ITA/259 Patrick McLarnon (1926-1998)
The Irish actor Patrick McLarnon made his debut with the Dublin Gate Theatre Productions in 1949 as the statue in Prunella. However it was his casting in the title role of The Picture of Dorian Gray and the tour with the Gate Theatre to Egypt in 1956 which firmly established him in the Irish Theatrical scene. During his career he appeared in a wide variety of roles with Dublin Gate Theatre Productions and with other major companies such as the Globe Theatre production, as well as television roles. He was employed as assistant producer for Gate Productions in 1975. The collection includes press-cuttings, programs, photographs, and original play scripts. It also includes letters McLarnon received from Micheál Mac Liammóir and Hilton Edwards which reflect the friendship and professional relationship he had with both men. He died in March, 1998.
Photo: Patrick McLarnon, 1926-1998