Ronan most recently filmed a role in the feature THIS NAN'S LIFE directed by Josie Rourke.
Leaving Dublin in August, 1980 Ronan joined The Royal Shakespeare Company where he stayed for two and a half years and appeared in seven productions including Trevors Nunn's Award winning production of JUNO AND THE PAYCOCK. He has appeared in The Aldwych Theatre, The Donmar Warehouse, Stratford Upon Avon and finally in HENRY IV parts I & II which opened at The Barbican Arts Centre.
Freelance work since then has included working for The Liverpool Playhouse, 7:84 Theatre, The Young Vic and The Royal Court Theatre. He has also appeared in ORWELL'S DOWN AND OUT in London and Paris. He has directed HATCHET by Heno Magee and MR. JOYCE IS LEAVING PARIS by Tom Gallagher at the Kings Head, Islington. Ronan's stage appearances include STRAWBOYS at the Peacock Theatre, Dublin. He also directed MURDER IN THE CATHEDRAL at Christ Church Cathedral, and BURKE AND CHAMBERLAIN at the Focus Theatre, Dublin. Ronan played Neddles Nugent in JUNO AND THE PAYCOCK, directed by Joe Dowling at the Gaiety Theatre and at the Chicago Theatre Festival; toured England with Joe Dowling's THE PLOUGH AND THE STARS, which also enjoyed a very successful run in the West End; Amharclann de hIde's production of FEAR AN TAE, directed by Jim Culleton and the Gate Theatre's production of A TALE OF TWO CITIES, directed by Alan Stanford. Ronan directed EXILES AND THE HOMECOMING for the Friends of the Opera Theatre in Berlin, following that performed with Bickerstaffe Theatre Co in their production of MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, directed by Maeliosa Stafford and recently directed THE GINGER MAN and SHIRLEY VALENTINE at the New Theatre in Essex Street. His production of THE GINGER MAN had a hugely successful run in New York and Canada. He directed and starred in THE ENTERTAINER at the New Theatre, and also directed THE HOSTAGE at the same venue. He most recently toured Ireland with THE TAILOR AND ANSTY.
Ronan is based in Dublin.