Brian O'Shaughnessy (I) (1931–2001)

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Brian O'Shaughnessy was born on May 5, 1931 in Aldershot, England. He was an actor and writer, known for The Gods Must Be Crazy (1980), Shangani Patrol (1970) and Fraud! (1974). He died on July 14, 2001 in Cape Town, South Africa. See full bio »


(age 70) in Cape Town, South Africa

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The Gods Must Be Crazy Mr. Thompson
Shangani Patrol Maj. Allan Wilson
Fraud! Robert Curtis
The Power of One Col. Bretyn


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 2001 Isfahan (Short)
 2001 The Diamond Hunters (TV Mini-Series)
Michael Shapiro
- Episode #1.2 (2001) ... Michael Shapiro
- Episode #1.1 (2001) ... Michael Shapiro
 2001 Mein Papa mit der kalten Schnauze (TV Movie)
Mr. Ellison
 2000 Falling Rocks
 2000 Die Wüstenrose (TV Movie)
Dr. Hermann Kummerow
 1999 Die Spesenritter (TV Movie)
 1999 CI5: The New Professionals (TV Series)
- Tusk Force (1999) ... Mavoy
 1998 Operation Delta Force 3: Clear Target
Admiral Norman Henshaw
 1997-1998 The Adventures of Sinbad (TV Series)
Kasha / Omar
- The Empress (1998) ... Kasha
- The Bully (1997) ... Omar
 1997 Kap der guten Hoffnung (TV Series)
 1997 Operation Delta Force 2: Mayday (TV Movie)
Admiral Norman Henshaw
 1996 Orion's Key
Professor Morton
 1996 Warhead
Gen. Edwards
 1995 Hearts & Minds
Col. van Vuuren
 1994 Arende
Sgt. Stewart
 1994 The Visual Bible: Acts (Video)
Roman commander
 1994 Trigger Fast
Colonel Jackson (as Brian O'Shaunessy)
 1994 MMG Engineers (TV Series)
Scobie Morgan (1994)
 1993 Death in the Family (TV Mini-Series)
Frederick du Plessis
 1993 Arende III: Dorsland (TV Series)
Sgt. Robert Stewart (1993)
 1993 The Gospel According to Matthew
Pontius Pilate
 1992 The Power of One
Col. Bretyn
 1992 Arende II: MoordenaarsKaroo (TV Series)
Sgt. Stewart (1992)
 1990 Young Survivors (TV Movie)
Diamond police
 1990 The Fourth Reich
Major Ellis
 1989 Brutal Glory (Video)
James Grouper
 1989 The Evil Below
Father Shannon
 1989 Mutator
 1989 Cape Rebel (TV Series)
Sgt. Stewart (1989)
 1989 Merchants of War
James Sullivan (as Brian O'Shaugnessy)
 1988 Act of Piracy
'Barracuda' Skipper
 1988 Rage to Kill
General Hardisty
 1988 Kinders van die Sabbatsee (TV Series)
McFarlane (1988)
 1988 The Emissary
KGB General
 1988 Quest for Love
 1988 White Ghost
Ehrlich (as Brian O'Shaunessy)
 1987 Operation Hit Squad
 1986 Die Mannheim-Sage (TV Series)
John Digby (1986)
 1985 Westgate III (TV Series)
Rod McLean (1985)
 1985 Morenga
Herr Lüdemann
 1984 Go for the Gold
Stan Hopkins
 1983 Auf Achse (TV Series)
- Heiße Trucks (1983) ... Smidson (as Brian O'Shaughnassy)
 1983 For King and Country (TV Movie)
Maj. Fraser
 1983 The Skull (TV Movie)
Sgt. McFarlane
 1983 Verspeelde Lente (TV Series)
Jan Greyling (1983)
 1982 The Gordimer Stories
Mr. Eysendyk (segment "Country Lovers")
 1982 Claws (TV Movie)
Bart Williams
 1982 Westgate II (TV Series)
Rod McLean (1982)
 1982 A Settler's Tale (TV Series)
Isaac Debnam (1982)
 1981 Twelfth Night (TV Movie)
Sir Toby Belch
 1980 The Settlers (TV Series)
Isaac Debnam (1980)
 1980 The Gods Must Be Crazy
Mr. Thompson
 1979 Pour tout l'or du Transvaal (TV Mini-Series)
- Episode #1.6 (1979) ... Browels
- Episode #1.5 (1979) ... Browels
- Episode #1.4 (1979) ... Browels
- Episode #1.3 (1979) ... Browels
- Episode #1.2 (1979) ... Browels
 1979 The Chicken Run (TV Movie)
Chris Jordaan
 1979 Zulu Dawn
Maj. Smith R.A. (as Brian O'Shaunnessy)
 1978 Decision to Die
Dr. Leon Walters
 1978 Slavers
Dr. O'Connor
 1977 Mister Deathman
Colonel Duncan
 1976 Tatort (TV Series)
Piet Brügge
- Trimmel und der Tulpendieb (1976) ... Piet Brügge
 1976 The Villagers (TV Series)
Buller Wilmot (1976)
 1975 Härte 10 (TV Mini-Series)
- Abdul (1975) ... Constable
 1974 Vreemde Wêreld
Dr. Page
 1974 Dr. med. Mark Wedmann - Detektiv inbegriffen (TV Series)
Dr. Frank
- Auftrag Afrika (1974) ... Dr. Frank
 1974 Fraud!
Robert Curtis
 1973 Met Moed, Durf en Bloed
Dr. Keith Peters (Story two: The Rough! - 'Female of the Species')
 1972 Rogue Lion
Alec Dudley
 1972 The Last Lion
David Lang (voice, uncredited)
 1971 Z.E.B.R.A.
de Jager, Minister of Justice (English version) (voice, uncredited)
 1971 Creatures the World Forgot
Mak - The Father
 1971 Pressure Burst
Ted Prentiss
 1971 Mister Kingstreet's War
Morgan Kingstreet (as Brian O'Shaugnessy)
 1971 Diamantendetektiv Dick Donald (TV Series)
Jack Baroda
- Duell in der Wüste (1971) ... Jack Baroda
 1970 Shangani Patrol
Maj. Allan Wilson
 1970 Satan's Harvest
Andrew Murdock
 1969 Strangers at Sunrise
Corporal Caine
 1968 Schatzsucher unserer Tage (TV Series)
Dr. Heinz Ullrich
- Gefährliche Heimkehr (1968) ... Dr. Heinz Ullrich
- Die Geisterstadt (1968) ... Dr. Heinz Ullrich
- Notruf aus der Teufelsschlucht (1968) ... Dr. Heinz Ullrich
- Die einsame Insel (1968) ... Dr. Heinz Ullrich
- Öl im Kral (1968) ... Dr. Heinz Ullrich
 1968 Dr Kalie
Peter Vané
 1968 Sandy the Seal
 1966 Kavaliers
Capt. Ronald Rogers
 1966 Der Rivonia-Prozess
Harold Wolpe
 1965 Diamanten sind gefährlich (TV Mini-Series)
- Dritter Teil (1965) ... Clem (credit only)
- Zweiter Teil (1965) ... Clem
- Erster Teil (1965) ... Clem
 1965 African Gold
 1965 Diamond Walkers
Sergeant Barrett
 1964 Seven Against the Sun
Sgt. Macarthy
 1963 Die Ruiter in die Nag
Captain Ricky
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Brian O'Shaughnassy | Brian O'Shaugnessy | Brian O'Shaunessy | Brian O'Shaunnessy

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