Who is Colm Meaney?
Colm Meaney was born in Dublin.
He began his acting studies at 14 years age and, after secondary school, he entered the Abbey Theatre School of Acting.
Colm became a member of the Irish National Theatre and then moved to England for acting work.
He started studying acting at 14, and he entered the Abbey Theatre School of Acting after secondary school. He became a member of the Irish National Theatre and worked for the next eight years in England, touring with several theatre companies, including the 7:84 theatre group founded by John McGrath.Meaney’s first television appearance was in Z-Cars on BBC 1, in 1978. He guest-starred on shows such as Remington Steele and Moonlighting before embarking on a successful film career; he received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor for his role in The Snapper. He first appeared on Star Trek: The Next Generation in its 1987 pilot episode, “Encounter at Farpoint”, as an unnamed helm officer. His character became a frequently recurring one and was given the name of Miles O’Brien as he became more prominent in the crew as Transporter Chief. In 1993, Meaney left The Next Generation for the main role in its spin-off Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and remained on that show until its final episode, in 1999. With 225 total appearances on Star Trek, he has made more appearances on the franchise than any other actor except Michael Dorn.
He played Colum O’Hara in the 1994 miniseries Scarlett, the sequel to Gone With the Wind. He has played a minor recurring role as Cowen, leader of the Genii on the Sci-Fi Channel (now Syfy) series Stargate Atlantis, guest-starred on Law & Order, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, and appeared as Bob O’Donnell on the ABC show Men in Trees. Meaney can also be seen in the film Die Hard 2 Released in 1990. In the film, Meaney plays the pilot for the plane Windsor 114 that was later crashed by Colonel Stuart. He was the only actor to appear in all three film adaptations of Roddy Doyle’s The Barrytown Trilogy, wherein he played the father of the Rabbitte family. Due to rights issues, the family name was changed from film to film. His stage appearances include the Old Vic production of Eugene O’Neill’s A Moon for the Misbegotten. Meaney starred in the British comedy film Three and Out released in the UK on 25 April 2008. In July of the same year, An Post issued a postage stamp showing Meaney as Joe Mullen in the film Kings.
In 2009, he co-starred with Gerard Butler and Jamie Foxx in Law Abiding Citizen, playing Detective Dunnigan. In March 2009, he voiced an Irish bartender on the St. Patrick’s Day episode of The Simpsons, “In the Name of the Grandfather”. In the same month the film The Damned United was released, a mostly fictional retelling of the 44-day period in which Brian Clough was manager of Leeds United. He played the former Leeds manager Don Revie. He also co-starred in Soldiers of Fortune with Christian Slater and Ving Rhames. In 2013, Meaney co-starred with Steve Coogan in Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa. In 2014, he appeared as The Horse in the BBC’s three-part crime story, The Driver. For five seasons he portrayed railroad magnate Thomas Durant on AMC’s drama series Hell on Wheels.
What has he appeared in?
Dubliner Meaney is best known for his role in Star Trek as Chief Miles O’Brien, who he played in 225 episodes in Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.
In 1990 he appeared as a pilot in Die Hard 2, and in 1997 he didn’t veer too far away from the airport, playing DEA Agent Duncan Malloy in Con Air.
In 2004 he appeared opposite (pre-James Bond) Daniel Craig and Tom Hardy in Layer Cake, playing Gene.
He also appeared in 2013’s Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa.
He plays a leading role in The Journey as Former IRA Commander and Northern Ireland Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness, who died last month.
What does he think of Martin McGuinness?
At the Toronto Film Festival screening of The Journey last year, Colm called McGuinness an “extraordinary statesman”.
He said: “I supported him in his candidacy for President of Ireland at the last election because I thought he was the most qualified person to do it.
“He’s proved himself over the last ten years to be a very astute politician and a remarkably competent statesman, which surprises a lot of people.”
Colm Meaney Age
Colm was born on May 30, 1953, making him 63 years old.
When is The Journey being released
The Journey was first screened at the Toronto Film Festival last year, but it won’t be out on general release in Ireland until June 30.
Colm Meaney Children
He has two children Ada Meaney born in 2005, and Brenda Meaney born in 1984.
Colm Meaney Height
He stands at a height of 5 feet 9 inches (1.8 m) tall.