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  • Ray McAnally

    Born on March 30, 1926 in Buncrana, County Donegal, Ireland

awards & nominations

My Left Foot (1989)

Ray McAnally as "Mr. Brown"

No one expects much from Christy Brown (Daniel Day-Lewis), a boy with cerebral palsy born into a working-class Irish family. Though Christy is a spastic quadriplegic and essentially paralyzed, a miraculous event occurs when, at the age of 5, he demonstrates control of his left foot by using chalk to scrawl a word on the floor. With the help of his steely mother (Brenda Fricker) -- and no shortage of grit and determination -- Christy overcomes his infirmity to become a painter, poet and author.

British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1989) Won Actor in a Supporting Role

A Very British Coup (1988)

Harry Perkins, an ex-steel worker from Sheffield, is elected prime minister on a radical manifesto.

British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1988) Won Best Actor

The Mission (1986)

Ray McAnally as "Altamirano"

Jesuit priest Father Gabriel (Jeremy Irons) enters the Guarani lands in South America with the purpose of converting the natives to Christianity. He soon builds a mission, where he is joined by Rodrigo Mendoza (Robert De Niro), a reformed slave trader seeking redemption. When a treaty transfers the land from Spain to Portugal, the Portuguese government wants to capture the natives for slave labor. Mendoza and Gabriel resolve to defend the mission, but disagree on how to accomplish the task.

British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1986) Won Actor in a Supporting Role

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