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Colin O'Donoghue

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Early life


O'Donoghue was born and raised in Drogheda
Drogheda
Drogheda is an industrial and port town in County Louth on the east coast of Ireland, 56 km north of Dublin. It is the last bridging point on the River Boyne before it enters the Irish Sea....

, County Louth
County Louth
County Louth is a county of Ireland. It is part of the Border Region and is also located in the province of Leinster. It is named after the town of Louth. Louth County Council is the local authority for the county...

, in a Roman Catholic family. He initally attended Dundalk Grammar School, and then the Gaiety School of Acting in Dublin. When he was 16, O'Donoghue went to Paris for a month to learn French.

Career


O'Donoghue appeared as Duke Philip of Bavaria in Season 3 of Showtime's The Tudors
The Tudors
The Tudors is a Canadian produced historical fiction television series filmed in Ireland, created by Michael Hirst and produced for the American premium cable television channel Showtime...

. He made his Hollywood film debut alongside Sir Anthony Hopkins
Anthony Hopkins
Sir Philip Anthony Hopkins, KBE , best known as Anthony Hopkins, is a Welsh actor of film, stage and television...

 in the movie The Rite in January 2011. O’Donoghue made an audition video for The Rite in a friend’s home studio in Drogheda and sent it to the United States. His work is usually in Ireland and the UK. Colin O'Donoghue also played in a band called "The Enemies", formed in 2003, in Ireland.

Filmography

Film
Year Film Role Notes
2002 Home for Christmas Norman Quested
2009 Wild Decembers
Wild Decembers
Wild Decembers is an Irish feature-length television drama series which broadcasted on RTÉ One on 29th December 2010. It stars the London-based Galway star of the popular RTÉ drama Single-Handed, Owen McDonnell, Matt Ryan and Lara Belmont...

Young Guard
2011 The Rite Michael Kovak
Television
Year Title Role Notes
2004 Love is the Drug
Love is the Drug (TV series)
Love is the Drug was a short lived drama based in Drogheda, Co. Louth and it ran on RTÉ Two for their 2004 season....

Peter
2005 Proof
Proof (TV series)
Proof is an Irish television mini-serial co-produced by Subotica for RTÉ in Ireland and TV2 in Denmark. Proof had two season the second season entitled Proof 2.-Production:...

Jamie
Fair City
Fair City
Fair City is an award-winning Irish television soap opera on RTÉ One. Produced by Radio Telefís Éireann, it was first broadcast on Monday, September 18, 1989...

Emmet Fitzgerald
2006 -2008 The Clinic
The Clinic (TV series)
The Clinic is an award-winning Irish primetime television medical drama series produced by Parallel Film Productions for RTÉ. It debuted on RTÉ One in 2003 to positive reviews and proved to be one of the network's most popular shows. The show ran for seven seasons between September 2003 to November...

Conor Elliott
2009 The Tudors
The Tudors
The Tudors is a Canadian produced historical fiction television series filmed in Ireland, created by Michael Hirst and produced for the American premium cable television channel Showtime...

Duke Philip of Bavaria 

Theatre

  • Eclipse (Olivier Theatre, London)
  • Aoife and Isobel (Project Theatre, Dublin)
  • What the Dead Want (Project Theatre, Dublin)
  • Leaving (Quarehawks Theatre Co.)
  • The Dream of a Summers Day (Storytellers Theatre Co.)
  • Eugene Onegin – The Roadshow (Something different Theatre Co.)
  • Outlying Islands (Island Theatre Co.)
  • Moonlight Mickey’s (Calipo Theatre Co.)
  • Othello (Second Age Theatre Co.)
  • Walking The Road (Axis Theatre)
  • Sky Road (Theatre Royal, Waterford)
  • Taming of the Shrew (Rough Magic Theatre Co.)

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