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Nationality  Irish
Name  Damien Molony
Occupation  Actor
Role  Actor

Years active  2011–present
Height  1.78 m
Known for  Being Human; Suspects
Education  Drama Centre London
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Born  21 February 1984 (age 31) (1984-02-21) Johnstown Bridge, County Kildare, Ireland
Movies and TV shows  Being Human, Kill Your Friends, Suspects
Similar People  Michael Socha, Kate Bracken, Lenora Crichlow, Toby Whithouse, Clare‑Hope Ashitey

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Damien Molony (born 21 February 1984) is an Irish actor now based in London. He is best known for his television roles as Hal Yorke in BBC Three's Being Human, DC Albert Flight in the BBC's Ripper Street and DS Jack Weston in Channel 5's Suspects.

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Early life

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Molony grew up in Johnstown Bridge, County Kildare, Ireland. After graduating from the Drama Centre London in 2011, he co-starred as Giovanni in a production of the John Ford play 'Tis Pity She's a Whore at the West Yorkshire Playhouse, directed by Jonathan Munby.

Career

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Molony's casting as vampire Hal in the BBC Three series Being Human brought him his first television credit. In an interview with SFX magazine, Molony revealed that when approaching the role of Hal he did research on drug addicts and alcoholics. He has previously starred in the short film When the Hurlyburly's Done, filmed in Germany.

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After the filming of series 4 of Being Human, Damien played the lead role of Motl Mendl in the National Theatre production of Travelling Light alongside Sir Antony Sher. Following the London run, the play toured England before returning to the National Theatre in late April 2012. He returned to the National Theatre in January 2015 to play Spike in Sir Tom Stoppard's The Hard Problem, which ran until 17 May 2015 and was broadcast live to cinemas across the world via NT Live on 16 April 2015. Both plays were directed by the then Artistic Director of the National Theatre, Sir Nicholas Hytner.

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The fifth and final series of Being Human was screened in February–March 2013. At the same time Molony starred in the play "If You Don't Let Us Dream, We Won't Let You Sleep" at the Royal Court Theatre.

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Damien's television slate grew when he joined the cast of Victorian BBC show Ripper Street in series 2 as Detective Constable Albert Flight. He appeared in 7 of 8 episodes, airing November–December 2013 on BBC One in the UK and February–April 2014 on BBC America. The crime drama was set in London's Whitechapel in the period following the Jack the Ripper murders.

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Molony returned to theatre, alongside William Gaminara in the play The Body of an American by Dan O'Brien in January–February 2014 at the Gate Theatre (London) about the conversation of a war photographer and a struggling playwright.

The actor then landed the role of Detective Sergeant Jack Weston in innovative crime procedural Suspects. The drama is shot in a documentary style, using fly-on-the-wall filming techniques. Series 1, comprising five episodes, aired in February–March 2014 on Channel 5 in the UK. The fifth and latest series of the show aired in August 2016, with a new cast line-up and a change in format with Molony taking centre stage in a six part story. All five series of the show have also reached American audiences via streaming service Acorn TV.

Molony was cast as Robert Putnam in an HBO pilot, The Devil You Know, created by Jenji Kohan and directed by Gus Van Sant in 2015, alongside Eddie Izzard and Karen Gillan. Set in 17th century New England and focusing on the Salem witch trials, the drama was filmed in Boston USA, but was not picked up by the network.

Damien's first role in a feature film was as the character Ross in Kill Your Friends, adapted from the novel by John Niven, set in the music industry in the Britpop era. The film's theatrical premiere via Altitude Films took place in the UK and Europe November 2015, followed by a US release with Well Go USA April 2016

His second feature film Tiger Raid, shot in the deserts of Jordan, saw him star in a leading role alongside Brian Gleeson and Sofia Boutella. A dark thriller about a tiger kidnapping in Iraq, the film had its world premiere at Tribeca International Film festival April 2016, with a UK premiere at the Edinburgh International Film Festival June and a UK DVD and VOD release 17 October 2016.

In September–October 2015 Molony starred alongside Aidan McArdle and Adam Fergus in the RTÉ One crime drama mini-series Clean Break.

He appeared as Anthony in new Phoebe Waller-Bridge comedy Crashing in the UK January 2016 on Channel 4. The quirky sitcom became internationally available later in the year via Netflix.

Damien also returned to the stage in 2016, appearing in No Man's Land alongside Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart and Owen Teale. Directed by Sean Mathias, the production toured the UK from August, before a run a Wyndham's Theatre in London until 17 December, with a National Theatre Live broadcast to cinemas worldwide 15 December.

21 February 2017 Molony was announced as cast in comedy sitcom GameFace, written by Roisin Conaty who also stars as the lead character Marcella. He will be playing Marcella's long-suffering driving instructor Jon. The six episode series will air in 2017 on UK TV channel E4.

Blood Donation

Damien has been a regular blood donor since 2012 after someone close to him needed blood during cancer treatment. He has since raised awareness of the importance of blood donation and campaigned to motivate others via his Twitter page, pledging to ReTweet his followers' post-donation photos. After his thirteenth donation in February 2017, Damien encouraged others to "consider registering to donate", "save lives", "burn calories" and "feel really proud".

References

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