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Martin McGuinness


Irish politician who became the deputy Initial Minister of North Ireland in 2007 and ran in the election to become Chief executive of Ireland in 2011. He became a member of the state IRA in 1969 and was second-in-command from the IRA in Derry at age 21 in 1972. He was the main topic of a two component unique on Central Television called The Make Record in 1993. He wedded Bernadette Canning in 1974 plus they got four kids. He was nominated for deputy First Minister at exactly the same time that Ian Paisley was nominated for First Minister in 2007.

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Date Of Birth May 23, 1950
Place Of Birth Northern Ireland
Height 1.83 m
Profession Politician
Education Brow of the Hill Christian Brothers Technical School
Nationality Irish, British
Spouse Bernadette Canning, Bernadette Canning
Children Fiachra McGuinness, Grainne McGuinness, Fionnuala McGuinness, Emmet McGuinness
Parents William McGuinness, Peggy McGuinness
Siblings Tom McGuinness, Paul McGuinness
Star Sign Gemini

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1Arrested and imprisoned for 6 months in Dublin on suspicion of IRA membership in the 1970s.
2Twice elected (so far) abstentionist M.P. for nationalist-majority Mid-Ulster in the British House of Commons.
3Was Minister for Education in the recently suspended Northern Ireland Stormont Parliament.
4Attended Brow of the Hill Christian Brothers Technical School in Derry City, which he left at age 15 without qualifications.



BBC News 8pm Summary2015TV Series shortHimself
Who Won the War?2014TV Movie documentaryHimself - Deputy First Minister
Paisley: A Life2014TV MovieHimself - Deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland (as Martin McGuinness MLA)
Titanic Belfast: City of a Thousand Launches2014DocumentaryHimself
Bright Brand New Day2013Documentary shortHimself
When Hope and History Rhymed2011DocumentaryHimself
What Happened Next?2008TV Series documentaryHimself
The Blair Years2007TV Series documentaryHimself
Question Time1998-2006TV SeriesHimself
David Trimble: Out in the Cold2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
Jonathan Dimbleby1995-2005TV SeriesHimself
Breakfast with Frost2001-2005TV SeriesHimself
Battle of the Bogside2004DocumentaryHimself
Learning with the Enemy2004Documentary shortHimself
The Dunphy Show2003TV SeriesHimself
A House Divided2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
Endgame in Ireland2001TV Movie documentaryHimself (Vice-President, Sinn Fein)
The Sunday Programme1996-2001TV SeriesHimself
Panorama1996TV Series documentaryHimself
A Week in Politics1995TV SeriesHimself
Charlie Rose1995TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Real Lives1985TV Series documentaryHimself
Brass Tacks1984TV Series documentaryHimself
TV Eye1982TV SeriesHimself

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EU Referendum: Northern Ireland Decides2016TV MovieHimself (uncredited)
The Special Relationship2010TV MovieHimself (uncredited)
The Big Heist2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
Banned in the UK2005TV Series documentaryHimself

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