Desmond Eastwood

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Height: 6' 0"

Principal Age Range: 18 - 25

Build: Athletic

Hair: Dark Blonde

Eyes: Blue

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In post-production is 2L Films new feature film "THURSDAY'S CHILD" in which Desmond plays 'James'. He also recently wrapped on an RTE Storyland project called "SOCIAL INFLUENCE" directed by Rebekah Davis.

Des plays 'TAZ RAN' in the first season of SyFy's "KRYPTON" series which is set two generations before the 'Man of Steel' (Superman) is born. Season 2 is set to go into production this Autumn in Belfast.

Short Films in post-production include Brick by Stone Productions "BLIP BLOP" in which Des plays 'BLIP' and Caoimhe Clancy's short film "CLODAGH" in which he plays 'Alex'. Short film credits also include the co-lead role of 'Owen' in MD Neely's short film "UNSEEN, 'David' in Kate Dolan's film "CATCALLS", 'Sam Jenkins' in ‘IN ANOTHER LIFE’ directed by Danielle Leslie, the lead role of 'Brian Wilson' in the short ‘I AM BRIAN WILSON’ directed by Elizabeth Withstandley, 'William' in "GRACE’ a short film by Jack Walsh, 'Pearse' in ‘TOUT’ by Conal Tutin (Best Student Short Film RTS NI Awards), and the roles of 'Eric' in ‘DREAM HOUSE" and 'Nathan' in "PRIVILEGE’ which were both written and directed by Tom Hall.

Theatre credits include lead role of 'James' in The Lyric Theatre's creative learning production "BLACKOUT" which toured throughout Northern Ireland, 'Branwell Bronte' in Polly Teale’s ‘BRONTE’ (Dublin's Smock Alley Theatre & The Mill Theatre, Dundrum), 'David' in ‘REMEMBER TO BREATHE’ by Orla Murphy (Nominated for Fishamble Best New Play Award Tiger Fringe 2015), 'PHILIP' in Shakespeare's ‘THE Taming OF THE SHREW’ with Fortune’s Fool Productions, and 'O'Sullivan' in ‘INSIDE THE GPO’ with Fishamble Theatre Company directed by Jim Culleton. Des also played the Drunk Homeless Narrator in 'PROCLAMATION' a commedia dell'arte play written and directed by Ronan Dempsey.


Accents & Skills

Accents: Northern Irish (Native),Southern Irish, English RP, Northern English, London, Liverpool, Glasgow, General American, Boston, New York

Skills: Full Clean Driving Licence, BADC Level 1 Stage Combat - Unarmed and Armed, Voiceover Artist with voicebank.ie

Interests: Football, Music

Sports: Rugby, Football, Gaelic, Swimming, Rackets, Aikido (Beginner), Horse-riding

Training

Course/Workshop

Facilitator/Venue

Full Time Professional Actor Training (2014-16)

Gaiety School of Acting

BA (Hons) in Law - 2:1 (2011-14)

Queen's University Belfast

Drama Studio (Sep-Dec 2012)

Lyric Theatre Belfast


Screen Experience

Film/TV

Role

Director

Production Company

VIKINGS V1 (Television)

Saxon Messenger

Paddy Breathnach

TM Productiions for History Channel

Thursdays Child (Feature Film)

James

Allan El Atrash

2L Films

Social Influence (RTE Storyland)

Cashier

Rebekah Davis

Indie Movie Ltd

Krypton (Television)

Taz-Ran

Kate Dennis

Warner Horizon TV / DC

Blip Blop (Short)

Blip

Jane McGrath

Brick by Stone Productions

Catcalls (Short)

David

Kate Dolan

Irish Film Board Focus Shorts Scheme.

Unseen (Short)

Owen

M.D. Neely

CIY Films

Can't Breathe (Short)

Ben

Laura Way

Focus Ireland Bodecci Films

In Another Life (Short)

Sam Jenkins

Danielle Leslie

Independent

I am Brian Wilson (Short)

Brian Wilson

Elizabeth Withstandley

Independent

Kings and Queens (Short)

Chris

Connor Quinn

Independent

Privilege (Short)

Nathan

Tom Hall

Gaiety School of Acting

Dream House (Short)

Eric

Tom Hall

Gaiety School of Acting

Grace (Short)

William

Jack Walsh

Rivendell Films (Screening at Cannes Short Film Corner 2016)

Tout (Short)

Pearse

Conal Tutin


Theatre Experience

Play

Role

Theatre/Theatre Company

Director

Blackout

James

Lyric Theatre

Philip Crawford

Fighting Words

Various

Abbey Theatre Rehearsed Readings

Aoife Spillane Hinks

Bronte

Branwell Bronte

Illustrated Productions

Clare Maguire

Proclamation

The Logic

Gaiety School of Acting Graduation Show

Ronan Dempsey

Inside the GPO

O'Sullivan

Fishamble Theatre Company

Jim Culleton

Taming of the Shrew

Philip

Fortune Fools Productions

Stephanie Courtney

Remember to Breathe

David

Independent

Orla Murphy



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