Bob Kelly

Height: 5' 10" (179cm)

Principal Age Range: 36 - 42

Build: Athletic

Hair: Brown

Eyes: Blue



Bob's play “TINTOWN” in which he is the sole performer had run in several venues throughout Ireland earlier last year before the national tour had to be suspended due to Covid. Meticulously researched through access to rare internee interviews Bob wrote it during his Theatre Artist Residency in Sligo’s Hawk’s Well Theatre.

His screen acting credits include the lead role of ‘Sean Heuston’ in Abu Media’s 1916 Rising TV series “SEACHTAIR DEARMADHA” directed by Daithi Keane, the lead role of 'Andy' in El Zorreo’s short “WITHDRAWAL” directed by Philip Sheerin, the lead role of ‘Dave’ in TW Films short “FOXGLOVE” directed by Brian Deane who also directed Bob in Technowolf’s short “WITHOUT WORDS”.

Bob has worked with renowned director John Tiffany ("Harry Potter and The Cursed Child") on “ONCE: THE MUSICAL" and "LET THE RIGHT ONE IN” (The Abbey Theatre).

Other theatre work includes “NIVELLI’S WAR” (Cahoots, New Victory NY), “THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY” (Abbey Theatre), “THE KING OF THE GREAT CLOCK TOWER” (Royal Ballet School), “FIVE MINUTES LATER” (Sugarglass), “COUNTRY GIRLS” (Red Kettle), “MACBETH” (The Mill), “CABARET EMOTIVO (Theatro Stabile de la Sardegna), and “PINNOCHIO” (Cahoots NI). Bob has also worked extensively with Blue Raincoat Theatre Company.


Accents: Irish-Southern*, Irish Regional, Northern Irish, Belfast, Cork, Dublin, English RP*, Northern English, Scottish, American - Standard, American-Southern States

Languages: French (Fluent), Italian (Advanced), German & Spanish (Conversational)

Performance: Clown, Movement, Voice, Tragedy, Bouffon, Mask, Stage Combat, Acrobatics

Vehicle Licences: Full Driving Licence

Music & Dance: Acoustic Guitar

Other Skills: Comedy Improv, Stilt-walking

Qualifications: Qualified Youth Worker

Nominations: Nominated for Best Supporting Actor, Irish Times Theatre Awards 2012 (forThe Poor Mouth

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