Matthew O'Brien


Matthew is an Irish actor from Slane, Co. Meath, he is 5′ 11″ (180cm) tall.

Mid-August will see Matthew head into full time rehearsals to play the lead role of ‘DOG / later SHARIK / later MR. SHARIK’ in “HEART OF A DOG” by Éadaoin O’Donoghue which will be a co-production between The Everyman, The Civic, DTF and John O’Brien. It will be produced by Naomi Daly (Everyman) and Directed by John O’Brien. It is scheduled to run in Cork’s Everyman Theatre from Thursday, September 23rd to Sat 25th inc before playing in The Civic Theatre in Tallaght from Thursday, September 30th to Sunday 3rd October inc. The play is based on Russian author Mikhail Bulgakov’s novella “Heart of a Dog”.

Matthew will also play ‘Tybalt’ and ‘Friar’ in Mill Productions virtual excerpts production of “ROMEO & JULIET” which will be filmed in the Mill Theatre Dundrum. The production will be an online resource for 2021/22 Junior Cert students.

Screen acting wise he is cast in the BBC and Hulu “CONVERSATIONS WITH FRIENDS” the much-anticipated TV series adaptation of Sally Rooney’s novel of the same name. It is in production in Ireland until September. In post-production is Mopar & Subotica’s thriller “RED ELECTION” which wrapped filming in Dublin earlier this year.

His screen credits also include RTE Television’s soap drama “Fair City”, Lachlainn 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”.