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Brian Roche

 

Height: 5’4”

Hair: Brown

Eyes: Blue

Playing age:  25 -30

Singing voice: Tenor, Low G to high A (Trained)

 

Selected Theatre Experience:  The WizSister Act, The Wiz, Arsenic and Old Lace, Faulty Towers (The Dining Experience),  Rosencrantz and Guilderstern are Dead, Grease

Selected Film Experience: Angela’s Ashes, Riffed, The Barrell Brothers, 

Selected TV Experience: RED ROCKCuster’s Last Stand 

Selected Advertising Experience: Eircom (GAA), Golfing Ireland

Selected Radio Experience: Fortunestown Kid, The Skate Grinder

 

Accents: Irish (Extended Range), English (RP, London, Liverpool), American (Neutral, New York, Californian, Southern), Spanish, French and German

Languages: English (Fluent), German (Intermediate Level), Irish (Intermediate), Sign Language (Beginner), Spanish (Beginner) and Dutch (Conversational)

 

Qualifications and Training

  • Honours II.I LL.B Law Degree from Trinity College Dublin (2005 -2009)
  • Scholarship, New York Conservatory of Dramatic Arts (2014)
  • Vocal workshop with Russell Smith, Gaiety School of Acting (2013)
  • Trained in Dance (Ballet, Tap, Contemporary) Singing (Bass, Soprano, Baritone) and Acting (including Breathing, Stillness in Movement, Delivery, Timing and Performance), Spotlight Stage School (1998 – 2004)

 

Skills: Dancing, Singing, Soccer, Rugby, Tennis, Boxing, Gymnastics, Platform and Springboard Diving, Horse-Riding, Guitar, Combat, Mixed Martial Arts and Photography

 

Bio

Brian is an actor and ballet dancer from Ardnacrusha, Co.Clare  He is best known for portraying the character of Little Barry in the TV3 crime drama Red Rock. His first major film work was in Angela’s Ashes which was cast by Ros and Jon Hubbard and directed by Alan Parker. His first television role was in the acclaimed BBC/RTÉ television series Custer's Last Stand-up which won the BAFTA for best British Children's Drama Series in 2001. He played a lead character Donnie Brook. After performing in a Children’s show The Rainbows End in the 2011 Fringe festival, he began touring in the role of Manuel in Fawlty Towers the Dining Experience.

He was awarded a scholarship in the New York Conservatory of Dramatic Arts which he took up in 2014 and studied Dance and Acting. After finishing his training, he began touring in Australia Spain and Wales with Fawlty Towers finishing the tour in the Westend from 2014- l15  In 2015, Brian returned from London to Ireland and has continued to appear on stage and screen since.