Seán T. Ó Meallaigh

Seán appears in a recurring role as Prudentius in the fourth series of VIKINGS created by Michael Hirst for History Channel. Season 4 of VIKINGS premiered on February 18, 2016 on History in Canada and in the United States and is set to conclude on Irish television early in 2017, consisting of 20 episodes.

Seán is best known for his appearances in Irish language television, some of which include comedy drama series RÁSAÍ NA GAILLIMHE, 3-part supernatural thriller NA CLOIGNE (Both directed by Robert Quinn), TV mini-series 1916: SEACHTAR NA CASCA in which he appeared as Sean Mac Diarmada, one of the seven signatories of the Proclamation of Irish Independence and revived the role in the follow-up series 1916: SEACHTAR DEARMADTA in 2013 with Abu Media for TG4. He also appeared in ROS NA RÚN, AIFRIC, ADHARCA FADA and CRÉ NA CILLE for TG4.

Film work includes Daithi Carrol in romantic comedy film THE CALLBACK QUEEN written by Graham Cantwell, KINGS with Colm Meaney and JIMMY’S HALL directed by Ken Loach for Sixteen Films.

Theatre appearances include Fíbin Theatre Company’s production of SÉTANTA written and directed by Paul Mercier, THE GLASS MENAGERIE with Town Hall Theatre, Galway and well received productions of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM (at Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire), PHILADELPHIA HERE I COME (Galway Arts Festival), WAITING FOR GODOT (Black Box Theatre, Galway) and an intense physical performance as THE FROG PRINCE. More recently, he played Dradin in DRADIN, IN LOVE with Tribe Theatre, The Duke in MEASURE FOR MEASURE directed by Max Hafler and the role of Trigger in TRIGGER MARTIN directed by Veronica Coburn with Fíbin.

Other screen work includes 3-part political drama CHARLIE directed by Kenny Glenaan for Touchpaper TV, broadcast in 2015 on RTÉ to critical acclaim, PURSUIT directed by Paul Mercier (An Pointe Productions). He played a lead role in period drama AN KLONDIKE directed by Daithi Keane for Abu Media, Seán reprised his role earlier this year in Series 2, premiered 1st February 2017 on TG4.

Seán also appeared in documentary-drama BÁS NÓ SAOIRSE (DEATH OR LIBERTY) written and directed by Keith Farrell for Tile Films. Recent short film work includes LOVE IS A STING (RTÉ/Filmbase) and VALENTINES DEAD (Blinder Films). He recently filmed a leading role in James Phelan’s Bilingual 3-part comedy series ÉIRÍ AMACH AMÚ (WRECKING THE RISING) directed by Ruan Magan for Tile Films, Episode 1 will air Saturday 23rd APRIL at 21.30 on TG4. More recently, he played a part in MAZE written and directed by Stephen Burke for Mammoth Films.

Writing / directing work includes two short films for TG4 – EOINÍN, and AN CHÚIRT as well as a 1-hour documentary, BREITH AGUS BÁS, about his family’s connection to events in the Irish Civil War.