Peter Coonan

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Peter Coonan
Born1983 (age 35–36)
Limerick, Ireland
Years active2000–present

Peter Coonan (born 1984) is an Irish actor,[1] known for his role as Fran Cooney in the RTÉ One series Love/Hate,[2][3] for which he won Best Actor in a Supporting Role – Television at the 11th Irish Film & Television Awards. In 2011, he played Dave "Dots" Fennel in the Irish crime film Between the Canals.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Coonan's girlfriend, Kim O'Driscoll, gave birth to their baby girl at the National Maternity Hospital, Dublin in May 2014.[5]



Year Title Role Notes
2000 Saltwater Rooney
2011 Between the Canals Dave "Dots" Fennel
2012 Stalker Uncle Rudyard
2012 What Richard Did Bouncer
2012 King of the Travellers Mickey Moorehouse
2013 Doghouse Doug Stepton Short film
2014 The Guarantee David Drumm
2015 City of Roses The Narrator Short film
2016 Gridlock Rory Short film
2017 The Drummer and the Keeper Toss
2018 Penance: Aithri Father Eoin O'Donnell
2018 The Belly of the Whale Rooster Collins
2018 We Have Always Lived in the Castle Bobby Dunham


Year Title Role Notes
2011–14 Love/Hate Fran Cooney 24 episodes
2012 Talk It Out Doctor Garry 2 episodes
2013 An Crisis Sean Sheehan Episode: "Das Boot"
2014 Quirke Brendan Boyle Episode: "Christine Falls"
2016 Wrecking the Rising Sean Purcell 3 episodes
2016 Je Mo Peil self 4 part Irish language documentary with Lochlann Ó Mearáin about Euro 2016


  1. ^ "Peter Coonan". Retrieved 19 March 2014.
  2. ^ Butler, Laura (14 October 2013). "Losing teeth won Peter his gangster part; Peter Coonan: as 'Fran'". Irish Independent.
  3. ^ Taylor, Richie (14 October 2013). "Love/Hate actor Peter Coonan reveals the truth behind brutal bar fight scene". Irish Mirror.
  4. ^ Clarke, Donald (22 February 2010). "From mainstream to cutting edge". The Irish Times.
  5. ^ Hutch, Eleanore (12 May 2014). "COOLA BOOLA! Love/Hate's Peter Coonan welcomes baby girl over the weekend".

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