Hugh O'Conor (born 19 April 1975) is an Irish actor, writer, director and photographer.
19 April 1975
|Occupation||Actor, director, writer|
Hugh O'Conor was born on 19 April 1975 in Dublin, Ireland.
He won a Young Artist Awards in 1990 for his role in the Oscar-winning film My Left Foot, in which he portrayed the childhood days of Christy Brown, an Irishman born with cerebral palsy, who could control only his left foot. In his Oscar acceptance speech, Daniel Day-Lewis said he “shared Christy’s life with a remarkable young actor called Hugh O’Conor.” The film was nominated for five Oscars, including Best Picture, and won two, including Brenda Fricker for Best Supporting Actress.
He was nominated as part of the cast for Outstanding Performance by a Cast at the 2001 SAG-AFTRA awards for his performance as Pére Henri in Chocolat (2000). The film was nominated for five Oscars, including Best Picture. It was also nominated for eight BAFTAs and four Golden Globes, both including Best Picture.
In 2007 he was nominated for Best Actor at the Irish Film and Television Awards for his performance as James Van Der Bexton in Tony Herbert’s Speed Dating (2006).
His short film Corduroy was selected for competition as part of the Generation 14Plus presentation at the 60th Berlinale in Berlin. It received the award for Best Fiction/Experimental Film at the 2010 Clones Film Festival.
In 2011, his music videos for I Draw Slow (Swans) and The Whileaways (Dear My Maker) were nominated for the Irish Music Video awards.
He was part of the creative and performing team for RTE’s sketch comedy Your Bad Self (2010), along with Domhnall Gleeson and Amy Huberman; the show won Best Entertainment at the 2011 Irish Film and Television Awards.
His photograph Beckah, Dublin Airport was shortlisted and exhibited at the National Gallery of Ireland as part of the inaugural Hennessy Portrait Prize in 2014.
In 2018, he received the Jim Sheridan Award for Achievement in Irish Film at the Irish Screen America film festival in Los Angeles.
|1986||Rawhead Rex||Robbie Hallenbeck|
|1989||My Left Foot||Young Christy Brown|
|1993||The Three Musketeers||King Louis|
|1994||Words Upon the Window Pane||Cabin Boy|
|1995||The Young Poisoner's Handbook||Graham Young|
|1996||The Boy from Mercury||Paul|
|2000||Hotel Splendide||Stanley Smith|
|2003||Coney Island Baby||Satchmo|
|2003||Il compagno americano||Muffa|
|2004||Blueberry||Young Mike Blueberry||AKA, Renegade|
|2005||The Unusual Inventions of Henry Cavendish||Mr. Henry Cavendish||Short film|
|2007||Speed Dating||James Van Der Bexton|
|2007||Waiting for Dublin||Twickers|
|2008||Flick||Johnny 'Flick' Taylor|
|2008||Summer of the Flying Saucer||Father Burke|
|2008||A Film with Me in It||Detective|
|2008||The Man Inside||Annoying Guy (voice)||Short film|
|2010||Miss Remarkable & her Career||Boyfriend (voice)||Short film|
|2010||Reuniting the Rubins||Yona Rubin|
|2015||Shem the Penman Sings Again||James Joyce|
|2016||Handome Devil||Dr. Eoin Mee|
|2016||Property of the State||Fr. Joe Walsh|
|2017||Mary Shelley||Samuel Taylor Coleridge|
|2018||Sonja The White Swan||Winnie|
|2019||Fritzi||Voice of Dad|
|1984||The Irish R.M.||Jim Donovan||Episode: "Qweneen the Sprat"|
|1991||Perfect Scoundrels||Liam||Episode: "The Carpetbaggers"|
|1998||30 Years to Life||Vinnie Dawson||TV film|
|2002||Fergus's Wedding||Sex Shop Assistant||Episode: "1.3"|
|2006||Showbands II||Karl||TV film|
|2007||Northanger Abbey||James Morland||TV film|
|2008||10 Days to War||Magoo||Episode: "Our Business Is North"|
|2009||Psych Ward||Danny O'Hagan||Recurring role (4 episodes)|
|2009||Wild Decembers||The Crock||TV film|
|2010||Your Bad Self||6 episodes|
|2010||Lewis||Father Jasper||Episode: "The Dead of Winter"|
|2010||Three Wise Women||Tom||TV film|
|2011||Garrow's Law||Cathal Foley||Episode: "3.2"|
|2012||Saving the Titanic||Jonathan Shepherd||TV film|
|2012||Moone Boy||Elf||Episode: "Dark Side of the Moone"|
|2013||Ripper Street||Eagles||Episode:In My Protection|
|2013||A Terrible Beauty...||Lt. Arthur Dickson||TV film|
|2015||The Frankenstein Chronicles||James Hogg|
|2016||The Fall||Dr. Lucas||Series 3|
|2019||Resistance||Dr. Laurence Moore|
Film and television as writer and directorEdit
|2018||Metal Heart||Director, film|
|2010||Your Bad Self||Writer, TV series|
|2001||Guilty of Love||Also producer|