Hugh O'Conor

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Hugh O'Conor
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Born Hugh Charles O'Conor
(1975-04-19) 19 April 1975 (age 43)
Dublin, Ireland
Occupation Actor, director, writer
Years active 1984–present

Hugh Charles O'Conor (born 19 April 1975) is an Irish actor. He started his acting career when he was ten. His first film appearance was opposite Liam Neeson in the 1985 movie Lamb. He won Young Artist Awards of 1990 for his role in the film My Left Foot, in which he portrayed the childhood days of Christy Brown, an Irishman born with cerebral palsy, who could control only his left foot. It was his biggest hit to date.[1]

Currently, he has two upcoming projects: Finding Fate and Operation H²O.[2] In 2012 he appeared in the docudrama Saving The Titanic as the ship's 2nd Engineer Jonathan Shepherd.[3][4]


O'Conor was born on 19 April 1975 in Dublin, Ireland. His father is the concert pianist John O'Conor. He has one younger brother, named Keith.

O'Conor studied at Trinity College in Dublin, and received a scholarship to attend the NYU Film School.



Year Title Role Notes
1985 Lamb Owen Kane
1986 Rawhead Rex Robbie Hallenbeck
1988 Da Boy Charlie
1989 My Left Foot Young Christy Brown
1993 Red Hot Yuri
1993 The Three Musketeers King Louis
1994 Words Upon the Window Pane Cabin Boy
1995 The Young Poisoner's Handbook Graham Young
1996 The Boy from Mercury Paul
1997 Sawdust Tales Isaac
2000 Hotel Splendide Stanley Smith
2000 Chocolat Father Henri
2002 Deathwatch Anthony Bradford
2003 Coney Island Baby Satchmo
2003 Il compagno americano Muffa
2003 Bloom Stephen Dedalus
2004 Blueberry Young Mike Blueberry AKA, Renegade
2005 The Unusual Inventions of Henry Cavendish Mr. Henry Cavendish Short film
2005 George Short film
2007 Botched Dmitry
2007 Speed Dating James Van Der Bexton
2007 Waiting for Dublin Twickers
2008 Flick Johnny 'Flick' Taylor
2008 Summer of the Flying Saucer Father Burke
2008 A Film with Me in It Detective
2008 The Man Inside Annoying Guy (voice) Short film
2010 Miss Remarkable & her Career Boyfriend (voice) Short film
2010 Reuniting the Rubins Yona Rubin
2011 Stella Days Willie
2011 Killing Bono Gary
2013 The Stag Fionnan
2015 Shem the Penman Sings Again James Joyce
2015 Pilgrimage Brother Cathal
Year Title Role Notes
1984 The Irish R.M. Jim Donovan Episode: "Qweneen the Sprat"
1991 Perfect Scoundrels Liam Episode: "The Carpetbaggers"
1998 30 Years to Life Vinnie Dawson TV film
2002 Fergus's Wedding Sex Shop Assistant Episode: "1.3"
2005 Showbands Karl TV film
2006 Showbands II Karl TV film
2007 Northanger Abbey James Morland TV film
2008 10 Days to War Magoo Episode: "Our Business Is North"
2009 Psych Ward Danny O'Hagan Recurring role (4 episodes)
2009 Wild Decembers The Crock TV film
2010 Your Bad Self 6 episodes
2010 Lewis Father Jasper Episode: "The Dead of Winter"
2010 Three Wise Women Tom TV film
2011 Garrow's Law Cathal Foley Episode: "3.2"
2012 Saving the Titanic Jonathan Shepherd TV film
2012 Moone Boy Elf Episode: "Dark Side of the Moone"
2013 Ripper Street Eagles Episode:In My Protection
2013 A Terrible Beauty... Lt. Arthur Dickson TV film, post-production
2015 The Frankenstein Chronicles

Film and television as writer and director[edit]

Year Title Notes
2010 Your Bad Self Writer, TV series
2009 Corduroy
2008 Spacemen Three
2001 Guilty of Love Also producer


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