Ben Kavanagh

Age: 18

Hi,

I’m Ben and I have been involved in acting since I was ten and have always loved every minute of it.

I’m currently studying at the Lir Junior Academy of Acting in Trinity College, Dublin and have also undertaken a wide range of other courses to develop my skills.

I enjoy sport and play Gaelic Football with Duffry Rovers, the best team in Wexford!   I am a keen member of Bunclody Tae Kwon Do Club and am going for my black tip shortly.  I play guitar and trumpet.

I have undertaken many roles in films, pantomimes, musicals and most recently taking a lead role in a feature film Turing Thirteen (trailer just completed) and am about to commence in a lead role in a short movie called Seed.

 

County: Wexford
DOB: 25/08/2003
Playing Age: 17-20
Hair Colour: Dark Brown
Eye Colour: Blue
Height: 5'9
Physique: slim and fit
Distinguishing Features: Deep blue eyes, curley hair
Location: Dublin

Ben Kavanagh

Age: 18

Hi,

I'm Ben and I have been involved in acting since I was ten and have always loved every minute of it.

I'm currently studying at the Lir Junior Academy of Acting in Trinity College, Dublin and have also undertaken a wide range of other courses to develop my skills.

I enjoy sport and play Gaelic Football with Duffry Rovers, the best team in Wexford!   I am a keen member of Bunclody Tae Kwon Do Club and am going for my black tip shortly.  I play guitar and trumpet.

I have undertaken many roles in films, pantomimes, musicals and most recently taking a lead role in a feature film Turing Thirteen (trailer just completed) and am about to commence in a lead role in a short movie called Seed.

 

County: Wexford
DOB: 25/08/2003
Playing Age: 17-20
Hair Colour: Dark Brown
Eye Colour: Blue
Height: 5'9
Physique: slim and fit
Distinguishing Features: Deep blue eyes, curley hair
Location: Dublin

Skills

Sports: Tae-Won-Do, Soccer, Gaelic Football, Hurling, Horse Riding, Basketball, Shooting

Accent & Dialects:  Irish, Liverpool

Singing: Musical Theatre, Rock / Pop

Musician: Guitar and Trumpet

Accents

English, Irish

Professional Roles

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

Languages

English

Performance Training

  • The Lir Academy, member of the Lir Junior Academy
  • Irish Youth Musical Theatre
  • Louise Kiely’s Casting 6 week course
  • Burning House Productions, week long course Acting for Camera
  • Gaiety’s School of Acting Youth Theatre Company
  • Film Making Camp, Coolgraney, Wexford
  • Rathnure Musical & Pantomime Society
  • Speech and Drama Classes, Ballindaggin, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford

Film Experience

Date Name of Production Role Director Production Company
Commencing Jan 2021 Seed Josh Emma Brennan EMC Productions
Trailer released September 2020 Turning Thirteen Kai Nic Furlong Ériu Media Group
2015 Brooklyn Wedding Kid John Crowley BBC Films, Irish Film Board

Theatre Experience

Date Name of Production Role Director Production Company
Dec 2019 Toy Box Action Man John Reilly Rathnure Pantomime & Musical Society
June 2019 United Luke Seamus Quinn Gaiety School of Acting
Dec 2018 The Little Prince The Vain Man Seamus Quinn Gaiety School of Acting,
June 2018 Uptown Girl Parker John Reilly Rathnure Pantomime & Musical Society
Dec-Jan 2017/2018 A Fairy Tale Wedding Prince Charming John Reilly Rathnure Pantomime & Musical Society
July 2017 Torn Dreams, Ray John Reilly & Liam Sharkey Rathnure Pantomime & Musical Society
Dec2016 The Reddest of Them All Gregory and Annie John Reilly Rathnure Pantomime & Musical Society
May & Sept 2016 Period Drama Girl on the Ledge Tadgh John Reilly Rathure Pantomime and Musical Society
June 2016 Heaven’s Above Gregory John Reilly Rathnure Pantomime and Musical Society
Dec 2015 Wish Upon a Star Tom John Reilly Rathnure Pantomime and Musical Society
June 2015 The Memory Train Graham John Reilly Rathnure Pantomime and Musical Society
2014 The Magic Wand Raymond John Reilly Rathnure Pantomime and Musical Society
2014 Carnival Rock Luigi John Reilly Rathnure Pantomime and Musical Society
2013 Snow White and the Seven Witches Grumpy John Reilly Rathnure Pantomime and Musical Society

Other Experience

Date Name of Production Role Director Production Company
Nov & Dec 2016 Santa’s Enchanted Castle in Enniscorthy Castle, Wexford Elf Liam Sharkey & John Reilly Rahtnure Pantomime and Musical Society

Film Experience

Date: Commencing Jan 2021
Production: Seed
Role: Josh
Director: Emma Brennan
Production Company: EMC Productions
Date: Trailer released September 2020
Production: Turning Thirteen
Role: Kai
Director: Nic Furlong
Production Company: Ériu Media Group
Date: 2015
Production: Brooklyn
Role: Wedding Kid
Director: John Crowley
Production Company: BBC Films, Irish Film Board

Theatre Experience

Date: Dec 2019
Production: Toy Box
Role: Action Man
Director: John Reilly
Production Company: Rathnure Pantomime & Musical Society
Date: June 2019
Production: United
Role: Luke
Director: Seamus Quinn
Production Company: Gaiety School of Acting
Date: Dec 2018
Production: The Little Prince
Role: The Vain Man
Director: Seamus Quinn
Production Company: Gaiety School of Acting,
Date: June 2018
Production: Uptown Girl
Role: Parker
Director: John Reilly
Production Company: Rathnure Pantomime & Musical Society
Date: Dec-Jan 2017/2018
Production: A Fairy Tale Wedding
Role: Prince Charming
Director: John Reilly
Production Company: Rathnure Pantomime & Musical Society
Date: July 2017
Production: Torn Dreams,
Role: Ray
Director: John Reilly & Liam Sharkey
Production Company: Rathnure Pantomime & Musical Society
Date: Dec2016
Production: The Reddest of Them All
Role: Gregory and Annie
Director: John Reilly
Production Company: Rathnure Pantomime & Musical Society
Date: May & Sept 2016
Production: Period Drama Girl on the Ledge
Role: Tadgh
Director: John Reilly
Production Company: Rathure Pantomime and Musical Society
Date: June 2016
Production: Heaven’s Above
Role: Gregory
Director: John Reilly
Production Company: Rathnure Pantomime and Musical Society
Date: Dec 2015
Production: Wish Upon a Star
Role: Tom
Director: John Reilly
Production Company: Rathnure Pantomime and Musical Society
Date: June 2015
Production: The Memory Train
Role: Graham
Director: John Reilly
Production Company: Rathnure Pantomime and Musical Society
Date: 2014
Production: The Magic Wand
Role: Raymond
Director: John Reilly
Production Company: Rathnure Pantomime and Musical Society
Date: 2014
Production: Carnival Rock
Role: Luigi
Director: John Reilly
Production Company: Rathnure Pantomime and Musical Society
Date: 2013
Production: Snow White and the Seven Witches
Role: Grumpy
Director: John Reilly
Production Company: Rathnure Pantomime and Musical Society

Other Experience

Date: Nov & Dec 2016
Production: Santa’s Enchanted Castle in Enniscorthy Castle, Wexford
Role: Elf
Director: Liam Sharkey & John Reilly
Production Company: Rahtnure Pantomime and Musical Society