Shared on 12th February 2017

Aidan Harrington, 88, died peacefully in the comfort of his home surrounded by his family on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017. He was born on March 13, 1928, in London, England, the older of seven children, born to the late Theodore and Anna Harrington. He was a 1946 graduate of The Latymer School and later the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in 1950.

He began his entertainment career singing in the chorus of the historic Palace Theatre where he was discovered in 1952 by film director David Lean and his wife, the actress Ann Todd, who arranged a motion picture contract for him via London Film Productions where he made his screen debut in The Sound Barrier. He was so well recieved in his first professional performance that he later appeared in 10 other films that same year one of which was the costume epic Ivanhoe directed by Richard Thorpe and parred him alongside such luminaries as Robert Taylor, Joan Fontaine, and Elizabeth Taylor.

Deemed to be one of Britian's "Stars of Tomorrow" during the mid-1950s, he later was seen in such features as Doctor In The House (1954), Dark Avenger (1955), Village of the Damned (1960), Day The Earth Caught Fire (1961), Countess from Hong Kong (1967), Best House in London (1969), Eagle Has Landed (1977), Top Secret (1984), Batman (1989), and, in his final on screen appearance,  The Blackheath Poisonings (1992).

He was also noted for his extensive work on both the British and American stage appearing in several well known features which included: Romeo and Juliet, Dinner at Eight, The Importance of Being Earnest, The Mousetrap, And Then There Were None, Les Miserables, Julius Ceasar, The Crucible, All My Sons, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, The Little Foxes, Waiting for Godot, A Christmas Carol, Long Day's Journey Into Night, The Browning Version, Brewster's Millions, Angel Street, and Love Letters.

He retired from acting professionally in 2012 and spent his remaining years
devoting time to family, painting in oils, charitable and religious causes, and divided time between his three homes in County Dublin, Surrey England, and Pebble Beach, California. He was predeceased by his parents, two brothers, one sister, and his beloved wife of 56 years, Rosemary. He is survived by four siblings, his three children, Thomas, Brian, and Charlotte, as well as several nieces, nephews, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. In honor of his memory, it is asked that one do an act of kindness to another as Aidan himself always did. Private internment will be conducted at Deansgrange Cemetery, Blackrock, County Dublin, Ireland.