Niall Tóibín was a comedian and actor who was a native of Cork city, Ireland. He was best known as a stand-up comedian and for his role in films such as Ryan’s Daughter, The Ballroom of Romance, Far and Away, and Veronica Guerin. The recipient of several awards, Tóibín also appeared in several television series, including Ballykissangel, during his career.
Niall Tóibín was born in Cork city in 1929. He was educated at the North Monastery in Cork and moved to Dublin in 1947 to work in the Civil Service. Six years later, he left the Civil Service to work full-time as an actor with the Radio Eireann Players. Tóibín also pursued a successful stage career.
In an illustrious career spanning over four decades Tóibín became famous for his roles on television, in film and in the theatre. He was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Arts Degree by University College Cork in 2010. Tóibín was also awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Irish Film and Television Academy in 2011. He died on November 13th 2019.
Niall Tóibín, award winning comedian and actor, was born in Cork city, Ireland in the year 1929 On This Day.