Thomas is an actor from County Armagh, currently based between Dublin and Belfast. He graduated from the University of Surrey in 1993 with a BA (Hons) degree in drama and has gone on to work in film, television, radio and theatre.
Thomas has worked all over the UK and Ireland with notable theatre jobs being a No 1 tour of Stones in his Pockets, Women on the Verge of HRT at Oldham Coliseum and a residency at the Bush Theatre, London in Language Roulette with Tinderbox Theatre Company.
Thomas co-wrote and acted in the short film Wee Bastards? With Notasuch films, Belfast. The film has had over a quarter of a million views on YouTube.
His TV and Film credits include Coronation Street (ITV), Eureka Street (BBC), Mystery (CiTV), Shergar (Blue Rider Pictures) and Crossmaheart (Lexington Films).
Thomas has worked on many radio plays, including The Radio Nations Comedy Cup (BBC) To Encourage the Others (BBC) and the Doctor Who themed play Regenerations (BBC).
Listen to Thomas as Sgt. Cooper – English accent, McCracken – Northern Irish accent, Mr. Clifford – American accent, from the BBC radio play ‘To encourage the Others’.
HAMLET at Lancaster Castle
“Set in various locations in the castle, the audience promenades around the fantastic building with scenes set in the crown court, Shire Hall, stairwells and the final act takes place in Hadrian’s tower…Amy Worth as Guildenstern and Thomas Lappin as Rosencrantz also made the most of their roles, almost stealing the show on occasion”.
(Sue Riley – Lancaster Guardian)
“As can be expected from a professional company, all the acting was of a very high standard, with standout performances from Damien Warren-Smith (Hamlet), Claire Disley (Ophelia) and Thomas K Lappin (Rosencrantz/Bernardo/Priest/Osric).
WOMEN ON THE VERGE (Of HRT). Oldham Coliseum
“Thomas K Lappin is particularly good as Fergal, the mysterious young waiter, who bears more than a passing resemblance to their hero, and sings like him as well. He charms his way through the fantasy passages”.
(Natalie Anglesey, The Stage)
“Lappin is friendly, self-effacing and likeable from the moment he walks on stage – then funnier as he plays the two husbands, the new wife and a nasty neighbour”.
(The Oldham Evening Chronicle)
“Thomas K Lappin’s Fergal is a sensitive man, local born and sharing with the singer a capacity to take a personal interest in his clientele. Indeed he can even be persuaded to sing like Daniel…This is an intriguing play, which gets the audience howling with laughter one moment and then stuns them to silence the next. Natalie Wilson has some nice directorial nudges which aim to restore the balance and set us up for the next emotional swoop. The three actors put in very fine performances.
(UK Theatre Network)
STONES IN HIS POCKETS. UK Tour
“…the performance being made special by the brilliance of the two actors, who play not only the main characters, Charlie Conlon and Jake Quinn, but all twelve of the other characters. The parts were played by Thomas Lappin and Andrew Porter. Both gave bravura performances”.
(Brian Jones. BBC)
LANGUAGE ROULETTE. The Bush Theatre, London
“As the gormless, unwelcome gooseberries at the resulting needle match, Thomas Lappin’s Ollie, who’s persistent jokes suggest an emotional age of around 11, and Maria Connolly, as the airhead he forlornly longs to bed, are both very funny”.
(Paul Taylor. The London Independent)