Adrian Dunbar

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Actor

Birth Date: August 1, 1958

Age: 65 years old

Birth Place: Enniskillen, Northern Ireland, UK

This handsome, aquiline-featured actor moved from his native Northern Ireland to London, where he got his dramatic schooling and made his film debut in the short "Unusual Ground Floor Conversation" (1987). Dunbar appeared in many stage productions ("Real Dreams," "The Danton Affair," "Ourselves Along," "Pope's Wedding" and "By the Border") while also building up his films credits. He appeared in supporting roles in the British-made dramas "A World Apart" and "The Dawning" (both 1988), played one of Daniel Day-Lewis' many brothers in "My Left Foot" (1989), and began earning larger roles in the dramas "Dealers" and "Drowning in the Shallow End" (both British-made, 1989).

Dunbar made his bow as a screenwriter (co-authoring with director Peter Chelsom) with the pleasantly whimsical Anglo-Irish comedy "Hear My Song" (1991), based on the real-life case of Josef Locke. He also co-starred, as a somewhat inept con artist and nightclub owner who reforms by going on an earnest quest for a tax-evading tenor. Dunbar appeared with Aidan Quinn and Robin Wright in "The Playboys" (1992) and was critically lauded as a determined IRA assassin in Neil Jordan's "The Crying Game" (1992). He courted Natasha Richardson in "Widow's Peak" (1994) and appeared in three 1995 releases, "Cruel Train," "Innocent Lies" and the 1930s-era "Richard III." On TV, Dunbar has appeared in the seventh "Inspector Morse" installment (PBS, 1994), the A&E movie "Cracker: The Mad Woman in the Attic" (1994) and as Emma Thompson's unsympathetic husband in the ghostly "The Blue Boy" (PBS, 1994).

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Death of a Naturalist by Seamus Heaney

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2023

Obscene: The Dublin Scandal

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2023

Hold the Front Page

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2023

Adrian Dunbar: My Ireland

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2022

RidleyStream

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2022
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EmilyStream

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2022
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On Seamus Heaney by Roy Foster

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2021

DNA Journey

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2021

Adrian Dunbar's Coastal Ireland

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Adrian Dunbar's Coastal Ireland

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2021

Searching for Sam: Adrian Dunbar on Samuel Beckett

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2019

Mountain Vets

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2019

The Lateish Show with Mo Gilligan

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2019

BloodStream

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2018
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Eamonn Mallie: Face to Face with

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2018

Astronauts: Toughest Job in the Universe

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2017

Broken

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Father Peter Flaherty
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2017

The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses

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Plantagenet
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2016

Two Angry Men

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James Ellis
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2016

Two Angry Men

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James Ellis
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2016

A Touch of Cloth III: Too Cloth for Comfort

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2014

Walter

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2014

Good Morning Britain

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2014

Line of Duty

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2014

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2014
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Portrait Artist of the Year

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2013

Gogglebox

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2013

Nick Nickleby

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Ralph
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2012

The Arts Show

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2012

Line of DutyStream

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2012
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The Attendant

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Frankie
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2012

Good Vibrations

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2012

Death in ParadiseStream

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2011

World's Most Dangerous Roads

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2011

Dangerous Roads

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2011

Dangerous Roads

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2011

The Jonathan Ross ShowStream

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2011

Mother's Milk

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Seamus Dorke
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2011

Jimmy McGovern's Moving On

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2010

Lorraine

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2010

Saturday Kitchen Live

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2010

Have I Got a Bit More News for You

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2010

All the Way Up

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2010

Ashes to AshesStream

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2008

The Last Confession of Alexander Pearce

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Philip Conolly
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2008

The Quatermass Experiment

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2006

The One Show

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2006

Eye of the Dolphin

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Dr. James Hawk
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2006

Child of Mine

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2005

Mickybo and Me

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Mickybo's Da
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2004

Suspicion

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2003

Suspicion

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Mark Finnegan
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2003

Front Row

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2002

The Late Late Show

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2002

Triggermen

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Andy Jarrett
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2002

Shooters

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Max Bell
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2002

How Harry Became a Tree

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George
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2001

Relative Strangers

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2000

Fremde Verwandte, Teil 1

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Michael Docherty
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2000

Fremde Verwandte, Teil 2

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Michael Docherty
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2000

The Wedding Tackle

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Mr. Mac
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2000

Wild About Harry

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J.J. MacMahon
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2000

Tough Love

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DCI Mike Love
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2000

The General

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Noel Curley
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1998

Have I Got News for You

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1997

Silent WitnessStream

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1996

Innocent Lies

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Alan Cross
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1995

Richard IIIStream

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James Tyrell
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1995
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The Near Room

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Charlie Colquhoun
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1995

Widows' Peak

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Godfrey Doyle-Counihan
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1994

Cruel Train

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1994

Blue Boy

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Joe Bonnar
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1994

Pleasure

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Gustave Coudray
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1994

Cracker

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1993

Cracker: The Mad Woman in the Attic

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Thomas Kelly
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1993

Cracker: una Mujer en el Ático

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Dead on Time

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1992

The Crying GameStream

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1992
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Hear My SongStream

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1991
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Fuerza Brutal

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1989

Fuerza Razonable

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1989

Dealers

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Lennon Mayhew
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1989

Reasonable Force

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Robbie MacIntyre
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1989

This Morning

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1988

The Four Minute Mile

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Norris McWhirter
Movie
1988

Unusual Ground Floor Conversion

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Alan Simpson
Movie
1987

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