“I’m 29 years old, originally from Belfast, Northern Ireland and I have bases in both Dublin and London. Having worked on various film and theatre projects in my early twenties I felt I needed some travel and life experience so up until three years ago I worked as Cabin Crew for an airline company. Once the pandemic hit I had time to re-evaluate and I turned my focus back to performing and creating.”
What kind of actor do you aspire to be?
I want to be constantly evolving and taking risks, as well as creating work and telling stories that I’m passionate about. I aim to keep myself in tune with the industry and am always on the lookout for other creatives to collaborate with.
What performance piece did you choose for the showcase and why?
For my screen piece, I chose Wildlife written by Paul Dano and for stage I chose Can’t Forget About You written by Norther-Irish born Playwright David Ireland. My aim with these pieces was to show my range. there is a nice correlation where in Wildlife the character is searching for escapism from other people and even himself. in Can’t Forget About You, the character is expressing his desire and want for organic love and human attachment.
What book, theatre, film or TV production has most inspired you?
The one show that has really gripped me lately is Severance created by Dan Erickson. There are some strong characters and story arcs. The overall theme and off-beat style combined with the visual and technical aspects make it stand out for me.
How do you keep creative?
I like to keep my performance muscles active, I self-tape and review regularly with friends. I keep up with new film, TV and theatre, jotting notes down when I am inspired.
What is the dream role you’d love to play?
Like a lot of people my age, I enjoy gaming – the complexity of the worlds, the rich stories and character arcs are a big draw for me. In Red Dead Redemption, created by Dan Houser, the protagonist John Marston, is an anti-hero, exiled from his gang and now fighting against them in an attempt to save his family. The duality and high emotional stakes would make it a challenge to play, and who doesn’t want to have their Clint Eastwood moment?
What do you hope to be doing this time next year?
By this time next year, I’d hope to be auditioning and working within both screen and theatre, as well as honing my voice over skills. I’m currently working on a short film and will be applying for funding over the next few months. So ideally, I would be splitting my time between my own creative projects and other work within the industry.