Tom Doonan

Tom has been acting since the age of 4, beginning with the stage. He is an avid fan of Musical Theatre and his previous credits include both Fagin and Dodger in “Oliver!”, Rooster in “Annie” and The Cowardly Lion in “The Wizard of Oz“ (Stage One New Musical Group). Musical Theatre Clip –

Tom initially studied at the Reynold’s Academy of Performing Arts in Dundalk, where he achieved his Diploma in Acting and completed his grade 8 under the Royal Irish Academy with Distinction. He was also the recipient of 4 Permanant TSB High Achiever Awards (3 for Acting, one for playing classical flute) and was invited to perform a Shakespearean monologue for the president at a Variety gala.

Tom also attended DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama, where he received his BA in Drama (Performance). Following his graduation from DIT, Tom attended Bow Street Academy of Screen-Acting, where he completed the Full-Time Programme. While studying he continued to sing and act in MT and Theatre, most notably playing the dual role of Tom Thumb/PT Barnum in Anto Knight’s production of “Little” in Smock Alley. He also played the secondary lead part of “Peter” in the award-winning feature film “Writing Home” as part of the Filmbase Masters course.

He also has a good deal of experience doing Voiceover work, having played “The Goblin King” in Kenny Chumbley’s “The Goblin and the Gravedigger”, which ran on both Irish and US radio stations.

As a past member of the Cross Border Orchestra of Ireland, Tom played the classical flute in both the Lincoln Centre (US), and the World Expo in Shanghai. His additional skills include swimming, scuba diving (PADI), stage combat (Unarmed, Rapier & Dagger), Improvisation and Singing (MT, Baritone). Tom has also worked as a professional Santa Claus (Tommy Leddy Theatre, Drogheda) and has played both the male lead and Dame in various Pantos.

Tom’s more recent credits include the role of Barry in the television series “The Dry” directed by Paddy Breathnach, which is currently streaming on Britbox and scheduled for release on RTE in the near future.


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