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Joe McKinney

The oldest of the ten actors, Joe McKinney has had a career that reads like an eclectic how-to guide for thespian prowess. The Reiki and Yoga enthusiast achieved notoriety and spawned imitators after his trademark dance routine in the Guinness 'Anticipation' Ad. Beginning his acting career in Fringe Theatre, Joe's earlier performances included 'Saved' by Edward Bond, Joe Dowling's production of 'Borstal Boy' and 'Bouncers' at the Tivoli Theatre. Later, 'Spoonfed' an Attic Studio theatre improv show for Fringe 2005, and 'An Image For The Rose' (nominated sexiest show Fringe 2006).

On the small screen, Joe spent years knee-deep in silage and combine-harvesters playing Dan Reilly in RTÉ's rural soap, 'Glenroe'. He has also worked on award-winning short films such as 'Area 51', 'Past Pupil' and 'A Dublin Story' (2003) (Shortlisted for Academy Award Nominaton).

Feature films include 'King Arthur - Directors Cut' directed by Antoine Fuqua, 'The Crooked Mile' and 'Starfish' directed by Stephen Kane. Current / upcoming projects include 'Nuts' (2006), written and directed by Irvine Welsh, 'Anton', (2008) and 'Handheld' (2008). A poetry aficionado, Joe's favourite poets include Dylan Thomas, Spike Milligan and... himself.

 

Joe McKinney
Joe McKinney
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