1964 The Black Torment
Sir Giles Fordyke
 1963 Sword of Lancelot
Sir Kaye
 1963 BBC Sunday-Night Play (TV Series)
- The Big Donkey (1963) ... Doherty
 1963 Zero One (TV Series)
Uncle George
- Everybody's Uncle (1963) ... Uncle George
 1962 The Sword in the Web (TV Series)
- The British Pilot (1962) ... Drunk
 1962 The Cheaters (TV Series)
Professor Kayle
- The Back of Beyond (1962) ... Professor Kayle
 1961 No Hiding Place (TV Series)
Doc Finney
- Fever (1961) ... Doc Finney
 1960 Police Surgeon (TV Series)
- Easy Money (1960) ... Murphy
 1960 Hell Is a City
Furnisher Steele
 1960 Life Is a Circus
Joe Winter
 1959 Next to No Wife (TV Movie)
Canon Fergus Brodie
 1959 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Jimsey Barner
- Worm in the Bud (1959) ... Jimsey Barner
 1959 Upstairs and Downstairs
Arthur Farringdon
 1959 The Captain's Table
 1957-1958 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Michael James Flaherty / Pop
- Playboy of the Western World (1958) ... Michael James Flaherty
- The Wooden Dish (1957) ... Pop
 1958 Tread Softly Stranger
Old Ryan
 1958 Television Playwright (TV Series)
The Captain
- High-Blown Lady (1958) ... The Captain
 1958 A Night to Remember
Dr. William O'Loughlin
 1956 Moby Dick
Peter Coffin
 1955 Colonel March of Scotland Yard (TV Series)
- The Missing Link (1955) ... Braden
 1955 A Prize of Gold
Uncle Dan
 1955 The Atomic Man
Detective Inspector Cleary
 1955 John and Julie
Mr. Davidson
 1955 A Kid for Two Farthings
 1955 Bedevilled
Father Cunningham
 1953-1955 Rheingold Theatre (TV Series)
Culhane / Mr. Sampson / Clancy
- The Thoroughbred (1955) ... Culhane
- Mr. Sampson (1954) ... Mr. Sampson
- The Bitter Heart (1953) ... Clancy
 1955 Simba
Dr. Hughes
 1954 Chance Meeting
 1954 Tonight's the Night
 1954 Devil Girl from Mars
 1954 Hobson's Choice
Jim Heeler
 1954 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Andrew Boyd
- Boyd's Shop (1954) ... Andrew Boyd
 1954 Front Page Story
 1954 Hell Below Zero
Capt. McPhee
 1953 Meet Mr. Lucifer
Mr. Pedelty
 1953 Melba
Thomas Mitchell
 1953 The Horse's Mouth
Terry Roche
 1953 The Gentle Maiden (TV Movie)
John Clarke
 1952 The Gentle Gunman
Dr Brannigan
 1952 You're Only Young Twice
Dan McEntee
 1952 The Sound Barrier
 1952 Treasure Hunt
Tim the Poacher
 1951 Shark Island (Short)
Seán (narrator)
 1947 Odd Man Out
'Gin' Jimmy, the cabbie
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Show Show Self (1 credit)

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