Stephen O’Leary

Stephen graduated from the Gaiety School of Acting in July 2014. After completing his training, he was cast in a leading role in COVE written and directed by Wesley Dunne, co-produced by Breaking Light Films (London) and twenty4films in Cork. Soon after he was offered roles in OTHELLO and ROMEO & JULIET as part of The Gaiety School of Acting ‘Shakespeare for Schools Programme’ 2014/2015. His also played a part in a short film A GLIMPSE directed by Niall Cutler for the National Fim School.

His previous theatre credits include THE CRITIC directed by Lynne Parker (Rough Magic), I KEANO directed by Peter Sheridan (Cork Opera House), THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN (Ballyduff Drama Group), HONK and OLIVER directed by Brian Flynn (Cork Opera House), THE FULL MONTY (Golden Boys Productions), BUGSY MALONE (Monfort College), MOTHER KNOWS BEST (Shanowen Players), LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS (Center Stage), HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL (Fermoy Choral Society), TIS A PITY SHE’S A WHORE (Colton Theatre,  SLENDER by Shane O’Regan at Theatre Upstairs for Reality: Check Productions.

His most recent stage appearances include  Leamy Flanagan in the 50th anniversary production of THE FIELD by John B. Keane, directed by Padraic McIntyre for Verdant Productions at the Gaiety Theatre, Dublin and Patrick O’Brien in a nationwide tour of award-winning playwright Mike Finn’s  THE UNLUCKY CABIN BOY directed by Paul Meade of Gúna Nua Theatre Company. He will next appear on television screens in three-part drama SMALLTOWN written and directed by Gerard Barret (PILGRIM HILL) for Blank Page Productions, airing soon on TV3.

Stephen is currently filming a brand new six-part comedy drama CAN’T COPE, WON’T COPE created by Stefanie Preissner and directed by Cathy Brady for Deadpan Pictures, with transmission in the latter half of 2016 on RTÉ.