Colin O'Donaghue Biography

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Born: January 26, 1981


Date of Birth: January 26, 1981

A native of Drogheda, Ireland, Colin O'Donoghue is a graduate of the Gaiety School of Acting in Dublin. He began his career at the age of 16 when he had the opportunity to perform Eclipse on the Olivier stage of the Royal National Theatre in London.

While working consistently on stage in England and Ireland, O'Donoghue earned his first on-camera role in the Irish telefilm Home for Christmas. His performance in the lead role of Norman garnered him the Irish Film and Television Award for Best New Talent. His other television and film credits include the role of Duke Phillip in the critically acclaimed Showtime series The Tudors; RTE's series The Clinic and Love is a Drug; the BBC's Rebelheart; and Wild Decembers.

O'Donoghue's additional theatre credits include Aoife and Isobel and What the Dead Want at Dublin's Project Theatre; Leaving, at Quarehawks Theatre Co.; The Dream of a Summers Day, at Storytellers Theatre Co.; Othello, at Second Age Theatre Co.; Sky Road, at Waterford's Theatre Royal; and Rough Magic Theatre Company's The Taming of the Shrew.

He made his motion picture debut in The Rite opposite Anthony Hopkins.

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