Jonjo O'Neill (born 11 July 1978) is an actor from Northern Ireland known for his stage and television work.
|Born||11 July 1978|
Belfast, Northern Ireland
O'Neill was born in Belfast, grew up in the Whiterock Road area and was educated at St Mary's Grammar School and the Royal Belfast Academical Institution. Growing up he was passionate about musical theatre and was a member of Ulster Youth Theatre and performed with the Ulster Theatre Company. In 1996 at the age of 18 he won a place and a full scholarship to the Guildford School of Acting, and moved to England. His first television role was the year he graduated from drama school, in Extremely Dangerous (1999).
A member of the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) 2009-2011 ensemble, his roles included Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet, Orlando in As You Like It, and Launcelot in Morte D'Arthur. His performances during the RSC's six-week residency at Park Avenue Armory in New York were hailed as "forceful" and "irresistible." At the 2012 World Shakespeare Festival in Stratford-upon-Avon, O'Neill played the title role in Roxana Silbert's production of Richard III at the Swan Theatre.
In 2012 he won praise for his performance in Lucy Prebble's play The Effect at the Royal National Theatre headlining alongside Billie Piper, whom he later appeared alongside in the 2013 fiftieth anniversary episode of Doctor Who: "The Day of the Doctor". He also appeared in "The Mortal Remains," the final vignette in the Coen brothers's film The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018).
- Fakers (2004) - Micky
- Defiance (2008) - Lazar
- As You Like It (2010) - Orlando
- On Chesil Beach (2017) - Phil
- The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018) - Englishman (segment "The Mortal Remains")
- We Are Where We Are (2018, Short) - Magnus
- Rare Beasts (2019) - Dougie
- The Drifters (2019) - Chris
- Here Today (2021) - Brendan
- Sunburn (2000) - Ivan
- Holby City (2000) - Kieran
- Band of Brothers (2001) - Replacement One
- A Touch of Frost (2002) - Jeffrey Meadows
- Murphy's Law (2003) - Johnny McEvoy
- The Bill (2007) - Billy McLaughlin
- Doctor Who (2013, Episode: "The Day of the Doctor") - McGilliop
- Constantine (2014) - Gary "Gaz" Lester
- The Fall (2014–2016) - Tom Stagg, Series regular
- Dragonheart 3: The Sorcerer's Curse (2015) - Brude
- Fortitude (2015) - Ciaran Donnelly
- Vera (2017) - Gary Tovey
- Oasis (2017) - David Morgan
- Patrick Melrose (2018) - Seamus Dourke
- Pennyworth (2019) - Aleister Crowley
- The Queen's Gambit (2020) - Mr. Ganz
- The Irregulars (2021) - Mycroft Holmes
- Dalgliesh (TV series) (2021) - Julius Marsh
- Bloodlands (TV series) (2022) - Ryan Savage
- The Frogs (1999) – Nottingham Playhouse
- Translations (2000) – Watford Palace Theatre
- Half a Sixpence (2000) – West Yorkshire Playhouse
- Dolly West's Kitchen (2001) – Leicester Haymarket Theatre
- Observe the Sons of Ulster (2002) – The Pleasance Theatre
- Murmuring Judges (2003) – Birmingham Repertory Theatre
- A View from the Bridge (2003) – Birmingham Repertory Theatre/West Yorkshire Playhouse
- Paradise Lost (2004) – Northampton Theatre Royal
- Headcase (2004) – Royal Shakespeare Company
- Speaking Like Magpies (2005) – Royal Shakespeare Company
- Sejanus: His Fall (2005) – Royal Shakespeare Company
- Believe What You Will (2005) – Royal Shakespeare Company
- A New Way to Please You (2005) – Royal Shakespeare Company
- Faustus (2006) – Hampstead Theatre
- Someone Else's Shoes (2007) – Soho Theatre
- As You Like It (2008) – Young Vic Theatre
- Comedy of Errors (2009) – Royal Shakespeare Company
- As you Like It (2009) – Royal Shakespeare Company
- The Drunks (2009) – Royal Shakespeare Company
- Romeo and Juliet (2010) – Royal Shakespeare Company
- Morte D'Arthur (2010) – Royal Shakespeare Company
- Ahasverus (2011) – Royal Shakespeare Company
- Silence (2011) – Royal Shakespeare Company
- Richard III (2012) – Royal Shakespeare Company
- The Effect (2012–13) – Royal National Theatre
- Collaborations (2013) – Royal Court Theatre
- The President Has come to See You (2013) – Royal Court Theatre
- Talk Show (2013) – Royal Court Theatre
- The Get Out (2014) – Royal Court Theatre
- The Crucible by Arthur Miller – Royal Exchange Theatre Manchester (2015) for which he was nominated for a Manchester Theatre Award
- Cymbeline (2015–16) – Globe Theatre
- The Unreachable (2016) – Royal Court Theatre
- The Bash (2016) – Royal Court Theatre 50th Anniversary Gala, performing as Frank-N-Furter from The Rocky Horror Show
- Victory Condition (2017) – Royal Court Theatre
- The Prudes (2018) – Royal Court Theatre
- Pinter at the Pinter (2018) – Harold Pinter Theatre
- Dear Elizabeth (2019) – Gate Theatre (one performance only)
- "20 Questions With ... Richard III star Jonjo O'Neill". 27 January 2013. Archived from the original on 27 January 2013.
- "A northern light on Shakespeare's 'broken' monarch". The Irish Times. 29 June 2012. Retrieved 29 April 2017.
- "RSC star Jonjo O'Neill brings some extra class to school's production". Belfast Telegraph. 7 October 2010. Retrieved 29 April 2017.
- Isherwood, Charles (8 July 2011). "Love's Hard, Comic Work, on a Stage Most Worldly". New York Times. Retrieved 23 March 2012.
- Dziemianowicz, Joe (11 July 2011). "'As You Like It' review: Shakespeare revival delivers". New York Daily News. Retrieved 23 March 2012.
- World Shakespeare Festival: Swan Theatre Archived 2012-06-29 at the Wayback Machine
- National Theatre, The Effect, Cast and Creative retrieved 18th Jan 2013 Archived 2013-01-19 at the Wayback Machine
- "News: Spotlight on the Manchester Theatre Awards shortlist". Archived from the original on 12 January 2016. Retrieved 18 January 2016.