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Derrick O’Connor, ‘Lethal Weapon 2’ and ‘Time Bandits’ Actor, Dies at 77

O’Connor also starred in the Terry Gilliam films ”Brazil“ and ”Jabberwocky“

Derrick O’Connor, famed Irish character actor who collaborated with Terry Gilliam on some of the director’s most famous films, died last Friday in Santa Barbara, CA, at the age of 77.

O’Connor starred in three of Gilliam’s films: “Jabberwocky” in 1977, “Time Bandits” in 1981, and “Brazil” in 1985. After his work with Gilliam, O’Connor had his most famous role as Pieter Vorstedt, the villain in the 1989 action sequel “Lethal Weapon 2.”

See him in the Mel Gibson, Danny Glover film here:

Later in his career, O’Connor appeared on hit TV shows like “Alias” and “Monk,” and also had a role as a member of Capt. Jack Sparrow’s crew in “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest.” In Britain and Australia, he starred in several shows like “Stringer,” “Fox,” “The Sweeney” and “Knockback.”

O’Connor’s career also extended to theatre, where he was a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Scottish National Theater. He also directed several productions, including Samuel Beckett’s “Krapp’s Last Tape” and the Jefferson Airplane play “Rock Justice.”

He is survived by his wife, Mimi, and a son, Max.