Tributes paid to late actor O'Shea

Actor Milo O'Shea has passed away.

Tributes paid to late actor O'Shea

Actor Milo O'Shea has passed away.

Arts minister Jimmy Deenihan is leading tributes to him, calling him a giant of stage and screen who'll be remembered for his challenging and often ground-breaking roles.

The actor was 87.

Born in Dublin in 1926, he began acting on the stage, then moved into film in the 1960s, starring as Leopold Bloom in Joseph Strick's 1967 film version of 'Ulysses'.

Among his other memorable roles were Friar Laurence in Franco Zeffirelli's 'Romeo and Juliet', and as the villainous Dr. Durand Durand in 'Barbarella' (both 1968).

He moved to New York in the 1970s and remained there until his death.

In later years he also appear in TV series including 'The Golden Girls', 'Cheers', 'The West Wing' and 'Frasier'.

He is survived by his wife, actress Kitty Sullivan, his two sons and three grandchildren.

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