Peter McDonald (actor)

Peter McDonald (actor)

Peter McDonald (born 28 January 1972 in Dublin) is an Irish stage and screen actor. He grew up in Mount Merrion in South County Dublin. His mother, Brenda Costigan is a cookery writer and his father, Richard McDonald sells bailer twine. He is related to Leigh McDonald of Australia.

He was educated at St Michael's College on Ailesbury Road in Dublin and graduated from University College Dublin with a Bachelor of Arts, English and a Master of Fine Arts, English in 1994.

He got his start in theatre while at University. He was part of UCD's very active Drama Society and was a member of Fly by night theatre company.


McDonald has appeared in films including "Felicia's Journey" (written and directed by Atom Egoyan, 1999) and "When Brendan Met Trudy" (written by Roddy Doyle and directed by Kieron J Walsh, 2000); television series (the BBC's "Sea of Souls" and Channel 4's "Green Wing"); and theatre productions both in Dublin and London, including "The Lieutenant of Inishmore" by playwright Martin McDonagh, "Days of Wine and Roses" by Owen McCafferty, starring alongside Anne-Marie Duff, and co-starring with Jonathan Pryce and Aidan Gillen in "Glengarry Glen Ross" by David Mamet at the Apollo Theatre in 2007.

He made his debut in 1997 as the character Git Hynes in the Irish comedy "I Went Down," co-starring alongside Brendan Gleeson.

Theatre [Source: McDonald's CV in the theatre programme for Glengarry Glen Ross, 2007]

*"Glengarry Glen Ross" (Apollo Theatre 2007)
*"Exiles" (National Theatre: Cottesloe Theatre 2006)
*"Resurrection Blues" (Old Vic 2006)
*"Aristocrats" (National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre 2005)
*"Days of Wine and Roses" (Donmar Warehouse 2005)
*"The Lieutenant of Inishmore" (Garrick Theatre 2002)
*"White Horses" (Gate Theatre, Dublin 2001)
*"A Lie of the Mind" (Donmar Warehouse 2001)
*"The Wexford Trilogy" (Oxford Stage Company tour 2001)
*"Inventing Fortune’s Wheel" (Firkin Crane Theatre, Cork)
*"Van Gogh's Ear", "The Stars Lose Their Glory", "The Brother" (International Bar, Dublin)
*"The Stranger" (Players Theatre, Dublin)


*The Henchman’s Tale
*No News from God
*Spin the Bottle
*(Brendan) When Brendan Met Trudy
*(Stanislaus Joyce) Nora
*(Frank Beneventi) Saltwater
*The Opportunists
*(Dave) Some Voices
*(Johnny) Felicia’s Journey
*An Inch Over the Horizon
*(Git Hynes) I Went Down
*November Afternoon


*City of Vice
*The Family Man
*Green Wing
*Sea of Souls
*Killing Hitler (2003)
*Fergus’ Wedding
*Paths to Freedom


External links

*imdb name|id=0567945|name=Peter McDonald

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