Séan McGinley is an Irish actor best known for his roles in the feature films The General (1998), Braveheart (1995) and Man About Dog (2004).
Born in Donegal, Ireland, McGinley has a long accomplished theatre history performing in productions at the Abbey and Druid Theatres in Dublin and abroad.
He could be seen off Broadway in 2010 in a starring role alongside Stephen Rea in Pulitzer Prize winning writer Sam Sheppard's Ages of the Moon, produced by the acclaimed Atlantic Theatre Company.
McGinley's numerous film credits include roles in Braveheart (1995), Michael Collins (1996), The Butcher Boy (1997), Gangs of New York (2002), On a Clear Day (2005), directed by friend Peter Mullan and for which McGinley won Best Supporting Actor at the Irish Film and Television Awards, and the highly acclaimed Masterpiece Theatre series Bleak House (2005).
McGinley also co-starred as irascible yet charming Private Investigator and patriarch Malachy Doyle in CBC's Republic of Doyle, from 2010-2014.