Donal Cox trained at and worked with Ireland’s National Theatre, the Abbey, in Dublin. He was privileged to work at the Dublin Gate Theatre with the legendary Micheál Mac Liammoir and has since appeared, in London’s West End theatres and further afield, in countless productions featuring the work of Irish writers. On RTÉ he has appeared in classical and modern drama, and as a presenter in the Irish language. In the UK he has played leading and featured roles on TV for the major channels, as well as in feature films. Screen appearances include the Ricky Gervais TV series Life’s Too Short, 2014 feature film The Double, (dir Richard Ayoade) and TV drama-documentary Raiders of the Lost Art: Hitler’s Dealer screened on Sky Arts. Donal is co-artistic director of Fifth Province Productions under whose banner his original solo shows Journey to The Fifth Province and Yeats by Lightning have toured widely. In 2017 he was cast by director Sam Mendes, and played the role of Uncle Pat Carney in Jez Butterworth’s multi award-winning West End play The Ferryman.
Theatre includes: The Ferryman (Gielgud); Night, A Wall, Two Men (Etcetera); Journey to the Fifth Province (UK tour); An Ideal Husband (Greenwich Playhouse); A Pagan Place, Famine, (Royal Court); An Oscar of Great Importance (Fortune); Juno and the Paycock (Oxford Playhouse/UK tour); Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead (Gate, Dublin); Take Love Easy (Ambassadors); The Hostage, Borstal Boy (Abbey Theatre); The Proposal (Pleasance); To Be Found Out (Vaudeville, Fortune).
Television includes: Life’s Too Short, Raiders of the Lost Art: Hitler’s Dealer, Bloody Tales of the Tower, The Patriot Game, A Thousand Pounds for Rosebud, The One-legged Man, General Hospital, Howard’s Way, Z Cars: Last Bus to Newtown, Special Branch, Sunday Sunday, Antigone, Southside.
Film Includes: The Double, King Arthur, The Last Days of Jack Sheppard, Philadelphia Here I Come, Guns in the Heather.