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Gerard Murphy

Last updated 09 January 2020

Gerard Murphy (1948-2013)
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Eamon Gerard Murphy

Born: Thursday 14th October 1948
Died: Monday 26th August 2013 (age: 64)


Gerard Murphy was an Irish film, television and theatre actor.

He played Richard in the 1988 story Silver Nemesis

Murphy began his career on stage with the Glasgow Citizens Theatre. He branched out into television work with roles in Z Cars, Heartbeat, Father Ted, and The Bill. He narrated the BBC Radio version of Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings. 

He portrayed Hector in Alan Bennett's The History Boys in a national tour co-produced by the West Yorkshire Playhouse and Theatre Royal Bath.

Perhaps his best-known film roles are as pirate and spy "The Nord" in Waterworld, and as the corrupt High Court Judge Faden in Batman Begins.

He died in 2013 after a battle against prostate cancer.

Additional Details

The Stage, 27th August 2013.

The Guardian, 28th August 2013