Eamon Morrissey

 

Eamon Morrissey is one of Ireland's best known entertainers. 

 

He became a household name in Ireland with a long running satirical TV show HALL'S PICTORIAL WEEKLY in which he played everything from Government Ministers to suburban housewives.  He has also written and played in a similar long running RTÉ radio show, ONLY SLAGGIN and also worked with Classic Hits 98FM with his own comedy slot Morrissey in the Morning.

 

1974 saw THE BROTHER first take to the stage and in the same year Eamon formed his own production company Dublin Comedy Theatre. He has toured with his own show to the US, France, Great Britain, Australia, Sweden and Finland as well as extensively throughout Ireland. His theatrical career began over thirty years ago and includes two Broadway runs, and a long spell in the National Theatre, The Abbey, where he played many leading roles and directed many of the Theatre's most successful productions. 

 

Other theatre work includes the Gate Theatre's sell out production of Brian Friel's THE LONDON VERTIGO, JOYCEMAN in Seville for Expo '92, a six week run in the Tricycle Theatre in London with his one-man show on the history of drink, JUST THE ONE, THE ICEMAN COMETH directed by Bob Falls and starring Brian Dennehy at the Abbey Theatre, FAMINE at the Abbey Theatre, THE BROKEN JUG directed by Ben Barnes at the Peacock Theatre, Joe Dowling's production of THE PLOUGH AND THE STARS (Druid Theatre Company), THE COUNTRY BOY directed by Garry Hynes at the Lincoln Centre, New York, The Gate Theatre’s production of UNCLE VANYA directed by Ben Barnes as part of the Friel Festival, the Abbey Theatre's award winning production of THE BARBARIC COMEDIES directed by Calixto Bieito and their production of BIG MAGGIE directed by Garry Hynes, and The Druid production of THE PLAYBOY OF THE WESTERN WORLD.

 

Eamon's film and television work includes; LITTLE BIRD'S MOONDANCE directed by Dagmar Hertz, THIS IS MY FATHER with director Paul Quinn, the third series of FATHER TED with director Graham Linehan for Hat Trick Productions and Hallmark Entertainment's DURANGO directed by Brent Sheilds, BBC sit-com THE FITZ and THE TROUBLE WITH SEX directed by Finton Conley. Eamon appeared as Dermot Cahill in BBC’s ROUGH DIAMOND in 2006, and was seen in RTÉ’s PROSPERITY in 2007 as Mr. Forbes.

 

More recently he has become known for his role as Cass on RTÉ’s long-running TV drama FAIR CITY, which he has played since 2009.  Eamon was also cast in the lead role of the Sweeper in Ciarán Dooley's beautiful short film I'VE BEEN A SWEEPER.

 

In 2012 he developed and performed a one man show for the Abbey Theatre based on Maeve Brennan called MAEVE'S HOUSE (national tour). He most recently appeared on stage in the role of Fergus Crampton in the Abbey's production of  YOU NEVER CAN TELL directed by Conall Morrison.

 

In 1990 Eamon received the Sunday Independent/Irish Life special award for comedy. He is based in Dublin.