Peter Halpin

Irish actor Peter Halpin launched his professional film career when he created the role of Malachy McCourt in Alan Parker’s critically acclaimed Angela’s Ashes. Among his other film and television credits he is proud to list; Fergus Doran in RTE’s medical drama The Clinic; a stirring portrayal of Joseph Hanratty in Neil Jordan’s controversial masterpiece Breakfast On Pluto; and Phil Connors in RTE/BBC’s equine drama series Rough Diamond directed by Simon Massey. Halpin garnered further credit for his role as Eugene in the multi-award winning film Garage with director Lenny Abrahamson.

Further accolades came for Halpin in the role of Commander in the feature film In-World War directed by Brant Smith. His career continued to gain momentum with his moving depiction of Bob in the film The Treatment with director Geoffrey Guerrero and his dynamic interpretation of Jim in the film I Like What You Like directed by Imelda O’Reilly, he brought life and vigor to the physically challenged Pete in Media Factory’s new television show On the Lig. Halpin played the mercurial Beekman in a new Bio-Pic called The Last of the Breed. Most recently Halpin produced and played the lead role in a new film Narcan, which has just begun screening on the film festival circuit globally, beginning in New York City. Halpin is currently shooting a new film Prerequisite where he plays an undercover detective. He will also produce and play the lead role in an upcoming feature film later this year.

Halpin’s professional stage career debuted with the infamous Druid Theatre Company as Carthalawn in their acclaimed production of Sive directed by Tony Award winning; Garry Hynes. Other stage appearances include his portrayal of Horse in The Castlecomer Jukebox produced by Red Kettle Theater Company and directed by Jim Nolan; and his dual roles as both Silvius and Le Beau in Classic Stage Ireland’s production of As You Like It. Halpin’s versatility allowed him to undertake the lead role of Gerry along with multiple other characters in John Breen’s masterpiece, Alone It Stands. He also recorded a DVD of the show with Gyre & Gimble Productions. Halpin has performed in both Macbeth and Salome with Bottom Dog Theatre Company.

Most recently in New York, he undertook the exciting role of Fixer in The Blood Red Hand directed by Kathy Gail MacGowan and thrilled audiences with his Broadway dual personas as James Joyce’s magnanimous Bloom and the irascible Philip Beaufoy in an all-star production of Bloomsday on Broadway where he played opposite Gabriel Byrne. He played the psychotic Isaac in David Ireland’s masterpiece, Summertime. He played Lenny in Jim Nolan’s prolific and most recent play, Johnny I Hardly Knew Ye and he also played numerous Irish American Leaders in Her Exiled Children all with Origin Theatre Company. He wowed New York audiences and critics alike with his portrayal of Johnny in One Way To Pluto. He created the role of Backus in a charming new play called; House of Charity. He is currently working on a new comedic play called; Love In Kilnerry wherein he plays the local Priest, Fr O’Dell who loves boxing and drinking pints! He recently played Off-Broadway in a new play called Last of The Caucasians where he played Drake a hard drinking, Irish, ex-naval officer.

Halpin’s work in commercials gave him national face recognition as the friendly representative of Ireland’s largest bank, Allied Irish Bank (AIB) whose First Time Buyer commercial, directed by Damien O’ Donnell, aired continually for four years. His work in the mini-drama commercial for myNewYorkEye digital magazine is shot against the back drop of New York City and is currently airing. Most recently Halpin stars in Seamless’ brand new comedic commercial in which the iconic image of ‘Lunch Atop A Skyscraper’ is recreated. He also features in the latest commercial for Tiny Toast breakfast cereal.

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