Rory was recently seen as Pozzo in Druid’s acclaimed production of Waiting for Godot directed by Garry Hynes, for which he was awarded Best Supporting Actor at the Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards 2017. He is a member of the Druid Company ensemble and has also appeared as Buckingham in Richard III, Falstaff in DruidShakespeare (Best Supporting Actor nomination Irish Times Awards), DruidMurphy, and The Colleen Bawn for the company.
Rory graduated from the Gaiety School of Acting in 2003, making his post-graduate debut in The Drunkard a new adaptation by Tom Murphy, directed by Lynne Parker for B*spoke Theatre Company and the Galway International Arts Festival. Since then Rory has appeared in Checkov’s First Play (Dead Centre); as Ross O’Carroll Kelly in The Last Days of the Celtic Tiger, Between Foxrock and a Hard Place and Breaking Dad at the Olympia and Gaiety Theatres (Landmark Productions); Northern Star, The Importance of Being Earnest opposite Stockard Channing, several productions of Improbable Frequency, The Taming of the Shrew and Peer Gynt (Rough Magic); Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris, Death of a Salesman, The Importance of Being Earnest (Gate Theatre); Roddy Doyle’s adaptation of The Playboy of the Western World, Macbeth, Big Love, Comedy of Errors, The Last Days of a Reluctant Tyrant, The Rivals, Arrah na Pogue, Translations and The Government Inspector (Best Supporting Actor nomination Irish Times Awards), , Hevenly Bodies (Abbey Theatre); King Lear (Second Age) and The Wiremen (Gaiety Theatre).
Screen credits include: A Thousand Times Goodnight with Juliette Binoche; FitzJohn in the feature film WILD; the role of Charlie McCreevy in Charlie, a three part mini-series produced by Touchpaper Films/RTE, and Max Clayton in Fair City (RTE). He recently completed filming a role in Acceptable Risk a six part mini-series for RTE staring Elaine Cassidy which is due for broadcast later this year.