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Darren Travers
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www.darrentravers.com : Clondalkin, Dublin 22
0894337216
Currently based in Dublin but available to work anywhere.
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I recently portrayed the leading roles of the real life historical figures, 'Joseph Plunkett' and 'Major Ivor Price' in Martello Media's 1916 Easter Rising Film which was directed by Luke Leslie and is shown in the GPO Witness History Exhibition. I also recently played the real life historical figure, 'Patrick Pearse,' in Monaghan Town Council's Theatre event, "1916: Brought Back To Life" which was directed by Dave Swift. The revenge thriller, "Don't You Recognise Me?" which was directed by Jason Figgis will be released soon throughout the world and in this movie I play the twins, 'Daz and Damo Gallagher.'

I also recently portrayed 'The Uncommon Mr Goode' in "The 12 Slays Of Christmas" and the serial killer, 'Terence Lee Hall,' in "Grindsploitation." Both movies are horror anthologies and are due to be released on DVD in the UK and Ireland at the end of 2016. The segments I am in were both directed by Jason Figgis. "The Ecstasy Of Isabel Mann" is due to be released this summer in the USA, Canada, Ireland, UK and Europe on DVD and in this movie I play the vampire 'Acacias.' This was also directed by Jason Figgis.

Biography

I am an extremely experienced actor and writer with many years treading the boards in the classics, living on the screen with the daring and creating literary works from the depths of my soul. I have written a novel, short stories, screenplays, monologues and poetry.

My Film highlights include playing the leading roles of the real life historical figures, Joseph Plunkett and Major Ivor Price, in Martello Media's 1916 Easter Rising Film. This production was directed by Luke Leslie and is currently shown in the GPO Witness History Exhibition, Dublin. My other film roles include the disturbingly obsessive husband 'The Uncommon Mr Goode' in the feature film "The 12 Slays Of Christmas" and the American Serial Killer 'Terence Lee Hall' in the feature film "Grindsploitation." Both movies are horror anthologies produced by Body Bag Films and the segments I am in were directed by Jason Figgis. These movies are set to be released on DVD in the UK and Ireland from 31st October 2016 and 1st November 2016 respectively.

Other leading roles include the mentally challenged 'Damo' and the grief stricken 'Daz' in Jason Figgis' eagerly awaited revenge thriller, "Don't You Recognise Me?" and the tough, unrelenting brute 'Tommy Byrne' in Figgis' crime drama "Urban Traffik." Both movies are due to be released in 2016. I also recently portrayed the charismatically haunting 3000 year old Greek vampire 'Acacius' in Jason Figgis' horror thriller, "The Ecstasy Of Isabel Mann" which is due to be released on DVD in USA, Canada, UK, Ireland and Europe in the summer of 2016. This film was nominated for Best Independent Film, Best Independent Screenplay and Best Actress In An Independent Film at the 'Blood Guts UK Horror Awards 2014.'

I also recently played the kind hearted doctor 'Dominic O'Sullivan' in Bernadette Manton's powerful new drama "The Wake" which had its World Premiere to rousing audience reviews at the Boston Irish Film Festival in March 2014 and is due to be released on DVD in the USA and Canada in 2016. I previously portrayed the insanely animalistic parent 'Jack Purcell' in Jason Figgis' "Children Of A Darker Dawn" (formerly known as "Railway Children"). This film was nominated for Best Director and Best Independent Horror Feature at the 'Blood Guts Film Awards 2012' and was also nominated for the Top 20 Darkest Arts 2012 from the US reviewer, 'The Conduit Speaks.' It is now available to purchase worldwide on DVD from MVD Entertainment Group through Amazon.

I previously played the heroic 'Crusader' in Ron Howard's blockbuster film, "The Da Vinci Code," and the charming salesman 'Rob Marshall' in Mark McAuley's award winning short film, "Connection." I was also lead actor, writer and producer on Barry Brennan's double award nominated short film, "The Detective."My TV highlights include playing the 'Happy Man' in the "Costcutters Commercial" which was directed by John Gleeson and is currently screening on TV3. I previously played the courageous climber, 'Jeff' in Birbl's inspiring TV Pilot "How Powerful Is Your Dream?" which was directed by Jason Figgis. I also previously portrayed the Victorian English scoundrel 'Arthur Palmer' in Episode 2 of ITV's historical documentary "Martina Cole's Lady Killers" which was directed by Rebecca Cody. I also recently played the wildly funny self-proclaimed Method Auteur 'Stefan Archer' in Randal Plunkett's TV comedy pilot, "DysFunctional Fitness."

My Theatre highlights include playing the historical figure, Patrick Pearse, in Monaghan Town Council's prestigious event "1916: Brought Back To Life" which was directed by Dave Swift. Other leading roles include the roguish charmer 'Robin Conway' in J.B. Priestley's "Time And The Conways," at the Draiocht Theatre, Dublin, which was directed by Ann Brophy, the sensitive teacher 'George' in Edward Albee's revered "Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?" and the emotional powerhouse 'Boxer' in George Orwell's acclaimed "Animal Farm," which were both directed by Simon Hubbard at the New Theatre, Dublin.

I previously portrayed the LA police detective 'Jeff Rabin' in the theatrical adaptation of the Oscar winning "The Usual Suspects," which was directed by Ricardo Pinto at the Derby Playhouse, Harlow Playhouse and Mercury Theatre. I also previously played the Boston soldier 'Robert Bailey' in Rikki Beadle-Blair's mesmerising Iraq based play "Touch" at the Tristan Bates Theatre in London's West End.

Finally, if you are looking for an actor whose versatility is unlimited and whose passion and dedication to a craft that I love is unequalled, then please contact me as soon as you can and I promise that your effort will be returned a thousand fold with all the love, joy and heart that a real actor will bring to your project.

Please phone me on (00353) 1 4579390, (00353) 894337216 or (0044) 7979427471. Please email me on Send Message

DARREN TRAVERS - SHOWREEL 2013 from Darren Travers on Vimeo.

Hair Colour:  Dark Brown
Eye Colour: Green
Height:  6ft 1inch
Playing Range:  30 - 45
Awards:  "Connection" - winner of the 'Best Short Short Film" at the 2013 Naas Film Festival.
Key Credits
2016 - GPO Witness History Exhibition | Joseph Plunkett & Major Ivor Price
Luke Leslie
2016 - 1916 Brought Back To Life | Patrick Pearse
Dave Swift
2016 - The 12 Slays Of Christmas | Mr Goode
Jason Figgis
2016 - Grindsploitation | Terence Lee Hall
Jason Figgis
2013 - Don't You Recognise Me? | Damien 'Damo' Gallagher
Jason Figgis
2013 - The Ecstasy Of Isabel Mann | The Vampire Acacius
Jason Figgis
2013 - The Wake | Dominic O'Sullivan
Bernadette Manton
2013 - A Walk In The Woods | Joe Disney
Lochlainn Dowd
2012 - Connection | Rob Marshall
Mark McAuley
2012 - DysFunctional Fitness | Stefan Archer
Randal Plunkett
2012 - Children Of A Darker Dawn / Railway Children | Jack Purcell
Jason Figgis
2008 - Martina Cole's Lady Killers | Arthur Palmer
Rebecca Cody
2007 - The Detective | Vincent
Barry Brennan
2006 - The Da Vinci Code | Crusader
Ron Howard
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