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Colum Gallivan


Physical details

Gender: Male

Eye colour: Hazel

Hair colour: Greying

Hair length: Medium

Playing age: 58 - 68 years

Actual age: 71

Height: 5ft 9ins

Build: Stocky

Location: London

Nationality type: European

Appearance: White


Born West Midlands, Irish parents (Belfast/Dublin). Childhood Belfast/Walsall. Trained RADA 1970/73. 'Bilingual' RP and authentic Irish accents (North and South). Playing age: Late forties/fifties. Wide experience community fringe, Rep, RSC, Royal Court, West End, TV. Parish priests, senior policemen, doctors, criminals (usually incompetent), barmen, terrorists etc. London debut Marcellus in Pryce/Eyre 'Hamlet' (Royal Court 1980), Mobilizer 'Juno and the Paycock' Judi Dench/Trevor Nunn (RSC 1980). Other parts: George 'Virginia Woolf' (Frankfurt English theatre 83). Mick Connor, Comedians, James Joyce, Travesties (Mercury Colchester) Fitzpatrick, lead in David Storey's 'Contractor' (90), a full size marquee tent erected on Birmingham Rep stage. 'Silver tongued' Birmingham Express and Star, 'Prodigious stamina' Walsall Observer. Other interests writing and translating.


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1997 Martin Duggan, Comfort and Joy , Coliseum, Oldham
1990 Fitzpatrick, Lead, The Contractor , Birmingham Rep
1983 George, Virginia Woolf , English Theatre, Frankfurt
1982 Peters, Balthazar B , Duke of York's Theatre
1980 Marcellus/Priest, Hamlet , Royal Court Theatre
1980 Mobiliser/Sewing Machine Man, Juno and the Paycock , RSC
1979 Uncle Brendan, Shamrock and Crocodiles , Rep
1978 Mick Connor, Comedians , Rep
1978 Dr Barr, Whose Life is it Anyway , Rep
1977 Meddle, London Assurance , Rep
1976 Ham, Endgame , Rep
1976 James Joyce, Travesties , Rep
1975 Adam, Creation of the World and Other Business , Edinburgh Festival
1974 Faz, Old King Cole
1973 Pozzo, Godot
1995 Gerry O'Hagan, Circle of Deceit , Yorkshire TV
1995 Father Riley, Father Ted's Christmas Special
1990 Sean Lime, Parnell and the Englishwoman , BBC
1987 Brendan Behan, After the War , Granada


Accents & Dialects

RP*, Manchester, Black Country*, Birmingham*, Northern, Welsh, Midlands*, Belfast*, Northern Irish*, Southern Irish*, Dublin*



Other skills

Puppetry, Singer


RADA 1970/1973