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Albert Sharpe

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Albert Sharpe
in Royal Wedding (1951)
Born(1885-04-15)15 April 1885
Died13 February 1970(1970-02-13) (aged 84)

Albert Sharpe (15 April 1885 – 13 February 1970) was an Irish stage and film actor.

Life and work

Albert Sharpe was born in Belfast where he attended St. Mary's Christian Brothers Grammar School.[1]

His most famous roles were those of Darby O'Gill in Disney's Darby O'Gill and the Little People and as Finian McLonergan in the Original Broadway production of the musical Finian's Rainbow.[1][2] (The film version, made in 1968, had Fred Astaire in the role.)[3] On screen he played Fiona's father Andrew in the MGM musical Brigadoon.[4] He was in The Day They Robbed the Bank of England (1960) with Peter O'Toole.[5]

He was also a member of the Abbey Players.[1]

His last ten years were spent in retirement.[6] He died in 1970 in Belfast at the age of 84.[7]


Year Title Role Notes
1946 I See a Dark Stranger Irish Publican aka "The Adventuress" (USA). Uncredited
1947 Odd Man Out Bus Conductor Uncredited
1948 Up in Central Park Timothy Moore
The Return of October Vince the Tout aka "A Date with Destiny" (UK)
Portrait of Jennie Moore aka "Jennie" (UK) OR "Tidal Wave"
1949 Adventure in Baltimore Dan Fletcher aka "Bachelor Bait" (UK)
1951 Royal Wedding James Ashmond aka "Wedding Bells" (UK)
The Highwayman Forsythe
You Never Can Tell Grandpa Hathaway aka "One Never Knows" OR "You Never Know" (UK)
1952 Face to Face First Mate Brown ('The Secret Sharer')
1954 Brigadoon Andrew Campbell
1959 Darby O'Gill and the Little People Darby O'Gill
1960 The Day They Robbed the Bank of England Tosher (final film role)


  1. ^ a b c "Albert Sharpe | Biography, Movie Highlights and Photos". AllMovie.
  2. ^ Stewart, John (November 22, 2012). Broadway Musicals, 1943-2004. McFarland. ISBN 9781476603292 – via Google Books.
  3. ^ Flynn, Roddy; Tracy, Tony (August 9, 2019). Historical Dictionary of Irish Cinema. Rowman & Littlefield. ISBN 9781538119587 – via Google Books.
  4. ^ "Brigadoon (1954) - Vincente Minnelli | Cast and Crew | AllMovie" – via
  5. ^ Vagg, Stephen (17 November 2020). "John Guillermin: Action Man". Filmink.
  6. ^ "Albert Sharpe (1885-1970) - Find A Grave Memorial".
  7. ^ "Albert Sharpe". BFI.
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