Frank Melia

Frank is probably best known to television viewers as Sean McCann, the seedy politician in RTÉ’s FAIR CITY.

In film, he worked with John Boorman in THE GENERAL and THE TAILOR OF PANAMA, and appeared with Angelica Huston in AGNES BROWNE. He played Mr Thorpe alongside Jonathan Pryce and Paul Bettany in the TV film THE SUICIDE CLUB and was also seen in MATTIE (RTÉ), MARÚ (TG4), THE CLINIC (Parallel), EAMONN (Zanita Films) and TITANIC: BLOOD & STEEL (DAP, Italy).

He made his professional stage debut in 1973 playing Young Behan in BORSTAL BOY by Brendan Behan at the Cork Opera House. Since then, he has appeared in all major theatre’s in Ireland and abroad; from The Abbey and The Gate in Dublin, The Lyric in Belfast and The Royal Court in London.

More recently, Frank appeared as Fr. Harrington in critically acclaimed costume drama RIPPER STREET on the BBC.