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11 September 1980 |
Belfast, Northern Ireland
Gerard McCabe (born 11 September 1980) is a Northern Irish actor. He was an original member of The Company Youth Theatre and one of the earliest members of the Rainbow Factory, School of the Performing Arts.
He has two daughters, Caitlin and Ella.
McCabe has worked professionally for 14 years in all areas of the industry. film, television, radio and stage, Gerard has been acting since he was 10 years old, when he joined a youth theatre group called The Rainbow Factory. He turned professional when he was 16 years old when he was cast in Replay Theatre Company’s award-winning play "Sinking" by Gary Mitchell since then he has performed lead roles in Blue Remembered Hills(Bruiser), Henry and Harriot(Kabosh), The New Kid(Replay) Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors(Belfast Th. Co) and A Midsummer Night’s Dream(Bruiser) and in Panto’s, namely Aladdin(Waterfront), Jack and the Beanstalk, Cinderella and Show White(Millennium Forum) and Cinderella(Market Place Theatre). Other plays include Chasing the Whale’s Tale, The Bunsen Tower Mysteries, The Caucasian Chalk Circle, The Crucible and many musicals including Who’s Harry?, Watermark, Bugsy Malone, Guys and Dolls, West Side Story, Ovid and Oliver. Gerard worked for CBBC and specifically for UKOOL, which finished its fourth season in 2005 and in which he was nominated for a children’s BAFTA. He also appeared as guest presenter on Saturday morning shows such as CBBC, Fully Booked and F.B.I. More recently (2011) he can be seen in Betrayal of Trust and is pencilled in to play 'Gerry' in Lockport 2011 for a recent short film check out ASBO Bumble Bee on YouTube. Gerard made his American debut in, 'Touched by an Angel'. He was invited back to America to star in a short film called Water With Food Coloring, which went on to play in the L.A and New York film festivals and won him his first major award 'Best Actor of New York International Film Festival'. Gerard resides in Belfast with his daughters Caitlin and Ella, and is still living the dream. But of course he is not always on the stage or in front of the camera so in between jobs he tutors for Tinderbox Theatre Company, the Old Museum Arts Centre, Queens University Belfast, Bruiser Theatre Co., Millennium Forum Derry and the Rainbow Factory. He has also written, directed and produced many plays. He has two charities very close to his heart which he does as much as he can for these are 'YouthAction Northern Ireland' and 'Habitat for Humanity'.
- Water with Food Coloring (2001)
- Touched by an Angel - Life Before Death (2000)
- Cinderella The Pantomime - Mona Hardup (Ugly Sister)- Millennium Forum Productions - Millennium Forum Derry (2006)