Pádraic graduated with a BA in Theatre Studies from TCD in 2001. His theatre appearances since then include Hamlet in HAMLET at the Cork Opera House, THE YALTA GAME at the Gate Theatre, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM at the Civic Theatre, THE HOLLOW IN THE SAND for Blue Raincoat Theatre, THIS LIME TREE BOWER for The Machine and DOUBT directed by Nicolas Kent for the Tricycle Theatre.
Pádraic appeared in the leading role of Teddy in Ken Loach’s THE WIND THAT SHAKES THE BARLEY opposite Cillian Murphy which won the Palm D’Or at Cannes 2006. Padraic also appeared in the leading role of Fridge in LEGEND a TV mini-series by Ken Harmon for Igloo FIlms/RTE and went on to play the role of series regular George Boyeln in THE TUDORS for Showtime/Working Title/BBC. Padraic was nominated as The Ireland Shooting Star at Berlin International Film Festival 2007 and for an Irish Film and Television Award for his role as Teddy in THE WIND THAT SHAKES THE BARLEY.
Pádraic’s other screen appearances include: PURE MULE (Accomplice/RTE); THE COVER (TG4); THE CLINIC (Parallel/RTE); RAW (RTE/Octagon); and SINGLE HANDED (Touchpaper/ITV). He played the part of Shamie in Mark O’Rowe’s feature PERRIER’S BOUNTY directed by Ian Fitzgibbon for Parallel Films; and Andy in WHEN HARVEY MET BOB for Element/BBC. He appeared in the role of Kilroy in WHAT RICHARD DID, directed by Lenny Abrahamson for Element Pictures; as the young Sundance in BLACKTHORNE, directed by Matteo Gil and starring Sam Shepard; in the leading role of Lucas in DARK TOUCH, directed by Marina de Van for Element Pictures/Filmgate; as Belgan in THE MAN WHO KNEW INFINITY for Edward R Pressman Film; and as Luther in LUTHER for PBS.
On stage, Pádraic’s recent appearances include, for Michael Grandage Company, THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN in the West End and Broadway; and A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM in the West End.