Colin O’Donoghue is an actor who has proved his mettle in the movie industry by starring in multiple movies, TV shows, and theatrical productions. Kicking off his career in the early 20s, the brilliant actor has over thirty acting credits under his belt so far. As a result of his outstanding depictions especially his portrayal of Captain Killian Jones, he has been a recipient of many awards and nominations. Beyond being known for his works as an actor, O’Donoghue had put his singing prowess into display while he was a member of the quintet boy band, The Enemies. Discover the age of the actor as well as his best movies and TV shows below.
What is Colin O’Donoghue’s Age?
The widely known actor was born in Drogheda County, Louth, Ireland on 26th January 1981. He was raised alongside his brother, Allen by Roman Catholic parents, Con and Mary O’Donoghue. He completed his basic education from Dundalk Grammar School and is an alumnus of the prestigious drama school, The Gaiety School of Acting (GSA) situated on Essex Street West in Temple Bar, Dublin. After honing his acting skills at the drama school, O’Donoghue put his career to a get-go by featuring in British and Irish TV shows and plays before becoming active in Hollywood.
At What Age Did He Begin Starring in Movies and TV Shows?
The skilled actor kicked off his acting career at the age of 20 when he made an appearance in the 2001 British TV drama miniseries, Rebel Heart. Two years later, he was cast as Norman Quested in the Irish TV movie, Home for Christmas which earned him Irish Film and TV Awards for Best Talent in 2003. From 2004 to 2005, he made guest appearances in series such as Love is the Drug, Fair City and Proof. He further featured in eleven episodes of the Primetime TV medical drama series, The Clinic as Conor Elliott.
Despite gaining roles in TV shows and movies, Colin O’Donoghue became a movie star in 2012 when he began portraying the character of Captain Hook/Killian Jones in the American fairy tale drama TV series, Once Upon a Time. Following his excellent character depiction in the aforementioned series, the young actor has nabbed multiple nominations in People’s Choice Awards and Teen Choice Awards as he finally took home the latter in the year 2016.
O’Donoghue made his big-screen debut in the 2011 movie, The Rite, although he has made appearances in some short films before then. Other movies and TV shows Colin O’Donoghue has starred in include What Still Remains, Carrie Pilby, Storage 24, Tudors, Trollhunters, Heartstrings, 3Below Tales of Arcadia, and others. As a stage actor, he has had roles in plays such as The Dream of a Summer Day, Eclipse, Moonlight Mickey’s, Othello, The Taming of Shrew, Walking the Road, among several others.
How Old Was He When He Got Married?
Colin O’Donoghue began dating his now-wife, Helen O’Donoghue at the age of 18. The pair moved on to solemnize the union when the former musician was 28 years of age (2009). The lovely couple is now proud parents to two adorable kids, a son named Evan James O’Donoghue who was born in August 2013 and a daughter who joined the family in May 2017.
What are Colin O’Donoghue’s Best Movies and TV Shows
1. Once Upon a Time (2012-2018)
In this ABC drama series that is created by Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz (writers of Lost and Tron: Legacy), Colin O’Donoghue plays the role of Captain Killian “Hook” Jones. He shares screen space with the likes of Ginnifer Goodwin, Jennifer Morrison, Lana Parrilla, and Josh Dallas. The fantasy TV series follows the story of a young woman with a troubled past who is drawn to a small town in Maine where fairy tales are believed. The series was critically and commercially successful as it has garnered numerous award wins and nominations including 7 Primetime Emmy Awards nominations. The TV show also earned Colin O’Donoghue a Teen Choice Award.
2. The Durst Storm (2016)
The Durst Storm is a musical romance film which stars Colin O’Donoghue in the main role as Brennan. The film is about a musician (Colin O’Donoghue) who finds himself reunited with the girl who had previously broken his heart while on a business trip to Nashville. Following the outstanding display of his singing talent in the film, it has undoubtedly become one of Colin O’Donoghue’s best movies so far.
3. Carrie Pilby (2016)
Based on a best selling novel of the same name by Caren Lissner, this American comedy-drama film stars Colin O’Donoghue alongside Bel Powley, Nathan Lane, Gabriel Byrne, and Vanessa Bayer. Although it was initially given limited release and then became available through video on demand in April 2017, the movie was the most-watched iTunes film in the independent film category for the first three weeks of its release.
4. The Rite (2011)
With Mikael Håfström overseeing this motion picture as director, Colin O’Donoghue portrays the character of Michael Kovak, a Seminarian who traveled to the Vatican in Rome so he can attend an exorcism class taught by Father Xavier (Ciarán Hinds). The movie had an impressive theatrical performance as it grossed $96 million off its production budget of $37 million.
5. The Clinic (2006-2008)
The Clinic which is a TV medical drama series centered on the staff of the Clarence Street Clinic in the affluent Dublin 4 area of Dublin, Ireland, featured Colin O’Donoghue as Conor Elliott. The series gained reviews following its debut in 2003 on RTÉ One as it went on to become one of the network’s most popular shows and one of O’Donoghue’s best TV shows.