Matthew O'Brien


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

Matthew gave a memorable performance as ‘The Big Bad Wolf’ in Mill Productions Christmas show “LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD” which ran twice daily in The Mill Theatre, Dundrum up to January 8th.

He’s cast in the supporting role of ‘Griffiths’ in “BLACK CAB” a 4 x 60 dark drama for Channel 5 which although set in Liverpool filmed in Dublin until mid-Dec. Directed by Irish director Diarmuid Goggins the series is being produced by the same team that was behind Channel 5’s highly acclaimed television drama ‘Witness Number Three’, Story Films’ execs David Nath & Sam Tipper-Hale.

Studio Atlantic’s Victorian-era thriller “THE GATES” in which Matthew plays the supporting role of ‘Philip Turner’ premiered at last year’s Cork Film Festival. Directed by Stephen Hall and written by Tim Reynolds the film also stars John Rhys-Davies, Richard Brake, Elena Delia, Michael Yare, and Brian Fortune. The director of photography is Burschi Wojnar.

Matthew’s screen credits also include RTE’s “FAIR CITY” (‘James Rafferty), 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 multiple roles in Mill Productions staging of Shakespeare’s “MACBETH”, 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).