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Current work Sean Power is an American actor living in London, UK. Sean just finished filming Woody Harrelson’s directorial debut Lost In London, an entire movie streamed live, shot in one take, and with one camera on the streets of London. Prior to this he created, acted and directed 10 episodes of a short format series Chinese Girls in London, now being redeveloped by Roughcut Tv for UK television. Prior to that he can be seen with Tim Spall in Denial, directed by Mick Jackson. This was after shooting new ZomBie thriller Generation “Z” in Spain. Recently finished playing the role of Juror number 7 in Bill Kenwright‘s production of 12 Angry Men at the Garrick Theatre in the West End, opposite the great Tom Conti, Jeff Fahey and Robert Vaughn. Having just finished shooting the lead in the Lennox Bros feature “AMSTARDAM” in Amsterdam. Just released is the most recent Fright Night 2: New Blood with Sean playing the role of Peter Vincent, the fearless vampire hunter, the Twentieth Century Fox franchise sequel was directed by Eduardo Rodriguez. Sean Can be seen as the shifty and megalomaniacal Colby Brown in E4’s hit mock reality series The Work Experience. Prior to this, current UK audiences would know him as co-star Marty in Jack Dee’s Lead Balloon on BBC2 (2007-2012). In 2011 he appeared in Fernando Meirelles fim 360 with Sir Anthony Hopkins (Silence of the Lambs) and Rachel Weisz (The Mummy) which opened the 2011 London Film Festival, Sean also starred as Charlie Matthews in A Kiss and a Promise opposite Patrick Bergin, Mick Rossi and Natasha Gregson Wagner; an intense drama inspired by true events which premiered at the Dallas Film Festival, and enjoyed a theatrical run in L.A and New York. Private life. An athlete, Sean trained in Jeet kune Do under Bob Breen for 4 years, Muay Thai for 3 years under Gordon McAdams and intensively with Master Toddy at his gym in Bangkok. He follows a strict vegetarian diet. Sean is passionate and very serious about his metier, and enjoys being based in Europe. Bio After graduating from the prestigious National Theatre School of Canada (along with Sandra Oh and Patrick Gallagher), Sean ‘crashed’ the Stratford Shakspeare Festival general auditions which led to his professional theatre debut as Demetrius on the mainstage at the Stratford Festival in Canada. This was followed by lead roles in what tended to be new Canadian work such as “z” ‘Molly Wood” and “Three penny Epic Cabaret” all Dora award winning theatre productions. Sean got the critic’s attention in Variety for starring in the one man show STUCK in Toronto and subsequently the top New York publications. The show by David Rubinoff received many awards including the CAA Chalmers Literary Award in 1998, Best New Play 1997, Best Actor Toronto Fringe in 1996, Best Actor Dublin Fringe 2001 In New York, became a member of the Irish Rep theatre Co, performed at the Public, Second Stage, La Mama, The Irish Arts (working with both Malachy and Frank McCourt)Second Stage, Roundabout productions and infamous Gorilla Rep– critically acclaimed ‘Shakespeare in the parking lot. Under Ellen Stewarts wing he wrote and directed Lady/Speak/Easy a Billie Holiday musical at the world renowned La MaMa, which enjoyed a sold out run, received rave reviews from The New Yorker and The Globe and Mail, and was optioned by the Shubert Organization for a large scale production. Film In 1993, Sean starred in his first film Life with Mikey opposite Golden Globe winner Michael J. Fox. Other films include Bad Karma with singer and actress Patsy Kensit (Holby City) and Tara Road with Andie MacDowell (Four Weddings and a Funeral). In Dublin, Sean performed in a number of critically acclaimed productions, 44 Sycamore, Proof, Juno and the Paycock, True West and Lonesome West performing at The Gaiety, Andrews Lane and The Abbey. In 2005-2006 he played the lead character Garth O’Hara in Ireland’s soap opera Fair City as well as Vince in the RTE series The Big Bow Wow. Also in London, Sean replaced Woody Harrelson (Will & Grace) as Shannon in the West End production of The Night of the Iguana; and Mark Walters in Royal and Derngate’s production of In Praise of Love. Since 2006 he has played Marty in BBC’s Lead Balloon, which was called ‘The Best Comedy Offering of 2006’ by the Guardian and was nominated for BritComedy and RTS Awards, and Writers Guild awards 2011.
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