Macdara Ó Fátharta

Macdara can be seen regularly as Tadhg Ó Direáin in Irish language TG4 drama ROS NA RÚN.

Recent credits include Older Joe in SONG OF GRANITE directed by Pat Collins for Road Entertainment.

More recently, Macdara narrated a TG4 documentary AN LEIGEAR /THE SIEGE 1922, telling the story of the siege of Dublin’s Four Courts during the Irish civil war, directed by Andrew Gallimore for Fastnet Films.

Television credits include THE CLINIC with Parallel Films, PROOF directed by Thaddeus O’Sullivan and Ciaran Donnelly (Subotica), BALLYKISSANGEL created by Kieran Prendiville (BBC), JACK TAYLOR directed by Stuart Orme for TV3, VAL FALVEY TD by Arthur Mathews and SCHOOL RUN directed by Neasa Hardiman for Grand Pictures,  THE IRISH R.M (BBC) and FAIR CITY, GLENROE, NO TEARS with RTÉ.

Film credits include FAR AND AWAY directed by Ron Howard for Universal Pictures, LOVE AND SAVAGERY written by Des Walsh for Morag Loves Company, LEAP YEAR directed by Anand Tucker for Spyglass Entertainment and THE BUTCHER BOY directed by Neil Jordan.

Television film credits include SHOWBANDS directed by Ian Fitzgibbon for Parallel, LA FACON DE LE DIRE (Cinétévé/Fastnet), Christy Mahon in THE HEARTS A WONDER (RTÉ), LOVERS OF THE LAKE (Channel 4), SINNERS directed by Aisling Walsh (Laurel Films), THE BLACKWATER LIGHTSHIP starring Jessica Lansbury and DURANGO by John B. Keane for Hallmark.

Irish language productions include NA CLOIGNE by Lauren Mackenzie and Darach Ó Scolaí (ROSG), ÚDAR (Eo Teilifís), AN TEANGA (ROSG), CORP AGUS ANAM created by Darach Mac Con Iomaire for Magamedia, AN GOBÁN SAOR (Ilanna Teo), short film COSA NITE directed by Dearbhla Walsh and acclaimed comedy feature CRÉ NA CILLE which Macdara co-wrote with director Robert Quinn for ROSG. He narrated TV movie TROID FHUILTEACH (A BLOODY CANVAS) for Fastnet Films and appeared in the title role of Brian opposite Marie Hastings in CÚIRT AN MHEÁN (THE MIDNIGHT COURT) directed by Micheál O’Gairbhaigh for RTÉ.

Early screen credits include POITÍN with Cyril Cusack, Donal McCann, Niall Toibin and TEANGABHÁIL for Radio Telefís Éireann Films, PLAY FOR TODAY for the BBC and crime drama THE BURKE ENIGMA created by Michael Feeney Callan for RTÉ Studios.