Eric O'Brien

 

Height: 5’ 9”

Hair: Red

Eyes: Blue

Playing age: 26-30

Singing voice: Main-Stream Pop

 

Selected Theatre Experience: For Saoire, Stor, ITFolds, Sure Thing, Romeo & Juliet, Angel Meadow, The Boys of Foley Street

Selected Film Experience: Nightmare of My Choice, Slan Agus Beannacht, Emily’s Song

Selected TV Experience:  Centenary - 1916 Celebrations, Ireland’s Greatest Bank Robberies, If Those Lips, Love Is The Drug

Selected Advertising Experience: Simon Community, Jameson, Bushmills, Lidl, NUI Maynooth, Irish Rail

 

Accents: Dublin (Northside/Southside), Louth, Northern Irish, Rural Irish, English (RP, North London, Manchester) and American

 

Qualifications and Training

  • B.A. in Performing Arts, Dundalk IT (2009-12)

 

Skills

Guitar, Singing, Driver License, Football, GAA, Swimming, Cycling, Public Speaking, and Lead Singer in a band.

 

Bio

Eric was born in Drogheda, Co Louth and started started acting when he was nine years old. He has been involved with several stage schools and was cast as the lead in an award winning short film ‘Emily’s Song’ in 2006. As a teenager, he developed a close relationship with his local theatre company Upstate Theatre Company, performing in several theatrical productions. He recently returned to perform with the company in a show he co-devised ‘Evensong’. Having graduating in 2012 with a BA in Performing Arts he now lives in Dublin and has performed in several large theatrical productions. When not acting, Eric dedicates his time to writing new works, the first ‘Sure Thing’ premiered as part of the Show in a Bag initiative at the Dublin Fringe Festival in 2015. ‘Sure Thing’ went on to tour nationally throughout 2016 Eric most recently appeared in the role of Craner in For Saoirse, written by Colm Keegan and directed by Mark O’Brien for the 2018 Dublin Fringe Festival, he has worked closely with ANU Theatre Company on several productions, some of which have been nominated for Irish Times Theatre Awards.