One of Ireland’s busiest actors, Owen Roe has played many regular roles on TV such as Kevin Flaherty opposite Pauline Collins in The Ambassador (BBC) and the devious pub landlord in the long running and internationally successful Ballykissangel (BBC). On stage he has performed in numerous productions throughout Ireland. Arguably his most notable work has been with The Abbey Theatre (Ireland’s National Theatre) in productions such as Tom Murphy’s The Gigli Concert (which was chosen to tour Australia in celebration of the Abbey’s centenary year). He played Vanya in the celebrated Gate Theatre production of Brian Friels’ version of Uncle Vanya by Anton Chekhov. Roe was awarded Best Actor at the Irish Times Theatre Awards 2007 for his performances in The Taming of the Shrew, Catastrophe and Festen. Roe starred in Prosperity, RTÉ’s highly acclaimed four-part drama series in 2007. As Oliver Cromwell in the RTÉ / Tile Films production Roe gives a towering, emotional performance that does much to humanise the man. This Autumn on RTÉ he will also star in Whistleblower, the brand-new drama series from Saffron Pictures, alongside RTÉ’s new two-part drama Single-handed. Later this year Roe will play the challenging role of twins in Gerry Stembridges greatly anticipated new film Alarm.
Declan Conlon gives gravitas and credibility to the character of ‘Hugh Dubh O’Neill’ – the legendary Irish general whom he plays in Cromwell in Ireland. Conlon is now one of Ireland’s most prolific actors with numerous appearances at the Abbey and Peacock theatres to his credit. He starred in Julius Caesar at the Abbey Theatre and played John Proctor in Patrick Mason’s acclaimed production of The Crucible also at the Abbey Theatre. Conlon co-starred with Catherine Walker in the Project Theatre’s production of Miss Julie. In the highly acclaimed Recruiting Officer directed by Lynne Parker at the Abbey Theatre, Conlon played the lead role of Plume. He has recently starred in Tom Murphy's play The Sanctuary Lamp. In the ITFA Award winning TV drama series The Tudors – Season I, Conlon played Mendoza and will be continuing his role in Season II.
Catherine Walker plays the real life character of Elisabeth Price (who’s five children are massacred by Catholic Rebels in the Rebellion of 1641) with compassion and restraint. Walker trained at the Gaiety School of Acting in Dublin. She won the Best Actress Award at the Irish Theatre Awards in 2006 for her role as Bridgie Cleary in Alan Gilsenan’s play What Happened Bridgie Cleary at the Abbey Theatre. She has played a variety of roles with the Royal Shakespeare Company in London. She appeared alongside Owen Roe in the Gates Production of Uncle Vanya in 2007 and with Declan Conlon in Miss Julie, 2008. Walker played Elenor Tilney in Granada’s highly acclaimed production of Northanger Abbey and has had recurring roles on Waking the Dead, and Holby City for BBC. She recently starred in RTE’s successful ninety minute drama Bittersweet and she will be continuing her role as Alice O’Brien in this seasons series of The Clinic.
CREDITS & CAST
Director Maurice Sweeney | Presented by Dr Micheál Ó Siochrú | Oliver Cromwell Owen Roe | Elizabeth Price Catherine Walker | Hugh Dubh O’Neill Declan Conlon | James Butler, Marquis of Ormond | David Heap | Mayor of Clonmel Patrick Fitzsymons | Owen Roe O’Neill Boyd Rankin | Henry Ireton Duncan Lacroix | Sir Arthur Aston Dermot O’Neill | Producer Rachel Towell | Executive Producers Dave Farrell Stephen Rooke | Written by David Ryan Maurice Sweeney Dr Micheál Ó Siochrú | Director of Photography Richard Kendrick | Editor Mick Mahon | Sound Fiachra O’Hanlon | Composer Steve Lynch | Senior Researcher David Ryan | Line Producer Niamh Maher | Drama Reconstructions Irish Arms, Ireland & The Sealed Knot, UK | Production Design Lynne Williams | Wardrobe Hair & Make-up Patsy Giles | Trainee Wardrobe Lee Davis | Set Construction & Props Colin Farrell | Armourer Boyd Rankin | Production Assistants Claire Corrigan Anne Marie Campbell | Camera Assistant Declan King | Trainee Camera Assistants Shane Corry Matthew Kirrane | Gaffer Will Cash | Electricians Con Dempsey Jr Craig Hudson | 1s Assistant Director John Wallace | 2nd Assistant Director Rebecca O’Malley | 2nd Unit Camera Emmet Harte Fergal O’Hanlon | Stills Photographer Gary Doherty | Boom Operator Mark Barry | Trainee Sound Sean Cuthbertson | Additional Sound Dave Fannin Stephen Mc Dowell | Voice Coaching Deborah Pearce | Irish Poetry Pat Butler | Voice Over Recording Tony Kiernan | Post Sound Supervisors Allan Fung & Tom Bjelic | Sound Designer Kevin Howard | Re-recording Mixer Steve Cupani | Assistant Sound Editor Josh Machado | Post Production Supervisor Dee Collier | Post Production Assistant Iseult Nolan | Assistant Editor Orla Malone | Online Editor Dominic Lord | Colourist Eugene McCrystal | Ireland Map Paul O’Neill | Graphics and CGI Red Vision | Executive Producer for The History Channel Richard Melman | Executive Producer for RTÉ Kevin Dawson