Con O'Neill (actor)

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Con O'Neill
Born Robert O'Neill
(1966-08-15) 15 August 1966 (age 48)
Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, England, UK
Occupation Actor, singer
Years active 1980s-present

Robert "Con" O'Neill (born 1966) is an English actor and singer. He began his acting career at Liverpool's Everyman Youth Theatre.[1]

He was awarded the Laurence Olivier Theatre Award in 1988 for "Best Actor in a Musical" for his performance in Willy Russell's Blood Brothers,[2] and was nominated for Broadway's 1993 Tony Award as Best Actor (musical) for Blood Brothers.[3]

In the 1980s he had a walk-on role in another British series, One Summer as "Jackson". He starred in Dancin' Thru the Dark, the film adaptation of Russell's Stags and Hens. In 1992, he played "Cougar Glass" opposite Jude Law in the world premiere of Philip Ridley's The Fastest Clock In The Universe. In 2006, he starred as Aston in a tour of Sheffield theatres' production of Harold Pinter's The Caretaker, alongside David Bradley and Nigel Harman.[4] In 1999 he starred in The Last Seduction II.[5]

In 2008 he appeared in Criminal Justice a five-part TV drama on the BBC, playing the part of Ralph Stone, a solicitor. He played the part of Joe Meek in both the play and film of Meek's life, Telstar: The Joe Meek Story.
In 2011, he took the role of dock worker Eddie Carbone in Arthur Miller's A View From the Bridge at the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester (from 18 May to 25 June 2011).[6] This portrayal won the 2011 Manchester Theatre Award for Best Actor.[7][8]

He played St. Paul in the 2013 mini-series The Bible.[9] He portrays Mr·Val Pearson in several episodes of 2014 BBC Three 'Uncle' series one.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Con O'Neill". ATG Tickets. Retrieved 2 July 2014. 
  2. ^ "Laurence Olivier Awards: Past winners". Officiallondontheatre.co.uk. Retrieved 25 July 2011. 
  3. ^ "The official website of the American Theater Wing's Tony Awards". Tonyawards.com. 1 January 2000. Retrieved 25 July 2011. 
  4. ^ Woodcock, Mike. "The Caretaker @ Sheffield Crucible". BBC. Retrieved 2 July 2014. 
  5. ^ "The Last Seduction II". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 2 July 2014. 
  6. ^ East, Ben (25 May 2011). "A View From The Bridge". The Stage. Retrieved 17 March 2013. 
  7. ^ 2011 Manchester Theatre Awards: Trophy winners
  8. ^ 2011 Manchester Theatre Awards: Best Actor
  9. ^ Perkins, Dennis (2013-04-01). "The Bible". The A.V. Club. 
  10. ^ "Uncle". British Comedy Guide. Retrieved 2 July 2014. 

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