Desmond's recent screen credits include the role of Conor in feature film BLACK MEDICINE directed by Colum Eastwood, the role of Niall in BBC/HULU series NORMAL PEOPLE directed by Lenny Abrahamson and the role of Owen in BLOOD for Virgin Media One.
He will next be seen on stage in the role of Brendan in THE LIEUTENANT OF INISHMORE directed by Andrew Flynn at the Gaiety Theatre. Following that he will take on the role of Johnny Boyle in JUNO & THE PAYCOCK directed by Andrew Flynn at the Olympia Theatre.
Other recent screen credits include NI Screen funded short films MY FAVOURITE PAUL, directed by Rebekah Davis and SKINNY; an exploration on bulimia written and directed by Mark Corrigan. Other recent screen credits include the RTE Storyland project, SOCIAL INFLUENCE directed by Rebekah Davis and feature film THURSDAY'S CHILD for 2L Films by Allan El Trash, the role of Taz-Ran in SyFy's KRYPTON series. He will also be appearing in Season 6 of VIKINGS directed by Paddy Breathnach.
Short film credits include the lead role of Owen in American filmmaker MD Neely's short film UNSEEN. The piece was used as a suicide awareness tool across schools in America and Ireland. Desmond played the role of William in the short film GRACE, written and directed by Jack Walsh. Other short film credits include CATCALLS by Kate Dolan and THE SECRET BOX by Georg S.Leitgeb.
Theatre credits include his one-man show BLACK EYED DOG for the SCENE + HEARD Festival in Smock Alley, the lead role of James in Lyric Theatre's production BLACKOUT which toured throughout Northern Ireland, Branwell Bronte in Polly Teale’s BRONTE directed by Claire Maguire - Dublin's Smock Alley Theatre & the Mill Theatre, Dundrum. Desmond also played the role of MACBETH directed by Martin Maguire in a touring educational production with the Gaiety School of Acting. He also appeared in FIGHTING WORDS directed by Aoife Spillane-Hinks, a reading of new work at the Abbey Theatre.