Jack MacGowran’s last screen role was as a film director in The Exorcist, one of the key movies of the 1970s. Although he will always be remembered as the iconic Beckett actor, over three decades, Jack MacGowran carved a name for himself in the history of the cinema. His untimely death in January 1973 undoubtedly deprived us of some great screen performances.
Actor. Born in Dublin, Ireland, he was an Irish character actor known for his roles on stage, film and television. He established his professional reputation as a member of the Abbey Players in Dublin and gained great notice when he won the Best Performance by an Actor Obie Award for his role in the play Beckett on...
Actors Jack MacGowran and Vasiliki Maliaros both died before the movie was even released and a fire destroyed most of the set. A film-goer seeing the movie also broke his jaw after fainting. He sued Warner Bros., claiming the flick made him pass out.2. While everyone knows Regan's vomit is made from pea soup, did you know it's specifically Andersen's brand?
Professor Abronsius (Jack MacGowran) is frozen solid on arrival at a Transylvanian Inn, but is aroused along with aide Alfred (Director Roman Polanski) when they see tell-tale signs, in The Fearless Vampire Killers, 1967.
MacGowran came late to his fame, and died of heart failure in a body wasted by youthful drinking and fierce overwork at the age of 54 in 1973. After years of labor in Dublin and England, Samuel Beckett became his friend, and MacGowran responded with the crowning performances of his career.
- Jordan R. Young
Jan 31, 1973 · Jack MacGowran, one of Ire land's foremost actors and a renowned interpreter of the works of Samuel Beckett and Sean O'Casey, died yesterday at the Algonquin Hotel, where he had been living while...
Set in swinging 1960's London, Wonderwall is the story of a reclusive professor Oscar Collins (Jack MacGowran) who becomes infatuated with his next door neighbors, the beautiful model Penny Lane (Jane Birkin) and her Svengalian photographer boyfriend (Iain Quarrier).