St. Patrick’s Day is this week, so I’m using that as an excuse to finally give Colm Meaney his Man Candy Monday due. If you’re an American of a certain age, Meaney was THE obligatory Irishman in any network TV show, plus he kept showing up in indie art-house films. And, of course, he really made a name for himself in Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987-1994) and Deep Space Nine (1993-1999). But he’s also done a fair number of frock flicks, and he’s still working in Hollywood and beyond.
Katerina Suitor in “Atomic Shakespeare,” Moonlighting (1986)
Mr. Bergin in The Dead (1987)
Kelly in Far and Away (1992)
Maj. Ambrose in The Last of the Mohicans (1992)
Dr. Lionel Badger in The Road to Wellville (1994)
Father Colum O’Hara in Scarlett (1994)
Morgan the Goat in The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill But Came Down a Mountain (1995)
Thomas Hutchings in Random Passage (2002)
Inspector Brackenreid in “Poor Tom Is Cold” & “Except the Dying,” The Murdoch Mysteries (2004)
H.L. Mencken in Alleged (2010)
Monsieur Rousset in Bel Ami (2012)
Thomas ‘Doc’ Durant in Hell on Wheels (2011-2016)
James Burbage in Will (2017)
Father Francis in Tolkien (2019)
Major Brendan Archer in The Singapore Grip (2020)
King Francis in The Serpent Queen (filming)
Colm Meaney will have a key role in this TV miniseries about Catherine de Medici, coming soon on Starz!.
What’s your favorite historical costume movie or TV role by Colm Meaney?