The Portlaoise 26 year old actor is best known in Ireland for playing Darren in the first three seasons of RTÉ hit drama series, ‘Love/Hate’. Though his character was shot down at the end of the third season, his international career has continued to steadily rise since.
Robert Sheehan has been cast as Mark Anthony in the upcoming film ‘Caesar’, which has been described as “a chilling film adaptation of Shakespeare’s shocking tale of ambition, betrayal, murder and the supernatural.”
Roman general Mark Anthony was a politician and general involved in a political alliance following the assassination of Julius Caesar and is known for his scandalous affair with the pharaoh Cleopatra.
The film is reported to have a $10 million budget and will be filmed in AED Studios, Flanders, Belgium. It will be directed by Tiago Mesquita.
The young actor also stars in a post-World War II romantic drama in which he plays the lover of an Auschwitz survivor. The English-language film, entitled ‘Anita B.’, was recently released in Italy and it has now been confirmed that Adriana Chiesa Enterprises (ACE), a Roman-based sales company, will launch sales of the film at the European Film Market in the forthcoming Berlin Film Festival.
Sheehan, who is an IFTA nominee, previously played the popular character Nathan Young in E4 TV series ‘Misfits’. For this role, Sheehan was nominated for a BAFTA for Supporting Actor and won the Television Award which was shared between the cast of the show.
The actor followed up on his promise to dine out with the women who ran the minimarathon in aid of Debra Ireland.
Robert (25) spent time with families whose children are affected by the debilitating condition Epidermolysis bullosa (EB) at the Maldron Hotel in Dublin last night before taking the lucky female winners for a slap-up meal.
The Love/Hate star was convinced to take part after he was contacted by patient ambassador Emma Fogarty.
Emma (29) has already won the hearts of Colin Farrell and Johnny Sexton who previously came on board with the charity. Emma, the oldest person in Ireland with EB, hails from Abbeyleix in Laois, just down the road from Robert’s native Portlaoise and managed to get him involved.
“I sat down with Emma and I was so struck by such a vibrant, engaging, enthusiastic person,” he said. “She hooked me into the whole thing.
“The Herald wrote an article around the time of the mini-marathon with the headline ‘Win a date with Robert Sheehan!’ which was quite a surprise to me.” he joked.
“But we helped raise some money for Debra.” Bubbly Emma said Robert and his mum Maria jumped at the chance of helping out the charity.
“I wrote to his mother and to himself and they got in touch and I met his mam,” explained Emma (below with Robert).
“He said yes, he didn’t hesitate at all.”
The fundraising campaign was a huge success as the charity recorded the biggest number of so far with over 450 taking part.
Sheehan’s association with the charity this year helped net vital funds to help keep an EB family nurse on the road for the charity.
Mum Ger Hyland from Swords said that the nurse has made a world of difference when it comes to changing dressings on her two girls Alison (9) and Erica (4). She has to regularly bathe her daughters in anti-septic to kill any infection when their skin breaks out in blisters.
To read more about the condition and find out you can help, visit Debra Ireland Org
There are a lot of actors and actresses around today, who clearly do not have the best of teams around them, making some poor decisions along the way. Then there are those who obviously have people who know what they are doing, making some great choices in their career.
One such person, who has seen his career go from strength to strength in the past few years, is Irish actor Robert Sheehan. The talented star is probably best known to most for his role as Nathan Young in the British television series Misfits, which was pretty much his breakthrough role.
One of the smartest moves that Robert Sheehan has made in his career, was leaving Misfits when he did. The show was on a high and Robert managed to leave right before the show began to lose its way a little and drop its ratings, before coming to an end.
Since then, Robert Sheehan has gone on to appear in some impressive projects, winning roles in some big Hollywood movies, including the film The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones. Robert also has three movies lined up for the coming year, which will see him work with some big names.
Robert Sheehan has certainly been managing his career well and we look forward to seeing what he has to offer in the coming years.
I have added blu-ray captures of Robert as simon Lewis in The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones to the gallery finally!
On Screen > 2013 – The Mortal Instruments City of Bones > Blu-Ray Movie Captures
Events and Appearances > 2013 > The 25th Hour following The Old Vics 24 Hour Celebrity Gala
Robert Sheehan: I’ve banned myself from getting into another relationship because I can’t cope when I’m away from a girlfriend for any length of time
As Love/Hate pin-up Darren he has an army of adoring female admirers. Robert Sheehan’s good looks and puppy-dog eyes transformed him into TV’s hottest property as the crime drama exploded in popularity. But a revealing new interview has exposed a sensitive and insecure side to the 25-year-old actor, who confesses he’s given up on love. Robert said: “Relationships, I have found it difficult because I’m somebody who finds it increasingly difficult to be alone for long periods of time. ”I couldn’t be on holiday alone for too long because I would go mad. I allow my thought process to get away from me at times, into a dark place. It feels like there’s no valve, no sounding board to talk things out. I think I am somebody who definitely needs that in my life. I’ve been in one long-term relationship in my life, I found it very difficult to be away from that person for any period of time. So when we were away from each other it was crippling, it was really difficult. It was really hard. I did a film in Belfast and it was a six-and-a-half week stint and she came over once, about half way through, and it nearly killed me. And I was going off at her, I was giving her s**t because I was being alone and going crazy and just needed somebody to cuddle, basically.”
Rob rocked up to the Madrid Premiere in another rather snazzy suit alongside Jamie and Lily. 31 HQ pictures have been uploaded and more will be added as we find them. Enjoy!
Events and Appearances > 2013 > August 22nd – The Mortal Instruments Madrid Premiere
Earlier today along with Jamie and Lily, Robert took part in a photocall in Madrid, Spain. 61 HQ pictures have been added to the gallery
Events and Appearances > 2013 > August 22nd – The Mortal Instruments Madrid Photocall