Owen Roe (actor)

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Owen Roe
Born30 May 1959 (1959-05-30) (age 63)
NationalityIrish
Occupationactor, theatre director
Years active1970s–present
Notable workScrap Saturday
Spouse
Michèle Forbes
(m. 1984)
Children2

Owen Roe (born 30 May 1959) is an Irish actor, playwright and theatrical director.[1][2]

Early life[edit]

Roe was born in Dublin in 1959.[3]

Career[edit]

Roe studied at the Oscar School of Acting and the Brendan Smith Academy in the late 1970s.[4][5]

Roe has been a prolific stage actor for decades. He won an Irish Theatre Award for plaiyng Claudius in Hamlet. He also won a Special Tribute Award at the The Irish Times Theatre Awards 2019.[6] He also wrote one play, Fear of Feathers, staged at the Andrews Lane Theatre in 1991.[7][8]

On TV, Roe has appeared on Scarlett, The Ambassador, Ballykissangel, Rásaí na Gaillimhe, Penny Dreadful, Vikings and Fair City.[9], and as Oliver Cromwell in The History Channel Documentary "Cromwell: God's Executioner" based on the book by Professor Micheál Ó Siochrú [[1]]

He has appeared in several films, mostly made in Ireland, including Michael Collins (as Arthur Griffith), Intermission and Breakfast on Pluto.[10] He has received three IFTA nominations.[11]

On radio, Roe was one-third of the Scrap Saturday political satire series, and is best remembered for his impression of P. J. Mara, loyal adviser to Charles Haughey.[12][13][14] He also appeared on Baldi (BBC Radio 4) as Inspector Rynne.[9]

Personal life[edit]

Roe lives in Dublin. He is married to the actress and writer Michèle Forbes; they have two children.[15][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dubost, Thierry (14 March 2015). The Plays of Thomas Kilroy: A Critical Study. McFarland. ISBN 9780786482603 – via Google Books.
  2. ^ Leeney, Cathy; McMullan, Anna (12 July 2003). The Theatre of Marina Carr: "before Rules was Made". Peter Lang. ISBN 9780953425778 – via Google Books.
  3. ^ "Owen Roe". BFI.
  4. ^ a b "Owen Roe: 'Becoming a dad changed my life. It was seismic'". The Irish Times.
  5. ^ Ryan, Tim (12 July 1992). Mara PJ. Blackwater Press. ISBN 9780861214068 – via Google Books.
  6. ^ "Owen Roe: 'How can you study Beckett and not know anything about Laurel and Hardy?'". The Irish Times.
  7. ^ https://www.irishplayography.com/play.aspx?playid=30894[bare URL]
  8. ^ "Theatre Ireland". Theatre Ireland. 12 July 1991 – via Google Books.
  9. ^ a b "Owen Roe". agency.
  10. ^ "Voicebank Dublin". Voicebank Dublin.
  11. ^ "Owen Roe". IMDb.
  12. ^ McDonald, Frank (25 October 2018). Truly Frank: A Dublin Memoir. Penguin UK. ISBN 9780241977651 – via Google Books.
  13. ^ Ryan, Tim (12 July 1992). Mara PJ. Blackwater Press. ISBN 9780861214068 – via Google Books.
  14. ^ "Scrap Saturday Returns". RTÉ Archives.
  15. ^ "Owen Roe".

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