Derek Reid

Derek Reid

Playing Age: 52-62

Height: 5' 7"

Hair: Dark

Eyes: Green

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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
Bachelor's Walk Driver RTÉ
Showbands Banker RTÉ
Ian Fitzgibbon
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
Louis Lentin
The Colleen Bawn Daniel O'Connell RTÉ
Ferdia Mc Anna
Family Keith BBC
Pteranadon Brodie Independent Short
Ballykissangel Gerry RTÉ/BBC
Board Principal Paul Lynch


Juno and the Paycock Captain Boyle Citizens Theatre Glasgow
Friends Cosgrave Kevin O'Connor
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
Peter Sheridan
Studs Team Manager Passion Machine
Paul Mercier
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.