Colm Ó Maonlaí

Colm is best known for his appearances as loveable Irish rogue Tom Banks in BBC’s much loved soap/drama EASTENDERS.

He made his debut stage appearance in GALLELLEO GALLELLEI as Coisimo de Medici at the Abbey Theatre. He appeared in Tomás MacAnna’s production of FICHE BLIANINA FÁS playing the title character at the Peacock Theatre and played Lieutenant Langon in Seán O Casey’s THE PLOUGH AND THE STARS directed by Peter Sheridan at the Riverbank Theatre. Soon after he was offered the part of ‘A’ (a blind Street Musician), in Samuel Beckett’s ROUGH FOR THEATRE 1 at Tivoli Theatre.

His film and television work includes 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.

He played Alsemero in MIDDLETON’S CHANGELING and also appeared in a lead role in A PLACE TO STAY directed by Marcus Thompson with Hightime Productions, COLLEEN BAWN (RTÉ), THE AMBASSADOR directed by Syd McCarthy (BBC), DECEPTION (TV3) and Nichola Bruces’ feature film I COULD READ THE SKY with Liquid Films. Other TV credits include DOCTORS written by Jonathan Evans for the BBC and crime/drama THE BILL directed by Jo Johnson (ITV). Colm appeared as Detective Rory Goff from 2006-2008 in Ireland’s favourite soap opera FAIR CITY with RTÉ.