Kenny Ireland

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Birthday
7, 1945
Birthplace
Scotland
Death Date
Jul 31, 2014 (68)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
7, 1945
Birthplace
Scotland
Death Date
Jul 31, 2014 (68)

About

Best remembered for his work during the 1980s on the sketch comedy series Victoria Wood As Seen on TV, this Scottish-born actor also played the role of Donald on the ITV sitcom Benidorm from 2007 until 2014.

Before Fame

Born George Ian Kenneth Ireland, he grew up in Paisley, Scotland. From 1993 until 2003, he served as Artistic Director of Scotland's Royal Lyceum Theatre (in Edinburgh).

Trivia

He directed stage productions of several classic plays and musicals, including Macbeth, A View from the Bridge, and Guys and Dolls.

Family Life

His first marriage, to Marilyn Imrie, ended in divorce. He wed Meg Poole in 1980; the union lasted until his death in 2014 from brain cancer.

Associated With

He and Jake Canuso were both series regulars on Benidorm.

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