ROBERT SHEEHAN (Simon Lewis) IFTA Rising Star nominee, Robert Sheehan is perhaps best known for playing the much loved role of 'Nathan' in the BAFTA award winning Channel 4 series "Mifits." This role saw Robert nominated for several awards including a BAFTA TV Award for Best Supporting Actor, an IFTA for Best Supporting Actor and a Golden Nymph Award for Outstanding Actor -- Drama Series at the Monte Carlo TV Festival.
Robert has been acting since childhood, making his debut appearance in the acclaimed feature film Song for a Raggy Boy. As a teenager he went on to appear in a number of feature films including Ghostwood and Summer of the Flying Saucers. In March 2009, Robert appeared as 'BJ' in the Channel 4 trilogy, "Red Riding" alongside Sean Bean, David Morrissey, Andrew Garfield and Paddy Considine which aired to huge critical and popular acclaim and was nominated for several BAFTA Awards. In 2011, Robert was nominated for an IFTA in the Best Actor in a Lead Role in Television category for his role as 'Darren' in the Irish crime drama, "Love/Hate." Channel 5 recently acquired seasons 1 and 2 of the hugely successful RTE's drama series and plan to air both seasons of the show in an unbroken run of ten episodes this July. In December 2011, Robert starred opposite Stephen Fry, Christopher Eccleston and Victoria Wood in the BBC adaptation of "The Borrowers" which aired on Boxing Day. Robert's other television credits include "Bittersweet," "Rock Rivals," "The Tudors," "Bel's Boys," "The Clinic," "Young Blades," and "Foreign Exchange."
For film, Robert starred in UK drama "Cherrybomb" opposite Rupert Grint, Kimberly Nixon and James Nesbitt which premiered at the 2009 Berlin Film Festival. He also appeared in the lead role opposite Nicholas Cage in US fantasy thriller Season of the Witch as well as playing 'Ivan McCormick' in Killing Bono alongside Ben Barnes and Pete Postlethwaite. Robert also took on the lead role in British horror film, Demons Never Die. In 2010, Robert provided the voice of 'Ray' in the animated film, A Turtle's Tale: Sammy's Adventures.
October 2011, saw Robert make his professional stage debut in the title role opposite Ruth Negga and Niamh Cusack in The Playboy of the Western World at the Old Vic which was critically acclaimed. Robert himself earned stellar reviews; Caroline McGinn of Timeout cited "Robert Sheehan makes a seriously impressive stage debut here as the lyrical chancer himself, Christy Mahon" and Keith Watson of the Metro stated "Sheehan has justifiably been marked out as a rising star".
Last year Robert was seen in the second series of the BBC drama, "Accused," created by Jimmy McGovern, receiving rave reviews for his performance with Huffington Post's Caroline Frost commenting, "Robert Sheehan is a magnetic presence on the screen and surely destined for Hollywood." He also featured in "Me and Mr. Jones," a comedy for BBC with Neil Morrissey and Sarah Alexander.
Robert is currently filming Roberto Faenza's Anita B, alongside Eline Powell and Antonio Cupo.