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Originally from Galway, Owen trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama in London.
Theatre credits include: Translations (Ouroboros), Wunderkind (Calipo Theatre and Pleasance King Dome), Cruel and Tender (Hatch Theatre), The Lieutenant of Inishmore (Cork Millennium/Galway co-production), Hitchcock Blonde (Royal Court), Les Liasons Dangereuses (Liverpool Playhouse), This Property is Condemned (Bewley’s Cafe Theatre), Death of a Salesman (Birmingham Rep), Antigone (Warehouse Productions), The Chair (Cochrane Theatre). His appearances at the Abbey Theatre include: A Doll’s House, The Plough and the Stars, Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme, The Burial At Thebes, Big Maggie and Barbaric Comedies. He appeared in Berlin Hannover Express at the Hampstead Theatre and most recently appeared in Lonesome West directed by Andrew Flynn for Galway Town Hall/Cork Opera House and in Frank McGuinness’s Greta Garbo Came To Donegal directed by Nicolas Kent at the Tricycle Theatre, London. He most recently appeared in Marie Jone’s hit play Stones in His Pockets at the Tricycle Theatre, London.
His film credits include Brendan in Rewind for Carbon Films, Myles in Teacht Abhaile (also Carbon Films) and Noel in Conspiracy of Silence (Little Wing Films).
Owen has appeared in the lead role of Jack in all four seasons of Touchpaper’s TV’s Single Handed for RTE/ITV. Also for Touchpaper, he appeared as Joseph in TV film Wild Decembers_on RTE. Other television credits include _The Galway Races (Great Western Films for TG4) and Spooks for Kudos/BBC.
He appeared in Singlehanded 4 an extended season of the hugely successful mini-series (produced by Touchpaper TV) on RTE and on ITV in 2011.
He recently appeared in leading role (Jack) in Mount Pleasant, a new comedy produced by Tiger Aspect for Sky TV with Sally Lindsay, Pauline Collins and Liza Tarbuck and is currently shooting the second season of the show which will air later in 2012.
Owen is represented in the UK by , Lisa Richards, London.