Kieron Moore

Actor
Kieron Moore (born Kieron O'Hanrahan) quit medical school at University college in Dublin to pursue his new-found passion: acting. Kieron made a splash in Ireland's theater scene in 1941, and made his first film ... Read more »
Born: 10/05/1924 in Ireland

Filmography

Actor (16)

Recoil 2014 (Movie)

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Custer of the West 1968 (Movie)

Cheyenne Chief (Actor)

Arabesque 1966 (Movie)

Yussef (Actor)

Crack in the World 1965 (Movie)

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Son of a Gunfighter 1965 (Movie)

Deputy Fenton (Actor)

Hide and Seek 1964 (Movie)

Paul (Actor)

The Day of the Triffids 1963 (Movie)

Tom Goodwin (Actor)

The Thin Red Line 1963 (Movie)

Lt Band (Actor)

I Thank a Fool 1961 (Movie)

Roscoe (Actor)

The 300 Spartans 1961 (Movie)

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The League of Gentlemen 1960 (Movie)

Stevens (Actor)

Darby O'Gill and the Little People 1959 (Movie)

Pony Sugrue (Actor)

The Day They Robbed the Bank of England 1959 (Movie)

Walsh (Actor)

The Key 1958 (Movie)

Kane (Actor)

Satellite in the Sky 1956 (Movie)

Michael Hayden (Actor)

The Green Scarf 1953 (Movie)

Jacques (Actor)

Biography

Kieron Moore (born Kieron O'Hanrahan) quit medical school at University college in Dublin to pursue his new-found passion: acting. Kieron made a splash in Ireland's theater scene in 1941, and made his first film appearance four years later in "The Voice Within", playing a murderous IRA agent. The role greatly increased Kieron's popularity, and when London Films came calling with a lucrative contract, he changed his last name to Moore in order to help ease his transition into stardom. Kieron worked steadily in the mid-1940s, garnering praise for scene-stealing emotionally intense performances in small roles. In 1948 he lined up what was supposed to be his big break, playing the charismatic Count Vronsky in a big-budget adaptation of Leo Tolstoy's classic novel "Anna Karenina", but critics ravaged Kieron's performance, with many claiming he was grievously miscast. Unperturbed, by 1951 Moore was able to land parts in two big Hollywood films, playing Uriah the Hittite in the biblical "David and Bathsheba", and a soldier (alongside Burt Lancaster) in "Ten Tall Men". Though Kieron kept working throughout the 1950s--and received good reviews for his part in Disney's Irish folk tale-inspired adventure " Darby O'Gill and the Little People"--Kieron's career showed signs of strain as he entered the 1960s. He spent much of the decade working in television, and quit acting entirely in the mid-70s, choosing to devoted his life to Christianity and social activism in the Third World.

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