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Vincent Dowling
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Vincent Dowling

Irish Actor & Theatre Director
Vincent Dowling

Vincent Gerard Bertrand Dowling




Saturday 07 Sep 1929


10 May 2013

Vincent Dowling
Bio Details

Full name

Vincent Gerard Bertrand Dowling





Date of birth

Saturday 07 Sep 1929

Birth place

Dublin, Ireland

Date of death:

10 May 2013

Place of death

Massachusetts, USA

Cause of death

Post Operative Complications


Theatre Director


Actor (1950)


St. Mary's College, Rathmines, Dublin, Ireland

Brendan Smith Academy of Acting, Ireland

Discovered the Actor Tom Hanks who later declared "Vincent is the reason I'm an actor."
Spent 27 years at Ireland's National Theatre, The Abbey Theatre as Artisitic Director, Director of Experimental Theatre and a Leading Company Actor. 
Emmigrated to the USA in the 1970s and became a US citizen
Performed at the White House for President Ronald Reagan in 1981 and 1982 for the US Congress.

Partners of 
Vincent Dowling

Olwen O'Herlihy


1 child together


Sinead Cusack


1 child together

affair from circa 1967

Brenda Doyle


4 children together

married 1952
divorce about 1972

Vincent Dowling Children

Louise Dowling

with Brenda Doyle

Daughter of Irish Actor Vincent Dowling

Valerie Dowling

with Brenda Doyle

Daughter of Irish Actor Vincent Dowling

Cian Dowling

with Olwen O'Herlihy

Son of Irish Actor Vincent Dowling

Bairbre Dowling

born 1953, died 2016, age 62
with Brenda Doyle

Irish Riordans Actress Ex-Wife of Actor Colm Meaney

Richard Boyd Barrett

born 1967, age 51 (approx.)
with Sinead Cusack

Irish Politican First Son of Actress Sinead Cusack

Rachel Dowling

born 1972, age 46 (approx.)
with Brenda Doyle

Irish Actress Daughter of Irish Actor Vincent Dowling

Vincent Dowling Partner(s) Other Children


Vincent Dowling Family

Vincent Dowling's parents:

Vincent Dowling's father is William Dowling Vincent Dowling's mother is Mai Dowling

Vincent Dowling's children:

Vincent Dowling's daughter is Rachel Dowling Vincent Dowling's daughter was Bairbre Dowling Vincent Dowling's son is Richard Boyd Barrett Vincent Dowling's daughter is Louise Dowling Vincent Dowling's daughter is Valerie Dowling Vincent Dowling's son is Cian Dowling

Vincent Dowling's current partners:

Vincent Dowling's wife was Olwen O'Herlihy

Vincent Dowling's former partners:

Vincent Dowling had an affair with Sinead Cusack Vincent Dowling's former wife was Brenda Doyle

Vincent Dowling's grandchildren:

Vincent Dowling's granddaughter is Brenda Meaney

Vincent Dowling's former in laws:

Vincent Dowling's former son in law is Colm Meaney