David Heap

Recent film and television work includes Judge Bonham in two-part period drama TRIAL OF THE CENTURY directed by Maurice Sweeney for Treasure Entertainment, documentary drama SAVING THE TITANIC for ZDF Germany and fantasy thriller BYZANTIUM directed by Neil Jordan for Number 9 Films. More recently, he filmed a screen adaptation of Sebastian Barry’s THE SECRET SCRIPTURE directed by Jim Sheridan for Ferndale Films.

Recent stage work includes a sell-out run of LIPPY by Bush Moukarzel and Mark O’Halloran (Winner of a Fringe First Award at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2014 /Winner of the Irish Times Theatre Award for Best Production 2013) at the Peacock/Abbey theatre, Dublin. He played The Solictor in the World Premiere of Sighle Ni Chonaill’s bi-ligual play MAUM directed by Diarmuid de Faoite, as part of the International Galway Arts Festival 2015. He also played the title role in LOVE & FURY: THE PASSION ON JONATHAN SWIFT as part of the Dublin Fringe Festival.

David first appeared on stage in Ireland playing Lancey in Field Day’s World Premiere of TRANSLATIONS by Brian Friel. Further credits include PEER GYNT and THE CHERRY ORCHARD at the Gate theatre directed by Patrick Mason and Michael Bogdanov respectively. He also appeared in SALOME (directed by Steven Berkoff) at The Gate, which traveled, to the Edinburgh and Spoleto Festivals. In 1991 he appeared in THE SILVER TASSIE by Sean O’Casey at the Abbey Theatre. He then went on a world tour with the English Shakespeare Company. Other theatre includes DANCE OF THE DINOSAURS (Punchbag), DORIAN GRAY (Gate Theatre), FAITH HEALER (Tinderbox), LADIES AND GENTLEMEN (Edinburgh Festival), THE RACE FOR THE ARK TATTOOfor which he was nominated for an Irish Times Theatre Award, TITUS ANDRONICUS and MACBETH directed by Selina Cartmell, MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (The Lyric, Belfast), METAMORPHOSIS (Dublin Fringe Festival), THE MERCHANT OF VENICE, KING LEARHAMLET and PHILADELPHIA HERE I COME for Second Age.

Further screen credits include BOTCHEDCAPITAL LETTERSIN AMERICA & THE BOXER directed by Jim Sheridan, MIRACLE AT MIDNIGHTFRANKY STARLIGHT and the John Schlesinger film SWEENEY TODD. In television, David played Donal Maher for ten seasons in RTÉ soap FAIR CITY. He also appeared in SCARLETT directed by John Erman, THE AMBASSADORBALLYKISSANGELRUNAWAY ONE all for the BBC, FATHER TED created by Arthur Matthews for Channel 4, MY BOY JACK directed by Brian Kirk, ST. IVES (ITV), TV movie JACK TAYLOR (TV3), THE CLINIC (Parallel Films) and acclaimed costume drama THE TUDORS created by Michael Hirst for Showtime.