Richard Hayward (actor)

Richard Hayward (1892–1964) was an Irish film actor,[1] writer and musician. Born in Southport, he was an enthusiast for all Ulster regional popular culture. He was a member of the Orange Order, to which he dedicated much time. After a period working at the Gaiety Theatre, Dublin he helped form the Belfast Repertory Theatre Company. He was a popular singer in the forties and fifties.[2] His career meant he lived a typical theatrical lifestyle being constantly on the move. He died due to a road accident outside Ballymena, in October 1964.

Selected filmography

Hayward also wrote the screenplay of the musical drama Devil's Rock.[3]

Selected books

He wrote a number of books, mostly topographical, about Ireland, including:


External links

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