Colm Ó Maonlaí

Colm is best known for his appearances as lovable Irish rogue Tom Banks in BBC’s very popular soap/drama EASTENDERS.

Film and television credits include NOTHING PERSONAL directed by Thaddeus O’Sullivan (Film 4), SPASTOIREACHT, AQUA, DEICH GCOISCEIM, TRI SCEAL and ROS NA RÚN for Irish language channel TG4, KNOCKING ON DEATHS DOOR and GHOSTLY RENTAL for Corman Productions.

Other credits include Alsemero in MIDDLETON’S CHANGELING and lead role Seán in A PLACE TO STAY both directed by Marcus Thompson for Hightime Productions, THE COLLEEN BAWN (RTÉ), Hugh Costello’s British drama series THE AMBASSADOR directed by Sydney McCarthy for the BBC, DECEPTION (TV3),  I COULD READ THE SKY by Nicola Bruce with Liquid Films, DOCTORS written by Jonathan Evans for the BBC, THE BILL directed by Jo Johnson (ITV) and Detective Rory Goff in FAIR CITY with RTÉ. Colm also played lead role “Lord Rotherham” in bi-lingual short film RÓGAIRÍ directed by Tom Cosgrove for Igloo Films.

He made his stage debut as Coisimo de Medici in GALLELLEO GALLELLEI  at the Abbey Theatre. Further theatre appearances include the title character in Tomás MacAnna’s production of FICHE BLIANINA FÁS at the Peacock Theatre, Lieutenant Langon in Seán O Casey’s THE PLOUGH AND THE STARS directed by Peter Sheridan at the Riverbank Theatre and the role of ‘A’ in Samuel Beckett’s ROUGH FOR THEATRE 1 at Tivoli Theatre.