Jonjo O'Neill (actor)

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Jonjo O'Neill
Born11 July, 1978
Belfast, Northern Ireland

Jonjo O'Neill (born 11 July 1978 )[1] is a Northern Irish actor known for his stage and television work.

O'Neill was born in Belfast, grew up in the Whiterock Road[2] area and was educated at St Mary's Grammar School.[3] Growing up he was passionate about musical theatre and was a member of Ulster Youth Theatre and performed with the Ulster Theatre Company. In 1996 at the age of 18 he won a place and a full scholarship to the Guildford School of Acting, and moved to England. His first television role was the year he graduated from drama school, in Extremely Dangerous (1999).

A member of the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) 2009-2011 ensemble, his roles included Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet, Orlando in As You Like It, and Launcelot in Morte D'Arthur. His performances during the RSC's six-week residency at Park Avenue Armory in New York were hailed as "forceful"[4] and "irresistible."[5] At the 2012 World Shakespeare Festival in Stratford-upon-Avon, O'Neill played the title role in Roxana Silbert's production of Richard III at the Swan Theatre.[6][7]

In 2012 he won praise for his performance in Lucy Prebble's play The Effect at the Royal National Theatre headlining alongside Billie Piper,[8] whom he later appeared alongside in the 2013 fiftieth anniversary episode of Doctor Who: "The Day of the Doctor".

Television[edit]

Films[edit]

Theatre[edit]

  • The Frogs (1999) – Nottingham Playhouse
  • Translations (2000) – Watford Palace Theatre
  • Half a Sixpence (2000) – West Yorkshire Playhouse
  • Dolly West's Kitchen (2001) – Leicester Haymarket Theatre
  • Observe the Sons of Ulster (2002) – The Pleasance Theatre
  • Murmuring Judges (2003) – Birmingham Repertory Theatre
  • A View from the Bridge (2003) – Birmingham Repertory Theatre/West Yorkshire Playhouse
  • Paradise Lost (2004) -Northampton Theatre Royal
  • Headcase (2004) – Royal Shakespeare Company
  • Speaking Like Magpies (2005) – Royal Shakespeare Company
  • Sejanus: His Fall (2005) – Royal Shakespeare Company
  • Believe What You Will (2005) – Royal Shakespeare Company
  • A New Way to Please You (2005) – Royal Shakespeare Company
  • Faustus (2006) – Hampstead Theatre
  • Someone Else's Shoes (2007) – Soho Theatre
  • As You Like It (2008) – Young Vic Theatre
  • Comedy of Errors (2009) – Royal Shakespeare Company
  • As you Like It (2009) – Royal Shakespeare Company
  • The Drunks (2009) – Royal Shakespeare Company
  • Romeo and Juliet (2010) – Royal Shakespeare Company
  • Morte D'Arthur (2010) – Royal Shakespeare Company
  • Ahasverus (2011) – Royal Shakespeare Company
  • Silence (2011) – Royal Shakespeare Company
  • Richard III (2012) – Royal Shakespeare Company
  • The Effect (2012–13) – Royal National Theatre
  • Collaborations (2013) – Royal Court Theatre
  • The President Has come to See You (2013) – Royal Court Theatre
  • Talk Show (2013) – Royal Court Theatre
  • The Get Out (2014) – Royal Court Theatre
  • The Crucible by Arthur Miller – Royal Exchange Theatre Manchester (2015) for which he was nominated for a Manchester Theatre Award[9]
  • Cymbeline (2015–16), Globe Theatre
  • The Unreachable (2016) – Royal Court Theatre
  • The Bash (2016) – Royal Court Theatre 50th Anniversary Gala, performing as Frank-N-Furter from The Rocky Horror Show
  • Victory Condition (2017) – Royal Court Theatre
  • The Prudes (2018) – Royal Court Theatre
  • Pinter at the Pinter (2018) – Harold Pinter Theatre
  • Dear Elizabeth (2019) - Gate Theatre (one performance only)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "20 Questions With ... Richard III star Jonjo O'Neill". 27 January 2013. Archived from the original on 27 January 2013.
  2. ^ "A northern light on Shakespeare's 'broken' monarch". The Irish Times. June 29, 2012. Retrieved 29 April 2017.
  3. ^ "RSC star Jonjo O'Neill brings some extra class to school's production". Belfast Telegraph. October 7, 2010. Retrieved 29 April 2017.
  4. ^ Isherwood, Charles (July 8, 2011). "Love's Hard, Comic Work, on a Stage Most Worldly". New York Times. Retrieved 23 March 2012.
  5. ^ Dziemianowicz, Joe (July 11, 2011). "'As You Like It' review: Shakespeare revival delivers". New York Daily News. Retrieved 23 March 2012.
  6. ^ World Shakespeare Festival: Swan Theatre Archived 2012-06-29 at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ "Evil smile, hunger of a hyena... this Richard III is a compelling horror", Daily Mail Online, 18 April 2012. Retrieved 16 July 2012
  8. ^ National Theatre, The Effect, Cast and Creative retrieved 18th Jan 2013 Archived 2013-01-19 at the Wayback Machine
  9. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20160112183552/http://manchestertheatreawards.com/news_items/102-spotlight-on-the-manchester-theatre-awards-shortlist. Archived from the original on 12 January 2016. Retrieved 18 January 2016. Missing or empty |title= (help)

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