Ciarán McMenamin

Ciarán McMenamin
Ciarán McMenamin
Born October 1, 1975 (age 35)
Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland
Occupation Actor
Years active 1998 - Present

Ciarán McMenamin (born October 1, 1975,[1] Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland) is an Irish[2][3] actor who is now living in South London. He is best known for playing Matt Anderson, replacing Jason Flemyng as lead on Primeval.


Early life

McMenamin was born in Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. He gained a baccalaureate degree from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in 1998.


McMenamin has appeared on various BBC and ITV programmes, including as Cedric Crackenthorpe in 4:50 From Paddington, an episode of Marple (starring Geraldine McEwan), and in the Channel 4 comedy series The Young Person's Guide To Becoming A Rock Star. In 1999 he had the title role in the BBC One TV movie David Copperfield in which Daniel Radcliffe played his character as a boy. He also co-starred in the 2005 ITV series The Golden Hour as a doctor. He co-starred in the 2001 movie To End All Wars. In January 2009, he appeared in a one-off special episode of the BBC show Jonathan Creek, 'The Grinning Man', playing a grounds keeper. In 2008, McMenamin played the lead in the critically acclaimed award winning The Last Confession of Alexander Pearce. Shot over five weeks in the rain-forests of Tasmania, McMenamin received rave reviews for his performance as the Irish convict. He has now picked up the role of Matt Anderson in the science fiction TV show Primeval, taking the top billing and replacing both Nick Cutter (Douglas Henshall) and Danny Quinn (Jason Flemyng) as the series' main protagonist.


He won the Kenneth Branagh Renaissance Award (June 1997) and the Gold Medal RSAMD (1998).


Year Film Role Notes
1998 Cluck Martin short
Titanic Town Dino/Owen
Rab C. Nesbitt Young Man TV series (1 episode: "Property")
The Young Person's Guide to Becoming a Rock Star Jez MacAllister TV series (6 episodes)
1999 A Rap at the Door Dermot Millen
The Trench Pte. Charlie Ambrose
David Copperfield David Copperfield TV movie
2000 County Kilburn Mickey
2001 Sideshow Hendrix short
The Last Minute Garvey
To End All Wars Capt. Ernest 'Ernie' Gordon
Fancy Dress Monkey short
2002 Sunday Leo Young TV movie
Any Time Now Johnny Doherty TV series (4 episodes)
Nominated—IFTA Award for Best Actor in a TV Drama
Bollywood Queen Dean
Birthday Girl Donal TV movie
2003 Lena: The Bride of Ice
Watermelon Adam Collins TV movie
Strange Liam TV series (1 episode: "Costa Burra")
The Private Life of Samuel Pepys Will Hewer TV movie
2004 Pulling Moves Tomas 'Ta' McKeown TV series (10 episodes)
Agatha Christie's Marple: 4.50 from Paddington Cedric Crackenthorpe
Silent Witness Joe Galvin TV series (2 episodes)
2005 Jericho D.C. John Caldicott TV series (4 episodes)
The Golden Hour Dr. Paul Keane TV series (4 episodes)
2007 True Dare Kiss Bryce Waghorn TV series (6 episodes)
2008 Messiah: The Rapture Daniel Hughes TV movie
The Fixer Scott Glover TV series (1 episode: "Episode #1.4")
Silent Witness Rhys Allen TV series (2 episodes)
The Last Confession of Alexander Pearce Alexander Pearce
2009 Jonathan Creek Glen TV series (1 episode: "The Grinning Man")
Demons Quincey TV series (1 episode: "Suckers")
One Hundred Mornings Jonathan
2010 Outcast Liam
2011 Primeval Matt Anderson TV series (13 episodes)
The Sinking of the Laconia Declan McDermott TV mini-series (2 episodes)
32 Brickburn Road Sid TV mini-series (4 episodes)

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