Tiernan Kearns

Tiernan Kearns

Playing Age: 25 - 35

Height: 5'6"

Hair: Dark Brown

Eyes: Brown



Tiernan graduated the Gaiety School of Acting full-time course in June 2011.
Since graduating Tiernan’s stage appearances include ‘How To Be Angry’ (Nominated for Best
Ensemble and First Fortnight award in Fringe 2017).
‘I Was an Emperor’ (Five stars). Launcelot/Salanio in ‘The Merchant of Venice’.  Rosencrantz in
‘Hamlet’.  Cassio in ‘Othello’.
Tomas in ‘The Last Crusader’ (…’A scene stealing cameo from Kearns’ – Peter Crawley, Irish
Times Review).
Tiernan played the voice and breath of Ollie in ‘The Carved Soul’ (Nominated Best Production,
Dublin Fringe 2014).
Tiernan produced, wrote and acted in ‘Extinct’ in Theatre Upstairs (..”hopefully we will see more
of Kearns’ bold work”- Irish Theatre Magazine).
Most recently Tiernan featured in the award-winning live RTE production ‘Centenary’. Other
televisions credits include Terry in the RTE/BBC Series ‘Roy’.




Roy Terry Jam Media / RTE / CBBC
Robert Quinn
Club Fear Brother Gaiety School of Acting
Viko Nicki


Feast or Famine Tiernan Abbey Theatre - 24hr plays
Mark O'Brien
How to be Angry Various Smock Alley Theatre - Dublin Fringe
Anna Shiels-McNamee
Boyz of Harcourt Street Various / Foley Smock Alley Theatre
Eoin Carrick
The Merchant of Venice Launcelot/Salanio Smock Alley Theatre/Tour
Aoife Spillane-Hinks
Hamlet Rosencrantz Smock Alley Main Space/Tour
Martin Maguire
RTE Centenary Irish Rebel Bord Gais
David Bolger
Othello Cassio GSA National Tour
Kate Canning
The Carved Soul Ollie Lambert Puppet Theatre Company - Dublin Fringe
Anna Shiels-McNamee
Extinct Manny Theatre Upstairs
Jamie O'Neill
Last Crusader Tomas Theatre Upstairs
Karl Shiels
I was an Emperor Patrick Smock Alley Theatre
John Delaney
A Christmas Wish Puffer Boil in a Bag - Irish Tour
Eamon Owens
Cleansed Robin Bare Cheek - The Granary Theatre
Tony McCleane-Fay
Toxic Tony Project Arts Centre
Liam Halligan
The Host Charlie The Complex
Bryan Burroughs
Act Without Words 1 Man Mouth on Fire
Cathal Quinn
Attempts on her Life Ensemble Wexford Arts Centre
Tony McCleane-Fay
Trainspotting Begbie Wexford Opera House
Tony McCleane-Fay


Cables to the Ace Cables Crazydog Audio Theatre, Dir: Roger Gregg


Gaiety School of Acting Dublin 2 2 years Fulltime
Acting for Camera Course Tutor - Terry McMahon


Horse-riding (very experienced),Tae Kwon Do – Brown Belt, Mime, Accents, Full Drivers License, Dance, Tap, Stage Combat – IDCA certified for rapier, dagger and unarmed.

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not 1…not 2…not 3…but FOUR in the 24 (hr plays)!

Yesterday marked the announcement of the annual 24 Hour Plays: Dublin a one-night-only gala event, in aid of Dublin Youth Theatre which will take place on Sunday 28th January 2018 at 7:30pm on the Abbey stage. The team of artists due to take part are being assembled at present but it was revealed yesterday that […]

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King Lear on tour!

We’re keepin it in the family with this next project 🙂 Castaway members and ex-Gaiety graduates David Fennelly and Tiernan Kearns are appearing in the Gaiety School of Acting’s production of Shakespeare’s King Lear for schools. Directed by fellow Castaway member Martin Maguire, they kicked off the tour in Athlone last night to a great […]

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Tiernan knows How To Be Angry

It’s nearly push time for Tiernan Kearns (pictured) as rehearsals are wrapping up towards first preview for Brazen Tales Productions‘ How to be Angry at Smock Alley Theatre for Dublin Fringe Festival ’17. This show kicks off next Tuesday 19th September and runs till Saturday 23rd, it starts at 6:30 and runs for 55mins. Tickets? […]

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