Welcome to ODYSSEY ~ KEIR DULLEA ONLINE a site dedicated to the career of actor Keir Dullea. Best known for his role as Commander Dave Bowman in Stanley Kubrick's masterpiece 2001: A Space Odyssey. In a career that has spanned five decades, Keir has worked in film and television including Law & Order, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Castle, Damages, The Hoodlum Priest, Bunny Lake Is Missing, The Fox, Paperback Hero, David & Lisa, Madame X, Isn't It Delicious, and the sequel to 2001, 2010: Odyssey Two. Keir's favourite medium is the stage where he's starred in such projects as the original production of Butterflies Are Free, On Golden Pond, Cat On A Hot Tin Roof, P.S. Your Cat Is Dead, Doubles, Dr. Cook's Garden, I Never Sang for My Father, The Shawshank Redemption, Tales from Hollywood, The Cherry Orchard and many other workshop productions.

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Film: HBO'S Fahrenheit 451
playing The Historian
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Film: Valley of the Gods
playing Ulim
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Film: The Path
playing Stephen Meyer
Status: Return 25 January 2017
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Film: April Flowers
playing Mr. X
Year: 2015
Status: Completed
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ODYSSEY ~ KEIR DULLEA ONLINE @ is a website dedicated to the work of American actor Keir Dullea. I am in no way affiliated with his person, his management, nor his family. All content, except otherwise noted, is copyrighted to their original owners and no infringement is intended and no rights implied. Content contained within are subject to fair use and used here either in whole or in part as a commentary on the work and career of Keir Dullea.

Keir & Don Murray To Host Screening of “The Hoodlum Priest”
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There will be a special screening of Keir’s film THE HOODLUM PRIEST at Lowe’s Jersey Theatre on the 18th of November. Information below:

Date: November 18, 2012 – November 18, 2012
Time: 2 PM
Cost: $7 adults / $5 kids& seniors
Ticket Info: On sale 40 minutes before start of show. Not available in advance.
Info Phone: 201-798-6055

Don Murray burst upon the Hollywood scene with his first movie role playing opposite Marilyn Monroe in Bus Stop. Mr. Murray will be at the Loew’s to introduce and discuss his favorite film, Hoodlum Priest, a critically acclaimed movie he co-wrote and produced in addition to starring in it. He will be joined by his co-star from that film, Keir Dullea.

  Filed Under: Billy Lee Jackson, CHARACTERS, FILMS, The Hoodlum Priest

Keir Dullea Joins The Rotating Cast of “The Exonerated”
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Just got this through a news alert.

Anthony Arkin, Keir Dullea and Carol Kane Join Rotating Cast of Culture Project’s THE EXONERATED, 11/6-11

Culture Project, in association with Innocence Project, Marc & Steven Kaplan, and Cheryl Wiesenfeld, welcomes Anthony Arkin (I’m Not Rappaport), Keir Dullea (Butterflies Are Free; 2001: A Space Odyssey) and Carol Kane (Wicked, Hester Street) to the rotating cast of the 10th anniversary production of the hit, award-winning play, The Exonerated, written by Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen, for one-week only November 6 – 11 at Culture Project (45 Bleecker Street at Lafayette Street) where performances began September 15 for a limited engagement through December 2nd. Marsha Mason will join the rotating cast November 13 -18.

Directed by Bob Balaban (Gosford Park), the core non-rotating company of six includes Amelia Campbell (Our Country’s Good, A Streetcar Named Desire) as Sandra Cook, Bruce Kronenberg as Prosecutor 1, Curtis McClarin (Bring in ‘Da Noise, Bring in ‘Da Funk) as David Keaton, and April Yvette Thompson (Clybourne Park) as Georgia Hayes. Danton Stone (One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest) will sit in for Jim Bracchitta as Prosecutor 2, November 6 -11; and Leonard Robinson (“Nick Cannon Presents: Wild ‘N Out”) will sit in for JD Williams as Robert Earl Hayes, November 6 – 18.

They have been joined onstage by rotating cast members Stockard Channing, Brian Dennehy, Steve Earle, John Forté, Richard Kind, Christine Lahti, Delroy Lindo, Lyle Lovett, Joe Morton, Peter Reigert, Chris Sarandon and Exonerees Sunny Jacobs & Kerry Max Cook, whose stories are shared within the play.

2012 marks the 10th anniversary of Culture Project’s New York premiere of The Exonerated, a ground breaking dramatization of the real-life stories of six individuals who were sentenced to death and later freed amidst overwhelming evidence of their innocence. It is a powerful play culled from interviews, letters, transcripts, case files and court records of individuals on death row. As timely as ever, The Exonerated is once again poised to increase visibility and to create a sense of urgency as part of a rising movement to restore justice to a system that has shown itself time and again to be deeply flawed. Since 1989, when the first DNA exoneration took place, an additional 292 post-conviction DNA exonerations have been won in 36 states.

The Exonerated premiered at Culture Project in October 2002 when it received critical acclaim and ran for over 600 performances. The New York Times declared, “How often do you feel that what you are seeing is a matter of life and death? Here we see six people who served hard, cruel time on death row before evidence proved them innocent. The stage is courtroom and living room; these people are intrusting their lives to us. Their stories intersect, but the differences between them strengthen the awful likeness that justice imposes when it is blind and deaf.”


The irony of this: The play is being directed by actor Bob Balaban who played Dr. Chandra in 2010: ODYSSEY TWO with Keir reprising his role of Dave Bowman. This man just does not slow down. But then good for us. We get to see more of him.

  Filed Under: CHARACTERS, Commander Dave Bowman, KEIR DULLEA, The Exonerated, THEATRE, THEATRE

Keir To Attend Special Screening Of “David & Lisa”
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Just got a news alert about this:

David & Lisa, an unusual love story, will be screened at The Ridgefield Playhouse

A stark and spare look at the world of the mentally disturbed, David & Lisa was one of the beacons of the American independent film movement in the early 1960s and was nominated for an Academy Award in 1963. Shot in black + white, it is a poignant story about two adolescents who connect in a home for emotionally disturbed youngsters. The screening of David & Lisa at The Ridgefield Playhouse on Friday, July 6, at 7:30 p.m. is a presentation of The Ridgefield Playhouse Film Society Lost & Found Film Series. Actor Keir Dullea will be on hand for a Q&A with hosts Ira Joe Fisher and Morton Dean, Emmy Award-winning television journalists. This event is sponsored by Cohen and Wolf, P.C., HB Group, The Ridgefield Press and Sony XDCAM HC.

Directed by Frank Perry and written by his wife Eleanor Perry, the groundbreaking independent film David & Lisa earned each of them Academy Award nominations for “Best Director” and “Best Adapted Screenplay”. In 1962, David & Lisa was nominated for the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival where it won the Opera Prima award for “Best New Work.” For his sensitive portrayal in David & Lisa, Keir Dullea received a Golden Globe Award and the San Francisco International Film Festival’s Golden Gate Award for “Best Actor“.

Actor Keir Dullea plays the role of David who is placed in the home by his mother because of his constant fear of being touched. While in the company of others who have mental and emotional problems, David begins to understand his own psychosis and soon develops a relationship with Lisa (played by Janet Margolin), a 15-year old girl suffering from schizophrenia, who develops a strange attraction to David.

Known primarily as a stage actor, Keir Dullea made a critically acclaimed film debut in 1961’sThe Hoodlum Priest, playing a born-to-hang juvenile delinquent. After working on the original 1964 version of The Thin Red Line, Dullea starred with Laurence Olivier in Otto Preminger’s Bunny Lake Is Missing in 1965. Based solely on Dullea’s work in these four films, including David & Lisa, Stanley Kubrick cast him in the lead role of David Bowman, the astronaut in 2001: A Space Odyssey, the seminal 1968 classic science fiction film. In 1984, Keir Dullea repeated his award-winning role in director Peter Hyams’ 2010: The Year We Make Contact, the sequel to Kubrick’s epic 2001: A Space Odyssey.

For reserved seating, ($10 adults, $7.50 seniors, $5 students), call or visit the box office at (203) 438-5795, or go to The Ridgefield Playhouse is a not-for-profit performing arts center located at 80 East Ridge, parallel to Main Street, Ridgefield, CT.

  Filed Under: CHARACTERS, David & Lisa, David Clemmons, FILM, FILMS

Happy 76th Birthday Keir
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It is with great pleasure I wish Keir a Happy 76th Birthday. Personally, he doesn’t look a day over 60. He’s still looking quite good and I think it’s his work ethic that is keeping him young. It’s my sincere wish Keir spends this day with Mia, family, good friends and a glass of wine. Enjoy Keir.

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Keir In “The Starlost”
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I might have the chance of getting hold of Keir’s series THE STARLOST where he played the part of Devon. If I do, I’ll start screencapping and have them up in the gallery. Fingers crossed.

  Filed Under: CHARACTERS, Devon, TELEVISION, The Sarlost

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