Derek began his professional career in 1986, playing the manager in “Studs” by Paul Mercier with Passion Machine. Since then he has worked widely in Theatre, Film, TV and RTE Radio Rep.
Theatre includes “Hatchet” at the Olympia, “The Billy Club Puppets” by Lorca and “Lake Horses” at the Project Arts Centre directed by Peter Sheridan.
He has toured with Shakespeare productions playing Macduff in “Macbeth” and Gratiano in “The Merchant of Venice.”
His favourite stage role to date has been playing Captain Boyle in “Juno and the Paycock” at the Citizens Theatre, Glasgow for which he received rave reviews in the Scottish press.
Film work includes “The Count of Monte Cristo”, “Accelerator” ”Morlang” “Pete’s Meteor” and also “The Unexpected Mrs Pollifax” with Angela Lansbury.
His most recent work has been TV productions including “Ripper Street” “Titanic” “Mattie” and “Game of Thrones”.
|Mattie||RTÉ/Gable End Media
|Marú||Lead Role||TG4/Stirling Productions
|The Count de Monte Cristo||The Banker||Kevin Reynolds|
|Morlang||Customs Officer||Irish/Dutch Collaboration
|Upwardly Mobile||Tax Man||RTÉ
|Accelerator||Off-Licence Man||Vinnie Murphy|
|Pete's Meteor||Wino||Joe O'Byrne|
|The Farmer's Wife||Lead||RTÉ Shortcuts
|No More Blooms||McAuley||RTÉ
|The Colleen Bawn||Daniel O'Connell||RTÉ
Ferdia Mc Anna
|Juno and the Paycock||Captain Boyle||Citizens Theatre Glasgow
|No Need To Argue||Father||Special Arts National Tour
|Without the H (One Man Show)||Mr. Murtagh||Andrews Lane Theatre
|Macbeth||Macduff||Playwrights and Actors
|Hatchet||ESB Man||The Olympia Theatre
|Studs||Team Manager||Passion Machine
|Masterpieces||Trevor||Project Arts Centre
|Billy Club Presents||Cristobita||Project Arts Centre
|Lake Horse||Ensemble||Project Arts Centre
|Sea Urchins||The Duke||The Tivoli Theatre
|The Sinking Of The Titanic||Crow's Nest||Co-Motion
|16 to 91||James Connolly||Kilmainham Jail
|Airwaves||DJ||RTÉ, Dir: John Penrose|
|Reading at the Lighthouse||Blind Man||RTÉ, Dir: John Penrose|
|The Twa Corbies||Lead Crow||RTÉ, Dir: Daniel Reardon|
|Deithe Bréige (6 Part Series)||An tOifigeach Pearsanta||RTÉ, Dir: Séan Ó'Briain|
|Mr. Xcitement Mysteries||Lead||East Coast Radio|
Derek sings, plays guitar & swims.
He currently performs on the Dublin Literary Pub Crawl.