DENIS GRINDEL

Originally from Donegal in the North West of Ireland Denis is 6′ (182cm) tall. He is based in Dublin and London.

Denis plays the lead role of ‘Declan Flynn’ the BFI funded short film “FAIRVIEW PARK” which will be screened at this year’s Galway Film Festival in the Town Hall Theatre on Saturday, July 12th. Declan Flynn was a gay man from Dublin killed in a hate crime which was seen as the catalyst for the gay civil rights movement in Ireland.

Denis is cast in the featured recurring role of ‘Lord Hugo Bathurst’ in Playground Entertainment’s 6 x 1 Hour TV series for Channel 5 “THE HARDACRES”. Produced by Alex Jones and directed by Kieron J. Walsh the series is set in Yorkshire 1891, and is currently in production in Wicklow and surrounding areas.

He’s also cast in the featured recurring role of ‘Martin’ in an Irish-language television series “SAOR SIN O OLC” which is also currently in production in Gaoth Dobhair, Co. Donegal. The series is being directed by Philip Doherty for BBC NI and TG4.

Theatre wise Denis most recently performed in “DRUMBOE” in Balor Arts Centre in his hometown of Ballybofey in Co. Donegal. Written by Kieran Kelly and directed by Charlie Bonner “DRUMBOE” is an original play that tells the story of Irish Civil War soldiers as they await their execution in Drumboe Castle, Donegal.

Denis has toured and performed in iconic venues all over the world in the international hit musical “THE CHOIR OF MAN” including The Kennedy Centre, Washington D.C., the Sydney Opera House, Broadway Playhouse in Chicago, and most recently The Arts Theatre in London’s West End. Denis has also toured as the lead vocalist with “RHYTHM OF THE DANCE”, an Irish song and dance show, performing to audiences in the UK, Holland, Germany, Denmark and Sweden.

He studied and graduated with a Master’s in Music Theatre from the prestigious Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London.

His musical theatre and theatre credits also include ‘Jimmy Rabbitte’ in the stage adaptation of Roddy Doyle’s “THE COMMITMENTS” in London’s West End Palace Theatre, the title role of ‘Alladin’ in Elite Productions Christmas pantomime which played in Hartlepool’s Town Hall, ‘Michael Collins’ in “COLLINS IN LONDON” at the Irish London Centre, ‘Laertes’ in Principle Theatre Company’s staging of “HAMLET”, ‘Kevin’ in the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama’s production of “THE KITCHEN”, ‘Hanschen’ in ‘SPRING AWAKENING’ at The Helix in Dublin, and ‘Angel’ in “RENT” at the Cork and Wexford Opera Houses.

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