Fiachra is an actor and theatre maker originally from Meath and based in Dublin.
His acting background stems from his studies at UCD, treading the boards with Dramsoc, earning an ISDA nomination for a turn as Tommy in Trainspotting. Post graduation he formally trained in acting with Kathleen Warner Yeates. Recent stage credits include the role of Sir Toby Belch in Gift Horse Theatre’s Twelfth Night (dir. Doris deVries) in their summer tour of stately gardens and an ensemble role in Tzarini Meyler’s Dublin in a Rainstorm in Smock Alley.
More recently he has worked on a series of film projectsdirected by Ellius Grace. Following meeting on James Vincent McMorrow’s video for Hurricane, they have since collaborated on Aoife Nessa Frances’ Way To Say Goodbye, a soon-to-be-released short Lost and Found, and the epic Junior Brother’s Favourite. At the start of the year, hefilmed How to Skin a Cheetah with the National Film School, which is about to embark on a festival run. He starred in Irish language short Cá nDeachaigh Mé? that screened in festivals in Belfast and Donegal earlier this summer and hejust wrapped on a short with Komo Collective entitled Night Glances.
He is a member of the theatre group Hello Operator, a group committed to putting on theatre pieces in DIY spaces and they hope to get their first show Trout on stage soon. He has also been collaborating with emerging director Emma Finegan on her clown show, Dead Stars, Electric Fans. He is passionate about clowning, having honed his skills with legendary clown Jos Hoeben.