LIAM O'BRIEN

Liam is best known for his role as curate Ethan Blake in ITV's long running soap opera Emmerdale.

 

Theatre: Twelfth Night and The Taming of the Shrew with Edward Hall’s Propeller Company touring UK, Europe and USA, Othello (Second Age), The Mai (Mephisto), Stones in His Pockets (Orchard), The Rat Pack (UK/USA and West End), Walking Away (Amalgamotion), Death of a Salesman (Bolton Octagon), Translations (Library Theatre – Best Production MEN Awards), One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest (Andrew’s Lane), Romeo & Juliet, Come Up and See Me Sometime (Pavilion), Borrowed Robes, Our Town, The Taming of the Shrew, The Glass Menagerie and Pigtown (Island Theatre Company), Off The Wall, The Revenger’s Tragedy, Elegies and Killer Kabaret (Bottom Dog Theatre Company).

TV/Film includes: Ethan Blake in Emmerdale from 2003-2006 (ITV), Fair City, Killinaskully, Mattie (RTE), Rubberbandits Comedy Blaps (C4), Lilly The Witch, The Fairytaler, Thor (Magma/BBC), In Am an Ghatáir (TG4), The Quiet Hour (Frenzy Films), All Washed Up, Lost & Found (Paradox) and Streetlights (Jay Red) which just won the judges first prize award in the My Rode Reel international short film competition.

Liam is the Artistic Director of Bottom Dog and has multiple credits as actor, producer and director. Most recently he directed Language UnBecoming A Lady at the 1st Irish Theatre Festival in New York City, which was nominated for 3 awards including Best Production and won for Best Actor and Myles Breen’s second play The Bachelor of Kilkish.

He is an accomplished singer and has performed in venues all over Ireland, the US and the UK, including London’s Royal Albert Hall. His own show Crooning at Christmas has been running annually for 12 years and is on national tour in December 2016.