I do voices (Extract from Mrs Doubtfire)*
1:46 Established Film Various
Daniel Hillard meets court liaison Mrs Selner for the first time.
3:18 Original Monologue
Robert de Hawley, the King's Justice, faces the unpleasant task of passing judgement on his own brother, William.
I'm so proud that this clip won the spot prize for 'Best Imitations' in the www.fishpond.ie Actors' Bursary contest, summer 2016.
2:40 Screened fight sequence
Formed part of the GAA 1916 Commemoration at Croke Park
Cyrano de Bergerac (A2,S8)
3:35 Established Play English Neutral
Cyrano explains to his friend why he has never attempted to make a living from his skill as a wordsmith
5:39 Original Monologue English Neutral
French Gentleman Burglar, Arsène Lupin, comes out of the shadows to challenge his nemesis, Sherlock Holmes.
Early concept development of a personal project.
Final Student Film for Gavino Mariano Mura
Many thanks to Jason of October 11 Pictures for helping me put my reel together
1:48 Henry V - Act 2 Scene 4 Shakespeare - English Neutral
This is an experimental piece shot during an actors workshop. It offers a never seen before interpretation of the French King.
In this scene, French King Charles VI discusses the coming of the English with the Dauphin and the Lords. However, I have tried to infuse historical accuracy into the role: from his early twenties onward, Charles VI suffered from recurrent psychotic episodes, some mild, some extreme (such as the glass delusion during which he believed his bones could shatter at a single knock, which prompted him to have protective rods sewn into his clothes!), and some violent. As a result, the Queen became the true ruler of France for the next 40 years, hence her presence in this scene.
In order to make this workable within the context of Shakespeare's work, I decided to portray the French King during one of his milder episodes:
He walks into the war room as the Queen, the Dauphin and the Lords are discussing the imminent arrival of Henry V and the English army and, seeing the war map on the table, he thinks it is a plan for some sort of war game the Lords are planning to play in the Palace Gardens and he addresses them in a casual and lighthearted tone that contrasts sufficiently with the true gravity of the situation to tell the audience that something is not quite right with him.