Gavin Ó Fearraigh
Gavin Ó Fearraigh is an Irish Irish-speaking actor, dancer and model from Gaoth Dobhair, Co Donegal, Ireland. He is most notable for his role as Conall Daly in the TG4 soap Ros na Rún. He came first in the Raidió Teilifís Éireann (RTÉ) reality show Celebrity Jigs 'n' Reels in 2007, all in aid of his chosen charity Debra Ireland.
Gavin was born to Sile and Eugene Ferry on 5 May 1980. Gavin has a twin brother Keith and is one of six boys. There are two sets of twins in his family.
He has also been involved in pantomimes in Galway City with the Performing Arts School Galway and has played the Principal role in their productions of Cinderella, Aladdin, Sleeping Beauty, Snow White and The Frog Prince. He has traveled to the West End in London for several summers to work with the Principals from top West End productions including Wicket, Hairspray, Les Miserable, and Billy Elliot. Gavin was involved in a drama road show, which had been scouting new talent throughout Northern Ireland for the Irish teen drama Seacht. Gavin has worked alongside Oscar nominee Stephen Rea in the TG4 documentary Flight of the Earls. He has also presented several shows on TG4 including Cartai Poist, Paisean Faisean, shabby go chic, Angeal sa chistin and has had numerous appearances on The Late Late Show, Tubridy Tonight, The Afternoon Show and The Den. Gavin models for Catwalk modelling agency in Galway and has modelled for clients such as Louis Copeland. He was the founder of a new Irish college in the gaeltacht called "An Chéad Ghlúin Eile" which translates to "The next Generation".
On 6 September 2008, Gavin, in couple with Dearbhla Lennon, took part in Eurovision Dance Contest 2008. In 2009 he was chosen as the face for the Charity Bóthar. He was one of the lead actors in the award winning (IFTA) drama Corp & Anam (TG4). He now spends most of his time in Hollywood Los Angeles where he is currently based. While in LA he has been on HBO series The Girls Guide to Depravity (2011). The award winning film Alchemy (2013). TV series The Black Box (2013) Coast Mafia movie (2013). He has performed (on 3 June) with Cobra Starship as a dancer at Miss USA 2012 held at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas and as a dancer with Taylor Swift at The 2013 Billboard Music Awards. He was chosen as one of the lead models for Worldwide Print Campaign for Transition Lenses eyewear and also as the face of H.wood Beauty based in LA. He also travels to the east coast as Master of Ceremony for VIP Dance which is one of the largest dance competitions held annually in the states. In 2014 Gavin teamed up with presenter Mairead Ni Chuaig (TG4) for Series 3 of Wwoofáil California where they both traveled the West Coast of California to work as Wwoofers on Organic Farms. The show was nominated for an IFTA (Irish Film & Television Awards) in 2015 http://ifta.ie/awards/nominees_tv_2015/reality.html. Recently Gavin has just finished filming Series 4 of Wwoofáil OZ where himself and Mairead travelled 6 organic farms on the Gold coast of Australia.
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- "Eurovision Dance Contest info page".
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