When people ask me what drew me to acting, my answer is I love to play. We’re all playing roles in life and as an actor you get permission to play being many different people. What better way to explore life and many lives.

Selected Credits

Film

Theatre

Commercials

I was born in the seventies, educated in the eighties and nineties wandered for some years in the noughties and started acting in 2005. From an early age I probably knew I wanted to be an actor having being involved in school productions and loving the idea that someone could magically become anybody else in the world just by learning the words on a page and saying them as if they were true.

So once I realised that this was the road I should explore I began taking classes, attending workshops, reading the ‘how to’ books and fumbled and stumbled my way just like everybody else, making it up as I go along. I cant say there’s one form of acting that I prefer over another, as it’s (for me) constantly changing but I will always be drawn to the clown character and comedy. Or is that tragedy?

It’s often said of artists how they don’t quiet often fit into society, something which I’ve wondered about myself and that’s why I can so readily identify with ‘the clown’ and how they are always one step out-of-sync in life. It’s tragic, funny, beautiful and very human.

As a result over the past 10 years I’ve been training and learning with two incredible teachers who both studied with LeCoq in Paris, Simon Edwards and Marian Masoliver, at their school, The Actors Space in Vic, Catalunya. Currently I am taking classes studying the techniques of modern realist acting with Tom Kibbe, who himself studied under Strasberg, Adler and Meisner.

I do also love to write and have written a number of plays, A Pool of Scarlett, Good Clown Bad Clown and The Runt. My professional credits to date includes Nathan Todds’ directed A Belfast Story, and Simon O’ Neill’s Drop The Hand. Television series credits include Mattie and The Young Offenders and a number of television commercials.

Contact

Martin Condon
martincondon@hotmail.com

Headshot by Shane Munroe
Currently the arts are in a state of flux which normally precedes the establishment of a new direction of action. I am looking forward to what emerges.