Matthew O'Brien


Matthew is an Irish actor based just outside Dublin. He is 5′ 11″ (180cm) tall.

In post-production is Studio Atlantic’s Victorian-era thriller “THE GATES” (post-production) in which Matthew is cast in the supporting role of ‘Philip Turner’. Directed by Stephen Hall and written by Tim Reynolds the film also stars John Rhys-Davies, Richard Brake, Elena Delia, Michael Yare, Brian Fortune and Tristan Heanue. The director of photography is Burschi Wojnar.

Matthew plays the featured recurring role of ‘James Rafferty’ in RTE Television’s Fair City.

October 10th to 27th will see him engaged on Mill Productions staging of “MACBETH”. Monday 21st of November will see him commence full time rehearsals for Mill Productions Christmas Panto “LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD” which will run in The Mill Theatre, Dundrum until Sunday 8th Jan 2023.

His screen credits also include the BBC and Hulu TV series “CONVERSATIONS WITH FRIENDS”, Mopar & Subotica’s thriller “RED ELECTION” (Visplay), McKenna’s award-winning short film “POCKETS”, the lead role of ‘Ed Smith’ in Kevin Henry’s feature film “SOULSMITH”, the BBC television drama “RIPPER STREET 4”, Oscar winning Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos’s feature film “THE LOBSTER”, Techno Wolf’s IFB Signatures Short “BLIGHT” directed by Brian Deane who also directed Matthew (‘Fitch’) in his award winning short “VOLKSWAGON JOE”.

Theatre credits include the lead role of ‘DOG / later SHARIK / later MR. SHARIK’ in “HEART OF A DOG” by Éadaoin O’Donoghue which ran in Cork’s Everyman Theatre and also in The Civic Theatre in Tallaght, and Mill Productions end of year production “CINDERELLA” (The Mill Theatre, Dundrum).