Cally O'Connell


Height: 6ft

Hair: Brown

Eyes: Blue

Date of Birth: 22/3/1983

Playing age: 28-34

Selected Film Experience: Muse, Pursuit, Runner, Haverim, Black Mess

Selected Theatre Experience: Radio Luxembourg, A Midsummer's Night Dream, The Early Hours, Wrecked, Gender Wars, The Good Thief, The Field

Selected TV Experience: Rasai Na Ghaillimhe, Mobs Mheiricea, Uncle Max


Accents: Irish (Western, Northern, and Dublin), English (Southern, Liverpool, Cockney), and American


Qualifications and Training

  • Acting Masterclass with Gerry Grennell (2016)
  • 8 week Acting Masterclass with Terry McMahon (2016)
  • 10 week Casting Course with Louise Kiely (2015)
  • The Art of Self Taping with Maureen Hughes (2015)
  • Weekly Acting Classes with Conal Kearney (2015)
  • Acting and Theatre Performance, Galway Community College, FETAC Level 5 (2013)
  • Vocal Training with Mark Keane (2012)
  • Acting for Stage, Galway Youth Theatre (2008)
  • Acting for Screen, Irish Film Actors Workshop (2007)



Improvisation, Athleticism, Full Driver’s License, Motorcycles, Horse Riding (Beginner), Firearm Experience, Fitness Instructor, Boxing Coach, Ju-Jitzu, and Life Guard.



Callaghan’s first role came in 2007,  when he saw an audition in a local paper and from that moment on he was hooked, playing the title role in “The Good Thief” to rave reviews.  Later that year, he played Tadgh McCabe in a nationwide tour of “The Field”. He has since worked on both stage and screen. He considers himself to have been lucky and grateful to have worked with some great directors and actors along the way.