Spotlight: JIM ROCHE


JIM ROCHE by Peter Evers
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Mespil House, Sussex Road, Dublin 4, Ireland
Phone: 00 353 866074356
(An MMB Creative company), The Old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, London E1 6QL
Phone: 020-3582 9370
Fax: 020-3582 9371
County Dublin, Ireland
Greater London, England, United Kingdom
Height:5'11" (180cm)
Playing Age:40 - 52 years
Other:Irish Equity
Eye Colour:Hazel
Hair Colour:Greying
Hair Length:Mid Length
Facial Hair:Sideburns
Voice Character:Engaging
Voice Quality:Strong

About me:

Jim features as Bill in "NORMAL PEOPLE", the BBC/RTE television series adapted from Sally Rooney's multi-award winning novel, directed by Lenny Abrahamson and Hettie MacDonald.Jim plays 'Arthur' in Virgin Media's TV Series "BLOOD" Season 2 directed by Maurice Sweeney. Other recent screen credits include roles in Reed Morano's feature film "THE RHYTHM SECTION" which stars Blake Lively and Jude Law, and also Kevin Barry's feature film "DARK LIES THE ISLAND" directed by Ian Fitzgibbon. He has just adapted, directed and performed in a radio play of 'Counterparts' by James Joyce.

Film Television Stage Further Credits
2019, Feature Film, Weeping Man, Dark Lies the Island, Burma Shave Productions, Ian Fitzgibbon
2019, Feature Film, Punter 2, The Rhythm Section, Paramount Pictures, Reed Morano
2015, Feature Film, John McDermott, In View, FailSafe Films, Ciaran Creagh
2013, Feature Film, Landlord, Wild, Treasure Films, Vivienne De Courcy
2011, Feature Film, Lawyer, Love Eternal, Fastnet Films, Brendan Muldowney
Film, Ned, When Harvey Met Bob, RTE/BBC 2 Television, Nick Renton
2010, Feature Film, Ned, When Harvey met Bob, BBC, Nicholas Renton
2007, Feature Film, Fruit Seller, Zonad, Baggot Films, John Carney and Kieran Carney
2006, Feature Film, Harvey, Who's Next, Moonstone, Ian Power
2005, Feature Film, Coal Miner, Lassie, Collie Films, Charles Sturridge
2005, Feature Film, Edmund, Secret Of The Cave, S.E.A.H., Zach Gray
2020, Television, Bill, Normal People, BBC/RTE/Hulu, Lenny Abrahamson
2019, Television, Arthur, Blood - Season 2, Virgin Media, Maurice Sweeney
2016, Television, Mr. Mullins, Miss Mogul, RTE, Ruth Treacy
2016, Television, Saxon Scribe, Vikings V & IV, MGM Television and Octagon Films, David Wellington/Ben Bolt
2014, Television, Clar Geraghty, Fair City, RTE, Gary Agnew
2013, Television, Denny, Damo and Ivor, RTE, Bob Quinn
2013, Television, Pascal, The Mario Rosenstock Show, RTE, Damian Farrell
2012, Television, Jim, Baptism of Hire, RTE, Damien Farrell
2011, Television, Brendan, The Last Security Man, RTE / Odyssey Media, David Crann
2010, Television, Glen Marshall (Lead), Daily Strife, RTE, Cecilia MacCallister
2010, Television, Adolf Hitler/Gordon Brown/ Various Others, iCandy - Channel 4 Comedy Lab, Channel 4/Green Ink, Ed Treacy
2009, Television, Donnie's Supervisor, APE, Green Inc./ E4, George Kane
2008, Television, PJ - 2004-2008, Killinaskully, Pat Shortt Comedy/RTE, Eugene O'Connor
2008, Television, Commons Man, The Tudors, HS Productions Ltd., Ciaran Donnelly
2004, Television, Teacher, Fair City, RTE, Kevin MacHugh
2018, Stage, Richard Nixon, The Shuttle Project, Theatre at Work, Barry Barnes
2015, Stage, Basil Hallward, The Picture of Dorian Gray, Wonderland Productions, Alice Coughlan
2013, Stage, J.P. Byrne, Friends, Revolver Inc, Kevin O'Connor
2013, Stage, James, Gift of The Magi, Theatre Upstairs, Gemma Doorley
2013, Stage, Melville, Mary Stuart, Pageant Wagon, Liam Halligan
2013, Stage, Dr, Thornhill, The Judge's House, Purple Heart, Stewart Roche
2012, Stage, King / Hugo Sinclair / Dempsey, Curious Tales for Christmas2012, Purple Heart Theatre Company + Theatre Upstairs, Vincent O'Reilly
2012, Stage, Michael, Marie Clare, Chamber Made, Frank Shouldice
2012, Stage, WItchfinder, Possessed, Ensemble Ex, Eric Fraad
2009, Stage, Oscar Wilde, Motion of The Heart, Theatre EX, Eric Fraad
2008, Stage, Algernon, The Importance of being Earnest, City Theatre Dublin, Michael McCaffery
2007, Stage, Amos, The Murdering Hole, Tower House Productions/Town Hall Theatre Galway, Caroline Fitzgerald
2006, Stage, John Faustus (Lead Role), Faustus, Bruiser Theatre Company, Lisa May
2006, Stage, Barty (Lead Role), Last Call, Eclipse, John Delaney
2006, Stage, Eunuch, The Onion Game - Rehearsed Reading, Rough Magic, Martin Murphy
2005, Stage, Professor (Lead Role), The Lesson, Watch It Theatre Company, Aoife Moloney
2004, Stage, Darragh Mood, On Raftery's Hill, Sense Theatre Company, Suzanne Lakes
2003, Stage, Escalus, Measure for Measure, Ratlebag Productions, Joe Devlin
2003, Stage, Sir Toby Belch, Twelfth Night, Dublin Fringe Festival, Donnacadh O'Brian
2000, Stage, Tom (Lead Role), Ticking Over, Rattlebag, Shane Crossan
1999, Stage, Tom Wingfield, The Glass Menagerie, Theatre Of The Unimpressed, Shane Crossan
Stage, Frank, A Face In The Crowd, SE Tour/Smock Alley Theatre, Jim Roche
Stage, Arthur Glumm, Animus, Lir, Denis Clohessy
Stage, Harry, Good Behaviour, The New Theatre, Kevin O'Connor
Stage, John Joe, The Anti Social Network, Edinburgh Fringe, Tom Collinson
Further Credits
2020, Audio, Narrator, Counterparts, James Joyce Centre and Bloomsday Festival Dublin, Jim Roche
2020, Voice Over, VO Narrator, ComReg Ireland Online Mobile Phone Campaign, IndiePics, Orla Doherty
2020, Voice Over, Various, Dead Still, RTE, Imogen Murphy
2019, Promo, Bartie, Last Call, Ciaran Creagh Productions, Ciaran Creagh
2019, Voice Over, Speaker 1, Energlaze Windows Radio Campaign Ireland, Beacon Studios / Energlaze Windows, Noel Storey
2017, Short Film, Brother Finn, The Monk, Irish Film Board, David Crann
2016, Animation, Patrick Pearse and Father Augustine, A Terrible Hulabaloo, Bowsie Workshop and Irish Film Board, Ben O'Connor
2016, Short Film, Nick Sullivan (lead), Coyote, DLIADT, Dani Wall
2015, Music Video, Paul, Paul by GirlBand, Rough Trade, Bob Gallagher
2015, Short Film, Father, A Flash, DLIADT, Niall Cutler
2015, Voice Over, Voice Over on Documentary, These Walls Can Talk, Mind The Gap Films, Tony Gregory
2014, Comedy, John Joe + Various, A Kitchen Nightmare, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Tom Collins
2014, Commercial, Juggling Dad, Toyota Ad Campaign, Butter Productions, Zak Emerson
2014, Event, Padraig Pearse, O'Donovan Rossa Graveside Oration, Glasnevin Trust Museum, Self
2014, Short Film, Mark, The Debt, Fail Safe Films, Helen Flanagan
2014, Short Film, Jim, Whole in The Head, National Youth Film School of Ireland, Mike Kelly
2013, Voice Over, Main VO, CityBin Radio Campaign, Bloom, Noel Storey
2013, Voice Over, Narrator Voice, Magnet Broadband Radio Campaign, Bloom for Magnet Broadband
2012, Commercial, Director, Denny Commercial/Sting, Blinder Productions, Kieron J. Walsh
2012, Voice Over, Narrator Voice, Aviva Radio and TV Campaign, c/o Mutiny Studios, Dublin, c/o Mutiny Studios, Dublin
2012, Voice Over, Crying Customer, Radio Ad for The Loop at Dublin Airport, Velvet Voice, Aiden O'Donovan
2011, Comedy, Multiple, What's on the Box?, Electric Picnic 2011, Jim Roche
2010, Event, Lord of the Manor, Marlay House Living History Performance, Dun Laoghaire/Rathdown Heritage Office, Jim Roche
2010, Radio, Various Characters, Tom Dunne Show - Comedy Sketches, Newstalk FM -, Joe Donnelly
2010, Short Film, Nurse, Bleeding Love, DLIADT, Ged Murray
2010, Short Film, Bill, These Aren't Toys, Windmill Lane Studios, Mark Symmons
2010, Voice Over, Groom, Aertel Radio Advert, RTE Radio 1
2010, Voice Over, 1st Male Voice, Radio Campaign for 3 Mobile Broadband, 3 Mobile
2009, Cabaret, Various, All of Human Life is Here, Volta, Liam Hourican
2009, Commercial, Elvis, Meteor Christmas Advert, Speers Films, Lenny Abramson
2009, Rehearsed Reading, MacBeth, MacBeth, Bottom Dog Theatre Company, John Anthony Murphy
2009, Short Film, Bob (Lead), Bob's Heavy Issues, Bray Film School, Richard Watters
2009, Short Film, Milos, Moore Street Masala, Fish Films / Irish Film Board, David O'Sullivan
2008, Musical, Aonghus O Snodaigh, Gerry and the Peace Process, Volta, Liam Hourican
2008, Short Film, Jamie (Male Lead), Paranoid Fat Chick, Irish Film Board, Cecillia McCallister
2008, Short Film, Seamus, Time Passing, Annville Productions, Rob Manson
2007, Commercial, Pinhead, commercial, Red Rage Films, Mike Ahern and Enda Loughman,
2007, Musical, U/S to Macartacus & Superflous the Scribe, I Keano, Lane Productions, Terry Byrne
2007, Musical, Various Roles - 2006 & 2007, Pinocchio, Purpose Built Musicals, Georgia Simpson
2006, Commercial, Lead Male, Irish Lotto Ads, Rocket Productions, Ian Power
2006, Commercial, Manager, Spar Advert, Spar, David Caffrey
2006, Musical, Frances/Fats The Frog - 2005 & 2006, Hansel and Gretel, Purpose Built Musicals, Paul Boyd
2005, Short Film, Lead Male, Maybe if You...., Irish Film Board, Michael McCudden
2005, Short Film, Librarian, Ouch!, Venom Productions, Ken Wardrop
2004, Commercial, Lead Male, Avonmore Cream Advertisement for TV, Avonmore, P J Lacey


Accents & Dialects:
(* = native)
American-Midwest, American-Southern States, American-Standard, Belfast, Cockney, Cork, Donegal, Dublin, East European, Galway, German, Irish-Northern, Irish-Southern*, Kerry, Pakistani, Scottish-Standard
(* = Native/Fluent)
Music & Dance:
(* = highly skilled)
Ballad, Baritone, Piano, Rock Singing
Performance:Disc Jockey (DJ), Musical Comedy, Voice Over
(* = highly skilled)
American Football, Cricket
Vehicle Licences:Car Driving Licence


Dublin School of Acting (Also known as The Oscar School of Acting)

Gaiety School of Acting, Dublin