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’ve added a temporary scan of Robert from Total Film to the gallery. I hope to replace it with a unwatermarked version at some point.
• Magazine Scans > 2013 > Total UK – August
Congratulation Robert, it’s well deserved.
Notable Role: Nathan Young in Misfits
The Irish actor is a huge success in the UK, having earned a BAFTA at the age of 23 for the sci-fi dramedy, Misfits. Two years later, he’s making a name for himself stateside in the highly anticipated adaptation of the urban fantasy novel, The Mortal Instruments, out this August.
Sheehan is well known for his ability to turn a phrase, nail his timing in his comedic performances, but also perform with an air of understated maturity when the scene demands it.
ALL of them may not have managed to survive the violence of the streets – but that didn’t stop them from gathering for a special reunion.
The stars, “living” and “dead”, from the gritty crime drama ‘Love/Hate’ came out in force to cheer on “gang member” Nidge as he took centre stage.
Actor Tom Vaughan-Lawlor, familiar to TV viewers for his portrayal of Nidge in the popular series, took a break from the mean streets to star in the Dublin play, ‘Howie The Rookie’ at the Project Arts Centre.
There to see him perform on opening night were other members of the ‘Love/Hate’ cast – Peter Coonan, who plays Fran, Laurence Kinlan (Elmo) as well as Aidan Gillen (John Boy) and Robert Sheehan (Darren) – both of whose characters were gunned down in earlier series.