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Biography – Born in Dublin, Darragh most recently appeared in the acclaimed production of Tom Murphy’s play The House, directed by Annabelle Comyn at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin. He also appeared in the premiere of Tom Murphy’s The Last Days of A Reluctant Tyrant directed by Conall Morrisson at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin and in The Importance Of Being Earnest at The Gaiety Theatre with Stockard Channing, directed by Lynne Parker. He appeared in Plaza Suite for Rough Magic at the Pavillion Theatre, Dun Laoighaire and in it’s remount at the Gaiety Theatre, Dublin and on national tour to sell-out audiences. Darragh’s performances at the Abbey and Peacock Theatres include: All My Sons, Doldrum Bay, Philadelphia Here I Come!, Angels In America, Give Me Your Answer Do!, The Colleen Bawn and The Importance of Being Earnest. Other work includes Improbable Frequency, Words of Advice for Young People, Three Days of Rain, Digging for Fire, The Way of the World, Northern Star, The School For Scandal, Lady Windermere’s Fan and Hidden Charges (Rough Magic), Our Father (Almeida), Troilus and Cressida (Oxford Stage Company), Kiss of the Spiderwoman (Co Motion), Hamlet (Second Age), Brothers of the Brush (The Arts Theatre, London), The Merchant of Venice (Riverbank), The Taming of the Shrew (Rough Magic), Hysteria (Bespoke Theatre Co.) and several productions of Improbable Frequency (Dublin Theatre Festival, Edinburgh Festival, national tour). Recent productions include Attempts on Her Life, Don Carlos and Is This About Sex? (Edinburgh Festival) all for Rough Magic Theatre Company. Darragh appeared in the touring version of The Taming of the Shrew directed by Lynne Parker for Rough Magic Theatre Company in venues across Ireland. Darragh also appeared in Brian Friel’s adaptation of Chekov’s Three Sisters directed by David Leveaux at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin and appeared in New York with Rough Magic’s Improbable Frequency in 59E59 and in its most recent remount at the Gaiety Theatre, Dublin. Darragh also appeared in Solemn Mass For A Full Moon In Summer directed by Tom Creed for Rough Magic Theatre Company at the Project Arts Centre, Dublin.
Television credits include: Hide and Seek, Proof and Proof 2 (RTE), Ballykissangel, Double Carpet, Paths to Freedom, Stew (RTE), Judge John Deed (BBC), and the Young Indiana Chronicles (Lucas Films). Darragh appeared as Fergal in season one of Single Handed produced by Touchpaper Films for RTE. He appeared as series regular Niall Boylan in The Clinic Seasons 5 and 6 for Parallel Films/RTE. Films include: How About You, Intermission, Nora, Connemara, The General, The Snapper, Veronica Guerin, The Trouble with Sex, Batman Begins and 48 Angels. Other recent theatre includes Hamlet (Second Age), Slattery’s Sago Saga directed by Jo Mangan for Performance Corporation.