Aodhán Halfpenny

Age: 19 yrs & 4 mths

Hi there! My name is Aodhán and I have been involved in the performing arts since the age of 17. Within this time I have trained regularly at The James Huish Academy of Theatre Arts in Belfast and partaken in numerous amateur and professional productions ranging from film to musical theatre. Performing is my passion whether it be regarding acting or singing. I am a hardworking and motivated individual with the drive to succeed in this industry, and I intend to have a lot of fun along the way!

County: Antrim
DOB: 26/01/2002
Playing Age: 17-20
Hair Colour: Dark Brown
Eye Colour: Blue
Height: 5'9
Physique: Broad
Distinguishing Features: Big blue eyes, prominent eye-brows, freckles, faint dimples.
Location: Belfast

Aodhán Halfpenny

Hi there! My name is Aodhán and I have been involved in the performing arts since the age of 17. Within this time I have trained regularly at The James Huish Academy of Theatre Arts in Belfast and partaken in numerous amateur and professional productions ranging from film to musical theatre. Performing is my passion whether it be regarding acting or singing. I am a hardworking and motivated individual with the drive to succeed in this industry, and I intend to have a lot of fun along the way!

County: Antrim
DOB: 26/01/2002
Playing Age: 17-20
Hair Colour: Dark Brown
Eye Colour: Blue
Height: 5'9
Physique: Broad
Distinguishing Features: Big blue eyes, prominent eye-brows, freckles, faint dimples.
Location: Belfast

Skills

Singing (Genres: Musical Theatre, Pop, Country, Rock, Jazz, Soul, RnB)

Tenor (Vocal Range: G2-B4-A5)

LCM Musical Theatre Grade 7 (Distinction)

A Level Performing Arts (B)

Currently Studying Drama at Queen's University, Belfast

Talented Artist ( Grade A* GCSE, Grade B A level)

Sports (Football, Basketball, Pool, Gaelic, Boxing, MMA)

 

Accents

American, Belfast, Cockney, English, Irish, Northern Irish, RP

Professional Roles

Professional Musical Theatre, Professional Screen, Professional Theatre, Professional Voice-over

Languages

English

Performance Training

Weekly training at The James Huish Academy of Theatre Arts

Bruiser Theatre Workshop

Workshops with famous performers including Alfie Boe, Alistair Brammer, Rachel Tucker, Eva Nobelzada, Jon Jon Briones, Guy Retallack, Christopher J. Orton, Richard Maltby Jr, Raymond Walsh, Rebecca Gilliand, John Barr, Jenna Russel, Gay Soper.

Weekly Singing lessons with Megan Mooney

TV Experience

Date Name of Production Role Director Production Company
August 2018 We Must Dissent (Documentary) Aodhán Halfpenny Matt Faris Relapse Pictures

Film Experience

Date Name of Production Role Director Production Company
April 2021 A Long Distance Conversation (Short Film) Jamie Larkin (Lead) Marc Comiskey Aurora Studios
August 2018 Easy Money (Short Film) Seán (Lead) Matt Faris Relapse Pictures

Theatre Experience

Date Name of Production Role Director Production Company
April 2021 Woyzeck Andres Aoife McGrath Queen's University
October 2020 Les Miserables (Workshop) Jean Valjean James Huish Morgan Theatre Arts
August 2020 ÉRAINN: a new musical (Original Cast Workshop) Seán (Young) Emily Oulton & Matthew Quinn Independant Workshop
July 2020 A Streetcar Named Desire (Virtual) Mitch Jess McConaghie The James Huish Academy of Theatre Arts
April 2020 Guys & Dolls Sky Masterson James Huish The James Huish Academy of Theatre Arts
March 2020 Oklahoma! Will Parker Simon Pyper St Patrick's Choral Society
December 2019 Cinderella (Original Cast) Prince Charming Ian Kells Mr Hullaballoo Productions
November 2019 Hairspray Corny Collins Cristin McManus Deviant Theatre Productions
September 2019 Good Clothes (Original Cast) Joe Clark Paul Artherton South Bank Playhouse
August 2019 Chicago the Musical Fred Casely James Huish The James Huish Academy of Theatre
August 2019 Oklahoma! Fred Megan Mooney Flax Trust Arts
May 2019 Metamorphosis Mr Samsa/ The Chief Clerk Cristin McManus Deviant Theatre Productions
February 2019 The Plough and the Stars Fluther Good Cristin McManus Deviant Theatre Productions
November 2018 The Tempest Alonso Cristin McManus Shakespeare Schools Festival

Radio Experience

Date Name of Production Role Director Production Company
November 2020 The ArtsNI Radio Show Guest Actor (Aodhán Halfpenny) Jack Carberry QueensRadio
December 2017 Why has an east Belfast table-tennis club become such a big hit? Host (Aodhán Halfpenny) BBC BBC School Report

TV Experience

Date: August 2018
Production: We Must Dissent (Documentary)
Role: Aodhán Halfpenny
Director: Matt Faris
Production Company: Relapse Pictures

Film Experience

Date: April 2021
Production: A Long Distance Conversation (Short Film)
Role: Jamie Larkin (Lead)
Director: Marc Comiskey
Production Company: Aurora Studios
Date: August 2018
Production: Easy Money (Short Film)
Role: Seán (Lead)
Director: Matt Faris
Production Company: Relapse Pictures

Theatre Experience

Date: April 2021
Production: Woyzeck
Role: Andres
Director: Aoife McGrath
Production Company: Queen's University
Date: October 2020
Production: Les Miserables (Workshop)
Role: Jean Valjean
Director: James Huish
Production Company: Morgan Theatre Arts
Date: August 2020
Production: ÉRAINN: a new musical (Original Cast Workshop)
Role: Seán (Young)
Director: Emily Oulton & Matthew Quinn
Production Company: Independant Workshop
Date: July 2020
Production: A Streetcar Named Desire (Virtual)
Role: Mitch
Director: Jess McConaghie
Production Company: The James Huish Academy of Theatre Arts
Date: April 2020
Production: Guys & Dolls
Role: Sky Masterson
Director: James Huish
Production Company: The James Huish Academy of Theatre Arts
Date: March 2020
Production: Oklahoma!
Role: Will Parker
Director: Simon Pyper
Production Company: St Patrick's Choral Society
Date: December 2019
Production: Cinderella (Original Cast)
Role: Prince Charming
Director: Ian Kells
Production Company: Mr Hullaballoo Productions
Date: November 2019
Production: Hairspray
Role: Corny Collins
Director: Cristin McManus
Production Company: Deviant Theatre Productions
Date: September 2019
Production: Good Clothes (Original Cast)
Role: Joe Clark
Director: Paul Artherton
Production Company: South Bank Playhouse
Date: August 2019
Production: Chicago the Musical
Role: Fred Casely
Director: James Huish
Production Company: The James Huish Academy of Theatre
Date: August 2019
Production: Oklahoma!
Role: Fred
Director: Megan Mooney
Production Company: Flax Trust Arts
Date: May 2019
Production: Metamorphosis
Role: Mr Samsa/ The Chief Clerk
Director: Cristin McManus
Production Company: Deviant Theatre Productions
Date: February 2019
Production: The Plough and the Stars
Role: Fluther Good
Director: Cristin McManus
Production Company: Deviant Theatre Productions
Date: November 2018
Production: The Tempest
Role: Alonso
Director: Cristin McManus
Production Company: Shakespeare Schools Festival

Radio Experience

Date: November 2020
Production: The ArtsNI Radio Show
Role: Guest Actor (Aodhán Halfpenny)
Director: Jack Carberry
Production Company: QueensRadio
Date: December 2017
Production: Why has an east Belfast table-tennis club become such a big hit?
Role: Host (Aodhán Halfpenny)
Director: BBC
Production Company: BBC School Report