David Heap

David appears in the feature film THE PROFESSOR AND THE MADMAN starring Mel Gibson and Sean Penn for Voltage. 

He played Judge Charles R. Barry in the television feature MURDAIR MHÁM TRASNA on TG4.

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

David first appeared on stage in Ireland, playing Captain Lancey in Field Day’s World Premiere of TRANSLATIONS by Brian Friel. 

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 and the Irish Times Theatre Award for Best Production 2013) at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin. He appeared as The Solicitor in Sighle Ni Chonaill’s bilingual play MAUM, directed by Diarmuid de Faoite, as part of the Galway International Arts Festival 2015. David played the title role in LOVE & FURY: THE PASSION ON JONATHAN SWIFT as part of the Dublin Fringe Festival 2010.

Other stage credits include PEER GYNT and THE CHERRY ORCHARD at the Gate Theatre, directed by Patrick Mason and Michael Bogdanov, respectively. SALOME was directed by Steven Berkoff at The Gate and performed at 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. 

Previous theatre credits include DANCE OF THE DINOSAURS (Punchbag), DORIAN GRAY (Gate Theatre), FAITH HEALER (Tinderbox), LADIES AND GENTLEMEN (Edinburgh Festival), and THE RACE FOR THE ARK TATTOO – for 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 VENICEKING LEARHAMLET and PHILADELPHIA HERE I COME for Second Age.