JG Devlin

JG Devlin

 

Actor JG Devlin was born on Divis Mountain on January 1, 1907. He was a prolific actor involved in theatre, films, and television for over 60 years.

 

He began his film career in the mid-1980s having already become a household name in his appearances in Z Cars and The Billy Plays starring a young Kenneth Branagh, himself a native of north Belfast. He continued working through to his death in 1991.

 

In an interview recorded before his death, the Divis man recalled his childhood growing up on the highest peak of the Belfast Hills and how he used to swim with the trout on the hill near his home.