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Rory recently appeared as Falstaff in DRUIDSHAKESPEARE, directed by Garry Hynes for Druid Theatre Company, which toured in Ireland and went to New York (Lincoln Festival 2015), of which he was nominated for Best Supporting actor at the Irish Tines Theatre Awards. Rory most recently appeared as Ross O’Carroll Kelly in for Paul Howard’s hit play Breaking Dad at The Gaiety Theatre, directed by Jimmy Fay for Landmark Productions, he also appeared in both remounts of the production in 2015 and 2016. Rory appeared in the award winning Deadcentre production of Chekhov’s First Play directed by Bush Moukarzel and Ben Kidd. He appeared in the Gate Theatre’s production as Algernon in The importance of Being Earnest.
Rory is currently appearing in a touring production of Northern Star directed by Lynne Parker, produced by Rough Magic.
Rory will soon appear in Waiting for Godot produced by Druid Theatre Company.
Screen credits include: FitzJohn in the feature film WILD, the role of Charlie McCreevy in Citizen Charlie, a three part mini-series produced by Touchpaper Films/RTE, as Max Clayton in Fair City (RTE).
Rory graduated from the Gaiety School of Acting in 2003. Rory made his post-graduate debut in The Drunkard a new adaptation by Tom Murphy, directed by Lynne Parker for B*spoke Theatre Company and the Galway Arts Festival, which transferred to the Olympia Theatre, Dublin. Since then Rory has appeared in leading roles in The Performance Corporation’s production of Dr. Ledbetter’s Experiment for Kilkenny Arts Festival (as Dr. Ledbetter) and in leading roles (Dromedary/Betjemin) in Rough Magic Theatre Companies acclaimed production of the new musical Improbable Frequency directed by Lynne Parker for the Dublin Theatre Festival 2004 which transferred to the Abbey Theatre in February 2005 and to Poland in 2006 (and in which he re-appeared in a remounted version in the Gaiety Theatre in 2012). He has also appeared in Lynne Parker’s production of Heavenly Bodies at the Peacock, Second Age’s production of King Lear directed by Alan Stanford and The Wiremen by Shay Healy at the Gaiety Theatre, Dublin. Rory appeared in The Yokohama Delegation for Performance Corporation, directed by Jo Mangan for Kilkenny Arts Festival 2005, A Christmas Carol directed by Alan Stanford at the Gate Theatre, Dublin, The Taming of the Shrew directed by Lynne Parker for Rough Magic Theatre at the Project and in the title role of Dr Ledbetters Experiment for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2006. Rory appeared as all three princes in Sleeping Beauty directed by Roisin McBrinn at the Helix Theatre for Landmark Productions and in Family Stories by Biljana Srbljanovic directed by Rachel West for B*spoke Theatre Company. Rory was nominated for Best Male Performer for his performances in The Evils of Tobacco and The Bear for Mangiare Theatre at the Dublin Theatre Festival Fringe 2006. Rory appeared in Rough Magic’s production of Don Carlos directed by Lynne Parker at the Project Arts Centre and as the Band Captain in Corcadorca’s celebrated production of Woyzeck, directed by Pat Kiernan at the Cork Midsummer Festival in 2007. Rory appeared in Is This About Sex? a new play by Christian O’Reilly directed by Lynne Parker for Rough Magic Theatre Company which appeared in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the Dublin Theatre Festival and on tour in 2007. Rory appeared as Ross O’Carroll Kelly in The Last Days of the Celtic Tiger by Paul Howard, directed by Jimmy Fay for Landmark Productions/MCD in a sold out run at the Olympia Theatre.
In early 2008 Rory appeared in the remounted version of The Taming of the Shrew directed by Lynne Parker for Rough Magic and on tour around Ireland and reprised his role as Ross O’Carroll Kelly in The Last Days of Celtic Tiger at the Olympia Theatre and on tour. He went on to appear in Big Love directed by Selina Cartmell at the Peacock Theatre, Dublin and as Brick in Corn Exchange’s production of Cat On A Hot Tin Roof directed by Annie Ryan for the Dublin Theatre Festival 2008 (and Irish tour). in 2009 Rory appeared as Sean Keogh in Roddy Doyle’s adaptation of The Playboy of the Western World directed by Jimmy Fay at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin, as Antipholus in The Comedy of Errors directed by Jason Byrne at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin, as Anthony in the premiere of Tom Murphy’s The Last Days of A Reluctant Tyrant directed by Conall Morrisson and as Captain Jack Absolute in Patrick Mason’s acclaimed production of The Rivals at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin. In 2010 Rory appeared in Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme directed by Padraic McIntyre for Livin’ Dred Theatre Company on tour in Ireland, in Macbeth directed by Jimmy Fay at the Abbey Theatre, as Algernon in the Importance of Being Earnest opposite Stockard Channing and directed by Lynne Parker at the Gaiety Theatre for Rough Magic Theatre Company, as Happy in Death of a Salesman with Harris Yulin directed by David Esbjornson at the Gate Theatre, Dublin, and as Ross O’Caroll Kelly in Between Foxrock and A Hard Place for Landmark Productions at the Olympia Theatre. Since then, in 2011, Rory has appeared as Beamish McCoul in Arrah Na Pogue directed by Mikel Murfi at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin, as Doalty in Brian Friel’s Translations directed by Conall Morrisson at the Abbey Theatre, in the title role in Rough Magic’s Dublin Theatre Festival 2011 production of Peer Gynt directed by Lynne Parker and in The Government Inspector in a new adaptation by Roddy Doyle for the Abbey Theatre, Dublin for which he was nominated for a Best Supporting Actor for his role as Commissioner of Charitable Institutions in the Irish Times Theatre Awards for 2011. Rory appeared in Druid Theatre Company’s national and international tour of DruidMurphy in which he appeared as Junior in Conversations on a Homecoming, Captain Shine in Famine and Iggy in Whistle in the Dark, all directed by Garry Hynes. He appeared in The Critic directed by Lynne Parker, produced by Rough Magic for the Dublin Theatre Festival. He appeared in Driuds production of Colleen Bawn playing Myles Na Copaleen. Rory appeared as Willie Driver in Aristocrats and as Hastings in She Stoops to Conquer at the Abbey Theatre.