Owen McDonnell

Owen McDonnell

Highest Rated: 36% Conspiracy of Silence (2003)

Lowest Rated: 33% Swung (2015)

Birthday: Not Available

Birthplace: Galway, Ireland

Irish actor Owen McDonnell distinguished himself early in his screen career with his turn as an all-too-human policeman on "Single-Handed" (RTE, 2007-2010) and continued to mine the vein of complex, emotionally-driven men in series like "An Bronntanas" (2014) and "Killing Eve" (BBC Three, 2016- ). Born in Galway, Ireland in 1974, McDonnell honed his acting talents at the Central School of Speech and Drama in London, which he then parlayed through numerous theater productions throughout Ireland and the United Kingdom. After making his screen debut in the 2013 British drama "Conspiracy of Silence," McDonnell earned his breakout role as an Irish policeman on "Single-Handed" (RTE, 2007-2010). His turn as Sergeant Jack Driscoll, a hard-living and troubled member of the Garda, or Irish police, won him critical praise and led to more work on UK television, including "Wild Decembers" (RTE One, 2010), a drama created by novelist Edna O'Brien, and a two-season run on the Sky network comedy "Mount Pleasant" (2011-17). In 2014, he appeared in "An Bronntanas" ("The Gift"), an Irish-language thriller about a rescue boat crew plagued by the discovering of an abandoned fishing boat containing millions of euros' worth of drugs. The five-episode series was cut down to a feature-length film, which became Ireland's submission for Best Foreign Language Film at the 87th Academy Awards. The following year, McDonnell starred in "An Klondike" (aka "Dominion Creek," TG4, 2015), a period drama about a trio of 19th-century Irish brothers who come up against a ruthless town leader while searching for gold in Alaska. It, too, was cut to feature-length for submission for the Academy Award, but was not selected as Ireland's submission. In 2018, he appeared before American viewers - many of whom were seeing him for the first time - in "Killing Eve," a thriller about two women--one, a security operative, and the other, a trained killer--in pursuit of each other. The series was produced by Phoebe Waller-Bridge of "Fleabag" (BBC Three, 2016- ).

Highest rated movies

Conspiracy of Silence
Swung

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 29% Minutes Past Midnight Michael (Character) - 2016
33% 16% Swung David (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Gift Fiachra Greene (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Made in Belfast Smith (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ghost Train Michael (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Terrible Beauty... Ned Daly (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet 11% Rewind Brendan (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wild Decembers Joseph Brennan (Character) - 2009
36% 52% Conspiracy of Silence Noel (Character) $2.6K 2003

TV

Credit
80% 69% The Bay Frank Mercer (Character) 2021
89% 86% Killing Eve Niko Polastri (Character) 2018-2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Paula McArthur (Character) 2017
No Score Yet 67% My Mother and Other Strangers on Masterpiece Michael Coyne (Character) 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet An Bronntanas Unknown (Character) 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Silent Witness Ryan Kelvin (Character) 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mount Pleasant Jack (Character) 2011-2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Single Handed Sgt. Jack Driscoll (Character) 2007-2010

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