Cast Biographies 2014
Brendan Conroy is a native of Tuam. His career stretches back to the late 70's when he became known playing the role of Peter Cadogan in The Irish RM, a show which continues to be repeated regularly up to this day. He has toured to Russia, Europe and the United States with the Abbey Theatre playing Jimmy Jack in Translations, Philly Cullen in The Playboy of the Western World and Tadhg in The Field. He worked extensively with Red Kettle of Waterford appearing in such celebrated productions as Bent, Moonshine, Talbot's Box and Translations playing Manus and then he directed The Price and Jim Nolan's Guernica Hotel. He last worked with them playing Shay in the Irish Arts Centre, Manhattan, in their run of The King's of the Kilburn High Road. He created the role of Tommy Clocks in Island's Pigtown by Mike Finn, played Arty O Leary in Livin Dred's Belfry by Billy Roche; he has also toured with Ouroborous and Druid and played George In Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf with the late and wonderful Fedelma Cullen, one of his favourites. For the Taibhdhearc in Galway he has played in Uaisle (Aristocrats), Namhaid don Phobal (Enemy of the People) and last year he played Git in The Kings of the Kilburn High Road as gaeilge, a part he played in the film Kings winning an IFTA for best supporting actor. His film and TV credits include, The Ballroom of Romance, The Lilac Bus, The Bounty, The General, A Man of no Importance, Jesus, Mary agus Mattie for tg4,Ros na Run, Glenroe, The Secret of Roan Inis, Hamish Macbeth, Lindenstrasse and will be seen later in Stella Days and Grand Opening. He had great success this year playing Bird in The Field to Brian Dennehy's Bull directed by Joe Dowling.