Actor / Presenter
Maclean Burke

ABOUT Maclean burke

Maclean Burke is best known for playing Damien Halpin in Ireland’s top rated soap Fair City. He first made his Carrigstown debut in 1998.

He began acting at a very young age and has appeared in not one, but two defining movies of the last two decades. At thirteen he landed his first professional role in Jim Sheridan’s award winning film ‘In The Name of The Father’ starring Daniel Day Lewis and in the summer of 1998 Maclean worked with Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks on ‘Saving Private Ryan’. More recently his movie roles include David Gleeson’s ‘The Front Line’ and the TV Drama ‘Rough Diamond’ to name but a few.

With his boundless energy and infectious personality, Maclean has been a popular choice for various celebrity reality shows. Titles include ‘Celebrity You’re a Star’ (RTE) and ‘No Frontiers’ (RTE). 2010 saw Maclean training alongside world boxing champion Barry Mc Guigan and two time World Heavy Weight Champion ‘Terrible’ Tim Witherspoon for RTE’s ‘Lord of the Rings’. Other TV appearances have included ‘The Morning Show’ (TV3), ‘The Afternoon Show’ (RTE), ‘Seoige’ (RTE), and ‘Breaking Ball’ (RTE). Maclean has been a guest on several radio shows including a guest presenting feature on RTE 2FM’s ‘Weekenders’ show.

Soap award nominations have included ‘IFTA Best Soap Couple’, ‘IFTA Best Male Soap Star’ and ‘Best Soap Family’ (Walkers TV Now Awards).

A tireless charity worker, Mac has raised thousands of pounds for charities over the years including climbing Ben Nevis for The Irish Cancer Society and raising over 130,000 Euro. More recntly he helped promote the Baby Max Wings Of Love charity who buy essential life saving machines for children’s hospitals.

Mac is the founder and Director of ‘The Big Idea’ drama school.

AGENT

AGENT
EMAIL

Julian Benson Management
jbp@julian-benson.com

CONTACT
TEL NO

Julian Benson / Nikki Ryan
(Office) +353 1 6764377

PERSONAL

PLAYING AGE
HAIR
NATIONALITY

30 – 36
Brown
Irish

HEIGHT
EYES
FRAME:

6’
Blue
Broad
television
TITLE
Fair City
Roy The Cartoon Boy
Rough Diamond
ROLE
Damien Halpin
Cousin Danny
Auctioneer
COMPANY
RTE
Jam Media (CBBC)
Element Films
DIRECTOR
Various
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Simon Massey/Dermot Boyd
film
TITLE
The Front Line
Saving Private Ryan
Drinking Crude
In The Name of the Father
ROLE
Plank
Soldier
Tony Junior
Young Vincent Maguire
COMPANY
Wide Eye Films
Paramount Films
Sweetskin Prods.
Universal Pictures
DIRECTOR
David Gleeson
Steven Spielberg
Owen McPolin
Jim Sheridan
theatre
TITLE
I, Keano
Canneries
Makin’ Hits
The Costa Lads
ROLE
Scandalus
Tommy
Multiple Roles
Jamie
COMPANY
Lane Productions
Kevin McHugh Prods.
Calipo Theatre
Black Box Theatre
DIRECTOR
Peter Sheridan
Kevin McHugh
Darren Thornton
Martin Maguire
GUEST FEATURES (TV)
Lord of The Ring (Reality Television/Screentime ShinAwil, RTE)
Celebrity You’re A Star (Reality Television/Screentime ShinAwil, RTE)
No Frontiers (Reality Television/Frontier Films, RTE)
Breaking Ball (Reality Television/ Setanta, RTE)
RADIO
‘Weekenders’ (RTE 2FM)
ACCENTS
Proficient in all accents
SPECIAL SKILLS
Voice Over Artist, Puppeteer, Sword Fighting, Boxing, Archery, Full Driving License

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