John Quinn

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Height: 5' 11"

Principal Age Range: 50 - 60

Build: Large

Hair: Grey

Eyes: Blue

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John is cast in "TAKEN DOWN" (working title) a new police procedural drama for RTE Television which is being directed by David Caffrey (LoveHate). It is currently in production in Dublin until the end of August.

John plays 'Lorcan McDonagh' in Lance Daly's classic story of revenge "BLACK 47" which premiered at this year's Galway Film Fleadh.

In post-production is Robert Higgins and Paddy McGivney's new short film "ANGELS GUARD THEE" in which John plays the co-lead role of 'Martin', Kevin Barry's new feature drama "DARK LIES THE ISLAND" directed by Ian Fitzgibbon in which he is cast in a supporting role, and Lee Cronin's new feature film "THE HOLE IN THE GROUND" in which he plays a 'Detective'.

Other film and television credits include 'Detective Kelly' in Alfonso Films short film "SPENT" written by Emma Wall and directed by Claire Byrne, a role in RTE's television drama "ACCEPTABLE RISK" directed by Scottish director Kelly Glenaan, 'Garda Belton' in award winning director Frank Berry's new feature film "MICHAEL INSIDE",'Joe Malone' in TV3's drama "RED ROCK 2", the role of 'Garda O'Sullivan' in RTE Televisions hit series "CANíT COPE, WONíT COPE 1", 'Tony' in SKY Television's comedy series "MOONE BOY 3", 'Colin Doherty' in the BBC Television comedy series "VEXED 2", and roles in Grand Pictures feature film "The LEGEND OF LONGWOOD" directed by Lisa Mulcahy and RTE's "LOVE/HATE 3".

John's short films credits include 'Pat' in the IADT short "A DRY CHRISTMAS", 'Johnny' in Cathal Nally's "THE COUNTY" and 'Frank' in the London Film School Short "A GOOD FRIDAY".

Accents & Skills

Accents: Irish Midlands (Native), Northern Irish, English RP, Dublin, Scottish, Standard American, South American

Skills: Full Driving Licence, Fire Arms Trained, Full Motorbike Licence

Interests: Films, Theatre, Rugby , Surfing

Screen Experience




Production Company

Taken Down (Television)

Immigration Officer

David Caffrey

for RTE Television

Angels Guard Thee (Short Film)


Robert Higgins and Paddy McGivney's


Dark Lies The Island (Feature Film)

Bus Driver

Ian Fitzgibbon

Grand Pictures

The Hole In The Ground (Feature Film)


Lee Cronin

Savage Productions

Black 47 (Feature Film)

Lorcan McDonagh

Lance Daly

Macdara Kellegher

Acceptable Risk (Television Drama)

Security Officer

Kelly Glenaan

Dead Truth for RTE Television

Michael Inside (Feature Film)

Garda Barry

Frank Berry

Pathways Film Productions

Can't Cope Won't Cope (Television)

Garda O'Sullivan

Cathy Brady

Deadpan Pictures

Wake (Short Film)


Ciaran O

Nothing To Fancy

Red Rock Ep 18 (Television)

Joe Malone


Element Pictures for TV3 / Carrig Rua Productions

Moone Boy 3 (Television)


Chris O

Baby Cow Productions

The Legend Of Longwood (Feature Film)

Phyrotechnic Guy

Lisa Mulcahy

Grand Pictures

A Good Friday (Short Film)


Connla Lyons

London Film School

A Dry Christmas (Short Film)


Evin O'Neill

IADT Graduation 2013

Love/Hate Series 3 (RTE Television)

Special Branch Man

David Caffrey

DNS Three Productions

Vexed - Series 2 (BBC Television)

Colin Doherty

Kieron J Walsh

Vexed Productions Ltd

The County (Short Film)


Cathal Nally

Barbershop Triplet Productions

The Other Side Of Sleep (Short Film)


Rebecca Daly

Fastnet Productions

Theatre Experience



Theatre/Theatre Company


Of Mice And Men


Rail Theatre

Sean Lynch

A View From The Bridge


Rail Theatre Mullingar

Sean Lynch

When We Were Married


Rail Theatre Mullingar

Sean Lynch



Rail Theatre Mullingar

Sean Lynch

Portia Coughlan


Rail Theatre Mullingar

Sean Lynch

One Flew Over The Cookoos Nest


Rail Theatre Mullingar

Sean Lynch

Brighton Beach Memoirs


Rail Theatre Mullingar

Sean Lynch

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