- 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, Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland) is an Irish actor who is now living in South London. He is best known for playing Matt Anderson, replacing Jason Flemyng as lead on Primeval.
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)
- ^ "Interview with Ciarán McMenamin". Enniskillen Town United Football Club. http://www.etufc.com/history/player-interviews/ciaran-mcmenamin. Retrieved 2011-04-13.
- ^ "Masterpiece Theatre - David Copperfield - PBS". PBS. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/masterpiece/copperfield/characters.html. Retrieved October 18, 2011.
- ^ Brouwer, Julian (2008). "HE'S S-CIARAN THEM TO DEATH; Irish star bares all as deranged cannibal on run.". http://www.thefreelibrary.com/HE'S+S-CIARAN+THEM+TO+DEATH%3B+Irish+star+bares+all+as+deranged...-a0188674577. Retrieved October 18, 2011.
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