Patric Doonan

Patric Doonan (18 April 1925 in Derby, Derbyshire 10 March 1958 in London) was a British stage and screen actor. He was the son of comedian George Doonan and brother of fellow actor Tony Doonan.

He featured in films of the time as The Blue Lamp, Train of Events and The Cockleshell Heroes but rarely played the leads. An exception was Wheel of Fate (1953), in which he did have the leading role and top billing. 1953 was probably Doonan's peak year in films, as in that same year he also had good supporting roles in The Net (1953) and The Red Beret (1953).

In 1955 - 1956 he appeared in "The Mousetrap" at the Ambassadors Theatre in London.

He committed suicide by gas in 1958.[1] At the time he was engaged to marry actress Ann Firbank, despite the fact that he was already married to actress Aud Johansen.

In 1994 the singer Morrissey referenced Doonan in the song 'Now My Heart Is Full'.


Year Title Role Notes
1944Henry VMinor RoleUncredited
1944DreamingMinor RoleUncredited
1948Once a Jolly SwagmanDick
1949All over the townBurton
1949Train of EventsRon Stacey(segment "The Engine Driver")
1949A Run for Your MoneyConductorUncredited
1950The Blue LampSpud
1950Highly DangerousCustoms Man
1951Captain Horatio HornblowerSeamanUncredited
1951The Lavender Hill MobCraggsUncredited
1951Calling Bulldog DrummondAlec
1951The Man in the White SuitFrank
1951Appointment with VenusSgt. Forbes
1951High TreasonGeorge Ellis
1952I'm a StrangerGeorge Westcott
1952Gift HorsePetty Officer Martin
1952The Gentle GunmanSentryUncredited
1953The NetBrian Jackson
1953Wheel of FateJohnny Burrows
1953The Red BeretFlash
1954What Every Woman WantsMark
1954Crest of the WavePetty Officer Herbert
1955John and JulieJim Webber
1955The Cockleshell HeroesClaridge - Sailor in Pub


  1. Halliwell, Leslie; Walker, John (2003). "Doonan, Patric". Halliwell's who's who in the movies (15th ed.). HarperCollins. p. 141. ISBN 978-0-06-053423-3. Retrieved July 8, 2009.

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