Frank Smith

Frank Smith

Playing Age: 48-55

Height: 5' 10"

Hair: Dark

Eyes: Brown



Frank started off his career working in almost every theatre in Ireland along with some in England, doing comedy, classical and contemporary with strong improvisational skills. In the mid nineties he was trained by RTE in animatronic puppeteering for a children’s TV show. From that he was taken up by the Jim Henson Creature Shop Company and did further training with them in London, going on to make several TV shows along with the movie version of George Orwell’s Animal Farm. On returning to Dublin he was offered the role of Anthony Farrell in RTE’s Fair City and has several TV credits to date.




Penny Dreadful Mr Swenson Coky Giedroyc Showtime USA John Logan Creator
James Hawes
Fair City Tony Farrell RTÉ
Titanic-Blood and Steel Clarke Ciaran Donnelly/Robert Quinn
Shadow Dancer Commander Henderson James Marsh
Mattie (Pilot) Fennessy RTÉ/ Gable End Media
Raw Noel RTÉ
The Clinic David Hayes RTÉ
Proof Mike Byrne RTÉ
Veronica Guerin Journalist Jerry Bruckheimer
Joel Schumacher
No Tears Monica's Editor RTÉ/BBC NI
Making The Cut Donal RTÉ
Martyn Friend
The Ambassador Liam RTÉ/BBC NI
Water Weed Terry RTÉ Shortcuts
The Old Curiosity Shop Fairground Juggler Kevin Connor
Ghosts Of The Emerald Isle Brother James Exposure(Ireland)/Knightsbridge(Canada)
A Green Journey Fr. Mike TV Movie
Joe Sargent
After Midnight Steve Lazer Entertaiment
Shani Grewal


The Waiting Room Caesar The Civic Theatre
Liz Lloyd
One- Healing With Theatre Actor Pan Pan Theatre Company
Monday Night in a Country Town Eugene Brennan Crypt, Dublin Castle
Esther Waters Demon/Michael/Parsons Storytellers Theatre Company
Single White Female Mephistopheles Crypt, Dublin Castle
Aloha Kamiano - Musical Robertson Dublin Theatre Festival
Aisling - Musical The Sergeant Dublin Theatre Festival
The Tinker's Wedding Michael Burn Yew Tree Theatre Company
The Shadow of The Glen Michael Dara Yew Tree Theatre Company
Goodbye to The Hill Paddy Maguire Regency Hotel
Lee Dunne
Sixteen to Ninety One Joseph Plunkett Kilmainham Jail
Big Maggie Mourner The Abbey Theatre
Ben Barnes
The Silver Tassie Stretcherbearer The Abbey Theatre
Patrick Mason
The Stonepickers Anthony Dublin Theatre Festival
The Rivals Servant The Gate Theatre
John David
The Silver Dollar Boys Des Molloy National Tour
Kevin Mc Hugh


Full driver’s licence, Most accents, Martial Arts – holds five grades.

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Collect the Castaways

How many Castaways can you find? Here are some clips from Failte Ireland’s Launch of Ireland’s Ancient East in Carton House earlier this year – in which many Castaways participated.

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Frank Smith in Penny Dreadful

As well as Noni Stapleton appearing in her recurring role as Gladys Murray, the recent season of Penny Dreadful also saw the appearance of another Castaway – Frank Smith. Frank performed in the role of Mr Swenson (the Curator). Make sure to watch back if you’ve missed them.

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Frank Smith appearing in ‘The Waiting Room’ at The Civic Theatre Feb 13th-15th

Frank Smith is performing in ‘The Waiting Room’  directed by Liz Lloyd in the Civic Theatre from February 13th-15th. The Waiting Room. The new play from award-winning playwright, Shane Cradock, this comedy puts a magnifying glass on the way we can often live our lives on ‘automatic pilot’, while it just passes us by. The Waiting […]

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