Damien Molony

Damien Molony(born 21 February 1984) is an Irish actor now based in London. He is best known for his television roles as Hal in BBC Three'sBeing Human, DC Albert Flight in the BBC'sRipper Streetand DS Jack Weston in Channel 5'sSuspects.

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 Damien Molony's Career

'Tis Pity She's a Whoreat the West Yorkshire Playhouse , directed by Jonathan Munby.

He has previously starred in the short filmWhen the Hurlyburly's Done,filmed in Germany.

, Damien played the lead role of Motl Mendl in the National Theatre production ofTravelling Lightalongside Sir Antony Sher . Following the London run, the play toured England before returning to the National Theatre in late April 2012.He returned to the National Theatre in January 2015 to play Spike in Sir Tom Stoppard 'sThe Hard Problem, which ran until 17 May 2015 and was broadcast live to cinemas across the world via NT Live on 16 April 2015. Both plays were directed by the then Artistic Director of the National Theatre, Sir Nicholas Hytner .

was screened in February–March 2013. At the same time Molony starred in the play "If You Don't Let Us Dream, We Won't Let You Sleep" at the Royal Court Theatre .

Damien's television slate grew when he joined the cast of Victorian BBC showRipper Streetin series 2 as Detective Constable Albert Flight. He appeared in 7 of 8 episodes, airing November-December 2013 on BBC One in the UK and February-April 2014 on BBC America. The crime drama was set in London's Whitechapel in the period following the Jack the Ripper murders.

The Body of an Americanby Dan O'Brien in January-February 2014 at the Gate Theatre (London) about the conversation of a war photographer and a struggling playwright.Molony then starred as Detective Sergeant Jack Weston in innovative crime proceduralSuspects. The drama is shot in a documentary style, using fly-on-the-wall filming techniques. Series 1, comprising 5 episodes, aired in February-March 2014 on Channel 5 in the UK. Series 4 has been announced for late 2015.

Molony was cast as Ross in the feature filmKill Your Friends, adapted from the novel by John Niven , set in the music industry in the Britpop era. The film is due for a UK and Ireland release in November 2015.

He subsequently went on to filmTiger Raidin the deserts of Jordan, alongside Brian Gleeson and Sofia Boutella . The feature film, a dark thriller about a tiger kidnapping in Iraq, is set to premiere at a film festival in late 2015. Molony's also been cast as Robert Putnam in an upcoming HBO pilot,The Devil You Know, created by Jenji Kohan and directed by Gus Van Sant . The story is set in 17th century New England and focuses on the Salem witch trials.

In September-October 2015 Molony starred alongside Aidan McArdle and Adam Fergus in the RTÉ One crime drama mini-seriesClean Break.

His most recent TV role is as Anthony in the Phoebe Waller-Bridge comedyCrashingon Channel 4 .

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 Damien Molony's Filmography

YearTitleRoleNotes
2012-2013 Being Human Hal Series 4-5
2013 Ripper Street Detective Constable Albert Flight Series 2
2014- Suspects Series 1-4
2015 Clean Break
2015 Kill Your Friends
2015 The Devil You Know
2016 Crashing Anthony
2016 Tiger Raid

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 Damien Molony's Theatre

YearTitleRoleTheatreLocationReferences
2007 Riders to the Sea Bartley Touring Ireland
2008 A Vampire Story Mint Riverbank Arts Centre, Kildare Youth Theatre Kildare
2011 Tis Pity She’s A Whore Giovanni West Yorkshire Playhouse Leeds
2012 Travelling Light Motl Lyttelton theatre London
2012 First Person Shooter Reading WordTheatre at The Latitude Festival Suffolk, England
2013 If You Don't Let Us Dream, We Won't Let You Sleep Jason Royal Court Theatre London
2014 The Body of an American Dan Gate London
2014 Heart Strings: Bittersweet Love Stories Readings St. James Theatre London
2014-2015 The Hard Problem Spike National Theatre London
2014-2015 No Man's Land Wyndham's Theatre, London London

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 Damien Molony's Awards and nominations

YearAwardCategoryWorkResult
2007 Best Overall Performance Riders to the SeaWon
2011 Best Actor/Actress CDS drama schoolsNominated
2011 Ian Charleson Award Tis Pity She’s A Whore, West Yorkshire PlayhouseWon
2014 Best Male Actor The Body Of An AmericanNominated

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 Damien Molony's Other works

YearTitleTypeRoleReferences
2013 The Commitments BBC Radio 4 Drama James Clifford
2013 The Hill Bachelors BBC Radio NI Drama Paulie
2013-2015 Poetry Please BBC Radio 4 Reading Several Readings
2014 Raven Audiobook Reader
2015 Me and the Devil BBC Radio 4 Reading Reader

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 Damien Molony's References

  1. Hutchinson, Charles. "Review: ’Tis Pity She’s A Whore, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds, until May 28", The Press (York), 21 May 2011
  2. "'Being Human' death was 'horrendous', says Crichlow", BBC, 6 February 2012
  3. Being Human Series Four - Damien Molony interview, SFX, 1 February 2012
  4. "When the HurlyBurly's Done"
  5. Damien Molony 2013 Interview
  6. "Travelling Light" at the National Theatre site
  7. "If You Don't Let Us Dream, We Won't Let You Sleep" at the Royal Court Theatre site
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  9. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3729877/
  10. http://rteonenewseason.rte.ie/portfolio/clean-break/
  11. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2474958/
  12. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4503022/
  13. http://storyfilm.com/tigerraid/
  14. "Riders to the Sea". balallyplayers.com. Retrieved 2 May 2016. 
  15. "A Selection of Reviews and Evaluations of KYT productions". Kildareyouththeatre.com. Retrieved 2 May 2016. 
  16. Alfred Hickling (13 May 2011). "'Tis Pity She's a Whore – review". Theguardian.com. Retrieved 2 May 2016. 
  17. Michael Billington (19 January 2012). "Travelling Light - review". Theguardian.com. Retrieved 2 May 2016. 
  18. "WordTheatre at The Latitude Festival in Suffolk, England - July 12, 2012 - July 15, 2012". Wordtheatre.com. Retrieved 2 May 2016. 
  19. Philip Fisher (2013). "If You Don't Let Us Dream, We Won't Let You Sleep". Britishtheatreguide.info. Retrieved 2 May 2016. 
  20. Lyn Gardner (26 January 2014). "The Body of an American – review". theguardian.com. Retrieved 2 May 2016. 
  21. "Heart Strings: Bittersweet Love Stories". wordtheatre.com. Retrieved 2 May 2016. 
  22. Peter Craven (21 May 2015). "The Hard Problem review: Olivia Vinall shimmers in minor Tom Stoppard offering". smh.com.au. Retrieved 2 May 2016. 
  23. Charlotte Marshall (27 April 2016). "Damien Molony joins No Man’s Land". officiallondontheatre.co.uk. Retrieved 2 May 2016. 
  24. "2011 Spotlight Prize Nominees announced!". Spotlight.com. 17 March 2011. Retrieved 2 May 2016. 
  25. "Ian Charleson Awards 2011". iancharlesonawards.co.uk. Retrieved 5 April 2014. 
  26. "The Off West End Theatre Awards". offwestend.com. Archived from the original on 15 July 2014. Retrieved 5 April 2014. 
  27. "The Commitments". bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 2 May 2016. 
  28. "Afternoon Drama: The Hill Bachelors". bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 2 May 2016. 
  29. "Poetry Please. He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven by WB Yeats". bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 2 May 2016. 
  30. "Radio". Damienmolony.org. Retrieved 2 May 2016. 
  31. "Raven". fantomfilms.co.uk. Retrieved 2 May 2016. 
  32. "Me and the Devil". bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 2 May 2016. 

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