Niall Toibin Movies and Career Information
Nov 21, 1929
Niall Tóibín is an Irish comedian and actor. Born in Cork on November 21, 1929 into an Irish speaking family, Tóibín grew up on the north-side of the city in Bishop's Field. He was educated at the North Monastery (North Mon) after which he left Cork for a job in the Civil Service in Dublin in January 1947. He started acting in the 1950s and spent fourteen years with the Radio Éireann Players. From Ryan's Daughter and Bracken in the 1970s, to The Irish R.M. and Caught in a Free State in the 1980s, and more recently Veronica Guerin, Ballykissangel, and Far and Away, Toibin's entertainment career in television, film and theatre has spanned over four decades. He has also acted for the radio, such as his guest appearance in the BBC Radio 4 series Baldi. In 1973, Tóibín won a Jacob's Award for his performance in the RTÉ comedy series, If The Cap Fits. Tóibín divides his time between New York and his home in Dublin. He married Judy Kenny in 1957, has five children and six grandchildren (grandchildren's names are Niall (named after him), Ella, Jack, Billy, Francie and Barry).