Who is Ned Dennehy?
Ned Dennehy was born in Ireland on December 8, 1965 – his zodiac sign is Sagittarius and he has Irish nationality. He is an actor who is perhaps best known for his portrayal of Tommy in the drama film “Tyrannosaur”, which was written and directed by Paddy Considine, and starred Peter Mullan, Archie Lal and Jag Sanghera. The story follows Joseph, who decides to change his life after meeting Christian saleswoman Hannah – the film won 24 awards, including a BAFTA, and was nominated for 25 more.
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Ned is not related to Brian Dennehy, the famous American actor best known for his roles in the films “Presumed Innocent” in 1990, “Romeo + Juliet” in 1996 and “Death of a Salesman” in 2000.
Childhood and education
Ned was raised as an only child in Ireland by his father who was a fisherman and his mother who was a seamstress.
He became interested in acting while attending a local high school, where he was a member of the school drama club and appeared in many school plays, however, he only considered acting a hobby and wanted to focus on his education – he also enjoyed playing football and watching matches live.
After enrolling in 1983, he enrolled in college from which he graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1987, and Ned held several jobs for the next nine years before launching his acting career.
Ned has been credited with appearing in around 100 movies and TV series, and we are going to mention some of his most notable performances in this article.
Ned made his film debut when he played lead character Petrol Pump Attendant in the 1996 short “Quickfix”, written and directed by Eamon Little, which also starred Andrew Bennet and Declan Greene.
However, he wasn’t recognized until 14 years later, after playing Scared Man in the critically acclaimed fantasy film ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1’ starring Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint. and which follows the finale of Harry, Ron and Hermione. stand against Lord Voldemort – the film won 15 awards and was nominated for 55 more, including two Oscars. Ned then starred as The Hitchhiker in the short horror comedy “The Box” written and directed by Adam Collins, which follows Niall who picks up a hitchhiker and his strange cardboard box. In 2018, Ned appeared as Brother Swan in the action-fantasy horror film ‘Mandy’, starring Nicolas Cage, and was a hit, winning 13 awards while he was nominated for 40 more.
2018 also saw Ned portray George Moore in the documentary drama ‘Citizen Lane’, which is about Lane attempting to salvage 39 paintings from famous artists for Ireland. He then starred in Dathai Keane’s 2019 drama “Finky,” about a young musician who becomes paralyzed after a car accident and then joins a circus. The same year, Ned played Griffin in the comedy “Supervized”.
Three of his last notable film performances were in the Irish crime drama ‘Calm with Horses’ and the New Zealand action comedy ‘Guns Akimbo’ which starred Daniel Radcliffe, both in 2019, and the Canadian fantasy film from 2020 “Undergods” which was written and directed by Chino Moya.
Roles in television series
Ned made his first television series appearance in 1997, when he played the district attorney in the adventure drama series “The Wonderful World of Disney” episode “Oliver Twist,” but he didn’t was recognized only in 2013, when it started. portraying Charlie Strong, the title character of the British period crime drama “Peaky Blinders”, which also starred Cillian Murphy, Paul Anderson and Helen McCrory, and is about a gang based in England in the 1900s – the series has won 17 awards and was nominated for 37 more.
He then played the title character, Letters Molloy in the British drama ‘Banished’, about several Britons who are sent to live in Australia because of the crimes they committed in Britain – the film was nominated for seven awards.
Some of Ned’s next roles were in four episodes of the drama “Clean Break” as Noel Blake in 2015, another drama “Dickensian” in which he played Ebeneezer Scrooge in 13 episodes in 2016, and the series “An Klondike” (also known as “Dominion Creek”) in which he played Captain Pat ‘Irish Pat’ Galvin in eight episodes in 2017. Ned played supporting character Paddy Fitzgerald in the sci-fi drama “Glitch” which starred starred Patrick Brammall and Emma Booth, and is about six years old people who come back to life after being dead for many years, but with no memories.
— Ned Dennehy (@NedDennehy) November 22, 2017
Ned played Father Etienne in the French historical fiction series “Versailles” in 2017, guest starred in a single episode of the American horror sci-fi series “Nightflyers” in 2018, and was later cast as the character. main, Duke of Hell Hastur in the comedy fantasy series “Good Omens” which starred David Tennant and Michael Sheen, and is a tale that features an Antichrist, a demon and an angel.
Three of his most recent notable roles in television series have been in the mystery crime drama “Dublin Murders” and the Irish coming-of-age comedy “The Young Offenders” in 2019, and the historical drama “Outlander” in 2020.
Ned was nominated for an Irish Film and Television Award for Best Actor in a Dramatic Supporting Role for ‘Dickensian’ in 2016, and the following year he won the same award for his performance in ‘An Klondike’.
Ned hid details of his love life from the media, and many people wondered if he was married or not. Rumors are circulating on the internet that he was in a relationship with Leila Gurruwiwi, an Australian media commentator and TV show producer, who appeared alongside him in the series “Glitch” between 2015 and 2017 – according to rumours, the the two have shown too much chemistry between them on the show (Leila’s character Kalinda is the love interest of Ned’s character), which is why some believe they dated in real life as well.
Ned has not commented on the rumors regarding his love life and connection with Leila, and as of September 2020 he is single, unmarried and has no children.
Hobbies and other interests
Ned’s main hobby is travelling, and his acting career has seen him travel the world while his dream destination is New York. He is also interested in the real estate business, and is believed to have several properties in New York.
He is interested in fast cars and has a small collection of old ones.
What a great pleasure it was to welcome one of the “Peaky Blinders” to the studio today, Mr. Ned Dennehy.
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Ned is an animal lover and has had several pet dogs, while his favorite “animals” are dolphins.
He enjoys reading books in his free time, and his favorite is “The Unbearable Lightness of Being” written by Milan Kundera.
In his spare time – and especially late at night – Ned likes to watch movies, and his favorite actors and actresses are Johnny Depp, Keanu Reeves and Julia Roberts, and some of his favorite films are the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise, “The Matrix” and “The Runaway Bride” trilogy.
age and size
Ned’s age is 54. He has short brown hair and blue eyes, his height is 6 feet 2 inches (1.88 m) and he weighs around 180 pounds (82 kg).
As of September 2020, his net worth is estimated to be over $5 million.