30 November 1965 |
Dublin, Republic of Ireland
|Alma mater||University of Dublin|
Andrew Connolly (born 30 November 1965) is an Irish stage and screen actor and director.
At sixteen years old he left school for a seven-month stint in the Merchant Navy, and later served eighteen months of "torture" in the Irish Navy before returning to Dublin, where he became involved in the Dublin Youth Theater. Connolly began his screen career with a recurring role in the RTÉ television series Inside in 1985, with his first film role coming three years later opposite Gabriel Byrne in The Courier. Connolly received roles in several high-profile projects in the 1990s, including the film adaptation of the Tom Clancy novel Patriot Games in 1993, and he received a Best Actor nomination for his portrayal of an abusive soldier in 1995's Guiltrip.
In 1997, Connolly, his wife (actress Karen Woodley), and their two children relocated to Los Angeles. He had roles in several acclaimed television series, including Lost, Heroes, and The Closer. He wrote and directed the short film Flush in 2003, and made his feature film directoral debut with 2008's Quest for the Meaning of Life . Connollys most recent role was as ex-con Paddy Bishop in Fair City.
|1987||Frankie and Johnnie||Short|
|1990||The Truth About Claire||Colman|
|1990||Saints and Scholars||Jamie||Short|
|1990||All My Lovely Boys||Short|
|1991-1994||The Bill||Steven Moss/Sean Tovey||Two episodes|
|1992||Patriot Games||Charlie Dugan|
|1993||Circle of Deceit||Dermot McAuley|
|1995||Mad Dogs and Englishmen||Clive Nathan|
|1995||Guiltrip||Liam||Nominated Best Actor, Amiens Film Festival|
|1996-1997||Bramwell||Dr. Finn O'Neill||Eight episodes|
|1999||Vendetta||Sheriff Bill Villere|
|1999||Vicious Circle||Detective Declan Finney|
|2000||Taggart||DI Ronnie Greig||One episode|
|2001||Revel Heart||Eamon DeValera||One episode|
|2002||The Secret Sea||Karl||Short|
|2003||Murder, She Wrote: The Celtic Riddle||Tom Molloy|
|2007||Lost||Brother Campbell||One episode|
|2007||On Broadway||Uncle Pete|
|2007||ER||Brit #1||One episode|
|2008||Quest for the Meaning of Life||Director/The Dog|
|2009||Heroes||Joseph Sullivan||Two episodes|
|2010||Chuck||Jack Artman||One episode|
|2010||NCIS: Los Angeles||Jacobus Troyger||One episode|
|2010||The Closer||Shariq Marku||Two episodes|
|2011||The Cape||Scales' Trainer|
|2011||Water for Elephants||Weehawken Officer|
|2011||L.A. Noire||Capt. James Donnelly||Video game; voice and face modelling|
|2013||Fair City||Paddy Bishop||Recurring|
- "LOST & FOUND; Irish actor cracks the secret of cult TV show". Retrieved 6 November 2013.
- "Meet the Actors: Andrew Connolly". Archived from the original on November 3, 2013. Retrieved 6 November 2013.
- "Tracings: Connolly off to fast start in Hollywood". Retrieved 6 November 2013.
- "Andrew Connolly profile". Retrieved 6 November 2013.
- "'Being a Fair City baddie is much harder than life in LA'". Retrieved 6 November 2013.