Ciarán McMenamin

Ciarán McMenamin (born 1 October 1975[1]) is a Northern Irish actor and writer.[2]

Ciarán McMenamin
Born (1975-10-01) 1 October 1975 (age 46)
Years active1998-present
(m. 2017)

Early lifeEdit

McMenamin was born in Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, where he attended St Michael's College. He earned his B.A. from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in 1998. He attended drama classes at Ardhowen Youth Theatre before moving on to work with the Ulster Youth Theatre.[2]


McMenamin has appeared on various BBC and ITV programmes, including "4:50 From Paddington", an episode of Agatha Christie's Marple, starring Geraldine McEwan, in which he played Cedric Crackenthorpe, and in the Channel 4 comedy series The Young Person's Guide To Becoming A Rock Star. In 1999 he was cast in the title role of the BBC1 television movie David Copperfield.[3] He co-starred in The Golden Hour (ITV, 2005), playing a doctor.

In January 2009, he appeared in a one-off special episode ("The Grinning Man") of the BBC's Jonathan Creek, playing a grounds keeper. He co-starred in the 2001 movie To End All Wars. In 2008, he played the lead role in The Last Confession of Alexander Pearce. In 2011, he played the role of Matt Anderson on the science fiction television programme Primeval.

In 2012 he played leading fireman Frederick Barrett in the docudrama Saving The Titanic.[4]

In 2017, McMenamin's first novel, Skintown, was published on 6 April. His second novel, The Sunken Road, is set to be published on 18 February 2021.[citation needed][needs update]


Year Film Role Notes
1998 Cluck Martin short
Titanic Town Dino/Owen
Rab C. Nesbitt Young Man TV series (1 episode: "Property")
The Young Person's Guide to Becoming a Rock Star Jez MacAllister TV series (6 episodes)
1999 A Rap at the Door Dermot Millen
The Trench Pte. Charlie Ambrose
David Copperfield David Copperfield TV movie
2000 County Kilburn Mickey
2001 Sideshow Hendrix short
The Last Minute Garvey
To End All Wars Capt. Ernest 'Ernie' Gordon
Fancy Dress Monkey short
2002 Sunday Leo Young TV movie
Any Time Now Johnny Doherty TV series (4 episodes)
Nominated—IFTA Award for Best Actor in a TV Drama
Weird Nature Narrator Six-part nature documentary on the BBC and Discovery Channel
Bollywood Queen Dean
Birthday Girl Donal TV movie
2003 Lena: The Bride of Ice
Watermelon Adam Collins TV movie
Strange Liam TV series (1 episode: "Costa Burra")
The Private Life of Samuel Pepys Will Hewer TV movie
2004 Pulling Moves Tomas 'Ta' McKeown TV series (10 episodes)
Agatha Christie's Marple Cedric Crackenthorpe 4.50 from Paddington
Silent Witness Joe Galvin TV series (2 episodes: "A Time to Heal")
2005 Jericho D.C. John Caldicott TV series (4 episodes)
The Golden Hour Dr. Paul Keane TV series (4 episodes)
2007 True Dare Kiss Bryce Waghorn TV series (6 episodes)
2008 Messiah: The Rapture Daniel Hughes TV movie
The Fixer Scott Glover TV series (1 episode: "Episode #1.4")
Silent Witness Rhys Allen TV series (2 episodes)
The Last Confession of Alexander Pearce Alexander Pearce
2009 Jonathan Creek Glen TV series (1 episode: "The Grinning Man")
Demons Quincey TV series (1 episode: "Suckers")
One Hundred Mornings Jonathan
2010 Outcast Liam
2011 Primeval Matt Anderson TV series (13 episodes)
The Sinking of the Laconia Declan McDermott TV mini-series (2 episodes)
32 Brinkburn Road Sid TV mini-series (4 episodes)
2012 Saving the Titanic Frederick Barrett TV movie
Jump Ross
Lewis Nick Addams TV series (S6:E3 "Fearful Symmetry")
2013 Made in Belfast Jack Kelly Theater
2014 Death in Paradise Dan Parish TV series (1 episode: "Episode #3.6")
Land Is God Seamus short
Shooting for Socrates Sammy McIlroy
2015 Rapt Jonathan TV mini-series (3 episodes)
2016 Heretiks William Carpenter
Midsomer Murders Craig Coffley TV series (1 episode: "Habeas Corpus")
In View Denis
Una John
Delicate Things Jonathan short
2017 Paula McGlynn TV mini-series (2 episodes)
2018 The Convent William Carpenter
Grace & Goliath Marcus
2020 Rig 45 Trevor TV series (6 episodes)


  1. ^ "Interview with Ciarán McMenamin". Enniskillen Town United Football Club. Archived from the original on 29 August 2018. Retrieved 14 July 2016.
  2. ^ a b "Ciarán McMenamin webpage". Archived from the original on 2 March 2001. Retrieved 3 July 2019.
  3. ^ "Masterpiece Theatre - David Copperfield". PBS. Retrieved 18 October 2011.
  4. ^ Andrew Johnston (4 April 2012). "Film Review: Saving the Titanic". CultureNorthernIreland.

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