Colm O’Brien

Colm O’Brien

Playing Age: 27-37

Height: 6’ 1’

Hair: Brown

Eyes: Brown



Colm is a graduate of the Drama Centre London, part of his course at the Drama Centre involved a 2 month placement at the Vakhtangov Theatre Academy in Moscow.
Prior to studying in the UK Colm trained at the Gaiety School and the Focus Theatre.
An associate of Mouth on Fire Theatre Company Colm has performed in many of their Beckett Productions: Play,Catastrophe, Rough for Radio II, What Where, Ohio Impromptu, Matalang, Rough for Theatre II.
Other theatre credits Include: A Winter’s Tale (Classic Stage Ireland), The Hostage (Wonderland), the Irish Premiere of Dennis Kelly’s Orphans (PlayLeft and Smashing Times),
Tic (Focus Theatre) and The Proposal (Speckintime).
Film work: Mick in The Promised Land,  nominated for best Irish Short in 2011 Foyle Film Festival.
Colm has just finished shooting an ad for the Department of Justice Against Domestic Violence. Directed by Oscar winner Benjamin Cleary.
Colm has BA in Archaeology and Classic and an MA in Film both from UCD.




Vikings - Season 3 Tower Sentry Stephen St. Leger
Ken Girotti
The Promised Land (Short) Mick Redline Productions
Daniel Corcoran


The Crown & the Red Cross Fallon Dublin Castle / OPW
Matthew Ralli
Revolver Aodh Sugar Coat Theatre Company
Matthew Ralli
The Council of Nicea Cinqo Iseult Golden
The Poor Little Boy with No Arms Poor Little Boy / Starks One Duck Theatre Company
Oonagh Murphy
King Lear Oswald/King of France/Herald Second Age
Paul Meade
School for Wives Chrysalde AC Productions
Peter Reid
Play Man Mouth On Fire
Cathal Quinn
Deeds of Deceit Francis R.Shackleton Speckintime
Matt Ralli
Midsummer Night's Dream Demetrius/Snout/Fairy Mouth On Fire
Cathal Quinn
The Proposal Stephy Speckintime
Matthew Ralli
Rough For Theatre II C Mouth On Fire/ NCH
Cathal Quinn
Matalang Lucas Mouth On Fire/ National Concert Hall
Cathal Quinn
Ohio Impromptu Reader/ Listener Focus Theatre/ MOF
Cathal Quinn
What Where Bem Smock Alley Theatre/MOF
Cathal Quinn
Catastrophe Protagonist Smock Alley/ Mouth On Fire
Cathal Quinn
Orphans Danny Focus Theatre/ Smashing Times
Mary Moynihan
Tic Doctor Focus Theatre
Joe Devlin
Strike! Brendan Samuel Beckett Theatre
Tracey Ryan
The Hostage Rio Rita Wonderland Productions
Alice Coughlin
Cleomones/ Sheperd A Winter’s Tale Project Arts Centre/Classic Stage Ireland
Andy Hinds
100 Minutes Various The Project Arts Centre
Nick Johnson
The Lady From The Sea Dr.Wangel Lisa Spirling
Uncle Vanya Astrov Irina Pahamova
The Threesome Uncle Jobelin Oleg Mirochnikov & Liana Nyquist
Twelfth Night Toby Belch Paul Goodwin
The Duchess of Malfi Antonio Zoe Waites
Orestes Menelaos Paul Goodwin & Yorgos Karamalego


Drama Centre London MA in Acting
The Boris Schukin Institue Moscow
Gaiety School of Acting Dublin Performance Course


Accents: RP, Dublin (Native), Northern Irish, Cork ,Yorkshire, London, Scottish, American, American Southern States.

Vocal Range:  Tenor II / Baritone

Dance: Ballet, Jazz

Co/Founder of Playleft Productions which brought the Irish Premiere of  Dennis Kelly’s ‘Orphans’ to the Focus Theatre in Dublin in Oct ’10.

Colm holds a BA (Archaeology and Classics), and MA UCD (Film).

Excellent Swimmer, Water Polo Player, Archery, Badminton, Squash, Rowing. Qualified Lifeguard, Qualified Swimming Teacher, Qualified Swimming Coach



Latest News


Excel-lent review for Colm!

Not that we’re in the least bit surprised but Colm O’Brien is tearing up the stage in Richard Brinsley Sheridan’s ‘The Rivals’ at Smock Alley Theatre playing ‘the worrisome, paranoid Faulkland AND the laconic, meddlesome Sir Lucius O’Trigger’ and excelling at both, according to the attached! The Rivals – Smock Alley – Review Keep up the good work, […]

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The Rivals opening tonight!

Toi toi toi Colm O’Brien! He’ll be performing in ‘The Rivals’ in Smock Alley Theatre tonight! Show starts at 7:30 but be sure to book your tickets (link attached) in advance as tonight is their OPENING NIGHT! We have it on good authority that Colm is playing a blinder according to those lucky enough to […]

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Rivaling, no one

Although it looks like just an empty room right now, there is much to come! “Here now—this wig!—What the devil do you do with a wig, Thomas?” Castaway member Colm O’Brien has just started rehearsals for Smock Alley Theatre’s production of ‘The Rivals’ which opens this August. With a hugely talented cast and Liam Halligan at […]

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