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Ian will next be seen on screen in season 2 of Company Picture’s Blood (Virgin Media One and Channel 5 in UK) opposite Adrian Dunbar and Grainne Keenan, due for transmission in early 2020. He is currently in rehearsals for Druid Theatre’s production of The Cherry Orchard .
Ian recently completed filming a major role in the feature film Herself written by Clare Dunne and directed by Phyllida Lloyd for Element Films, due for release in 2020.
Ian most recently appeared on stage in The Beacon at the Gate Theatre as part of the Dublin Theatre Festival.
Ian appeared opposite Emmet Kirwan and Sarah Greene in the film version of Dublin Oldschool directed by Dave Tynan for Element Films, released in Irish cinemas in late June 2018. Originally a two-hander play which received rave reviews in Dublin, across Ireland, the Soho Theatre London and to sell-out audiences in the National Theatre London, the show has since toured internationally.
Ian is still well known in Ireland for the four out of five seasons he appeared as Dean in multi-award winning drama Love/Hate for RTE. Other film and television credits include Headcases (RTÉ), Game of Thrones (HBO), The Clinic, Raw, The Wild Colonial Boy (TG4), Dorothy Mills (Mars Distribution), Shadow Dancer (BBC Films/Element Pictures), Standby (Black Sheep Productions) and Scratch (Warrior Films).
Ian’s theatre credits includeL Come On Home, directed by Rachel O’Riordan and produced by Philip McMahon at the Abbey Theatre, In Our Veins by Lee Coffey for Bitter Like A Lemon at the Peacock Theatre, and Evening Train directed by Annabelle Comyn for The Everyman Theatre, Cork. He appeared in The Plough And The Stars, directed by Sean Holmes, which played the Lyric Hammersmith and Gaiety Theatre Dublin following a tour of United States. In 2018, he appeared in Common at the National Theatre.
Born in Dublin, Ian’s previous work at the Abbey Theatre includes In Our Veins (The Peacock), Sive, The Risen People, Major Barbara, Shibari, Alice in Funderland, Macbeth, The Rivals and The Resistable Rise of Arturo Ui. Other theatre work includes Evening Train (The Everyman Theatre), Every Doris Has His Day, Big Ole Piece of Cake_and _Bruising of Clouds (Fishamble: The New Play Company), Richard III (Fast and Loose Theatre Company), Ride On and Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme (Livin’ Dred Theatre Company), End Time (Project Arts Centre), Danti Dan (Galloglass Theatre Company), The Colleen Bawn (Bedrock Productions and Project Arts Centre), Bad Sunday (TILT Theatre Company), Ferry Tales and 50 Ways to leave Dun Laoghaire (BDNC and Carpet Theatre Company).